October Club Night….

Decal Night – Part Deux….

Come along & we will have the second part of our decals workshop that didn’t happen as planned back in July..

Show’n’tell is on as per normal, and we will preview the 2020 Club Champs as well…

See you there!!

August Club Night

Reminder for Club Night on Wednesday 26th of August – will be Build the Same’ish Kit judging & prizegiving night, so bring along your built models for judging.

Reminder of the classes:

  • German Fighter – any kit, any scale
  • American Jet – any kit, any scale
  • World War 2 Armour – any kit, any scale
  • Race Car with a Roof – any kit, any scale
  • Build a Stash Kit – any kit, any scale (yes, this means anything!!)

(Just remember you need to be a financial member to enter, so if you havent paid your sub you can pay on the night…)

Will be a great night, see you there!!

Trust Room, Johnsonville Community Centre – 7.30pm


At the AGM at last months Club Night we finally got to confirm the 2020 – 2021 Subscription Fees, which are the same as they were last year & the same that was on the “interim” subscription form that I sent out a couple of months back.

So if you haven’t got around to paying your subs, enclosed is the updated subscription form so you can get onto it pronto!!

(If you did pay on the earlier interim form, there was no change in the $$ amounts, so there is no extra to pay and thank you for doing it early!…)

Confirmed Membership Form is available here as a PDF

Or here as a JPG:

Virtual Club Nights are back on – first mid-month Zoom conference on Wednesday 15th of July at 8pm…

With the virtual club nights via Zoom conference being successful over the lockdown period, and also a good opportunity for the ‘out of town’ community to contribute, we listened to your feedback at the AGM & have brought them back for one night a month, around the middle of each month.

This compliments our usual end of month Club Night at the Johnsonville Community Centre.

The first meeting will be on Wednesday the 15th of July, which isn’t quite in tune with the fortnight after the ‘real’ club night, but because of school holidays & its a long month this works better for me hosting it.

Details are:

Scale Models Wellington Virtual Club Night for July :

Date : Wednesday 15th July
Time : 8:00 PM
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/4131853023
Meeting ID: 413 185 3023

Hope to see you there – and remember this is extra to our usual July club night on the on Wednesday the 29th of July at Johnsonville Community Centre.

Club Nights are back on again!!

With the confirmation of Covid-19 Alert Level 1 this week we are all go for our regular Club Night & AGM on the 24th of June 2020!!

Bring all your Covid-19 builds along, BSK in-progress, stuff you bought during Level 3 lockdown etc.etc.. and we will make a night of it.

There is the small matter of the AGM to deal with, but that should be pretty straightforward with voting in of the executive, accepting all the minutes & financial accounts & setting the subs.

7.30pm Wednesday 24th of June 2020 – Johnsonville Community Centre Trust Room.

Hope to see you there !!

2020-21 Interim Membership Form…

Below is the interim Membership Form for the 2020-21 year.

As we haven’t had the AGM yet to ratify the subscription prices, these may change. If so, we will contact you about any adjustments.

Please print out the form and fill it out and return it to us with your latest contact details – probably best to send an email to the Treasurer Steve Holgate with a photo of the completed form attached and advise the amount you have paid via internet banking so that we can marry it all up – his email is on the membership form.

Any problems, email Steve or myself at contact@scalemodelswellington.org.nz

Here is the link to the form :

2020 – 21 Interim Membership form

Or alternatively here is the form as an image – on your PC you can right click on it to “Save Image As” and save to your computer, open it and print it out.

Weekly Club Nights via Zoom Meetings while in Lockdown…

Howdy, after the Committee managed to get successful Zoom video conference meeting going today, we have decided to run a 30-40 minute Club Meeting via Zoom on a Wednesday night at 8pm while we are in Lockdown.
So, the meeting details are here – just click on the link where it says “Join Zoom Meeting” below :

Topic: Scale Models Wellington Weekly Lockdown Meeting!

Time: Wednesday Evenings 08:00 PM NZ Time
Join Zoom Meeting : https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4131853023
Meeting ID: 413 185 3023

Zoom meetings can be joined from your smart phone or iPad/tablet, but I think you have to download the Zoom app first. From your PC you obviously need a webcam so we can see you and a microphone and speaker (or a headset), so a laptop would probably be your best bet. (Please allow all pop up messages where Zoom wants to use your microphone & camera, obviously!!)Also consider your surroundings, we don’t really want to hear & see the rest of your family, and they probably don’t want to hear us either!
Please test your video & audio settings prior to the meeting starting, if you can, as video & audio setting permissions usually have to be allowed before you can have the full experience.
Format will be a bit loose to start with – the first 10 minutes will be a ‘welcome period’ ensuring everyone has joined and has their audio & video working, and then we will do a brief meeting agenda refresh and then into it.
If you have audio or video issues during the meeting, please don’t try and interrupt the meeting for everyone else trying to resolve it, I can work with you one-on-one afterwards to go through some troubleshooting steps to sort it out…

March Club Night & AGM

Its that time again, with the March Club Night & AGM on Wednesday the 25th of March.

Topic for Club Night is “What was I bringing for the Expo…” and there are double raffle prizes up for winning too!!

We need at least 17 people along so we have the Quorum for the AGM, and the files from last years AGM are in the Newsletter email link.

2019 Club Championships – Saturday 16 November

This year the Club Championships is taking a departure from its usual Sunday date, due to the difficulty in getting a reasonable venue for a reasonable price, so please note the date is a Saturday!!

The venue this year is the Trust Room at Johnsonville Community Centre, venue for our usual Club Nights…

To pre-register your models, go to scalemodelswellington.org.nz/club-preregister – this link will be available up until 10 November. You can also use the paper based form below, save the image below & print it out :

• 10 – 11am Set up tables & covers
• 11 – 12noon Registration
• 12 – 2pm Judging (guests welcome from 2pm)
• 12.30 Food delivered
• 3 – 4pm Pack up room & head home

Competition categories
The list of categories for 2019 is the same as last year:
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 and submarines
• F1 Ships and submarines smaller than 1/450
• F2 Ships and submarines 1/450 and larger
G Fact, fiction, collections and 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 your Committee Members.
• 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 12.00 noon will be accepted at the discretion of the competition chairman. Family and friends are welcome to view the competition and display from 2.00pm.
• Pre-registration will open soon and run until 10 November. Please pre-register your models here if you can:
• Alternatively, entry forms are included with this issue of the newsletter. Please 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. Would all current holders of these trophies please return them to the committee at the October meeting or on Club Champs day.
• 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 Nationals!