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General Discussion / The Teaboy
« on: March 31, 2020, 10:04:42 PM »
Hi All,
This is to welcome John onto the website.
He is a newbie, and a gentleman, and does us proud at the meetings.
I am hoping that 'TeaboyJ', will be able to respond to this initial post and you can join in and make him feel welcome and offer advice and support if required.
All 'Teaboy' needs is time and confidence.
Please make him feel welcome and help him to join in on the website.
Cheers,
Bigkev.

PS. John, try and post a reply, if you can.   

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FAQ / East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show 2020
« on: March 29, 2020, 12:01:51 PM »
Hi All,

At this time I would normally be outlining our forthcoming East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show, on 6th September 2020.
Currently the show is in an advanced stage of preparation, with nearly all Trader and Exhibitor Space allocated from the returned booking forms.

However, in light of the current Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic things are complicated somewhat.

Club Statement.

'In light of the current and developing situation, IPMS Bridlington and Wolds Scale Model Club are constantly reviewing the show situation nationwide'.

'We have decided that will constantly appraise the show situation, and will make a decision whether to continue with the show or to cancel this year's event until 2021, by the end of April 2020.

These are very difficult times for all concerned, but IPMS Bridlington and Wolds Scale Model Club would like to assure all those who have expressed an interest in attending, that if at all possible, dependant of the most recent and updated, government restrictions, we hope that the show may be able to go ahead.

However, if we choose to decide that the show must be cancelled this year in light of the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, we guarantee that all payments made in respect of Traders, and additional wristband payments will be refunded in full to those concerned. Any cheques/monies, received but not currently 'banked' will be returned to the sender.

We must stress that from a absolute point of public safety, to our club members, supporters, and visitors, that we will adhere to the very latest and current government policy at all times, even if that means that the East Riding of Yorkshire Scale Model Show 2020 has to be cancelled for this year' 

Thankyou,
Kevin Dolman
Show Co-ordinator
IPMS Bridlington and Wolds Scale Model Club

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Modelling Projects / Revell LZ129 Hindenburg 1/720th Scale
« on: March 21, 2020, 06:45:35 PM »
Hi All,
Just another project I've been working on.
It is a model of the 'Hindenburg Airship' in 1/720 by Revell.
It is a very straightforward model, but has a few sink marks in the moulding which need redressing, and the gondola's are very small, and need some fettling, originally got quite well on with the model, glued the fuselage together. Undercoated it and tried Alclad II Aluminium as a silver. I was not happy with the finish, or the sink marks visible.
These were filled with Mr. Surfacer 500, and the whole fuselage rubbed down with various grades of wet and dry until a really smooth finish was achieved.
Then once washed down and dry, I tried Vallejo Metal Finish Dialuminium, which is water based. With a few very thin misted coats the finish was brilliant, just what I was after.
Next job will be a varnish coat, before decaling and adding all the gondola's.
Some pictures follow:-
Bigkev   

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Hi All,

As you are aware certain government guidelines are in place regarding group gatherings.

it is with deep regret that the committee have therefore decided that in the face of the current coronavirus epidemic, that it is in the best interest of all club members to CANCEL THE APRIL MEETING.

Everybody will be contacted via email where possible to advise them of this. If you know somebody who cannot receive the newsletter/email notification can you make a call to that person to keep them 'in the loop'

The committee will continue to look at the situation, and advise on future meetings as things develop. In the meantime, continue to keep modelling, and why not post your builds, or work in progress here???

Take care, keep well and keep safe,
Bigkev

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General Discussion / Bolton Model Show 2020
« on: January 20, 2020, 07:06:34 PM »
Hi All,
Just like to share these pictures of our club stand at Bolton.
Another excellent show, with plenty to see and buy.
However, it was very cold outside, and having the doors open to let Traders and Clubs into the hall before opening meant that it took a long while for the hall to warm up.
Need to bring your Thermals....!!!
Attendee's were Neil, Bob, Chris W, John C, Dave C, Peter D, Roger and myself, and I also spied Francis in the hall, and winning an award for his Britten Norman Islander.
Pictures follow.
Bigkev

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General Discussion / Hayne's Workshop Manuals
« on: January 11, 2020, 05:59:03 PM »
Hi All,
I have been asked by Neil, and Chris H, to highlight the above 'manuals' on offer at 'The Works' bookshops.
Apparently there are quite a number of savings to be made on normal retail prices at the moment, January sales and so on.
Each branch may have different titles available, so perhaps its worth a look at your nearest branch or if you visit another town, they may have a title that may interest you, and at a bargain price.
Is this what a Yorkshire based club is all about... Always look for something that is cheap!!
Cheers,
Bigkev

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General Discussion / Merry Christmas and Happy New year
« on: December 25, 2019, 10:19:11 AM »
Hi to all,
Just to wish you everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. Hope that you all got something modelling related in your presents.
Best wishes for 2020!
Cheers
Bigkev

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FAQ / East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show 2019.
« on: July 04, 2019, 07:39:02 PM »
Hi All,

just to let you know that the planning for the East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show 2019 is well underway and almost complete.

The Show will take place on Sunday 1st September 2019 at the Rix Pavilion, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DN.

The show will be open from 09.30am until 4.00pm

Entry Prices are 3.50 per Adult, accompanied Children up to 15yrs FREE with paying Adult.

We will have a large selection of Club's and SIG's, and a good selection of Traders in associated modelling genre's.

These include, Kit Traders, Specialist Tools, Books, Decal Specialists, Model Lighting Suppliers, Model Bases, Bespoke Model Producers.

We at IPMS Bridlington and Wolds Scale Model Club are grateful for all the support from both Traders, Clubs and SIG's without you we could not make this show happen.

Also taking place at the event will be....

Make and Take Event, kindly sponsored by Airfix.
Informal Model competition over several categories/scales.
East Riding of Yorkshire Competition ( Specifically for East Riding of Yorkshire themed Subjects)
Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity Sale Event.
Best Club Display Trophy.
Hot and Cold Refreshments.
Outside Displays, including Large Scale Radio Controlled Boats, and hopefully Radio Controlled Aircraft Display, weather permitting.
We also hope to have a local ATC Squadron Presence, giving information and a display showcasing their activities, opportunities.

There is ample FREE Parking on site, and all Traders/Clubs/SIG's are able to unload close to the Rix Pavilion before the show opens.
 
So far we have the following confirmed Traders, Club's and SIG's:-

These are as follows:-

Traders:-

World Books ( Avid Reader)
Modelling Tools UK ( Little Cars)
Halifax Modellers World
Motobitz
Coastal Craft Models
Tiger Hobbies/Models
Mighty Lancer Games
Richard Leach Books
Tirydium Lighting
Brigade Models
Black Mike Models
Icelandic Fine Art
Quality Catering


Clubs and SIG's

IPMS Bridlington and Wolds Scale Model Club.
Tornado SIG
Lightning SIG
Luftwaffe SIG
IPMS Cleveland
York Plastic Modellers
SIG 1/144th
Washington Model Club
IPMS Rotherham
Canberra SIG
Tyneside Independent Modellers
USAF SIG
South Tyneside Modellers
Airfix Modelling SIG
IPMS Executive
IPMS Coventry and Warwickshire
Bridlington Model Boat Society
IPMS Langley Moor
Band of Modellers, (Hull)
IPMS Keighley
IPMS North Riding
IPMS Nomads
IPMS Black Sheep Modellers
580 Modellers

There are a still a few Traders/Club's/SIG's still to confirm in the next couple of weeks so keep watching for further updates.

Thanks

Kevin( Samuraiwarrior) 
   

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Modelling Projects / Messerschmitt Me262 in 1/144th
« on: June 17, 2019, 12:36:03 PM »
Hi All,

This is the Trumpeter Messerschmitt Me262 A-1 in 1/144 scale.

Wanted something that I hope could be a quickish project to get back into modelling, now I've re arranged the modelling bench back to a more usual ergonomic layout.

As you can see the parts are nicely moulded, with a good decal sheet, and two marking options.
The kit also has a Kettenkrad tractor to pose towing the finished article and is quite sweet and detailed in this small scale.
I've removed the fuselage, lower fuselage/wings, and gun bay doors (open and closed) and done a test fit, and it looks a good fit. Also I determined where I could put any ballast as there isn't a lot of room in the fuselage, so it looks like the engine cowlings might get filled with lead. The cockpit tub is a single piece and will only need some seat harnesses making from paper.

Anyway some pictures follow:-
Bigkev

   

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General Discussion / Happy New Year!!
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:13:28 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Whether you are a member of the club, or just one of our many 'guests', I would just like to wish each and everyone of you a Very Happy New Year, and all the Best for 2019!!

I hope that in 2019, we all move forward in our modelling experiences and learn from each other, and by the end of the year are better modellers, and more confident in the techniques and practices used, and for the really brave willing to post your 'latest' project here.

God Bless to All,

Cheers,
Kevin

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General Discussion / When its time to admit defeat......
« on: November 28, 2018, 08:06:46 AM »
Hi All,

I wonder how many of you have got to the point with a kit where you just have to admit defeat.
I retrieved from the loft an Italeri An-2 Colt in 1/72 which I started a while back but got side tracked .
I had great hopes of making this in Polish markings initially. Now I had retrieved it I thought well it needs a bit of work but, but I'm sure re-energized after Telford I could finish it, how wrong I was.

The canopy assembly was awful, even though I had carefully dipped the canopy in 'Kleer' and got a brilliant clear canopy, when it came to fixing the under canopy panels it became apparent all was not well, nothing fitted as it should, no matter how much trimming, adjusting I did. I looked for an after market replacement and found nothing. Still not deterred I assembled the rest of the airframe components where I could, again found that the joins, and mouldings were so poor when a dry run was attempted, the model would end up being more filler than kit. Eventually after quite a few hours of modelling time expended but getting nowhere I wanted to be, I decided to admit defeat, and chuck the model. It was so poor, that any further time to achieve any sort of result would be pointless, as it would not have given me the satisfaction as a finished article knowing there were so many flaws in it.
The only consolation is that the spares box now has a few more bits to be used and a set of decals as well.

Has anybody else had a similar experience...??   

Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Revell Type VIID Submarine 1/350
« on: November 24, 2018, 03:10:23 PM »
Hi All,
Currently on with a Type VIID Minelaying submarine in 1/350.
This basically the VIIC that I built a while back, but on this one I am using etched brass to replace the railings and grab rails etc.
As you can see I am now at the painting stage, the etch brass causing me a few headaches along the way, especially the railing around the upper gun deck.
Taking advice from Haddock, I used an old drill bit to roll the railing into a curve but could not get the radius I wanted, so resorted to a small section of brass rod of narrower section and tried again, after several attempts got something like.
Have attached some photo's of my progress so far.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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General Discussion / Masking Models
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:06:02 PM »
Hi All,
Just like to start this thread with the way I now use to mask large area's of a model before spraying.
It involves using food bags, the type you use to put your sandwiches in.
The area around the nacelle in this example has been masked with thin strips of Tamiya tape, then additional thicker strips are added until about 10mm around the area is covered and masked.
Now I use the food bags. They are very thin and easy to manipulate into position. They cover 90% of the airframe and you only need to tack down the openings of the bag to make an effective seal from paint spray.
Before I used to use paper and masking tape to cover the airframe, this way it is easier and quicker to do.
The same process can be used for tanks, ships, large figures, etc.
A few pictures of my model using this method follow.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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FAQ / East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show 2018
« on: June 02, 2018, 05:27:02 AM »
Hi Everybody,

I am pleased to announce that IPMS Bridlington and Wolds Scale Model Club, will be holding their seventh East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show, on Sunday the 2nd September 2018.

The show is currently at an advanced stage of planning.

The Show will be held in the Rix Pavilion, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DN

The show will be open from 09.30am to 4.00pm
Admission price 3.50, with children up to 15yrs free if accompanied by a paying adult.
There will be a variety of Clubs and Special Interest Groups in attendance.
Also we have a variety of Traders selling associated modelling products, from kits, books, decals, accessories, etc.
There will be an informal model competition, whereby every model on display will be eligible into various classes. (there is no separate competition area)
Hot and cold refreshments will be available.
A charity sale of made and unmade kits, modelling associated items, with proceeds going in support of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
There is ample free parking on site.

A list of attending Traders, Clubs and Special Interest Groups will be posted soon.

Thanks,
Kevin

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Modelling Projects / Zvezda 'Topol' SS-25 Sickle ICBM
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:52:46 AM »
Hi All,
Well this is my first foray into the Missile SIG build.
I have chosen the 'Topol' Zvezda SS-25 Sickle ICBM in 1/72 as it always looked powerful and menacing on those Russian victory day parade pictures.
Still unsure whether to build it in transport mode, or launch position.
Some pictures of the build will follow, but for now here are a few pictures of the box art and instructions.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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