Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Big Cairns Adventure.

Well the past weekend has seen the big IPMS Australia trip to the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum in Cairns.
Six intrepid souls departed Melbourne on Friday the 18th of November to return on Sunday the 20th of November. Was it worth it? Very very much so.
We must firstly thank both the owner and the great staff at the Museum for the treatment we received while there. We were helped out with any requests we had (although they wouldn't let Mike take home the T55 to become his live in bride) and were very friendly and helpful through out our full day at the museum. We also got to tour the workshop area and have a look at some of the upcoming projects and props from the movie "Fury". We also got to poke around in the store house and see some of the interesting bits and pieces lying about in there.
We had great weather while there, with nice cooling rain during the night and low thirty degrees during the day. Ate to much food. Walked around a lot... the museum is quite large. Some of the guys even went and let off a few rounds in the shooting range at the museum. To top it all off as it was put to me on the weekend we got to look up close at some awesome tanks.
Thanks so much to all who went on the trip for their support, and we will do this one again sometime in the future, especially after discussions with the owner as to what items he has coming.
I have a short photo essay attached, but we will have a slide show going at EOY for people to look at. Plus it will take me a while to sort through the 600+ pictures I took.
The view from our hotel room balcony.
The room.
The Cairns Boardwalk at sunset on Friday.
The dedication to the Catalina crews on the Esplanade.
The dedication plates on the side of the pylons.
The breakfast bar....
and the early morning view.
The gate Guardians.
Our ride for the weekend, we did all of 45 minutes of driving.
Below some of the exhibits.
Work in Progress - Tiger 1 from Fury.

And one last final shot across the bay.....

Monday, 14 November 2016

Trivia night 15/11/16

Tuesday 15/11 is our annual Trivia night competition. All are welcome, come down have some fun, win prizes and enjoy the evening.
We will have a big update coming for this Blog shortly, with pictures from various comps around the country and from the Armour Museum in Cairns.
Stay tuned.

Mic B

Monday, 19 September 2016

Meeting reminder, and some pictures from Build Day 2.

20/09/16 is our usually monthly meeting night at Ashburton Library.
Brian from Wargames Minatures will be along with his big bag of goodies.
Our theme for the evening is Recon and Racers. Bring a model to talk about.
See you there.
Below are some pics from Build Day 2 held on 10th September at St faiths.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Build day 2016 - 2.0 approaches

Build Day

The second IPMS Build day is this weekend (Saturday 10th September.) at St Faiths Church hall in Burwood.

We will have all the usual stuff. Bring your models, a cutting matt, some tools and a light and sit down for a day of good conversation and modelling.

Doors open 10am and close around 10pm. We will have a pizza dinner from the local pizza shop at around 6pm. So come on down even if it is only for dinner. Coffee, tea, cake and soft drinks provided.

All day fee is $25.
Half day fee is $15.
Dinner only fee $5.

We will also hold the stash sale again. Bring along a couple of items you would like to get rid of, hopefully another member may pick them up.

Oak Park

So after a full days modelling at the build day, why not go out to Oak Park Scouts Model comp on the Sunday. Usually worth the effort and it is for a good cause.

Oak Park Scouts Model Show

Sunday 11th September
Ulm Reserve, rear of 81 Loongana Ave Glenroy.
Entries 9:00am until 11:30am
NNL Judging
All proceeds to Oak Park Scouts

September Meeting

As we proceed into September we have our club meeting on the 20th. The theme for this month is the letter R. Recon or Racers. Bring along something to display and chat about.
Also we are hoping to have Brian from Wargames Minatures along showing off some of his latest and greatest products.

I hope to see you at the Build day.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Border Scale Model competition.

John Booth recently visited the Border Scale Model competition in Albury. He has kindly sent in some pictured highlights from the competition.
Thanks to John for the below.