About IPMS Birmingham

A branch of IPMS(UK) we are a club for modellers and those interested in modelling in Birmingham and surrounding areas, we welcome people of all abilities to attend our meetings on the third Sunday of each month - please see "About IPMS Birmingham" page for venue details and times.

Archive

Old and out-of-date items or information for reference purposes only.

2015 Diary

The competition theme (January to October) is "The Silver Screen"

January


Sunday 18th, Club Meeting 


February


Sunday 15th, Club Meeting 

Sunday 15th, Huddersfield Show, Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate. HD1 1TW.
                      (IPMS Birmingham attending)

March

                    
Sunday 15th, Club Meeting 

 Sunday 29th, East Midland Model Show, The Leisure Centre, Coventry Road,
                      Hinckley, Leicestershire. LE10 0JR. (IPMS Birmingham Attending)


April


Sunday 12th, Shropshire Model Show, RAF Museum, Cosford.
                   (IPMS Birmingham attending)

Sunday 19th, Club Meeting

Sunday 26th, Modelkraft 2105 (Milton Keynes Show) Santonbury  Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes.
                      (IPMS Birmingham attending)



May


Sunday 17th, Club Meeting



June


Sunday 21st, Club Meeting


July

Sunday 12th, Staffordshire Moorlands Show, The TA Centre, Martin Leake House,
Waterloo Road, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3HJ. 
(IPMS Birmingham attending)

Sunday 19th, Club Meeting

Sunday 26th, Midland Expo 2015 - our own show
 

August


Sunday 16th, Club Meeting 

September


Sunday 20th, Club Meeting 


October


Sunday 18th, Club Meeting 

November


Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th, Scale ModelWorld 2015, Telford International Centre, TF3 4JH.
                                              (IPMS Birmingham attending)


Sunday  15th, Club Meeting - AGM


December


Sunday 6th, Midland Air Museum Model Fair, Bagington (IPMS Birmingham attending)

Sunday 13th, Club Meeting - Christmas Party and Branch Championship.
 (N.B. this is the last meeting at Kings Heath we move to our new venue in January)

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2014 Diary

January



Sunday 19th,  

Club meeting
____________________________________________________________________________

February


Sunday 16th

Club meeting (Note; clashes with Huddersfield show)

Huddersfield Show, Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate Huddersfield,   HD1 1TW
 (IPMS Birmingham attending)
____________________________________________________________________________

Sunday, 23rd

South Cheshire Militaire. (Invitation rec,d)
____________________________________________________________________________

March


Saturday 1st,

North Somerset Modellers Society Model Show, The Locking Castle Campus, Highland Lane, Locking Castle, Weston Super Mare, BS24 7DX. 
(We normally attend this show but have not rec'd an invitation yet.)
____________________________________________________________________________
Sunday 16th  

Club meeting
____________________________________________________________________________
Sunday, 23rd

East Midlands Model Show, The Leisure Centre, Hinckley 
(IPMS Birmingham attending)
____________________________________________________________________________

April


Sunday 6th,  

Shropshire Model Show, Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford. 
(IPMS Birmingham attending)
____________________________________________________________________________
Sunday 13th

Club meeting (Note; change of date due to Easter falling on the 3rd Sunday of April)
 ____________________________________________________________________________
Sunday 27th

Model Kraft 2014, Santonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes.MK14 6BN.
 (IPMS Birmingham attending)
____________________________________________________________________________

May


Sunday 18th,  

Club meeting
____________________________________________________________________________

June


Sunday 15th,  

Club meeting (Note; clashes with MAFVA Nationals, Duxford)
____________________________________________________________________________
Sunday 22nd

Coventry and Warwickshire Show, Midland Air Museum, Bagington, Coventry.
(IPMS Birmingham attending)
____________________________________________________________________________

July


Sunday 6th,  

The Moorlands Model Show, TA Centre, Martin Leake House, Stonor Street, 
off Waterloo Road, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. ST6 3HJ. 
(IPMS Birmingham attending)
____________________________________________________________________________
Sunday 20th, 

Club meeting
____________________________________________________________________________


Sunday 27th

Midland Expo 2014. Our own show

____________________________________________________________________________

August

Sunday 10th 

Avon Show  
   _____________________________________________________________________
Sunday 17th

Club meeting
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September

Sunday 14th


Sutton Coldfield Model Spectacular 2014, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall. 
 (IPMS Birmingham attending)
____________________________________________________________________________


Sunday 21st,  

Club meeting. (Note; clashes with Euromilitaire)
 ____________________________________________________________________________

October

Sunday 19th, 

Club meeting

____________________________________________________________________________

November

Saturday 7th and  Sunday 8th
 
Scale ModelWorld, The International Centre, Telford. TF3 4JH.  
(IPMS Birmingham attending)
 ____________________________________________________________________________
Sunday 16th,  

Club meeting - AGM
 ____________________________________________________________________________

December

Sunday 7th,

Midland Air Museum Model Fair, Bagington, Coventry. (IPMS Birmingham attending)


Sunday 14th, 

Club meeting - Christmas Party & and Branch Chamionship.
 ____________________________________________________________________________
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In addition to those listed above, I have dates for the following shows for which we may receive invitations or have informal/verbal invitations. There will be others but the dates have yet to be announced.

24 May, Torbay Military Modelling Society Model Show 2014

1 June, The Northern Model Show.

10 Aug,(?) Avon Show (Date to be confirmed – we usually attend)

21 Sept, Wings & Things, Spalding (Clashes with meeting and Euromilitaire)

20 & 21 Sept, Exposition de Modeles Reduit, Frethun (near Calais)

11 & 12 Oct, Maquettexpo 2014, Hyères (South of France)

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2013 diary

January


Sunday 20th, Club Meeting - Competition theme; USA. CANCELLED


February


Sunday 17th, Club Meeting - Competition theme; Germany plus Hospice Trophy judging.

Sunday 17th, Huddersfield Show, Huddersfield Sports Centre, Southgate. HD1 1TW.
                      (IPMS Birmingham attending)

March


Saturday 2nd, North Somerset Model Show, The Campus, Locking Castle,
                      Weston-super-Mare. BS24 7DX (IPMS Birmingham attending)

                    
Sunday 17th, Club Meeting - Competition theme; United Kingdom.

 Sunday 24th, East Midland Model Show, The Leisure Centre, Coventry Road,
                      Hinckley, Leicestershire. LE10 0JR. (IPMS Birmingham Attending)

April


Sunday 7th, Shropshire Model Show, RAF Museum, Cosford.
                   (IPMS Birmingham attending)

Sunday 21st, Club Meeting - Competition theme; France.

Sunday 21st, Modelkraft 2102 (Milton Keynes Show) Santonbury  Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes.
                      (IPMS Birmingham attending)


May


Sunday 12th Gloucester Show

Sunday 19th, Club Meeting - Competition theme; Italy.

Sunday 19th Barnet (Hendon) Show, RAF Museum Hendon.

Sunday 25th Torbay Model Show, Torquay Town Hall.

June


Sunday 16th, Club Meeting - Competition theme; Japan.

Sunday 23rd, Coventry and Warwickshire Show, Midland Air Museum, Bagington,Coventry.

July


Sunday 21st, Club Meeting - Competition theme; South America.

Sunday 28th, Midland Expo 2013, Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre and Golf Course,
                     Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham. B14 6ER.
                     (IPMS Birmingham's own show)

August


Sunday 11th, Avon Show, Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.
                     BS35 3JB (IPMS Birmingham attending)

Sunday 18th, Club Meeting - Competition theme; Russia/USSR.

September

Sunday 1st,  Wombourne Scale Model Show, The Community Centre,, Church Road,
                    Wombourne, South Staffordshire, WV5 9EZ (IPMS Birmingham attending)

Sunday 8th, Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Show. Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.
                   (IPMS Birmingham attending)

Sunday 15th, Club Meeting - Competition theme; South East Asia.

October


Sunday 20th, Club Meeting - Competition theme; Middle East.

November


Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th, Scale ModelWorld 2013, Telford International Centre, TF3 4JH.
                                              (IPMS Birmingham attending)


Sunday  17th, Club Meeting - AGM

December

Sunday 1st, Coventry & Warkwickshire Winter Fayre and Model Show, Midland Air
Museum
. (IPMS Birmingham attending)


Sunday 15th, Club Meeting - Christmas Party and Branch Championship.

BRANCH COMPETITION THEMES FOR 2013

January;          USA

February;        Germany

March;            United Kingdom
April;               France
May;               Italy
June;              Japan
July;               South America
August;           Russia/USSR
September;     South East Asia
October;          Middle East

The old competition judging system now superseded;

Points are awarded by the judges for construction (up to10 points), Painting and Finishing (up to 10 points) and embellishments (up to 5 points) with the maximum possible score of 25 points.

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