Congratulations to Jared who picked up a Gold and two Silver awards at Bugle Call 2023 for his Curtis A8 Strike, P-51B and T-28 Trojan. Thanks for cleaning up the awards Jared!
The figure is a mash-up, Found at the IPMS Gloucester show. Gliding illusion using color-changing LEDs. Lower base made from recycled Ferrero Rocher box. This houses a PCB with a further 4 x Fast rainbow LED's to feed the fibre optics and the battery bank. WIP to display at the Helicopter Museum for the Dalek event.
October 22nd - Yeovil Model Show
November 11/12th - Scale Model World
November 26th - Bugle Call, Nailsea
3rd December - London Plastic Model Show
The 'Woolpack' meeting was originally established as a regular get-together for local members of the "Friends of the Helicopter Museum" - many of whom were also either volunteers at the Museum and/or model club members. As well as chatting about the Museum, we spent progressively more time discussing general subjects but often they were club-related. These days it has just become an extension of the club meeting on the 2nd Tuesday, but without any of the formality (such as it is).
Congratulations to Jared who picked up a Gold at Bugle Call 2022 for his Mitsubishi Dinah.
Mitsubishi Ki-46 mk2 Dinah, 6th Dokuritsu Hiko Chutai (Independant Air Squadron), Air Defence of Japan, Osama 1944. Airfix 1/72 kit with Airwaves etch, airbrushed with Humbrol and Saxo paints.
2021 has been a tricky year for shows but we have done what we can and ended the year with a local show at Nailsea. Rich Owen took a Whizz around the show and here are some builds that he thought we should see.
Despite the cold weather, modelers were well insulated at the Helicopter Museum and lots of great progress was made. Why not come and join us on a Sunday morning.
Modeller's hard at work on a cold Sunday morning but well supplied with hot drinks from "Bob's" Cafe. See this page for details of our meetings during 2020.
Proud to say that The Trench took a Silver award for Best Branch Display at the IPMS Telford.
A member of the North Somerset Modellers, Phil Hollinshead, passed away recently and his wife ask the club if we could dispose of his models and tools on her behalf.
This we did and raised some money which the club topped up to £100.00, the money was to go to the RSPCA and MIND charities, £50.00 to each.
As the club is affiliated to the Helicopter Museum it was arranged for the cheques to be presented there, with Anne Simon for MIND and Rita Hinton for the RSPCA to receive the cheques..
Everyone arrived at the Museum as arranged and booked in, we found that the ticket also included entrance to the Explosives Museum, just up the road.
We first visited HMS Alliance, Andy Trewins old boat, one of the pictures shows Andy in his actual bunk, Andy gave us a very interesting guided tour.
After visiting the rest of the museum it was decided to have some lunch, Terry suggested The Star, a Wetherspoons in Gosport High Street, after which we then visited the Explosives Museum, it covered all forms of Naval Armament history, the photo shows some naval guns at the entrance
Displayed in a small Ferrero Rocher box 140mm x 65mm x 75mm, the 6’ x 2’ table is 3D printed to scale with two layers of tissue paper wet with 50/50 mix of Mod Podge Matt and water. Because the last person to pack the club office didn’t fold the cloth right it’s got wrinkles – you can blame them!
Club banner along front of the table is screen printed from a photo, reduced to the right size and printed on a colour laser.
Back row; American School Bus, Donald Duck, Tigger, Fireman Sam, Dalek, Bristo
Andy represented the club at the Sovereign Centre on the 30th May where there was a "City of Truro" speed challenge. Andy took a selection of models with him as well as his own entry to the challenge. The challenge was won by youngster Billie Jarvis.
Dick Cavell's Bristol Fighter F11.37 in 1/72nd Scale was seen in the IPMS Magazine 2019 issue 3. Picture was taken at the IPMS Gloucester Show
The club meets every one Sunday each month at the Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare and in the August 2017 issue of Airfix magazine, the museum had a two page spread. Please take a look by following clicking on the button