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July 2019 Open Competition

A very busy meeting with a huge number of competition entries and a few work in progress items including Andy Bambers huge Russian style missile launcher scratch built according to his imagination. Bobs huge 1/32nd scale Lancaster converted to a Dam Busters version complete with bouncing bomb on a trolley and a host of other accompanying vehicles took up a whole table !

So the competition went as follows. In first place was Bobs 1/32nd scale Dambusters Lancaster diorama. Second was Daves “Reaper Dragon” and in third was Guys Revell 1/48th scale Messerschmitt BF-109-G10.

There were many more excellent entries so enjoy the photos.

Next month as another open competition and before that on Sunday the 28th of July is our local club show at Hannakins Farm Community Centre, Rosebay Avenue,
Billericay, Essex, CM12 0SZ.

Admission is £3.50 for adults and £1.50 for children and concessions.

See you there, until next time, happy modelling.

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June 2019 Armour Competition

Well it’s that month again where the heavy hitters congregate. Yes it’s the yearly Chelmsford Model Club Armour Competition. This years competition attracted a large number of beasts to our watering hole at the Horse & Groom in Galleywood, Chelmsford. The rules for this competition are that it should be armour of some kind, tracked or wheeled we don’t mind with any kind of military vehicle acceptable. Single vehicles or dioramas you choose. This years competition was won by Keith Jackson with his Emhar 1/35th scale Male Mk IV tank of World War I vintage with an excellent compliment of crew figures on a diorama base. In 2nd place was Mr John McDermott with his “Amusing Hobby” Conqueror Mk1 and in third was Andy Tebbutts 1/72nd scale Dragon Wagon with Sherman tank payload.  The first picture shows Keith being presented with the armour trophy by Bob our club president. Unfortunately for Keith this competition has no prize money 😦 it’s just for the honour so well done Keith. Our next meeting is on Tuesday the 9th of July and it’s an open competition so bring anything you like, model wise that is. Happy modelling.


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New Elstree Show

There was a new model show at Elstree on Sunday the 9th of June. Bob our club president attended and took a few photos of the show. Bob reported that it was an excellent show and maybe if we get the numbers we might be attending in the future. Here are a few images courtesy of Bob.

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Urgent Attention All Members

URGENT we will NOT be attending the IPMS IPSWICH MODEL DAY on June 22nd this year.


Due to lack of numbers able to attend we have had to cancel our table at the Ipswich show this year so if you’re going please don’t bring any models for diaplay and expect to pay an entry fee.

Of course it doesn’t stop you going but the Chelmsford Model Club will not have a table and are not officially attending.


Apologies for the late notice.

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May 2019 Open Competition

We’re not talking Conservative leadership competition but something much more important the Chelmsford Model Club May open competition. It’s called an “open” competition as anyone can enter anything as there is no specific theme. This months winner was Dave Oliver with his “Reaper Fire Giant Jailer“. In 2nd place was Andy Tebbutts German half track and in third place was Stewart Pages Hawker Tempest. Thanks to Bob for supplying me with the pictures and competition winner details as I wasn’t able to attend on Tuesday. Remember next months theme is “Armour” so please bring something appropriate if you want to enter the competition. You are of course welcome to bring other models to display. Happy modelling.


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2019 April Competition

This months competition was an un-themed competition so anything goes. You might have been forgiven that it was only for aircraft given the number entered but that was last month ! Perhaps there were a few that didn’t get finished in time ? Well to the main order of business. This months winner was yet again Mr Phil Lloyd-Worth with his highly detailed Henkeil 219 UHU. Runner up this time was Bob Patmore with his well weathered Japanese fighter Niki-Ja and bringing up the rear in third place was Andy Tebbit with his Warhammer “Sentinel”. Thank you to all who entered and remember next month is another open competition, until then happy modelling.

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Dave Heywood Trophy 2019

Every March we hold the “Dave Heywood” trophy in memory of a former club member. As Dave was very interested in all things to do with aviation the theme is anything aircraft related. This could of course be a plane but if you’re a figure modeller it could be a pilot or if you’re a ship modeller it might be an aircraft carrier. This years competition attracted a good number of entries built and painted to a very high standard. The winner of this years trophy was Phil Lloyd-Worth with his impressive 1/32nd scale Horton 229. Runner up was Ulrich Kempf with his excellent 1/48th scale Henschel HE219  UHU and in third place was Steve Callers 1/24th scale  with his P-47 Thunderbolt. Congratulations to the winner and to all those who entered this year. Next month is an open competition so bring anything, cheers for now and happy modelling.