Our first meeting went very well and gave us an opportunity to cover various in progress builds, new purchases, up coming events and lots of general modelling chat and the year ahead.
Below are some images of what members had brought along.
We are back again this Sunday for the first official meeting of the year. Its been along spell since the end of year meeting in 2016 until now, so lets make this a great day.
The meetings will continue with our new format with reduced formalities and more chat, as well as opportunities to see what other have been up to over the break.
I am sure many of us would have been busy at the model bench enjoying some new plastic from santa. If you have then bring it along and share it with the group and enjoy the spotlight with a quick review.
Look forward to seeing you all!
Martin our illustrious club president arranged a club visit to the RAAF Museum at Point Cook. The day began with 7 club members meeting at Michels Patisserie just a few minutes up the road from the museum. The weather was perfect with a sunny 23 degrees and after a Banana Smoothie and an Aussie meat pie we were off for a fun day.
After parking the car our first sighting of an aircraft was that of an outdoor display of a DHC- 4 Caribou, with a nicely weathered exterior and perhaps a future modeling project in the making. The entry to the museum was via the front entry (funny that) which was actually the gift shop. We were greeted by a gentleman who took us through the visitors guide and pointed us in the right direction to being our experience.
Our first stop was an area that covered the RAAF early history with exhibits enclosed in glass cabinets with some terrific memorabilia and artifacts. As we moved through the exhibits we next came to areas covering the major wars, and after that it was onto the main display hangers.
The first hanger otherwise known as the ‘Training Hanger’ included the following:
Then onto the ‘Technology Hanger’ which included:
The next hanger was called ‘Display Hanger 180’ and included:
The next hanger was ‘Strike / Recce Hanger 178’ which included:
The final hanger was the ‘Restoration Hanger 187’ where we could see a few projects on the go including:
We all had such a great day and can highly recommend going along for a visit or even for a club field trip. From the moment you access the base and enter the hangers, I can guarantee that you will be impressed and satisfied that you took the time to make the trip. The layout and display hangers are real quality and have been put together with the visitors in mind. There is something for everyone, and as I have visited some of the best military museums in Australia and NZ, I can honestly say that this one is right up there with them – highly recommended.
Click here to view images of the day.