Just a heads up that the new meeting schedule for 2018 has been posted!
Our meeting dates and times for 2018 are still pending confirmation from the Ashburton Library, and once available they will be posted.
Here are some pics of our last meeting for the year, and now its time to start thinking of what might hit the work bench for next year.
Martin Reid who has been our club president since the beginning has taken the opportunity to step down due to pressing work commitments. I have now taken on the role of president but will have Martin close by to make sure I dont fall out of line!
The club itself and the hobby in general is in great shape and will continue well into the future, so we have much to look forward to.
Merry xmas and see you all next year.
Its that time again for our next meeting and to reflect on our successful road trip to Adelaide, South Australia to participate in the SAPMA Model Expo. There will be lots to talk about including our win for the ‘Best Club Display’ with our very own ‘Naval Aviation – The Flying Seamen’ display.
Before the general meeting is our scheduled Committee meeting to cover off all the formal topics, and to make sure our club continues to stay in great shape.
Please bring along any show and tell and any kits you would like to work on during the meeting.
Look forward to seeing you all there!
Our third visit to the SAPMA Expo over the weekend of October 14 / 15 proved to be as enjoyable as the previous two. The SAPMA team really know how to put on a great show combining an excellent competition with a wonderful array of displays from traditional modelling subjects to the ever growing Gundam genre to Lego!
A big thank you to the members who contributed to our display, The Flying Seaman – A Naval Aviation Retrospective. With a final tally of 31 models on display from 10 members, we were able to mount a display that won first place as the “Best SIG Theme” for the show as voted by the contestants.
In addition, members Michael Tabone, Stephen Portelli, Rene de Koning and David Couche went home with an impressive haul of trophies across a range of categories.
The organisers reported a successful event with good figures in visitors, entrants and general profitability. Well stocked traders provide an opportunity for the modeller to go home with a range of kits, tools and modelling accessories. Regular workshops in separate rooms offered the opportunity learn without distraction.
The hobby is alive and well in South Australia.
Many Thanks go to SAPMA for making us feel so welcome, we look forward to returning in 2018. I highly recommend a visit to the SAPMA Expo, a well run event by a friendly, accommodating and enthusiastic crew ensures a great time.
Click here for images of this event.