Although this event was on last weekend I have only just managed to extract the images from my iPhone, which was giving me a few issues – love technology. Anyway the day was great with full credit to the Bayonet Military Modelling Club and of course the hosting group who are restoring the amazing B24 Liberator. The event itself is setup inside the restoration hanger with the B24 as the back drop, which really adds the the atmosphere.
The Swap & Sell is probably one of the best aside from the Model Expo and you can always find some great bargains, not to mention that there are plenty of traders so the available kits is huge.
We ran a club display which included aircraft and some armour which attracted much attention and comments from the public and competitors alike.
Here are some pics of the day so look forward to next year!
This coming weekend on the 12th November will be the annual Bayonet Military Model Club event which will be held at:
B24 Liberator Restoration Hanger
Corner of Princes Hwy and Farm Road, Werribee
Melways Ref: 205 F10
This is an amazing event held inside a WW2 era hanger which is home to a restoration of a B24 Liberator. The various vendor tables and competition tables are placed around the aircraft and gives the event an interesting presence.
WarbirdsAMG will have a club display table with a general mix of member kits including aircraft and war machines.
See you all there.
Bayonet Military Model Club Face Book page
Stephen Keogh has kindly passed on images of his collection of finely built and finished Wildcats and Martlets, plus an interesting article explaining the collection and his experience with these kits. Click here to see the full article.
Its all over for another year and it went without a hitch. As usual members brought along new kits for discussion, models builds in progress and enjoyed a social chat in between formalities. Planning has already started for 2017 including a start of year outing at the RAAF Museum at Point Cook as well as various comps that will be on during the year.
I can say from experience that running a club can be a bit challenging at times and that the duties of the committee do take up some extra time and commitment, but the rewards are well worth it. One thing I can say is that if it wasn’t for all the early work performed by Martin Reid and Laurence Farrugia then Warbirds wouldn’t be the club it is today. Others have contributed along the way including myself and the new committee members Mike Dawkins, Rene De Koning and John Svendsen. Having said that all the good work that the above members have contributed to the club would not have been possible, had it not been for the overwhelming support and involvement of all members.
2016 was a great year and a fun one with my only criticism being that we only meet once a month. Its great to be around a nice bunch of guys sharing the hobby that we love so much, so I would like to thank everyone for making the club the success that it is.
Merry Xmas and have a great New Year and may you get lots of kits to build from Santa.
Finally here’s a few pics of what went on at today’s meeting!
Our next meeting will be the last for 2016 before the xmas break and will draw to a close a fantastic year.
We will be continuing with our new informal format which has received some great feedback, so we aim to keep heading in that direction.
Dont forget to bring along something to build, show or demonstrate, and perhaps leave the meeting with some extra info or ideas for a fresh project.
See you all there