Hello All
Here is the first part of next years dairy for 2018. If you have anything to add to the diary, then please let me know.

January    2nd
                16th club AGM

February  13th 1st Competition of 2018

March      13th Demonstration night

April        10th  2nd Competition

May         8th
                22nd  Demonstration night

June         5th
                19th   3rd Competition

July         3rd  
                31st  Spraying night

Simon Fisher


Abingdon Model Show 2017
September 30th
10 till 4
Burger van
£3 Adult £2 Child

Traders that have confirmed are Aeromodeler books, Airbrush Supplies(not confirmed),AJ Aviation, Antics, Avid Reader,

Dragon Badger Models, , Mark Tullet(secondhand kits), Mainly Military Models, Oxonian Plastic Fantastic, Paul Davis(Decals), RAF Dec and S&M Models.

Clubs and SIG's are Abingdon IPMS, Airfix modeling, IPMS Air Cadets, Early Risers, IPMS Farnborough, IPMS Gloucester, IPMS stand, New City Scale model Club, Middleton Cheney Scale model club, Mirage SIG, NORCS,  IMPS Salisbury, IPMS, Stonehenge modellers, Southbrook model group , Wallingford IPMS, West Middlesex IPMS.


Tim came second with this 1/72 Eduard SpitfireMkXVI
Again I have finally managed to get into this blog after about two weeks when it has been very frustrating to sort out. Rant over.
Now the third competition finally took place a club night late due to a lack of models on scheduled night. so here are the pictures and results from the competition.

Kirk came first, but I forgot to take a photograph of his WWI Mk IV tank, sorry  Kirk

Airfix 1/72 Dakota by Alan Stickland
1/35 Sheridan tank by Alex
FJ-4 Fury by Ray
1/72 Airfix Jet Provost which came third well done Mike Ingham

As usual an excellent model of a 1/48 Fokker DVII by Alan S 
Another of Alex's tanks this time a 1/35 Tiger


Second half of 2017 diary

Hello all here is the second part of the diary for 2017. There can be changes to this, so if anybody wishes to inject a different item to the diary please say so and we will hopefully be able accommodate.
Aug        1st  ********New date for 3rd competition*********
Sept        12th 4th Competition
Oct         10th Competition winners Competition
Nov        7th  
Dec         5th
               19th club drinks in the Prince of Wales Shippon
Jan 18     2nd
               16th club AGM

Sept        16th attending Farnborough model show
                30th our model show
Nov         11/12th Nationals model show.

Due to the lack of models entering the 3rd competition last club night, the competition has been moved to the next club night on the 1st August.


Well we have a very informative talk on Tuesday 23rd May from Patrick about using a colour wheel and how to mix various colours and shades. This was accompanied by a very interesting PowerPoint presentation.
This included showing how to cope with and understand the use pershading, shadows and colour casting. As normal with Patrick this was backed up by some of his excellent models to show the various techniques used. A whole hearted thank you Patrick from all of the member's.
All are enthralled by Patrick's talk on the use of colour

Yet another shot of Patrick's Demonstration


Well that was an excellent competition our second of the year, with a very strong nine entries. Although a very well done to those who gained a 1,2,3 it must be said that all the models were of a very high standard, so all must take a step back congratulate yourselves on such superb modelling. so here we go with the pictures. Again sorry the delay, I am having great difficultly in using Gmail/blogger. The other night I spent 6 hours trying to publish this but had to give up. This is now I am up to 20 hours just playing with this Competition page Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
A very creditable T33 Shooting Star from Ray Roberts, well done.

Another superb wrecker by Laurence who came 3rd in the competition.
HP Harrow, a Valom 1/72 kit by Tim.
This model came 1st in the competition

Kirk well done, with very tiny 144th scale Fokker DVII
Another shot of Tim's HP Harrow. 1st place for Tim. 
Oh what a Superb Airfix 1/48 Meteor by Richard Roberts. Well done excellent model.

Excellent 1/32 Revell Hawk by Patrick who gain a 2nd in the competition.
Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster by Mick Scotcher.
Second showing of Pat's 1/32 Revell Hawk.
Another shot of Alexander's lovely 1/35 Tiger.
Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost Mk3 by Mike Ingham.
Lovely recovery truck from Laurence.