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.
Schedule: • 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
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
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
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
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 display. – 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 chairman. – 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!
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.
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….
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!
Schedule • 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.
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.