G'Day and welcome to the Australian Capital Territory Scale Modellers' Society
We hold regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at the Hellenic Club, Woden. Meetings typically start at 7.30 PM and run until around 10PM. Our meetings are a mix of presentions, workshops, guest speakers and lots of chatter about all things Scale Modelling related. Please check the Events Calendar for a list of upcoming gatherings.
Please feel free to drop in to one of our meetings and join in! More information on the society and our activities can be found in the club overview.
The April meeting of the ACTSMS will be held tomorrow night, 9 April at the Hellenic Club in Woden.
Please note that there will be no assessments done on Wednesday night.
This month GPCAPT Steve Young will be talking to us about the C-27J battlefield airlifter. Steve has flown over 4000 hours in over 80 aircraft types, much of it as a test pilot. He will also likely be joined by the Project Director, GPCAPT Warren Bishop. The new airlifter capability is a huge step up on the Caribou and I for one will be looking forward to this talk to gather research for the C-27J model in the stash (yes it will see the light of day soon).
The theme for the night will be airlifters of the world, so bring along those made (or unmade) models of cargo planes such as hercs, and the like.
After the guest speaker the modelling roadshow will start– the idea is to create an opportunity for modellers to bring in their completed or partially completed models and talk to other members about where to go next, or how to solve whatever problems you may have faced that led to the model going in the “back burner” drawer.
One alternative is to find some guys who have judged models before and get them to go through the judging process with your model, so you can learn about the process. Why not bring along a shelf queen – you will be surprised at the breadth of experience in the membership – someone is bound to have already faced the same problems you are experiencing with a particular kit.
We will also have a normal raflle for members.
A table will be booked at the bistro for 1800 for those that want to partake in dinner. It will be booked under the name “model club”.
The next assessment night will be at the July meeting, just in time for the end of the modelling year.
See you all tomorrow night
The ACTSMS meets tonight - Wednesday Feb 12th at the Hellenic Club, Woden - 7:30 PM
As normal, many club members meet earlier in the bistro for a meal - from 6PM onwards.
See you there!
The Feburary edition of ScaleACTION is now online!
It's a cracker read - well done Mr Editor!
A Happy New Year to all!
A reminder that as normal, the January Society meeting will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - that is, Wednesday 15th Jan.
We will hold a special build night with a special incentive for families to join in as we have a large number of kits to give away for kids to build on the night, members can bring any kit they wish to start, continue building or to finish off we will also be holding a couple of short Back to Basics workshops to help you with gap filling and gluing canopies.
In order to give the younger members sufficient time to hopefully finish a project we will be starting the meeting a little earlier at 6.30 pm.
We will have our usual tables booked in the bistro so please join us for dinner from about 6pm.