About the club

We are a group of people who enjoy the hobby of plastic model building. Our members interests range from Aircraft, Automobiles, Ships, Figures, Armour, to Sci Fi. We have all skill levels from beginners to some pretty talented modellers, but we mainly meet to share our work, ideas, tips and techniques, and talk about modelling in general. Click View Profile to view email address - drop us a line!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Meeting Reminder for February 3, 2015

Hi Folks

Our next meeting be Tuesday Feb 3, 2015.

MUN Earth Sciences Bldg
Room 3005C
Email ipms.sj@gmail.com if you need directions on how to get there.

See you there!

Meeting Summary Jan 6, 2015

Very pleased to see such a large attendance to start of 2015, I think it is the most we have ever had at a meeting in the last 4 years.

In attendance: Randy, Rob, Mike, Joe, Steve F, Steve R, Andy, Gary, Chris W, Chris J, Rodney, Tracie, Mark, and Meg.

Joe and Steve F - My recently completed 48 Scale Tamiya Gloster Meteor F3, done in white as to not be confused with the ME262, and previous 72 scale Airfix build for comparison. Also a shot of Steve F Meteor F1, first production model on the Meteor from early to late 1944, replaced by the F3 in late 44.

Rob spied this one recently at the LHS and declared that it must be his, and made it so!

Tracie - This was a quick but very well done Fokker DR.1 triplane and base, nice job Tracie!

Steve R is really back into building and here are a couple of upcoming projects. The ones I recognized were the SBD Dauntless with aftermarket PE and resin. Also an ME-109-4 with extras as well. Anxiously waiting these builds when complete!

Rodney wanted to see what all the Armour fuss was about so he picked on the Dragon Tiger 1 Late production and is well into the build. But as the rest of us zipperhead builders know, the fun only starts after you paint it J Good Luck Rodney and have fun!.

Chris W is well down the road in his Lockheed 48 scale PV-1 Ventura. As former Air Force his affinity and detailed knowledge of aircraft show in his work. Keep it going Chris! Chirs also wants to put this Bren carrier together as a tug for the aircraft, similar to what was used at RCAF Torbay

Chris J has two build on this night, a recently completed BTR-60 from the Soviet/Afghan war, and an in-progress M48 from the Vietnam era. Rather than show my poor quality point and shoot picture, I lifted a final shot from Chris’ blog.. Coming up soon, the M48 will get Chris’s usually spectacular treatment and I am sure this one will be another piece of art added to his growing selection.

Gary was on the mood to do a quick build and put this nice little 1970 Chevelle-SS together. One of my top 3 favourite cars.

We see Meg every now and then and she never disappoints. As a scratch modeler, I respect and envy her skills. As an aircraft mechanic, she has had exposure to real walk rounds on a daily basis, so her knowledge and attention to detail serves her well. Some projects she is working – Cadet Glider (Schweizer 2-33 Glider maybe?). That is well on its way. Also the CL-415 water bomber. Which she has worked on in real life and is scratch building an interior for, from plastic AND metal. Lastly a Leopard 1A5. Also pictured is the Airfix 1/600 Hood, which Meg wants to build as a tribute to a relative that went down on that in 1940.

See you Next Month!
Don't forget the Egg Plane Challenge!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

IPMS St. John's Group Build!!!!!!

Hey Folks!
We want to kick off the new year with a fun group Build! 
We are going to do an Egg Plane Build for Easter as a fun way to get a quick kit completed and let be honest, these kit are pretty cool! The build is open to anyone and the rules are simple:

#1  Show up at the April Meeting with you new un-started kit. (if you cannot make this meeting we will accept photos on the Facebook page showing the kit, un started, must show pic of sprues still attached)
#2  The build will be for one month! (these kits are quite simple and can be completed very quickly)
#3  MUST bring in your completed kit to the May Meeting for Judging! (Must be in attendance for judging and prize presentation)

Egg Planes can be ordered Online on Ebay for anywhere from $15-$20. The Brand is Hasegawa. Be sure to get in and order soon as most will come from Hong Kong or Japan and will need a few weeks for shipping!  I recommend Captain Hobby!  I have order a bunch of Egg Planes from him and have always had good luck!  Also he has a few up that you can make an offer on!  Here is the link to his store!

http://stores.ebay.ca/captain-hobby?_rdc=1      do a search for “egg”. I have ordered the F-4 Phantegg for myself….
I know of 5 people who have already ordered…

And finally, I will be making a post about the Build on Facebook so once you have decided which plane you will be doing feel free to comment on the post on Facebook so people know what others will be building. And feel free to post photos of your progress on the Page throughout the month as well!

There will be 2 prizes up for grabs, a first place prize as well as a runner up! (don't forget you have to be at the May Meeting to qualify)
Judging will be done by some Club Members who are not taking part in the Build!  Prizes will be announced soon!

Looking forward to getting our first Group Build started and I hope that some of you will join us in this quick & Fun Build!

Get ready, Get Set……………

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Meeting Summary Dec 2, 2014

Attached is a link to a Facebook album of photos from Decembers meeting..

You don't have to be on Facebook to view.


Meeting Reminder January 6, 2014

Hi Folks - Happy New Year!

Our first meeting of the year will be Tuesday Jan 6, 2015.

I hope everyone got some time to work on something over Christmas. 
I have my 48 Scale Meteor to bring in for the meeting.

Tuesday January 6, 2015 - 8:00PM
MUN Earth Sciences Bldg
Room 3005C
Email ipms.sj@gmail.com if you need directions on how to get there.

See you there!