We are back for 2019 with our first meeting of the year. I hope you all had a great xmas break and managed to clean up your work benches, ready for a fresh start to the new year.
This meeting will be an opportunity to bring along your new kits and projects and anything else you have for show and tell. There has been so much going on in the modelling world so I guess we will have lots to talk about.
I wont be able to make it for the first meeting so have fun and see you all at the March meeting!
The family and I recently took a trip to New Zealand with full intent on visiting the Aviation Heritage Centre in Omaka. The Centre is split into two sections dedicated to both WW1 and WW2 aircraft, plus a mix of well presented exhibits throughout the display areas. The WW1 exhibition titled ‘Knights of the Sky’ with its aircraft and artefacts is owned by Peter Jackson and is simply stunning. The WW2 exhibition is called ‘Dangerous Skies’ and features full scale replicas of a Hurricane and Stuka which are both hanging from the ceiling (not using drawing pins and fishing line though!), as well as other interesting period aircraft.
The Aviation Heritage Centre is located 5km from Blenheim right next tot he Omaka airfield, on the South Island. This is a must if visiting New Zealand and an opportunity to see and compare some flying examples of these amazing flying machines.
Click here for a selection of images taken on the day.
Warbirds is officially done and dusted for another year with our last meeting of the year held on Saturday 10th .
Or club has flown through another year, with all aspects of running the club pumping like a well oiled machine. Now that our year is over until 2019 its time to clean up the work bench and tidy up the model stash. Perhaps we can all relax a little as we prepare for Christmas and think about some new kits or tools to make our modelling sessions a little easier.
We will be back in 2019 with an even better year and the usual modelling calendar fast approaching. I hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
Our last meeting of the year will be on Saturday 10th so come along to catch up on the latest. This will also be the unveiling of the Gunna Build entries so should be a lot of fun and maybe some cursing.
There will be lots to talk about xmas, with santa not far away and counting his kits for us sad old modellers!
See you all there………….
On October 27th I took my son and nephew along to the PAX 2018 event at the Convention Centre in Melbourne. This event is basically a haven for all things computer gaming which includes exhibitors, developers, cos play, displays, war gaming and table top board games. It was a huge mix of everything but what really caught my eye was the technology being engaged in table top war games to produce buildings and scenery using 3D printing. I also found a stand by House of War who have a store in Ringwood which had some really cool figures and related products.
Being a modeller, and as you can well understand, I seem to sniff out things that fit into our hobby and came across a Citadel tool that enables you to scrap seam lines off figures. I had to have it, bang there you go and off I went. Today I visited the House of War store which was well above my expectations and is a must visit if you happen to be in the area.
House of War is mostly a table top war gamers store similar I guess to Games Workshop. But on walking in I found its much more than that, with so many books and paint ranges to suit our hobby that it quickly became a go to store for some of the more difficult things to find locally. For example, they have the complete range of AK Real Colors, most of the AK FAQ books, Vallejo paints, several ranges of fantasy figure paints, terrain and textures supplies, brushes, Scale75 figures and busts and the list goes on. This would have to be the best stocked store for modelling books and paints that I know of. They dont sell model kits but I have been told that this is coming so stay tuned.
I will also say that us modellers have been well catered for by the likes of BNA and Metro Hobbies who are great retailers, but I think this store has been hidden away and kind of undiscovered by us more mainstream modellers – so drop in and have a look around.