September Meeting

We are meeting again this Sunday so come along and enjoy the fun. By the way this meeting was scheduled a week later than usual due to Fathers Day last weekend.

Our meeting location is currently under going audio visual upgrades but our meeting room will not be impacted. Its great to see that the library ensures that our facilities are kept functional and operational, so maybe some time soon we may make use of this equipment – movies, holiday slide shows etc.

We recently had a great weekend at our holiday retreat at Phillip Island so it will be great to recap to finer moments and modelling successes.

The AGM last month went along really well. We have a changing of the guard with Martin Reid stepping into the Presidents role and Mark Bujega taking on the Vice Presidents role. We wish both of these gentlemen the best of luck and look forward to new ideas and a fresh approach for the club.

See you all there.

Michael Tabone
Club Secretary

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Build Weekend 2019

 

On the weekend of 23rd – 25th August a few members took the trip down to our Phillip Island holiday house to do nothing but build kits. We also took the time to eat, drink and listen to music and various comedy shows which generated a lot of laughs.

Between the members we had a whole bunch of kits that we brought along to keep us busy for the three days. Making sure you covered all bases with all the associated gear was a small challenge but I think we all did pretty well there.

The accommodation was comfortable and within walking distance to the shops, but sorry to say there was no hobby shop for any emergency supplies. All meals were by way of pies, pizza,  chips, eggs and toast and most things in between all washed down with the finest of beverages – mmmm.

Overall is was a great weekend with plenty of kit building and time to relax and enjoy each others company and humour – thinking about next year already…….

Click here for some pics of the weekend.

August Meeting

This meeting will be a busy one with the following:

12:00pm – Committee Meeting

12:30pm – AGM

1:00pm – General Meeting

We hope to cover off all the important business content at the Committee Meeting and then flow into the AGM, which I know you will all be looking forward to. The General Meeting will be the usual affair and who knows, but maybe with some new leaders………

Hope to see you all there!

July Meeting

Our July meeting went very well and featured a demonstration on what is needed to paint realistic figures. This consisted of a review of the Calvin Tan DVDs and included a practical demonstration and discussion of the process, as well as the paints and technique required. This was a fun and informative activity that the members found interesting and useful. As we know painting figures can be a bit tricky and as scary as rigging WW1 aircraft, but with a little planning, patience and practice its one of those skills that once mastered can really enhance our models.

Check out the Demonstrations page for a copy of the handout!

 

Model Expo 2019 Report

Model Expo is the biggest model show and competition in Australia with over 800 competition models, a large number of traders as well as the famous Swap&Sell. It was held on the Queens Birthday long weekend – 8th – 10th June at the Sandown Racecourse.  Warbirds have contributed to this even since we have been a club and is marked very high on our calendar.

At this years Model Expo, Warbirds presented a club display with the theme of ‘Jets’ featuring member builds of jet aircraft from WW2 to the present day. It was also the 75th year anniversary of the first jet flight (German ME262), and as such this display featured several beautifully built examples.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Wingnut Wings, Warbirds also put  together a display of Wingnut kits with each model representing each year of their successful journey. To top it off Richard Alexander (who could not be at this years show) kindly sent us test shots of the massive Lancaster and Handley Page bombers to display to the public. Overall the response was huge with countless people coming by to see these personally, and to see first hand the high level of detail that can be expected from the final production release, later this year.

For Warbirds this Expo was a huge success as we met many people and got to talk all things modelling regarding our club and for Wingnut Wings. So whats on for next years Model Expo – mmmmm – we will have to get back to you on that one but I am sure it will be fun.

Click here to view photos of the club display and the Wingnut Wings 10th Anniversary display

Click here to see a selection of photos taken at Model Expo 2019