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.
|March 18th, 2014||IPMS Club Night|
|April 5th & 6th, 2014||Scale Models Expo Wellington||More here|
|April 18, 19, 20th||Warbirds Over Wanaka||More here|
|July 25th - 27th||IPMS Southland 2014 Display and Competition|
|September 27th - 28th||IPMS Nationals hosted by IPMS Christchurch|
News To You?
Check out our Articles & Reviews page where you'll find the latest issue of ScaleMail, our club newsletter.
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....
Having said that, have a look on 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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Captain Musick Air Scout Group Aviation Model Gala - Sunday, Sept 8th, 2013. Proudly supported by Modelair - for more information, see page 12 of the June issue of ScaleMail.
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)
2013 Scale Model Show - IPMS Auckland are hosting the IPMS New Zealand Nationals in September - click the link or the banner above for more information.
Images from the IPMS Auckland display at Model X 2013 here
Xuntong have announced a 1/48 Ilyushin DB-3 Soviet bomber....
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
AK Interactive are launching a new magazine dedicated to weathering (click the link to their Facebook page).
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