2014 Shows

March 22nd 2014 - A Call to Muster 2014Venue: Southlands Leisure Centre, Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 0GHA Call To Muster 2014 will be staged on Saturday at the Southlands Leisure Centre and there is plenty to do and see– and only £1 entry fee. We have tried our best to recruit a range of traders including the leading model retailer – Halifax Modellers World – and local retailer – Pete’s Bases – and book retailers – David Lanchester Books and Worley Books. There will be a range of military and Sci-Fi models on display and local model club members will be demonstrating model making throughout the day. There is also a range of wargames from Ancients through El Cid, Wild West, First World War and Second World War to Sci-Fi and Fantasy – with nearly half open to public participation. Colour will be provided by several re-enactment groups from ACW and Custer era to the First World War and more modern. Finally something unusual at shows - valuations of hobby collectables by staff from Vectis Auctions Ltd – the leading toy auction house in the world based locally. Admission price: Adults £1, Children/Seniors 50pOrganiser: Thomas Davidson & David Clemmet, website: http://www.teesshows.co.uk/View event flyer

March 22nd 2014 - Military in Miniature ShowVenue: The Park Barn Centre, Park Barn Drive , Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8ENHosted by the Aldershot Branch of the BMSS and the Guilford Games Club. Open 10.00am - 4.00pm Open painting competition; Demonstration and participation wargames; Club displays; Trade stands; Refreshments. Free car parking.Admission price: No details providedOrganiser: Andrew Dunstan, email: andrew.dunston@ntlworld.com, phone: 01483 858586View event flyer

March 23rd 2014 - East Midlands Model Show Venue: The Leisure Centre, Coventry Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0JRNow in its 24th year. Trade & Club Displays. Competition, Refreshments. Free Parking Open 10am - 4.30pmAdmission price: Adults £3.50, Children & Concessions £1.50, Family £8Organiser: East Midlands Model Club, website: http://www.eastmidsmodelclub.co.uk/View event flyer

April 5th 2014 - Welling 2014 Venue: Falconwood Community Centre, Falconwood Parade, The Green (off Hook Lane), Welling, Kent, DA16 2PGThe show includes club and trade stands and an open competition which is always very well subscribed. Admission price: TBAOrganiser: Welling Model Club, website: wellingmodelclub.blogspot.co.uk

April 6th 2014 - Shropshire Scale Model ShowVenue: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP ( www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/default.aspx )All the regular attractions Trade Stands, Club Displays. Open Model Competition Refreshments, Tombola. Park & Ride Free Entry! (Normal Museum Parking Charges WILL Apply) For details of the Museum and how to get there see websiteAdmission price: Free show entry (parking charges apply) Organiser: Gary Stevens, email: gary473@btinternet.com

April 12th 2014 - Annual Show Venue: Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole, BH17 7EPA number of model Clubs from across southern England will have displays together with Trade Stands selling kits, after market products, paints, decals and tools etc.. There will be Competitions covering all classes of models and a Kid’s Make & Take stand. Refreshments will be available all day. Also plenty of Tombola prizes to be won, together with FREE CAR PARKING.Admission price: Adults £3.00 Children & Seniors £1.50 Family Ticket £7.00Organiser: Poole Vikings Model Club, Andy Sweet, 111 Alexandra Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9DW, email: poolevikings@tiscali.co.uk, website: Myweb.tiscali.co.uk/poolevikings, phone: (01202) 743494

April 12th 2014 - Plymouth Model ShowVenue: Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade ( http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/plymouthguildhall )Club displays, static and R/C, model railways, militaria, sci-fi, plus an open competition, in the heart of the city with easy access and plenty of parking nearby. open from 10.00 to 4.00 Admission price: Adults £4, Concessions £2, Family ticket £10 Organiser: David Jane, email: mdjane1@virginmedia.com, phone: 01752 240044

April 12th 2014 - Sword & Lance 2014 Venue: Darlington College, Haughton Road, Darlington, DL1 1DRPresented by Darlington Military Modelling SocietyAdmission price: TBAOrganiser: Darlington Military Model Society, website: http://www.dmms.moonfruit.com/

April 13th 2014 - The REME Museum Model ShowVenue: REME Museum of Technology, Arborfield, Berkshire, RG2 9NH ( http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/ )Surrounded by specialist armoured vehicles, wartime transport and modern fighting equipment, the REME Museum Model Show will be held on the 13th April 2014 from 11 am – 4 pm. Admission includes entry to both the model show and the REME Museum of Technology. The museum’s cafĂ© will be open offering light lunches and refreshments. Admission price: Adult £5, Child £4, Family £15 (2+3) Under 5s FreeOrganiser: Oliver Parr – Education Officer, REME Museum of Technology, email: enquiries@rememuseum.org.uk, phone: 0118 976 3375

April 26th 2014 to April 27th 2014 - Scottish Nationals 2014Venue: Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth, Scotland, PH2 0TH ( http://www.dewarscentre.co.uk/ )The premier model show in Scotland. Model displays, Trade stalls, competition, Kit Swap and Tombola. This year there will be a special Scottish Aviation display. (see flyer for details). Discounted admission price for IPMS and MAFVA members on presentation of a valid membership card.Admission price: See website for details Organiser: Jim Gibb, email: snsmschair@live.co.uk, website: http://scotnats.org.uk/, phone: 01738 441365View event flyer

April 26th 2014 - THE BMSS ANNUAL SHOW 2014Venue: Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HTPresented by the British Model Soldier Society. Follow updates to the show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BMSSAnnualsAdmission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: BMSS, website: http://www.bmssonline.com/annual-show.html

April 27th 2014 - ModelKraft 2014Venue: Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BNThat is the date to book up in your 2014 diary, for this day is when ModelKraft 2014 will be taking place on. The club has decided to keep the show at this new time of the year due to the weather and the feedback we received after last years show. The added benefit is not getting up in the dark with the risk of a covering of snow on the ground, but to have sunshine enlightening the day. Show open 10am to 4pm Admission price: Adults £5, Seniors £2, Accompanied under 16s free Organiser: Tim Upson-Smith, Milton Keynes Scale Model Club, email: tupsonsmith@live.co.uk, website: http://www.mksmc.co.uk/

May 4th 2014 - Automodellismo 4Venue: Hanslope Village Hall, Newport Road, Hanslope, Bucks, MK19 7NZClub Displays, Trade Stands, refreshments, free parkingAdmission price: See website for details Organiser: Paul Fitzmaurice, Mat Irvine, website: http://www.hamex.co.uk/Automodellismo/Automodellismo.html

May 10th 2014 - IPMS (UK) Annual General MeetingVenue: South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire,, DN4 7NW ( http://www.southyorkshireaircraftmuseum.org.uk/ )The AGM is open to all current IPMS (UK) Members and will be held at Doncaster Aeroventure in South Yorkshire. The official AGM notice for nominations and resolutions will be published in magazine 6/2013 and full details of accounts and reports for the meeting will be published in magazine 01/2014.Admission price: Free on presentation of a valid Membership Card Organiser: Richard Farrar, Honorary Secretary, email: secretary@ipmsuk.co.uk

May 11th 2014 - Hendon Scale Model ShowVenue: RAF Museum Hendon, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5QW ( http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/ )Presented by IPMS Barnet &Harrow. Club displays, traders, competition and catering. Open 10:00 to 18:00Admission price: Free (car parking charges apply)Organiser: Les Rawlins, 47 Dales Path, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 2SF, email: kar.lesrr@ntlworld.com, website: http://www.ipmsbarnet.co.uk/modelshow.htm

May 11th 2014 - Model Show 2014 Venue: Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Glos, GL3 2JHThe 13th IPMS Gloucester Model ShowAdmission price: Adults £2.50, Children (15 and under) and senior citizens £1.00Organiser: IPMS Gloucester, Jeff Brown, email: gundylunch@sky.com

May 24th 2014 - Lancing Model Show Venue: Lancing Parish Hall, 96 South Street, Lancing, BN15 8AJSee models of Aircraft, Military Vehicles, Cars, Trucks, Ships, Submarines, Spacecraft, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Figures, Dioramas, Trains, Warhammer and many more subjects. Doors open to the Public from 10.00am - 4.00pm, Free Entry (Donations Welcome), Club Displays, Competition and Traders, Modelling Raffle and Refreshments.Admission price: FreeOrganiser: Southdowns Model Group, website: http://www.lancingmodelshow.org.uk/

May 24th 2014 - Model 2014 Venue: Torquay Town Hall, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3RDExhibitions, Displays, Competitions & Trade Stalls. Open 9.30am to 4.30pmAdmission price: TBAOrganiser: Torbay Military Modelling Society, email: paulfarrar@live.co.uk, website: http://www.torbaymilitarymodellingsociety.org.uk/

May 31st 2014 - IPMS Salisbury’s Annual Scale Model ShowVenue: Wyvern School Sports Hall, Church Road, Laverstock, Salisbury, SP1 1RESalisbury’s annual model show – Free Parking, refreshments, club displays, trade stands, model competition (open to all), junior make-n-take, tombola. Doors open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Admission price: Adults £3, Children £1.50, Family £8 Organiser: Richard Clarke, email: info@salisburymodelshow.co.uk, website: http://www.salisburymodelshow.co.uk/

June 1st 2014 - The Northern Model ShowVenue: The Parks Sports Centre, Howdon Road, North Shields, NE29 6TLModel displays, traders, open competition and refreshmentsAdmission price: TBA Organiser: IPMS Tyneside, Rob Sullivan, email: robsullivannms@gmail.com

June 15th 2014 - MAFVA Nationals 2014Venue: IWM Duxford ( http://www.iwm.org.uk/ )The MAFVA (Miniature AFV Association) Nationals will take place on Sunday June 15th (Father's Day) at IWM Duxford in conjunction with the Military Vehicle Show. Full details will be posted on the the MAFVA website Nationals page. Admission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: Paul Middleton, MAFVA Liaison Officer, email: paul.middleton600@ntlworld.com, website: http://www.mafva.net/nationalsView event flyer

June 21st 2014 - Summer 2014 Modelshow Venue: Hawkinge Community Centre, Heron Forstal Avenue, Hawkinge, Folkstone, Kent, CT18 7FPPresented by Shepway Military Modelling Society. Model displays, club displays, trade stands, modelling competitions, bring & buy stall and refreshments. Disabled access. Open 10am - 4pmAdmission price: Adults £1, Under 16s 50p Organiser: Shepway Military Modelling Society, email: shepway_mods@hotmail.co.uk, website: http://shepwaymilitarymodelling.wordpress.com/View event flyer

June 22nd 2014 - Model Show & Open Cockpit Day Venue: The Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton, Warwickshire, CV3 4FRClub displays and trade stands, free parking, disabled access, refreshments. Traders, please contact Diane James at Midland Air Museum on 02476301033 for further details. Admission price: Normal museum admission applies, see website Organiser: Coventry & Warwickshire IPMS, email: ipms.covandwarks@hotmail.com, website: http://www.midlandairmuseum.co.uk/

June 22nd 2014 - Annual Model Show Venue: Downham Market Town Hall, Downham Market, PE38 9JSPresented by West Norfolk IPMSAdmission price: TBAOrganiser: West Norfolk IPMS, email: www.westnorfolkipms.co.uk

June 28th 2014 - Suffolk Model ShowVenue: Greshams Sport and Social Club, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 3QJIpswich IPMS are pleased to announce a model show at Greshams Sports and Socal Club on 28th June 2014. Time 10.00 to 16.00. Price: £1.00 or free if you have a ticket for the Ipswich Transport and Model Festival, of which this is part of, on that date (Saturday 28th June 2014). An inclusive entrance ticket to all sites, (Ipswich Model Engineering, Ipswich Model Railway Club and Transport Museum) costs £9 and allows accompanied children to free entry. For those wishing to visit individual sites, normal admission charges will apply, and all visitors can use the free bus service at any time. The stands at the show will be local (Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Cambridge and two or three traders). Admission price: See above Organiser: G Lovell, IPMS Ipswich, email: g43lovell@hotmail.co.uk

June 28th 2014 - Scale Model Show Venue: Old Parish Centre, Short Lane, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5EQPresented by East Neuk Model Club. Model displays, traders, refreshments.Admission price: TBAOrganiser: East Neuk Model Club, website: http://www.eastneukmodelclub.com/

July 6th 2014 - The Moorlands Model Show Venue: The TA Centre, Martin Leake House, Waterloo Road, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3HJPresented by IPMS Staffordshire Moorlands Model Club in association with 235 (City of Stoke-on-Trent) Sqn ATC. Many clubs, SIG’s & traders, Open model competition, FREE parking, Refreshments available Licensed bar.Admission price: TBAOrganiser: IPMS Staffordshire Moorlands Model Club, John Lingwood, email: smmcmodelclub@hotmail.co.uk, website: http://smmc.moonfruit.com/, phone: 01782 721463View event flyer

July 12th 2014 to July 13th 2014 - Scale Model DisplayVenue: South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL ( http://www.ardinglyvcvshow.org.uk/index.html )IPMS Mid Sussex will be organising a Scale Model Display as part of Ardingly Vintage and Classic Vehicle Show, in the Norfolk Pavilion. Entry to the main show is £10.00 for adults, £7.00 for children and OAPs, plus £25.00 for a family of 2 adults and 3 children. There is no extra charge for the Scale Model Display. Car parking on site is free.Admission price: See aboveOrganiser: Model Show organiser, Alastair Logan , email: alastair305@btinternet.com

July 13th 2014 - smallspace 3Venue: Hanslope Village Hall, Newport Road, Hanslope, Bucks, MK19 7NZThe model show for all things space, science fiction and fantasyAdmission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: Paul Fitzmaurice, Mat Irvine, website: http://www.hamex.co.uk/smallspace/smallspace-gen/smallspace-gen.html

July 16th 2014 to July 20th 2014 - The War and Peace Revival 2014Venue: RAF Westenhanger – Folkestone Racecourse, Westenhanger, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4HXSee website for detailsAdmission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: Rex Cadman, website: http://www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk/

July 19th 2014 - Figureworld Venue: Great Hall, Oundle School, New Street, Oundle, Northants, PE8 4GHFull details to followAdmission price: TBAOrganiser: The Basement

July 27th 2014 - Midland Expo 2014Venue: Leasowes Leisure Centre, Leasowes High School, Kent Road, Halesowen, B62 8JPMidland Expo 2014 returns to its original venue for the celebration of IPMS Birmingham's 50th anniversary.Admission price: Adults £4, OAPs/under 16s £2, Family (2+2) £10 Organiser: IPMS Birmingham, website: http://midlandexpo.blogspot.co.uk/View event flyer

August 2nd 2014 to August 3rd 2014 - Present Arms 2014Venue: Damyn's Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TNEssex MAFVA is pleased to announce its annual show "Present Arms" will again be held in a dedicated modelling marquee at the Military & Flying Machines Show, run by our good friends at Essex HMVA.Admission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: IPMS Essex MAFVA , website: http://www.militaryandflyingmachines.org.uk/View event flyer

August 2nd 2014 - East of Scotland Model Show Venue: Marryat Hall, Caird Hall Complex, Dundee, DD1 3BYProvisional date. presented by IPMS Dundee.Admission price: TBAOrganiser: IPMS Dundee, website: http://www.ipmsdundee.co.uk/

August 10th 2014 - Plastic Model and Wargaming Show Venue: Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 3BJDisplays, traders, wargaming, refreshmentsAdmission price: TBAOrganiser: IPMS Avon and Lincombe Barn Wargaming Society, email: mailto:%20ipmsavon@gmail.com, website: http://www.ipmsavon.org.uk/

August 31st 2014 - Northwest Kitswap 2014Venue: Canberra Club, Samlesbury Aerodrome, Balderstone, Lancashire, BB2 7LFIf you want to turn your loft insulation into cash or just pick up a few bargains, come to the North-West Kit-Swap. 5 Minutes from J31 of the M6. Hosted by IPMS Lancashire. Doors are 10:00 to 16:00, Final admissions at 15:30 prompt. Tables available for hire at £4 each, which includes entry for one Seller.Entrance fee for the public is £1.00 per adult. Under-16s go free! Free Parking at the venue. Hot and cold food is available until 1:30pm.Admission price: Adults £1, Under 16s FreeOrganiser: IPMS Lancashire, email: ipmslancs@gmail.com, website: http://ipmslancashire.wordpress.com/northwest-kitswap-2014/

September 7th 2014 - Fantastic Plastic 2014Venue: The Community Centre, Church Road, Wombourne, Staffordshire, WV5 9EZOnce again the ASVC are proud to bring scale modelling to the picturesque village of Wombourne situated just outside Wolverhampton where we have been meeting since 1965! Our show is situated across three halls with model displays, traders, open competition, free make & take for children, refreshments & more. Parking is ample within the village & also free! Our venue is disabled access friendly with dedicated parking just outside. Presented by Aero Space & Vehicle Club - IPMS Wombourne. Full T&C’s on website. Doors open 10am – 4pmAdmission price: Adult £3, Concessions £2, Accompanied Under 16s FreeOrganiser: Alan Dickens, Aero Space & Vehicle Club, email: alandickens@btinternet.com, website: http://www.asvc.org.uk/View event flyer

September 7th 2014 - The East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show 2014 Venue: The Showground, Kellythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DNPresented by IPMS Bridlington & Wolds Scale Model Club in association with Driffield Showground Events LimitedAdmission price: TBAOrganiser: Kevin Dolman , email: modeldriffshow@btinternet.com

September 13th 2014 to September 14th 2014 - International N Gauge ShowVenue: Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1XNThis two day show is dedicated to N Gauge. There is a full range of modern image, steam, continental and American layouts on display; along with society displays and demonstrations. 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday (last admission one hour before closing)Admission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: Meridienne Exhibitions, website: http://www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk/

September 14th 2014 - The Sutton Coldfield Model Spectacular 2104 Venue: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6ABPresented by Sutton Coldfield Model Makers SocietyAdmission price: TBAOrganiser: Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Society, website: http://www.scmms.co.uk/

September 20th 2014 to September 21st 2014 - EuromilitaireVenue: Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2DZModel displays, traders, competition and more.Admission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: Euromilitaire, website: http://www.euromilitaire.co.uk/

September 20th 2014 - Modelfest 2014Venue: Kings International College, Watchetts Drive, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2PQIn addition to the work of IPMS Farnborough members, Modelfest features the work of IPMS and non-IPMS clubs from a wide area. We exhibit a wide variety of subjects, including: Aircraft; Cars and trucks; Ships; Tanks and military vehicles, including real, full-size machines; Sci-fi; Figures. Traders selling new and secondhand kits, accessories, tools, decals, books and other modelling-related items will be exhibiting. There will also be tombola and refreshments.Admission price: Adults £4, Concessions £2, accompanied under 16s FREEOrganiser: IPMS Farnborough, website: http://www.ipms-farnborough.co.uk/View event flyer

September 21st 2014 - Wings and ThingsVenue: Spalding High School, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2PJHosted by IPMS Fenland & Spalding Open: 10am to 4pm Free car parking, disabled access, refreshments, club displays, trade stands and model competition.Admission price: £2.00 Adults £1.00 OAP and ChildrenOrganiser: Bill Pickering, email: fenlandandspaldingmodelclub@talktalk.net, website: http://www.ipmsfenlandandspalding.moonfruit.com/, phone: 01775 710465View event flyer

September 28th 2014 - St Ives Model Show Venue: Burgess Civic Hall, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WUModel displays, traders, competition and refreshmentsAdmission price: TBA Organiser: Brampton Scale Model Club , IPMS Brampton, website: https://sites.google.com/site/ipmsbrampton/

October 4th 2014 - Abingdon Show Venue: Larkmead School, Farringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BBModel displays, traders, competition and refreshments. Admission price: TBAOrganiser: Abingdon IPMS, Simon Fisher, email: simonfisher2008@btinternet.com, website: abingdon-ipms.blogspot.co.uk

October 4th 2014 - North Surrey Military Modelling Group ShowVenue: Thomas Wall Centre, 52 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DPModel displays, traders, competitionAdmission price: TBAOrganiser: North Surrey Military Modelling Group , email: nsmmg@hotmail.co.uk

October 11th 2014 - Tank Mod 2014Venue: The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JGPresented by The Tank Museum. Model displays, traders and refreshments. Open 10.00am - 16.30pmAdmission price: Normal Museum Admission applies Organiser: The Tank Museum, website: http://www.tankmuseum.org/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART4151

October 12th 2014 - Expo 2014 Venue: The Grandstand, Southwell Racecourse, Rolleston, Nr Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0TSPresented by Lincoln and Newark model clubs.Admission price: FreeOrganiser: Lincoln and Newark model clubs, website: http://www.lincolnmodelclub.co.uk/

October 16th 2014 to October 19th 2014 - Midlands Model Engineering ExhibitionVenue: Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XNThe Show for Model Engineers. 2014 marks the 37th year of this highly regarded and successful exhibition. As one of the biggest modelling exhibitions in both size, scope and duration, this is the event for any modeller’s calendar. The show will feature nearly 1000 models, demonstrations, and both indoor and outdoor displays. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm Daily, Last Day Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm. Last admission one hour before closing. Admission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: Meridienne Exhibitions, website: http://www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk/our-events-detail.php?id=0000000007

October 18th 2014 - Glasgow Model Fest 2014 Venue: Bellahouston Leisure Centre, 31 Bellahouston Drive, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G52 1HHModel displays, traders, competition and more.Admission price: TBAOrganiser: IPMS Glasgow, Bruce Smith , phone: 0141 563 2098October 25th 2014 - Military Modelling and Wargaming ShowVenue: West Meads Community Centre, The Precinct, Aldwick, Bognor Regis, West Sussex , PO21 5SBPresented by Bognor Regis Military Modelling and Wargaming Society, Model displays, wargaming, traders and more.Admission price: TBA Organiser: Bognor Regis Military Modelling and Wargaming Soc, Nick Sandford, email: nick_sandford@hotmail.com

October 25th 2014 - Gravesham Model Club Open Day Venue: North West Kent College, Lower Higham Road, Dering Way, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JJOpen 10:00 to 4:00pmAdmission price: TBAOrganiser: Gravesham Military Modelling Society, website: http://www.gmms.org.uk/November 7th 2014 to November 9th 2014 - International Model Boat ShowVenue: Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1XNOne of the UK's leading marine modelling exhibitions 10.00am - 4.00pm Daily. Last admissions one hour before closingAdmission price: See website for details Organiser: Meridienne Exhibitions, website: http://www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk/

November 8th 2014 to November 9th 2014 - Scale ModelWorld 2014Venue: Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JHThe world's greatest model show presented by IPMS (UK). Car parking, disabled access, refreshments, club displays, trade stands, model competition (IPMS members only), demonstrations, talks and full-scale exhibits.Admission price: Adult £10 for one day, £15 for two days, Concession £7 per day, Children and IPMS members free Organiser: Richard Farrar, email: scalemodelworld@ipmsuk.co.uk, website: http://www.smwshow.com/

November 30th 2014 - HaMeX 6Venue: Hanslope Village Hall, Newport Road, Hanslope, Bucks, MK19 7NZThe HaMeX shows primarily concentrate on individuals selling off old kits, maybe some new kits, books, magazines and accessories - even the odd die-cast! But a few dealers usually attend, with their specialist wares.Admission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: Paul Fitzmaurice, Mat Irvine, website: http://www.hamex.co.uk/Index.html

January 4th 2015 - Aviation & Model Collectors FairVenue: Hallmark Hotel, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 4LT ( http://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/our_hotels/croydon/location/ )Event held at the former Aerodrome Hotel, Croydon, next door to Airport House. Aviation & Military Collectables, Book and Model Collectors, Airline Collectables, Plastic kits. Doors open at 10:30. Free car parking Admission price: Adults £3, Children under 12 free. Organiser: Acebell Aviation , email: acebellaviation@aol.com, phone: 01737 822200

July 18th 2015 - North Somerset Model Show 2015Venue: The Helicopter Museum, Weston Heliport, Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 8PP ( http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/ )Presented by North Somerset Modellers Society and North Somerset IPMS. Club displays, Traders and Tombola. NEW VENUE for 2015. Admission price: See website for detailsOrganiser: Fred Tooke, 15 Priory Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 3HU, email: fredtooke@freenetname.co.uk

November 7th 2015 to November 8th 2015 - Scale ModelWorld 2015Venue: Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JHThe world's greatest model show presented by IPMS (UK). Car parking, disabled access, refreshments, club displays, trade stands, model competition (IPMS members only), demonstrations, talks and full-scale exhibits.Admission price: TBA Organiser: IPMS (UK), email: scalemodelworld@ipmsuk.co.uk, website: http://www.smwshow.com/

November 12th 2016 to November 13th 2016 - Scale ModelWorld 2016Venue: Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JHThe world's greatest model show presented by IPMS (UK). Car parking, disabled access, refreshments, club displays, trade stands, model competition (IPMS members only), demonstrations, talks and full-scale exhibits.Admission price: TBA Organiser: IPMS (UK), email: scalemodelworld@ipmsuk.co.uk, website: http://www.smwshow.com/ © 2012 IPMS (UK) Website designed, built and hosted by Charlie Victor

Wednesday, 30 April 2014


Hello all

I will be closing down this site as far as new entries are concerned.The present posts will be available to all.

The new site address will be www.jamesmodelshows.weebly.com

The reasons for migration are the more user friendly applications available for me to use.The better quality application for presenting images.

I welcome any views you may have.And will take such comments into consideration,whilst planning the new blog.

Kind regards James


Friday, 11 April 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014

                                                              Cosford Model Show 2014

Located at the RAF Museum at RAF Cosford,this show is a must for any model maker.A great setting with clubs and traders located around the exhibits.

For me it was a short trip from Birmingham of some Thirty minutes to the venue.We arrived around 0800 and parked up.There was a parking fee of a mere £3.50,which I am told has gone to the museum.I do not have all the details,as the car park is under private control.I would like to say the comment on Britmodeller by a chap displaying a protest notice was very uncalled for.A very silly man.

This year as last I displayed with 580 Modellers and we were located under the yellow Hunting aircraft.A very strange beast in its self.This show I had made an EBR-10 a weird vehicle of the French Army.Other clubs included Birmingham,Coventry and Warks,Warrington,Lancs amongst many.There were some amazing armour offerings and the images will show this.

On the subject of traders I have linked in to the clubs web site as follows   http://www.shropmodels.org.uk/index_files/Page698.htm

I brought some aircraft kits to sell,so I recycled the money into a couple of armour purchases in the form of a T34/76 German by Dragon for £20 and the new IBG QLR for £25 both 1/35.As the man says bargains.

I stayed up the top end of the venue in hanger 2 and 3.Hanger 1 the large hanger is located down a hill.This was due to having a rather sore back from sitting at my model desk for to long.

I would like to thank Gary Stevens and his crew for what was a superb show as always.

On with the show.

By Dave Draycott who now has left for Australia

1/72 Sky Knight by Mark Housley of 580 Modellers.

EBR-10 by your author James Maher of 580 Modellers.

Dave Foxalls F-4 in 1/32 Great paint work here. 

Mark Housleys Lightning F2A in 1/72 gained a lot of attention.

Russells Maserati A6 damned nice work.Again of 580 Modellers.

Nick Kempsters 1/32 Sabre RAF.A Kinetic kit with Quick Boost seat.

Nick Kempsters Mig 15 Polish variant.

Mig 23 by Nick Kempster.

Mig 21 by Nick Kempster.

A great creation by Lothar Wolf from Germany.Lothar was not present at the show.

Alan Reeves RN Seaking.There is a little more work to do Alan tells me.

Lovely Spitfire IX

Project 279 a weird machine superbly painted on the Lancs stand.

And some more Lancs works.

I love Stugs a great shape

Alan Browns E-28 a huge beast by a great model maker.

This for me got my award for best model.A M-113 scratch conversion on the Warrington stand.

USAF Sig offerings.Superb as always by Chris St Clair and Haydn Hughes my good friends.

The Do-17 lifted out of the Kent waters for preservation work.

New offerings from a trader

Bright bright Canberra

A great diorama of the Pucara.

Mark Housley picks up another award.Well done to you. 

And finally the latest creation by Terry "Thor" Campion.Watch out for the Viking roar.

Monday, 24 March 2014

East Midlands Model Show Hinckley 2014

                                                             East Mids Model Show 2014/Personal update.

My first show of this year.Things have been a bit slow on the model front,as i left 2013 feeling my mojo had departed with what was a disappointing Nationals at Telford.Not helped i might add by the IPMS committee.But my issues in that area have been debated and i am now going to model for me.My membership of IPMS will lapse in October and not be renewed.I shall though attend shows with my friends in 580 Modellers.And i shall be venturing to Ireland this year. 

To the show now,my first of 2014.I had decided to take a year off,but the lure of a good show got to me.So i was up with the larks and on the road by 07.15.It never ceases to amaze me how many bad drivers there are early on a Sunday morning.Usually its students leaving what ever rave they have attended,going down the A38 expressway like a sidewinder snake.

We arrived at 08.00 and parked up behind the show centre in the car park.The show itself is one of the biggest one day shows of the calendar.The main hall used is the gymnasium,which this year was packed with clubs and traders.All the usual people trading were there MrModels,Kits Kits,Halifax,Little Cars,Mainly Military amongst them.Clubs came from far and wide.580 Modellers,Mercia,Leicester,Rutland amongst many.

There was a healthy competition area with some really nice armour in various scales.I have tried to photograph the entries as best i could.But harsh light made it difficult.

A great show which got my mojo going again.

I got some nice bargains to boot this year.An EBR 10 for £10.00 from that very nice man Gary Wenko.A Elefant for £20 from an equally nice chap Alan Brown.Some Hornet Heads for £7.75 and some bricks for £2.50.

In conclusion it was a busy show for club members.I was hoping to see more of the Meng recent releases made up.Time to get my finger out.

                                                    TIME FOR THE SHOW PICS

By Neil of 580 a lovely Seahawk.

Mark Housleys Lightning F2A 1/72.Mark is with 580 Modellers.

This is a class F-5E by Nick Kempster

A real beauty by Paul Findon

What is going on here.

I love this model by Haydn Hughes USAF Sig.

By Alan Brown a T-24

Some competition models