2022 Club Champs pre-registration now closed

Pre-registration is now closed. Please use the printed out forms, fill them in & bring them on Sunday.

To print out the registration forms click HERE.

Club Championships – now on Sunday 6th November at the Newlands Community Centre – 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands

– Lunch is available at the Newlands Arms, just across the carpark from the Community Centre.

– Buy / Sell / Swap space will be available if you have stuff to bring along!

• Setup starts at 10am
• Registration starts at 10.30am
• Registration closes at 11.30am
• Judging starts at 11.30am
• Models can be removed from 2.30pm
• Pack down and vacated by 3pm

For classes & details – see HERE for the full list.

2022 Club Competition Details

Club Championships – now on Sunday 6 November at the Newlands Community Centre – 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands

– Buy / Sell / Swap space will be available if you have stuff to bring along, on the stage area.

• Setup starts at 10:00am
• Registration starts at 10:30am
• Registration closes at 11.30am
• Judging starts 11.30am
• Models can be removed from 2.30pm
• Pack down and vacated by 3pm

Competition Categories:

A – Aircraft

  • A1 1/48 aircraft
  • A2 Aircraft smaller than 1/48
  • A3 Aircraft larger than 1/48
  • A4 Aircraft having a New Zealand connection
  • A5 Box stock aircraft

B – Military Vehicles

  • B1 1/35 and larger military vehicles post WW2
  • B2 1/35 and larger military vehicles WW2 and earlier
  • B3 Military vehicles smaller than 1/35
  • B4 Military vehicles having a New Zealand connection
  • B5 Box stock military vehicles

C – Civilian Vehicles

  • C1 Racing oriented vehicles
  • C2 Road vehicles
  • C3 Motorcycles
  • C4 Civilian vehicles having a New Zealand connection
  • C5 Box stock civilian vehicles

D – Figures

  • D1 Figures smaller than 120mm
  • D2 Figures 120mm and larger
  • D3 Figures having a New Zealand connection
  • D4 Busts

E – Dioramas
(no subcategories)

F – Ships & Submarines

  • F1 Ships and submarines smaller than 1/450
  • F2 Ships and submarines 1/450 and larger

G – Miscellaneous

  • G1 Science fact
  • G2 Science fiction
  • G3 Collections
  • G4 Miscellaneous

J – Juniors

  • J1 Junior dioramas
  • J2 Junior AFVs (all scales)
  • J3 Junior aircraft (all scales)
  • J4 Junior civilian vehicles (all scales)
  • J5 Junior ships and submarines (all scales)
  • J6 Junior sci-fi and miscellaneous
  • J7 Junior figures (all scales)

Competition Notes :

– If you have questions please contact a committee member.
– All classes are subject to change as deemed necessary by the judges.
– All entries must be the sole work of the modeller.
– To be eligible to enter the competition, the modeller must be a financial member of Scale
Models Wellington IPMS.
– Models that have won 1st, 2nd or 3rd placings at previous Scale Models Wellington IPMS club
competitions are not eligible to enter. However, they are most welcome to be brought along for
– All other models, including all those entered in our BSK competitions, IPMS Nationals and Scale
Models Expos, are eligible for the competition.
– Box stock entries must be accompanied by the kit instructions. No deviation from the kit
instructions shall be allowed except for the use of aftermarket decals.
– Entries received after 11.30am will be accepted at the discretion of the competition
– Family and friends are welcome to view the competition and display from 1.30pm.
– Pre-registration will open soon and run until 3 November. Please pre-register your models if you can
– Alternatively, entry forms are available HERE. Please print/copy as many as
you need, and bring them to the competition already completed. Entry forms will also be
available at the venue.
– No models are to be put on the tables until they have been registered, and no models may be
removed early without prior approval given by one of the above contacts.
– The Ted Staples Memorial Trophy for Best in Show and permanent Best in Category trophies
are up for grabs.
– Some club members may be asked to assist with judging for this event. Please help if you are
able – this is the perfect training ground for those who are willing to learn about judging and
assist at other Club events or the Expo next year!

See you there….!!!

February Club Night will be via Zoom online conference…

With the impending spread of Covid, we have decided to go online via Zoom again, so join me at 8pm on Wednesday the 23rd of February to discuss all things scale models…

Details are :

Grant Matchett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Scale Models Wellington February Club Night Zoom Meeting
Time: Feb 23, 2022 08:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting


Postponement of 2022 Model Expo….

We have been investigating our options for running the Expo in the current Covid environment – which has changed significantly in the last couple of weeks with the move to the Red Traffic Light setting.

Due to the uncertainty around travel and venue capacity limits we have had a distinct cooling of enthusiasm from sponsors and traders to attend, due to the upfront costs and potential low returns if we can only have small numbers of people coming in the venue.

As a result we have been forced to postpone the event, and will be looking to see when we can re-schedule once we have some certainty after the impending Omicron outbreak.

Disappointing, but due to circumstances out of our control it cannot be avoided.

The Committee

Scale Models Wellington.

January Club Night changed to a Zoom Conference call – 8pm Wednesday 26 January…

With the recent move to the Red Traffic Light setting, we thought it would be more prudent to change from an in-person meeting to a Zoom Conference call, as lots of people will be considering whether they need to go out given the Omicron situation.

So to keep everyone safe it makes sense to move to a virtual meeting via Zoom, details are below :

I will start the meeting at 8pm sharp & we can go for 40 minutes & it will then end & we can start it up again with the same link if we need to go longer….

Click this link to join the Zoom Meeting :   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84499279605 Meeting ID: 844 9927 9605

2021 Club Champs Pre-Registration

Pre-registration has now closed – to get the printed registration form click HERE

Club Championships – now on Sunday 14 November at the Newlands Community Centre – 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands – note the new date, times & venue!!
– we have managed to find a venue on the Sunday at late notice due to a cancellation, hence the last minute notification!!

– we haven’t organised a lunch at this point as the venue has only just become free, but will provide an update on this soon.

– Buy / Sell / Swap space will be available if you have stuff to bring along, just bear with us as its the first time we have used the venue so might take a while to get this area set up!

• Setup starts at 11am
• Registration starts at 11.30am
• Registration closes at 12 midday
• Judging is between 12-2pm
• Models can be removed from 2.30pm
• Pack down and vacated by 3pm

For classes & details – see HERE for the full list.

Subscriptions are due for 2021-22 memberships…

Just a friendly reminder that Subscriptions are due, so please see the subs form attached & get your $$ in via internet banking.

Should you not remember to pay on time, you will get a reminder via email as well, instead of this months Connections newsletter.

Thanks to those that have already paid their subs, much appreciated!

March 2021 Club Night…

Our March meeting is our AGM & it is your opportunity to have your say on club activities &get involved. There will be a kit raffle at that meeting, so please come along and participate.

Agenda :

  • Minutes of previous AGM
  • Presidents & Treasurers reports
  • Voting for Executive & Committee
  • Setting of the Subscription
  • Notices of Motion
  • General Business
    • Location of Club Nights
    • 3D Resin Printer
    • Scale Models Expo
    • Any other business raised from the floor

We will also be discussing Build the Same Kit choices, with a view of kicking this off a month earlier and finishing a month later than usual to allow for more time to get builds completed.

Wednesday 31st of March, 7.30pm Trust Room, Johnsonville Community Centre.

2021 Scale Models Wellington EXPO update…

Unfortunately the committee have decided to cancel this event, due to circumstances making the organisation of the event in time not possible, and the likelihood that the event would not be a success if it was attempted without effective planning.

When we have more news on a new event, we will post up an update.