SAPMA Show Report

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.

Regards

Martin Reid

President

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SA Model Expo

Several members, including myself will be taking off on a road trip to South Australia, to take part in this event with our club display – “The Flying Seamen”.

No doubt there will be lots of man time along the way, thinking why did I choose to confine myself to a small car with two weird dudes on such a long trip!

Anyway it is what it is…………..it will be a fun outing and we cant wait to take part in this well established show, and catch up with some of our distant members.

Once we are back there will be a full report with lots of pics and I’m sure a bag full of goodies.

October Meeting Update

Another great meeting with lots a activity that produced winners for the Build A Bitch and Gunna Builds.

Here are a few pics of the kits that took part in the Build A Bitch:

Pics of the kits that took part in the Gunna Build:

As you can see some didn’t make it over the line, but I have to say that its all about getting to the bench and being part of the group!

Next Meeting Sunday 1st Oct

Its that time again where we all get to talk plastic and breath in the plastic dust, with a mask on of course!

Yes you guessed it its time for our next meeting, and it will the show down for our Build-A-Bitch and Gunna Builds. Bring back the kits you have been working on and have them  ready for judging – and with a few laughs along the way!

SAPMA Expo is almost with us with a contingent of members heading across with a number of kits for our club display  – ‘The Flying Seamen’.

Dont forget to bring along your kits to build and anything new for our show and tell.

See you all there, and don’t forget that it daylight savings so  wind your clock forward an hour……………..

Next Meeting Sunday 10th Sept

Yep were back again after a slight change in meeting dates due to Father s Day last weekend (Special Persons Day to some)…………..

Our schedule is running hot with a few items on the list such as:

Build a Bitch – Mark from Sprue Finders has once again donated kits that were allocated at our last meeting and also includes special prizes

SAPMA Expo – our pending road trip is on the drawing board with the theme of ” Naval Aviation – The Flying Seamen” – sounds like a winner to me!

Bring along your kits and anything new to share with the group.

See you there!