Today was the Wings & Tracks 2019 model competition held at the 13th Malvern Scout Group Hall in Malvern East. There a was a good turnout of competitors with some high quality kits. Traders were also in attendance including SMS, Wargame Miniatures, Brunel Hobbies and Firestorm selling much needed goodies and accessories. It was great to catch up with people and to chat about all things modelling with a few I know coming out with well earned places. All in all it was a great day with a huge thanks to the IPMS boys putting on yet another great show with all the hard work being much appreciated. Also, an equally huge thanks to the Malvern Scout Group for providing their Scout venue for all us plastic nerds.
Click here to see more images of kits on the table!
Aside for the usual meeting stuff, we presented the winner of both the ‘Build A Bitch’ and ‘Gunna Build’ events with the office club perpetual trophies. I say winner because Martin Reid won both events, grrrrr……………need I say more.
Overall the meeting went well at the temporary venue, while the water leak gets repaired at our normal Ashburton location. Below are some pics of member kits and show and tell!
This month we have had to move to a temporary location due to a water leak at the Ashburton Library. The meeting date has also now been pushed back another week due to other bookings and will be on 10th March. We will be relocated to the Balwyn Library with our start and finish times being the same – address details below:
10th March, 2019
336 Whitehorse Rd,
Balwyn VIC 3103
We have much to cover off at this meeting due partly because I was not at the last meeting! Be sure to come along because your input will be needed as well as your models and happy selves.
See you all there.
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.