West Norfolk International Plastic Modellers Society Annual Model Show 23 June

IPMS2013-500The 4th International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS) Annual Model Show is all lined up for Sunday, 23 June 2013 – 10am to 4pm.  The show is a major event in the IPMS’s calendar and takes place in Downham Market Town Hall, Downham Market, PE38 9JS.  Visitors will find ample car parking, refreshments, club displays, trade stands, tombola and an open model competition. Entry fees are: Adults £2.00, Children £1.00.

The event has to date raised money for  the Alzheimer’s Society and the Air Ambulance.  As many of the IPMS’s members are ex-forces the Society now regularly supports Bridge for Heroes and help out with model therapy at the drop in centre.  The IPMS is delighted to welcome members from all walks of life, however.

There are approximately 20 members who meet on a regular basis from all over West Norfolk twice a month.  Members range in age from 12  to well… beyond retirement!  Meetings take place at the William Burt Social Club. West Winch  on the 1st and 4th Wednesday of every month 1900 to 2145ish  of all abilities, beginners to “experts”!  The West Norfolk IPMS have produced displays for the Bircham Newton history room and I can vouch for the quality of their work having attended a previous West Norfolk IPMS Model Show a few years back.

The IPMS display at various shows around the country from Telford to Hendon. As well as the local area.  See the website to see where the West Norfolk branch of IPMS visits.  The dedicated attend all the shows although it is not compulsory and space is always available for newcomers to display their work.

 

Members of the West Norfolk IPMS  build all varieties of armour, aircraft, ships, figures, space, horror, sci-fy, cars, trucks, trains and more.  Anyone wishing to improve modelling techniques, learn something new, build something different or just get inspiration to have a go are welcome. There are even lady members (5 at time of writing).  They are a friendly bunch who enjoy a laugh and plenty of banter.

Another aspect to the Society’s activities include visits to museums such as Duxford and regular special talks.  An example of the type of talks arranged is a recent one by Ken Wallis (little Nellie pilot and engineer)  who gave an account of his life, and adventures.

So if you are seriously keen on modelling why not pay a visit to one of the Society’s meets and get creative with models!

For more information about the West Norfolk International Plastic Modellers Society see their website or contact:

Steve Gregory Tel no 01760 755596
email address sinmon@tiscali.co.uk

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