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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.

 

 

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February 2019 Open Competition

So it’s winter and everyone has been busying themselves by making models by the looks of it if the number of entries on the competition table is anything to go by. A very large number and variety of models was furnished this month, maybe because last month wasn’t an open competition. Anyway this months winner was Mr John McDermott with his 1/350th scale Tamiya Bismark. In second place was Mark Gilberts 1/35th scale Takom AMX13. An unusual joint third place went to Ulrich Kempf  for his 1/48th scale FW190D and Phil Lloyd-Worths 1/350th scale Japanese cruiser Chokai. Next month it’s the Dave Heyward trophy so remember it must be aircraft related so until next time happy modelling.

 

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Modeller Of The Year 2018/19

Well this is the big one. Chelmsford Model Club “Modeller Of The Year” competition. This competition is only open to winners of one of the monthly competitions held in the previous twelve months so makes for a good variety of entries. In the end the winner by a good margin was Mr Dave Oliver with his outstanding “Russian Diorama” in 1/35th scale. It has to be seen in person to truly appreciate it so I make no excuses for including a large number of photographs of this exhibit. In second place was another diorama an “Airfix Hurricane” in 1/48th scale by Mr John McDermott. Bringing up the rear was Mr Phil Lloyd-Worths excellent Japanese First World War battleship Mikasa in 1/350 scale. Next month February is back to being an open competition so bring whatever you like. Until then happy modelling.

 

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Soni Trophy & Christmas Meal

Well it’s that time of year again so December means the “Soni Trophy” and free food. The “Soni Trophy” is held every December in memory of one of our members who was taken from us far too early. The theme of the competition is “What If” so fantasy, funny or paper panzers and planes. This year entries were fewer than last year but what it lacked in width it made up for in quality. This years winner with his excellent “Warhammer Titan” was Mr Dave Oliver. Dave gets to keep the trophy for a year and a small silver platter to keep for eternity, or thereabouts. In second place was Mark Gilbert with his “Robot Carrier” a futuristic take on the Universal (Bren) Carrier and in third place was Mark again with his 1/35th scale “Standard Panzed ‘D’ “. Thanks also to Stewart Pagg for his excellent “Focke Wulf TA183 Huckebein ” in 1/48th scale. Food was provided by the staff of the “Horse & Groom” Galleywood and an excellent job they did too.  Our outgoing president Jim handed over the reins to bob who is now our new club chairman so congratulations ( or commiserations ) to Bob and thanks Jim for all your work over the last seven years. Jim will be a hard act to follow but Bob is definitely up to the job so good luck. Fat Totem awards were also handed out to two members for services to the club. Keith Jackson received a Fat Totum award for the design and procurement of the new club banners.  Terry Regan also received a Fat Totum award  for his superb rendition of the Marconi Tower which will grace our display tables at future shows. Next month is the modeller of the year competition so please only bring along models for the competition if you won one of the monthly competitions last year, you have been warned ! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, until January adios.

 

 

 

 

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Club Competition November 2018

Our monthly competition attracted many and varied subjects this month. This months winner and the recipient of a crisp new £10 note was Dave Oliver with his very skilfully painted Reaper Dragon. In second place was Andy Tebbitt with his well weathered farm shop sign / van and in third place was Phil Battens excellent Dornier 217K2. Next month is the Soni Trophy so amusing entries please. See you in December.

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Chelmsford Model Club at Scale Model World 2018

“Chelmsford Model Club” was only recently affiliated to the “International Plastic Model Society”. One of the benefits of the club joining IPMS is that they have the change of exhibiting at the yearly “Scale Model World” exhibition held in Telford. So here are a few pictures of our stand from Saturday & Sunday the 10th and 11th of November 2018.