Poole Scale Modellers
New members always welcome!
This is the Internet home of the Poole Scale Modellers.
Those of you who know the Poole area in Dorset are aware that there are many model-makers in this part of southern England. The Poole area is the home of two important model clubs that are dedicated to scale modelling.
They are the Poole Vikings Model Club, and the Poole Scale Modellers.
The Poole Vikings is a long-established club, that has its roots in the 1980’s. It has held a successful annual model show in Poole since 1987. (Further details of the Poole Vikings can be found by following the link on the Links page of this website).
The Poole Scale Modellers dates from the 1990’s, and is a continuation of the Broadstone and District Model Club, which I myself founded during the 1980’s. The Poole Scale Modellers was re-established (following some time of inactivity) by my late Father during the 2000’s.
Although a smaller club than the Poole Vikings, the Poole Scale Modellers has always thrived on being a friendly association of like-minded enthusiasts. The club currently has 12 to 15 members. It used to be an IPMS (UK) branch as ‘IPMS Wessex’. In recent times the number of club members who are also members of IPMS (UK) has increased, allowing the club to re-apply for IPMS (UK) membership as ‘IPMS Wessex’.
Club meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every second month at ‘Pelhams’ Kinson Community Centre in Kinson, Bournemouth. This means a meeting in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Meetings begin at 7.30pm. Contact details –
Pelhams Park, Millhams Road, Kinson, Bournemouth BH10 7LH. 01202 572826. https://kinsoncommunitycentre.org.uk/
Everyone is welcome to come along, regardless of age, modelling background or experience.
NEXT meeting – Tuesday, September 17th, 2019.
The final meeting of this year’s gatherings will be on November 19th.
The September 2018 club meeting was graced with several excellent models – Steve Clark’s neat little 1/72 Airfix Hurricane, Kip Watson’s scratch-built Wands, and Sarah Smith’s eye-catching Aero L-29 Delfín. I took the following photo of Sarah’s beautiful model – it is made from the AMK (Avant Garde) kit, and finished in Slovakian markings (which is one of the options in the kit).
Welcome to new member Terry Howlett, who graced the July 2019 meeting with two of his lovely 1/72 models, a Canadair Sabre Mk.4, and a Northrop F-5E in Iranian markings. Here’s Terry’s photos of these two attractive models.