Welcome to the IPMS Auckland website. IPMS Auckland is a branch of IPMS New Zealand, which is a society of scale model enthusiasts, whose interest it is to develop and promote scale modelling, both as a hobby and art form, within New Zealand.
Click the "Contact Us" link above for more information about the club, meetings, and how to join.
|January 17th, 2017||IPMS Auckland Club Night|
|February 21st, 2017||IPMS Auckland Club Night|
|March 21st, 2017||IPMS Auckland Club Night|
News To You?
Yeah ok - I know the site doesn't get updated that often - but being a small club with a free website means that we also don't get the traffic through the site to warrant regular updates. Plus with great sites like Britmodeller, Aeroscale, Hyperscale, etc, etc - posting lots of updates here would really just be regurgitating their content. So pop over to our links page and peruse some of the great sites listed there...
Have a look at Military Aviation Blogspot with a focus on 1/48 scale aircraft.
If Star Wars is your thing The Keeper of the Force might tickle your light sabre....
Nicholas Sagans WIP site has a variety of modelling subjects and is worth a look.
Darrell Thompsons excellent flickr album of Scale Model World 2015 - Telford Model Show.
Check out our Articles and Reviews page with the latest ScaleMail and much more.
Ever fancied large scale auto modelling? Have a look at these 1/8th beauties...
Xuntong have announced a 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-28P "Firebar" and a 1/48 Ilyushin Il-28 "Beagle" ..
Click the pic below to view highlights of Model X 2014 (Model X 2015 coming soon):
(Connor showing off his efforts after a Project Airfix session)
Check out the Galleries page for photos from one of our members recent trip to Poland and Russia - he took the opportunity to visit a number of aviation museums.
Here's a video presentation with highlights of the 2013 Scale Model Show (Video courtesy of XY Brands)
Click HERE for images of the 2013 Scale Model Show including competition winners in both the IPMS New Zealand National Competition and the Open Competition.
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Here's a short video of the IPMS Auckland display and Project Airfix kids build from Model X held over Queens Birthday weekend recently. (Video link courtesy of Testor's ScaleWorkshop and HyperScale.com)
Images from the IPMS Auckland display at Model X 2013 here
Jays Model Kits have relaunched Tasman and Falcon brand kits and accessories.
Great blogs of fire! Have a browse through a few blogs.... not all in English but you get the gist....
Check out the PartWork Models Forum
Like your models in an obscure scale - check out the 72nd Scale Aircraft site! (Webmaster likes 48th so can write what he likes... nyuck nyuck... )
Check out the Unofficial Airfix Modellers' Forum
Check out Geoff Coughlin's Scale Modelling Now online magazine - a subscription site with free samples
IPMS Ireland Forum added to the Links page click here
Automotive kits, accessories and Zero Paints can be found at Hiroboy.com
Resin figures and aircraft conversion/upgrade sets from Grey Matters
Mexcian modelling forum - aye caramba! Foro De Modelismo ....
How about a modelling forum with some interesting topics - scratch-building, dioramas, etc - check out Finescaler ....
How about some nice saucy nose art from Kits World ....
Check out Uschi van der Rosten wood grain decals for 1/72-1/32 scale models - site includes tutorials...
Link added to Welsh Models - excellent 1/72 and 1/144 civilian and military airliners
New link added to Flory Models - home of weathering washes, modelling DVD's and modelling blog
Model car kits, detail parts and supplies from Strada Sports Store click here
pwm.org.pl - Polish modelling forum added to the links page or click here
Added a translation of an Italian review of the new Italeri Acrylic Paints on the Articles and Reviews page.
Check out Pattos Place for a wide range of decals for model cars - most markings available in multiple scales.
Exquisite models and diorama accessories at Doozy Model Works or click here
Photographs of derelict or decaying buildings and vehicles for some diorama inspiration click here
PropBlur - for that flying effect... You guessed it, on the links page or click here
Blimey! A Spitfire in my workshop - well a scratch-built 1/5th scale replica - on links page click here
Master Details make fantastic 1/32 pilot figures for all eras and much more - added to the links page click here
"F1M" - the F1 Modelling Website added to the Links page. Or click here
Diecast model company Ebbro have ventured into plastic kits with their new 1/20 Lotus Type 72C.
Check out Gavin Conroy's excellent website and blog - Classic Aircraft Photography - including photos from the June 3rd Warbirds at Ardmore and many more airshows around NZ. Both sites on the links page.
"KitManiac" added to the Links page. Or click here
New Link to "ModelWeb" added to the Links page. Or click here
Excellent article about Wingnut Wings published in Idealog Magazine #37 Click here
New Link to "Ejection Seat Color" added to the Links page. Or click here
New Link to "Japanese Aircraft Models" added to the Links page. Or click here
New Link to "Large Scale Planes" added to the Links page. Or click here
New Link to "WW1 Aircraft Models" added to the Links page. Or click here
New Link to "Military Modelling" added to the Links page. Or click here
New Link to "The Modelling News" added to the Links page. Or click here