Scale Models Expo sponsors

As well as our awesome traders, we’d like to thank the companies who have helped make the Expo a reality thanks to their sponsorship:

Major sponsors

Holdson and Airfix are sponsoring our Junior make-and-take activity and kit give-away by providing Airfix model aircraft kits for children to build during the show. We’ll be running four make-and-take sessions over the weekend, more details to follow.

Holdson logo Thos Holdsworth & Sons Ltd, otherwise known as Holdson, have been passionate about the business of entertaining for 75 years. Based in Auckland, they are best known to modellers as importers of Airfix kits and Humbrol paints and model-making supplies.

Airfix logoAirfix is the oldest UK manufacturer of scale plastic model kits and has been producing kits for the mass market since 1952. Airfix produces a wide range of kits aimed at all types of scale modellers with subjects such as military aircraft, civil aircraft, ships, galleons, cars, space, figures, dioramas and military vehicles.

Trevor Bringans Ltd. LogoTrevor Bringans Ltd. are sponsoring the Junior competitions, with a generous donation of gift certificate spot prizes. This means any Junior entry could win a prize for taking part, so under-17s get your models along to the show on ANZAC weekend!

Trevor Bringans Ltd. has been bringing models and model accessories to New Zealand hobbyists for over 30 years. They stock a huge range of famous hobby brands including Tamiya, Academy, Italeri and Revell and supply a large number of hobby, craft & toy stores New Zealand-wide.

Competition sponsors

Our competition sponsors help provide certificates and trophies for the Expo Public Competition and Nationals prize winners. Thanks to them we’re able to recognise the talents of the winning modellers.

Wingnut Wings are sponsoring the Aircraft category.

Wingnut Wings logoWingnut Wings’ passion is to provide accurate, highly detailed, large scale models that are as enjoyable to build for both the experienced and novice modeller alike. By designing these models to be a pleasure to build they hope to attract people unaccustomed to the satisfaction of modelling aviation’s epic and tragic pioneer years.

Acorn Models are sponsoring the Military Vehicles, Dioramas and Junior categories.

Acorn Models logoEstablished in 1985 the retail shop in Christchurch has grown in size and popularity to its current operation which includes a large mail order base operating from one of New Zealand’s largest retail stores for model and hobby products.

Thanks again to all our sponsors, we really appreciate your help!