Welcome

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.

Coming Soon

Date Event
   
July 25th - 27th IPMS Southland 2014 Display and Competition
   
August 19th IPMS Auckland Club Night

Project Airfix Speedbuild

   
September 16th IPMS Auckland Club Night

Airbrush Shootout

   
October 3rd-5th (note change of date) IPMS Nationals hosted by IPMS Christchurch

Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St, Woolston, Christchurch

   
October 21st IPMS Auckland Club Night

Avetek Glues Demo

   
November 18th IPMS Auckland Club Night

Paint Comparison / Demo

   
December 16th IPMS Auckland Club Night

Build the Same Kit Competition and Xmas Bragging Drinks

News To You?

Click the pic below to view highlights of Model X 2014:

(Connor showing off his efforts after a Project Airfix session)

Thanks to Kayla and David from schoolfundraising.com for using our site and sending us a link to a site on building model cars. Check out Leland West's site here.

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.

Shop online with Mighty Ape using this link and earn money for the club - or click the banner over there ---->

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....

MasterModels

Kawiarenka Modelarska

Jotagil

Rafmc Plastic Modelling Techniques

Band of Modellers

Javier Warmachines

Mig Jimenez

Juan Jomorenosaenz

DQ Scaleworks

 

Check out the PartWork Models Forum

A taster for the 2013 IPMS Nationals in September, check out images from the 2006 IPMS Nationals.

Check out HGW's excellent seatbelt and etch accessories.

Fancy some Classic F1? Have a look at John W's extensive collection of F1 cars.

Have a look at the Modelers Alliance website.

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

Got a thing about Harriers? Check out the Harrier SIG site!

Have a look at Alan Sannazzaro's 1/72 CMR Avro York C1 conversion on the Articles and Reviews page

News and reviews on the WWII Modeller site

For those of you with good eye sight - braillebuilder - 1/72 scale military modelling in braille scale

Check out Geoff Coughlin's Scale Modelling Now online magazine - a subscription site with free samples

Images from the US Nationals held in Orlando, Florida.

Check out Warplanes-Zine.com - a free online modelling and reference magazine

Information about RNZAF aircraft profiles available from the Air Force Museum of New Zealand added to the Articles and Reviews page.

Have a look at OneFortyEight - a site focusing on 1/48 military modelling (mainly AFV) with the odd aircraft thrown in...

IPMS Ireland Forum added to the Links page click here

Automotive kits, accessories and Zero Paints can be found at Hiroboy.com

All things Chukw! Drawing and modelling - his Home Page, his Blog, and some examples of his work DrawingBoard.org

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.

Have a look at the Drive and Fly Model Club from Italy. Site is in Italian (but that's what Google Translate is for..) Some fantastic builds including this 1/72 Airfix Stirling!

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

Check out the new Italeri paint range. Includes FS, RAF, Regio Aeronautica and base colours. Brush painted or airbrushed with their branded thinners. Paint and thinners available from Modelair

"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 model company Model Xuntong with their first release listed as a 1/48 Tupolev Tu-2 Bomber. Check this thread on Britmodeller for more information.

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

 

 

 

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