Glen Porter Memorial Build


July 2017 will be the Glen Porter Memorial build competition. The build is out of the box, airfix 1:72 focke-wolfe FW190 F8 or A8.

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We look forward to a great competition in memory of Glen Porters contribution to small “brallie” scale reviews and builds. Glen was a long time AMMS and APMA member and a contributor to many online forums and magazines.

Clarendon Classic Machinery, Truck and Hobby Show

September 16th and 17th Hawkesbury Showground Clarendon NSW,

Clarendon Kenworth Klassic Truck Show, Model and Hobby Show, Sydney Antique Machinery Show, LVR Steam train rides from Richmond to Mulgrave. Civilian and Military displays and vehicles. Theme this year is 100 Years of the Fordson Tractor and 150 Years of Lister.

Sydney Scale Model Show will have representatives there.

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AMMS Sydney will have a display. Volunteers are welcome to assist in manning the stand. Great opportunity to get a few hours of modelling done or talking to interested vistors to the stand. 1496735720032-1189976358

AMMS Sydney Stand

AMMS Sydney Stand

2016 December Meeting

I trust that everyone was happy with their stash of kits from the December Meeting Monster Raffle and the spiteful Santa organised by Al. Bowie. I  hope that you can find the time now to build them over the coming months and we see them on rhe Comp table.

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AMMS Members had another great year at interstate and local comps including Sydney Scale Model Show, Illawarra, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne shows. It really demonstrates the individual strengths of our memebers within AMMS. We finished the year with the Andy Reid Memorial Trophy a joint Sherman build competition with AMMS Brisbane. Andy was a long term member of Brisbane AMMS. David McKinley’s  Sherman build won the day in a secret ballat style selection of the competing shermans.

I hope that everyone has a Happy and Safe Christmas and New Year and we see you again on the second Friday of January 2017 for you to show what Santa bought for you.

From the “Committee” and myself all the best for the New Year ahead. Regards David McKinley – President..

Antique Machinery Show and Hawkesbury Model Hobby Show

AMMS will be present at this show over the weekend of 17th and 18th of Sept 2016.

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Hawkesbury Hobby and Model Show

Antique Machinery Rally Weekend Hawkesbury

We are always looking for new members including juniors  to join us at our meetings. So if you have an interest in military subjects but cannot afford a 1:1 scale  version then develop your skills in scale modelling in 1: many scales of your favorite military subjects and learn from a range of master builders at our meetings.

Dont do military, thats OK too as we accomodate Sci Fi, car and truck, figures and a range of other scale modellers as well. You can discuss your models on our facebook page.

AMMS Sydney Stand

AMMS Sydney Stand

AMMS Sydney Facebook

Check the calendar at the bottom of the page for the next meeting date and we hope to see you soon at St Marys, around 7.pm Nova Employment Transition Centre.Cnr Chapel and East Sts or drop me an email at mckinleydavid2@gmail.com

Calander Updated for 2016 Events.

Hi all i have updated the calander for the Illawarra show dates and amended the meeting dates until  Nov 2016. If you know of other event dates let me know so I can add these too.

Bring along your Work In Progress models, dio, viignette, figures or your latest reference find for discussion.

Dont forget that every meeting is a competition night so get those completed models in for judging for medallions, End of Year Best of Class and Modeller of the Year.

 

Photo Booth Set-up

Just seen on the Hack a Day website – an interesting photo booth design by an actual modeller!

What’s interesting (to me at least) is the lighting from below the model. I’d have thought that might have introduced more problems, but by using a translucent sheet of perspex, you get a really nice effect.

Check out Doog’s website for some more pics using his setup, and for technique and general modelling articles.