Our first meeting of the year went well as did the committee meeting before hand. We had a good turn out with members bringing along a range of kits at various stages up to completion. We also had some great discussions as well as our usual show and tell. Rene accepted his trophy for our Build A Bitch club comp also, so here are some pics of the day.
Here are some pics of our last meeting for the year, and now its time to start thinking of what might hit the work bench for next year.
Martin Reid who has been our club president since the beginning has taken the opportunity to step down due to pressing work commitments. I have now taken on the role of president but will have Martin close by to make sure I dont fall out of line!
The club itself and the hobby in general is in great shape and will continue well into the future, so we have much to look forward to.
Merry xmas and see you all next year.
Another great meeting including our AGM and some nice pizza to wash it all down with. Our members brought along show and tell goodies as show by the images below.
Today’s meeting was a lot of fun with the continued format of whats new, in progress builds and up coming events, ie. SAPMA Expo. We also spent a little time looking at what made the recent Model Expo a great success, and what goodies we all spent our pocket money on. As usual I took a few pics on what the members brought along for show and tell or general discussion.
This was our last meeting before Model Expo so this event became a discussion point along with our pending club display. Members brought along various kits and goodies which become a focal point, along with those who brought along kits to build – me included.
Our last meeting was a lot of fun and saw several new faces who came along to see what we are all about. Hopefully they will be brave enough to return having had a taste of our friendly and informative club session.
Below are some pics of member kits and new items from our members:
Well, a busy weekend with various events including the Avalon Air Show, Eastern Suburbs Swap ‘n’ Sell and car shows didn’t deter the die-hards! It was great to see well-respected local modelling guru Ian Hill come along. With Ian’s digital artwork endeavours, he remains a plastic modeller and wowed us with a Warmachine. Quite apt as we make 2017 the year to promote our Warmachine interest group where members and guests are encouraged to bring along their non-avaiation military modelling endeavours.
Ian presented his Panther G (Late) as built from the Dragon 1/35 kit. It’s depicted as it served in Budapest in February / March 1945 in Operation Konrad. Note the steel wheel on the last station in the chassis with all other wheels being the usual rubber types. Also note the serial number. Thanks Ian, we hope to see more Warmachines in future as well as your Warbirds. For Ian’s digital art, visit his website at threedbattleart.com