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Membership for 2019

Just in case you haven’t paid your club subs for 2019 yet, you can download the membership form here:

Scale Models Wellington membership form 2019

Following the AGM, all membership types are the same as last year.

You can pay by internet banking, or post in a cheque – but we do need the form filled in and returned so that we have your correct contact details. We’re also keen to hear about your ideas for club nights so do that fill that in too.

July Club Night – Wednesday 31st of July

Its Speed Build Night!! – bring some basic tools – cutters, knife, glue, tweezers. Get into a team & you will get a kit to build on the night – its a nice quality kit this time so should be lots of fun!!

Show’N’Tell theme is “America Made Great…” – notice my play on words, bring along anything American you have made to share with the group.

Club Night Raffle – you get tickets for turning up, work in progress kits and completed kits on the table – so bring stuff along to be in to win a really, really good brand new Tamiya kit !!

Subscriptions are due, see the post at the top of the page with the details of the subscription form and how to pay.

June Club Night – Wednesday 26th June 2019

– Buy, Sell & Swap Night – bring along kits that have gone out of favour, or those that are half done but aren’t going to go any further so that someone else can re-purpose them!! Bring some cash on the night to spend up large!!

– Show’N’Tell theme night “75th Anniversary of D Day…” bring along any kits of the D Day period – planes with Invasion Stripes, special ships to support the invasion, armour that fought during the invasion etc..

– Club Night Raffle – same as last month, you get tickets for turning up, work in progress kits and completed kits on the table – so bring stuff along to be in to win a really good prize.

– Subs are due – see the header message with the membership form.

Come along – will be a fun night!!

Cheers
Grant the Secretary.

Build the Same Kit – 2019

BSK classes voted on are as follows & building can commence from now :

– Aircraft 1/48 – Eduard Tempest (any boxing..)
– Aircraft 1/72 – Airfix Typhoon (any boxing…)
– Armour 1/35 – Meng Panther (any type)
– Vehicles 1/24 – Revell Ford GT

BONUS kit classes for those who came along at Club Night and were given a kit :

– Academy 1/144 F4E Phantom
– Warhammer Figure – Age of Sigmar Stormcast Eternal Liberator

Since they were a give-away, we do expect these to be assembled, painted & presented back for judging….

(there are no more Phantoms left to give away, but we do have more of the Warhammer Figures if you want one – come along to next club night.)

TIMETABLE :

You can start building from tonight. You need to bring your completed model to the August Club Night – Wednesday the 28th of August 2019.

Judging and Prizegiving will be completed at the August Club Night – and every modeller that enters a completed BSK model will get a prize (one prize per modeller regardless of how many models entered). Judging will be done on each class and certificates will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each class.

Terms & Conditions apply to your entry (like your membership is paid…) and Judges decision is final on the results.

Good luck and remember you have less than 3 months to get them completed, so get cracking !!

May Club Night – Wednesday 29th of May 2019

  • Bring out your dead from the Shelf of Doom!! – bring along a kit from your Work in Progress collection that hasn’t progressed in ages…
  • Build the Same Kit Voting
  • Win a prize just for attending – entry tickets to win a raffle prize just for coming along (Terms & Conditions apply!!)
  • Bring your subscription money along on the night or pay via Internet Banking – see the form at the top of the page!
  • … see you there!!

Back issues of Connections added

It’s been a while, but we’ve now uploaded all of last year’s issue of the Club newsletter here. We’ll be uploading each new issue a couple of months after it’s published but the most recent issues will remain ‘members only’.

Scale Models Expo – thanks again!

As ever, huge thanks to those of you who attended and supported Scale Models Expo this year, we couldn’t have done it without you. We had a great range of models on display and it was cool to see so many model-makers and families enjoying themselves at the show.

Look forward to seeing you again in 2020!

Gary Hunt Miniatures at Scale Models Expo

A bit of neat last minute news – Gary Hunt just confirmed he’ll be attending Expo with a sales stall for his miniatures line. He’ll also be demonstrating his Barbarian Beestwars game system (based on Zombiesmith’s Shieldbash ruleset) so you can get a taste of the free rules and pick up some figures to paint and game with.

Geladan Archer, sculpted by Gary Hunt and painted by Mary Profitt

Gary sculpts and sells pewter miniatures in 28mm, 32mm and 54mm scales covering historical, fantasy and science-fiction subjects. He’s worked at Weta Workshop since 2001 sculpting collectibles and working on feature films including Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, District 9, Avatar, Master and Commander and many more.

You can see more of Gary’s work at his website: garyhuntminiatures.com

Miniature Armies at Scale Models Expo

Some people like to paint single figures to a remarkable standard, others enjoy collecting and painting huge armies. These can be simply for display, or more entertainingly for battling other armies as part of a miniature wargame. Throwing dice across a table full of painted miniatures and beautiful scenery is a great way to spend an afternoon.

A huge army of loyal Space Marines

Scale Models Expo gives you a great opportunity to try the miniature wargaming hobby – we have demonstration games from both the worlds of Warhammer and Bolt Action. Feel free to talk to Will and Luke at the Games Workshop table, and Tyrone and Dan at the Bolt Action table – they’ll explain how things work and get you rolling dice and charging into the attack ASAP.

Bolt Action in action. Where is the air support?

Scale Models Expo poster models

Here are some close-ups of our poster models to show the kind of variety you can expect to see at Scale Models Expo. These were all built by Scale Models Wellington club members, many thanks for allowing us to use these pictures folks!