Sunday, 16 November 2014

November Meeting and EOY

Tuesday Evening is our November Meeting night (18/11/14). This month is our annual trivia night. All members are welcome, as are any guests they wish to bring. Nibblies, and drinks provided, and we have a considerable stash of prizes for the winners this year. So bring your thinking caps and come along for a fun night.

The date for End of Year Dinner and Competition is fast approaching. We will soon have to let the caterers know as to numbers. If you have not contacted the committee as yet to say you will be attending please do so ASAP.
We will be attempting to make this year a fun filled celebration of our club, as it is our last opportunity to celebrate our anniversary. We have a great array of models lined up for our usual raffles, some new prizes and games (especially for the girls) and our always popular trivia contests. Of course amongst all of this we will be awarding the prizes for the days competition for the ever prestigious Model and Modeller of the year. We even have a nice big IPMS birthday cake lined up. So book it in (29/11/14) and come along for a great night.

Mic B

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Quick Update and some News

Hi All,
The Dates and Venues have been decided for EOY dinner and competition. Due to availability of Halls etc this year we will be holding our End Of Year competition and Dinner on the 29th of November.
The venue is the St Faiths Anglican Church 4 to 8 Charles St Glen Iris..

This year we will be offering a new menu, and some extra prizes. As this is our Anniversary year we will be aiming for a party theme.

We have 2 more meetings left for the year, with October being a build night, so bring your kits and tools, and November being the Annual Trivia night. Both should be great evenings So we hope to see you there.

We will also have mateials available for our Expo display project for this year, so bring a bag.....

We would also like to hear from anybody with interest for next years committee.

Here are some pics from the last couple of meetings, as I have been a little slack in getting them up.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Meetng this week 16th September.

This week is a meeting week. Come along, for a good night of model talking and viewing. See you there.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Model Camp Wrap Up and Tuesday night Meeting notification.

So the annual model camp retreat is over for another year. Once again the members who attended had a great time. Once again the food, service and facilities at YMCA Lady Northcote Youth camp were superb. We all ate, drank and laughed to much over the weekend. Not only that but we got heaps of modelling in as well. 17 members managed the trip this year and I would like to thank them all for making it a great weekend. A booking for next year will be secured in the next week.
Below are some pictures of the the weekend.
This Tuesday (15/07/14) is meeting night at the usual location of the Ashburton Library. Hope to see you there.
I have also added to the links side bar the Model expo Diary Blog we ran this year with it's pictures.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Swap and Sell 2014

Just some notes about Swap and Sell 2014.
The event is being held at Ashburton Scout Hall, High St Ashburton (just up the road from the library, and around the corner from the Primary school)
Date is Sunday August 17th. A flyer with full entry details and times will be posted here shortly.
Laurence informs me today that trade space has already sold out (25+ tables).

Look forward to seeing you there.

Don't forget for those attending this weekend is model camp weekend, and next Tuesday 15th July is meeting night. Come along and relive the tales from the weekend, I am sure there will be some. At the least come along and see the large amount of models completed by members over the weekend.

See you then.
Mic B

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

News update

Just a quick update and reminder.
July is modelling retreat month. The trip is now booked out with 18 attendees.

A gentle reminder to club members, memberships are due. Please renew asap if you have not done so.

Also a quick reminder regarding ideas for our Model Expo display for 2015. If you can't make a meeting we will still happily accept ideas via email.

Swap and Sell is n in August. This will be at the Ashburton scout hall on high street in Ashburton. As usual this will be held on the third weekend of the month, which is Sunday 17th. A flyer will be posted shortly. Tables are already selling quickly so if you want one get in now and contact Laurence F to book.

Congratulations to Fazz for winning model of the month with his fantastic car model which also placed well at expo.
See you on July 15th at the next club meeting.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Tuesday is meeting night.

That time of the month again. Tuesday 17th June is meeting night. Come along for the expo wrap up and a nice night of talking models. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Model Expo is upon us.

One week to go to the event of the year, Model Expo 2014.
Remember all volunteers welcome.
Friday Set up begins at 11am. Booking in at 5pm to 9pm.
Saturday doors open for entries at 9am, judging starts at 6pm. Dinner is provided.
Sunday is show day help is always required for door and raffle sales.
Monday is swap and sell in the morning, presentations at 4pm, tear down from 5pm (we especially would love some help with this part)...
Look forward to seeing you all there.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

May Meeting

The May meeting is upon us this Tuesday.
Look forward to seeing you all there at Ashburton Library.
Bring your in progress works and for something different bring along your toolkit.
Just a set of clippers, knife, sanding stick and some glue will do. This is to build our mystery display for expo this year. It should be a blast and nothing too difficult. If you have a small cutting mat you can chuck that in to.
Also up for grabs if you help out is a special anniversary gift celebrating the clubs 50th year.
Look forward to seeing you there.
I have posted a few of the pictures of the fine models at W&T 2014 this year.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Meeting night. 15th April 2014

Tuesday night is almost upon us and this week is club meeting night.
Following on from a great day on Sunday with Wings and Tracks, will be a summary of events. Pictures will be posted shortly.

The Prez has a nice Easter challenge for everyone. Bring your most brightly painted and garish models along for display this month and win a prize.

Look forward to seeing you at Ashburton Library this week.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wings and Tracks 2014

The weekend has arrived and with it Wings and Tracks this Sunday. Be sure to come down to Ashburton Library 152 High St Ashburton to check out the great models on display and do some model shopping.

We have plenty of traders in attendance including Hobby HQ, Firestorm, Brunel hobbies.

Doors open with the Library at 10am and presentations will kick off at 3pm.
$5 entry, kids under 14 free, $5 competition entry for unlimited models.

Don't forget the Golden Sprocket and the Gold Wing Theme model awards, with Out of Box T34''s and derivatives and Out of Box F16's and derivatives being the themes this year.

Of course we would like to see people come in to help out with judging, as the golden rule of many hands making light work always rings true.

So come down for a look, a shop, a chat over a cup of coffee and a great day, see you there.

Monday, 17 March 2014

March Meeting

Tonight is our monthly club meeting.
Come along to find out the latest news from around the club.
Full report will be posted later this week.
Look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Febuary Meeting

We have kicked off the new club year with the AGM last night. The committee was elected and we now steam full ahead into the special year that is 2014.
Committee Members are:
Andrew Perren - President
Mic Bradshaw - Vice President
Jason Steinwedel - Treasurer
Mike Rennie - Secretary
Laurence Farrugia - Committee person.

We have 2 positions currently vacant, so if you have some free time and would like to help out please feel free to contact Andrew.

We had a very good turn out last night and the models on the table were excellent, showing people had been busy over the last couple of months since end of year.

Wings and Tracks was announced, and this sees us return to Ashburton Library in April for this event, we have a pending announcement for a new venue for the Swap and Sell which we hope will be a lot better than previous venues. Andrew also announced that the club display build weekend has been relocated and rescheduled due to availability of the "special" kits. We will announce further news here.

The whole committee is looking forward to the coming year, where the club will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary with numerous events for members.

Here are some photos of the models on the tables and congrats to Andrew P for his model of the month Mig29.

Prospective member Nick had this very nice Porter on the table...

Rene had his Choctaw on display....
Uncle Les had these upsized space marines to show off...

Graham and Alex had Harrier fever...

and Laurence is still working on his devils chariot....
But to my mind the best piece of the night was Faz's car awesome work and detailing. Looks almost real.
Until the next post happy modelling.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Welcome to 2014

We start the new year for club meetings tonight with a return to our old meeting address at the Ashburton Library, 152 High St Ashburton.
Meeting time as usual at 7.45pm. It is a casual evening, so bring your models and come along for a yarn and a catch up.
Look forward to seeing you there.