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Brisbane

IPMS QLD

All correspondence to:
I.P.M.S. Qld., P.O. Box 598, Strathpine Qld, 4500 Australia

Emailpresident@ipmsqld.org.au

the Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7.00pm. Venue is Aspley East Primary School, Helena Street, Aspley. Workshops are conducted at the same venue from 9am. the first Sunday of each month. 

Club Contact phone is (07) 38572739.

 

 

 

Riverside Scale Modellers

We meet the third Saturday of every month (except December) 2pm - 5pm
Balmoral Uniting Community Centre
19 Rogoona Street
Morningside


Email:riversidemodels@optushome.com.au or Shane Weier.

We are a small model club of approximately 20 members located in Brisbane Australia. We welcome modellers of all skills and areas of interest. We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and never take ourselves too seriously.

 

 

Australian Military Modelling Society (AMMS)

AMMS meets on the 1st Saturday of every month at:

Loganlea Community Association Centre,
28 – 32 Timms Street,
Loganlea,
Brisbane.

Meetings commence at 1:00PM and conclude at 5:00PM

Email:coordinator@ammsbrisbane.com

AMMS is a society of modellers of all ages*, sharing a common interest in modelling military vehicles and figures from all periods in the modern age. AMMS provides modellers with monthly meetings which are conducted in a friendly fashion, thus providing a casual atmosphere where members can meet with like minded individuals, of all skill levels, who are dedicated to their hobby.

 

 

Brisbane and International Modelling Society

Contact Sly Mavroleon on (07) 3216 6156 A/H

 

 

Brisbane Model Truck and Car Club

Meetings held at various venues on the 1st sunday of each month. Contact Rosa on (07) 3271 4238.

 

 

Brisbane Scale Modellers

Meetings held at 7.30pm, 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Coopers Plains State School, Orange Grove Rd, Coopers PLains.

Contact Phillip on (07) 3865 7070 A/H

This club caters for all types of civil vehicle modellers.

 

 

Darling Downs Scale Model Club

Meetings at 7.30pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Cricket Oval Club House Toowoomba, QLD. Contact detailes are mob: 0401 456 260 or emailddsmclub@yahoo.com.au.

 

Rockhampton

Rockhampton Scale Modellers Association

 

Club meets every Thursday night at

Rockhampton Regional Council Social Club's Club House

1 Miles Street North Rockhampton.

7.00pm till 11.00pm.

 

Model competition held annually on the second Saturday in February except if Valentines day (we move it).

Club Contacts:

  • Chris Schumann 0439 781 205 after hours

  • Ben O'Dowd       0419 889931 after hours

Both can be contacted during work hours at the Capricorn Model House 07 49221507.

The RSMA is a small casual group of about 20 modelers who have different skill levels and have interests in all areas of scale model building. Civil, military, vehicles and aircraft, boats and ships, Sci Fi, trucks, dioramas, figures and others.

 

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Modellers

The club meets at Toyworld, cnr Ann and Howard St Nambour on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.

Contact Dwayne at djamos69@yahoo.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Albury / Wodonga

Border Scale Modellers

We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We would like to be listed on your club list and on the events calendar.

Any queries please contact Paul Powzik on 0260594560 or emailborderscalemodellers@hotmail.com.

Members interests include aircraft,armour,ships,figures,auto and scratchbuild.

 

Sydney

IPMS NSW

We meet every 4th Saturday of each month with the exception of December (which will be the 8th Dec. this year). Our location is in the Auditorium at Ryde Ex-Services Club, 724 Victoria Rd. Ryde, NSW

Enquiries to:

enquiries@ipmsnsw.org

Our modelling interests cover aircraft, armour, ships, motor vehicles, sci-fi and figures.

Raffles are held every month and competitions quarterly and at year's end. We encourage juniors and modellers of all ages & skill levels.

 

 

 

Australian Plastic Modelling Association (APMA)

We meet on the second Saturday of the month at the Putney Tennyson Bowling Club (except December, when it's the first Saturday) and doors open 12.30pm till 5.30pm at the following address:

Putney Tennyson Bowling Club
Frances Rd, Putney

We cater to modellers of all ages and skill levels. Ships, aircraft, cars, military vehicles, figures, science fact and fiction and anime are all subjects covered by our members

 

 

Australian Military Modelling Society (AMMS)

When: Meetings are held on the first Friday night of each month from 7.30pm - 10.30pm, except in January when meetings are held in the second or third week.

Members and visitors are encouraged to bring along their latest finished model or in work-in-progress and any recent acquisitions be they books or kits and accessories.

Where: AMMS meets on the Ground Floor of Nova Employment & Training in St Mary's Sydney. Just ring on the door bell - and say "I have no shame" - you'll fit right in!

The address is:

Nova Employment & Training Program Inc
50 Chapel Street, (corner of East Lane)
St. Mary's NSW 2760
 

 

All Welcome! Nearby parking and full kitchen / bathroom facilities available.

Contact Us

Email: Co-ordinator (Al Bowie - Phone: 0411 635 526)

AMMS is a society of modellers sharing a common interest in modelling military vehicles and figures from all periods in the modern age. AMMS provides modellers with monthly meetings which are conducted in a friendly fashion, thus providing a casual atmosphere where members can meet with like minded individuals, of all skill levels, who are dedicated to their hobby

 

Dapto

Illawarra Plastic Modelling Society

Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month at 12.30pm
at the Koonawarra community centre in Fowlers Rd Dapto.

Contact details for the secretary are:

Illawarra Plastic Modellers Association

Att: Darren Dickerson

c/ 31 James Cook Parkway

Shellcove NSW 2529

 

Ph: 0419 148 335

 

Email: ddjdadad@bigpond.net.au  or darren.dickerson@bluescopesteel.com

Our members make models of all types including Armour,Aircraft, Figures and Dioramas which are displayed in our galleries.Our members also post reviews of models they make.

 

Murwillumbah

Tweed Valley Modellers

Email:Andrew Thacker

Meeting Venue :
By random rotation at members residence
Contact No 02 66726366 (Andrew Thacker)

Meeting Time & Date :  Meetings held 3rd Tuesday of each month commencing from 5.30-6.00pm.

All genre’s welcome

 

Tumut

 

 

Wagga Wagga

Wagga and District Scale Model Club

We have club meetings every two months at the Wagga Police & Community Youth Clubs (PCYC) located at 228 Gurwood St, Wagga Wagga, NSW, we also have social meetings every other month, with other events such as build days and competitions in between, and we also have our Annual Model Show.

See the WDSMC website for dates and locations.

We are a group of modellers who meet on a regular basis to share ideas about the hobby of plastic scale model building. Our group consists of people who range in age from 11 years old to 77 years old who are all dedicated to their hobby. We are a social group and have club meetings every second month, and enjoy a number of social events in between these meetings. Some of our members also host "build" afternoons at their house to share ideas and show each other what their current project or projects are.

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra

A.C.T. Scale Modellers' Society

Email: actsms@hotmail.com

The ACT Scale Modellers' Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except January when it is the third Wednesday) at the:

Canberra RSL Club
15 Moore St,
Canberra City.
The meeting starts at 7.30 PM.

Postal Address:

ACTSMS
P.O. Box 600
Woden ACT 2606
Australia


The society's charter caters for all ages and skill levels, with our major aim being the promotion of the hobby and improving the modelling standards of society members. To this end we hold regular workshops and discussions on skills and techniques at our monthly meetings. 

Aircraft are the main subject of models made by our membership, followed closely by military vehicles. Other subjects modelled by our membership include ships, cars, trucks, motorcycles, figures, science fiction vehicles and other minor specialist subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

VICTORIA

MELBOURNE

 

 

 

Ashburton

Axis Eagles

Meetings are held eight times a year on a sunday afternoon at:

Camberwell Library

2013 meetings will be;
Feb 3
March 24
April 21
May 19
July 21
Aug 18
Sept 15
Nov 10

For further information email axiseagles@hotmail.com

A special interest group mainly focusing on the Axis aircraft of World War II as well as other aspects of the hobby.

 

 

Northern Area Modellers

We meet:
On the Third Saturday of each Month.
Time:
From about 7.00 PM onwards, 'til we all go home.
Where: Community Centre, Village Close, Westmeadows, VIC.

or

Don Williams - 0417 004 118

Northern Area Modellers are a group of like minded people, dedicated to the reproduction in miniature, of a wide variety of subjects. . . . we build cars, trucks, aircraft, armour, ships, figures, science fiction and fantasy, and if it isn't included in that list, it is only because I forgot it!! We are also a kid friendly club - we already have several active Juniors.

 

 

IPMS Australia

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, except December, in the Copeland Room of the Ashburton Library, 154 High St., Ashburton (Melways reference Map 60 C10 ) from 7.45pm and generally run until about 10.30pm.

IPMS Australia is the second oldest branch of the worldwide IPMS fraternity, having been formed in Melbourne in 1964. The Society caters for plastic model builders with a wide range of interests including aircraft, military vehicles and equipment, cars and trucks, ships, figures and science fiction models. Most members build their models from commercially available kits to which many add various degrees of refinement or modification. Other modellers build their subjects from scratch. Variety is the spice of life and the number of subjects covered by model kits these days is truly staggering. IPMS Australia caters for the lot.

 

 

Warbirds AMG

We meet monthly at:

Ashburton Library (Copland Room)
154 High Street
Ashburton 3147

Meetings start at 7:45pm, Admission $5

Warbirds AMG is focussed on all military aviation of all eras and nations.

For more information on meetings go to their SITE.

 

Ballarat

Modellers of Ballarat

The club meets on the first Saturday of the month(except January) with meetings starting at 7.30pm.

The club rooms are at the Kohinoor Community Centre, cnr Errard & Sebastopol Sts Ballarat. Victoria.

Our Club meetings are very informal.They offer an opportunity to meet and talk with fellow modellers, develop your modelling skills, share information and reference material, and keep in touch with modelling trends.

If you live in the Ballarat and surrounding regional areas and are considering joining a scale modelling club, drop in for a relaxed and informal club night among like minded enthusiasts.

 

Bendigo

Bendigo Scale Modellers.

CONTACT:     Roger Pearson, 8 High Street, Kangaroo Flat, VIC, 3555.

Ph: 03 5447 8693.
Email: debrogerp@hotmail.com

 

MEETINGS:  As we are not a structured club we call these gatherings“nibble n natter”  sessions and they occur mostly on the last Saturday of each month, except December. We gather at members homes from 1.30 to around 5pm.

 

ANZAC Day 2008Pucka Trip 2008AAL open day Nov 08

ACTIVITIES:  We are a Central Victorian based model group of no particular genre. If you make a model of ANYTHING you are welcome and we are open to ANY and all skill levels. As we are more a social group rather than a structured club, our gatherings are very informal.

We have participated as a group, in some country Victorian exhibitions, notably here in Bendigo and Ballarat. Some of us who are retired have embarked on some road trips to a museum or two and these trips are thoroughly enjoyed.

If ANY modeller from ANYWHERE happens to visit Bendigo, please get in touch, you will be made MOST WELCOME

 

Box Hill

Eastern Suburbs Scale Modelling Club (ESSMC)

Established in 1990 and known simply as “Eastern Suburbs” the club has members from all over the city and even further afield.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (except January) from 7:30pm at Box Hill Community Arts Centre on the corner of Station Street and Combarton Road, Box Hill 3128 (Melway 47/D11). 

Membership costs $30 annually for adults and $15 for juniors – there are no other fixed expenses, even the tea and coffee is free!  Prospective members should call Peter (9725-5480) or Ken (9725-6421) or simply turn up at a meeting.

Eastern Suburbs caters to anyone interested in the hobby of scale modelling and there are no restrictions whatsoever to the genre or material.  Meetings are held in an informal and laid back atmosphere and nothing is taken too seriously – especially competition.  Our main emphasis is on enjoyment of the hobby and a free exchange of ideas and techniques.  Visitors and new members are warmly welcomed in a friendly and non-critical atmosphere and nitpickers and rivet-counters are ignored.  A raffle with at least three quality kit prizes is held at every meeting.  We are particularly keen to promote our hobby to the general public, and young people especially, rather than the established modelling community.

 

Pakenham

Pakenham Modellers Group

Group Meeting Room

6b Henry Street Pakenham

Meetings start around 02:00pm

Club meetings start at 02:00 pm Sunday afternoon and the Club meets on a fortnightly basis, all modellers are welcome. Our vision is to help modellers get more enjoyment from their hobby. Normal meetings include talks on new releases, tips and techniques, followed up by a cup of coffee and a biscuit.

Come along and you will find Pakenham Modellers a friendly and enjoyable club.

 

Whittlesea

Whittlesea Area Plastic Modellers

We meet on the at 7:30 on the first Tuesday of each month at

Bundoora Community Centre
Noorong Avenue
Bundoora

Contact: Brian 93792905 (a/h)
Email: wdmcinfo@iprimus.com.au

If you are living on the outer Northern city fringe or rural areas of Melbourne 
and if you are at all interested in Scale Plastic models.... come and visit us, talk models, see models and discuss the techniques and methods of others

 

Werribee

Bayonet Model Club

 

 

Glenn Waverley

Waverley Scale Modelling Club

PO Box 8 Glen Waverley 3150 Victoria, Australia

Waverley Scale Modelling Club holds informal and informative meetings at the Waverley Art, Craft and Hobby Centre at 52 Wadham Parade, Mount Waverley on the second Tuesday of the month. Arrive from 7:30pm with brief formalities starting at 8pm.

The club caters for all types of modellers - Aircraft, Military, Car, Diorama, Ship, Truck, Figure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and every other kind of modeller!
Images from:

Quick Build Comp 2008

 

 

Wodonga

Border Scale Modellers

We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We would like to be listed on your club list and on the events calendar.

Any queries please contact Paul Powzik on 0260594560 or emailborderscalemodellers@hotmail.com.

Members interests include aircraft,armour,ships,figures,auto and scratchbuild.

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide

South Australian Plastic Modelling Association

These are held on the First Tuesday of every month from 7:30 - 9:30pm at the:

Glenelg Lacrosse Club,
West Beach Rd,
West Beach

SAPMA is Adelaide's premiere scale model club and host of the annual S.A. Scale Model Expo. SAPMA is open to all modellers, regardless of interests and standard. Our members' interests span all branches of the hobby - from armour to aircraft, cars to ships and science fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth

Perth and Districts Model Club

 

 

President - Michael Johnson    08 9315 4499

Editor - David Loye    08 9419 6643

 

E-mail:

pdmc@iinet.net.au

PDMC is a multi discipline club where juniors are warmly welcomed. Our club motto is "The Friendly Club"

 

 

IPMS (WA)

Phone: Andrew Peek
Ph: 9450 2144

Postal Address: P.O. Box 512, Nedlands WA 6909

When and where?
Meetings are twice monthly on the second and last Wednesday of each month at the Uniting Church Hall, corner Berkeley Crescent and Kirkdale Avenue Floreat.

Caters for all modellers over 13 years of age

 

 

Scale modellers of WA

Phone: Lance Ingram
Ph: 9276 6244 (AH)
Ph: 92778744 (BH)

Postal Address: 
37 Holilond Way, Morley, WA 6062
When and where?
The third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm, Whiteman Park Shooting Complex, Beechboro Rd North, Whiteman

Modellers of all ages, skills and interests welcome.
 

 

 

Western Front Modellers

Phone: David Solosy 92722831

Postal Address: 176 Sixth Avenue, Inglewood WA 6052.

When and where?
As and when required at the RAAF Association, Bullcreek Drive, Bullcreek.


Specialising in World War One subjects. 

 

 

Perth Military Modelling Society

Phone: Jon Bailey 9386 6987
Postal Address: 33 Boronia Street, Nedlands WA 6009


When and where? Every third Tuesday in the Dalkeith Hall, Waratah Avenue Dalkeith.

The emphasis is on military subjects from ancients to sci-fi, covering everything from single figures to vehicles and aircraft.

 

 

Historical Military Figures Society (WA)

Phone: Andrew 6278 3123 or David 9272 2831

 

 

Maylands Meccano Club
 

Postal Address:
Ross Smith - Secretary Maylands Meccano Club
Unit 12 Millvista Terraces, 10 Victoria Street
South Perth WA 6151