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The Elstree Model Show 10th October 2021

Another event at short notice sorry. Sunday the 10th of October is the date and I’m told it’s a very good show that’s been running for a few years now. We need modellers to attend and display please so put your hats in the ring please.

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St Ives Model Show 26th September

Short notice I know but the St Ives show is on again on the 26th of September and we have three tables to fill so any members who can attend then please attend as we’re short of numbers. Members and models needed.

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Bradwell Saturday the 18th of September !

Sorry for the very short notice but there is a ( non model related ) RAF commemoration event on at Bradwell-On-Sea this Saturday to commemorate RAF Bradwell Bay. All I have are a couple of pages but it looks like it might be interesting to a few of our members. There should be a fly by by a spitfire weather permitting. All the information I have is on the sheets below.

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Freedom Night ( or something )

We really are back. After a seventeen month hiatus hiding in our bunkers we’ve finally crawled back into the light. Well the pub really. We’re all so pleased to be back and out first meeting since March 2020 saw about 15 members brave the Horse & Groom in Galleywood on the first Tuesday of August 2021.

Due to some confusion on the communication front there may have been some confusion on the competition front but we still had a decent number of entries. This months worthy winner was Bob with his “Elf”, well as long as you’ve got your Elf, sorry. In second place was Dave Oliver with his “Azrael Demon” and in joint third place were Ulrich Kempf with a 1/48th scale P51 Mustang and John McDermott with an Airfix 1/48th scale ME109.

Congratulations to the winners and please be aware that we will be having the monthly competitions until the end of the year and will start the specialised competitions again in March with the “Dave Heywood” flight related trophy. Thank you also to all the other competition entrants and good luck next month.

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Were Back :)

It’s been a long wait but Chelmsford Model Club will resume its meetings on Tuesday the 10th of August 2021 at the Horse & Groom in Galleywood, Chelmsford.

The meeting will start as around 7:30pm as usual.

The monthly competition will resume immediately but remember we only have one table !

Subs are £2.

Hope to see you all there.

Happy modelling.

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Upcoming Events Cancelled

Please be aware that the Chelmsford Model Club currently have no meetings planned and no upcoming events due to the COVID crisis.

We had been planning to attend “Scale Model World” in Telford in November and the “Shoeburyness Model & Railway Show” also in November but both events have been cancelled.

Please keep visiting this page for updates.

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Club member Eric Dyke, a master ship modeller,  sadly passed away on the morning of June the 4th 2020. Eric was one of the most outstanding ship modellers of his generation. Eric won the Lord Mountbatten trophy for ship modelling three times at the “Model Engineering Exhibition” at Alexandra Palace and was presented with the trophy by the Earl himself. Eric has won trophies at almost every venue he attended including golds at “Scale Model World” in Telford. Eric mostly scratch built waterline ships to a scale of 1/192 though for a bit of light relief he’d occasionally build a tank or plane from a kit. Eric was a much published author contributing chapters to a number of modelling books including “Building Model Warships” and had been a regular contributor to “Model Shipwright” until it ceased publication. Eric was always very generous with his time and praise and this meant that he gathered a great many friends from the shows he visited on an extremely regular basis. A number of Her Majesties ward rooms were kitted out with models of Eric’s and he was a friend of at least one admiral to my knowledge having met him on our last visit to HMS Defender on 2014. Eric was a decorated war veteran having being wounded while serving as an artillery spotter in Korea. Eric also served in Hong Kong and he would sometimes make models depicting vehicles from this time there. After his National Service Eric served aboard a cable ship and after leaving that job became a male nurse eventually becoming head nurse for England. Eric celebrated his 90th birthday in February. Eric leaves a wife Patricia whom he met while nursing and two daughters. He will be sorely missed.

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Please be aware that for obvious reasons there will be no club meeting on Tuesday the 14th of April. There will be no club meetings at least until the governments advice changes. A message will be posted on this web site when meetings are to recommence. Until then please be safe and follow the governments advice. Happy modelling.

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March 2020 Dave Heywood Trophy

Every March the Chelmsford Model Club holds the “Dave Heywood” trophy in honour of one of our former members. As Dave was particularly interested in aircraft the theme of the competition is aircraft or aircraft related. This covers a pretty broad range of subjects so you could have the obvious models of planes or perhaps pilot figures. Other options might be an aircraft carrier, RAF rescue launch, fuel bowser or even a radar tower ! Whatever the modeller chooses as long as there is a tenuous link to aviation then it’s allowed. The winner gets to keep the trophy which is a sculpture of a spitfire joystick top, for a year. This years proud winner was our own club chairman Bob with his stunning 1/32nd scale “Glouster Gladiator MK1”. In second place was Ulrichs impressive “Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito V2” and in third place was Jens with his excellent “F-14A Tomcat”. Thanks to all who entered the competition and hopefully we will see all of you there next year. Stay safe, stay at home and make models. Happy modelling.

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Southern Expo 2020 CANCELLED

Please be aware that for obvious reasons of public health “Southern Expo 2020” has been cancelled. This is a great shame as it was a great show and this was going to be the last one. I hope that some time in the future it will come back.


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