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Mid-West Branch Meetings
Topic Started: Oct 25 2012, 05:51 PM (27,335 Views)
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The Mid-West Branch typically meet on the first Saturday of every month at the Atlantic Airventure Centre in Shannon town, Co. Clare. That's located at Hogan's Cross as you come in on the old road (not the dual carriageway). Meetings are usually held in the afternoon. Please check the latest postings in this thread for updated information.

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Here are the Limerick\Shannon lads enjoying themselves on the 21st of January, 2012 in the canteen of Airventure.

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On the 11th of March, 2012 the Limerick\Shannon branch put on a large, and impressive, display at the Irish Amateur Radio Society just outside Limerick City.

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First the Wehrmact and followed by the Luftwaffe.

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On the 7th of April, 2012 the lads had a bit of a small meeting as they were busy sorting out details for the IPMS Ireland Nationals in September.

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Still, they provided us with this little gem.

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On the 25th of August, 2012 the lads set up for an open day at the Airventure centre which provided a handy dry run for setting up the competition area for the Nationals.

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They also got themselves a new toy to look at; a fully functional Blackburn Buccaneer fitted with the nose of a Panavia Tornado. :wub:

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Finally we have this picture, taken on October 6th, 2012.

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Martin is the seated gentleman in the middle.

Martin flew a huge range of aircraft during the Second World War with the RAF ending the war flying Lancasters. He also flew BAC 1-11's and 737's. He brought his log-books as well and his last entry for active service in World War 2 was 'War finished. Germany kaput!'

He was very gracious to allow us to take a group shot with him. I should also mention that today ( I think he said it was today) is his 90th birthday. Many thanks to all at the Atlantic Airventure for allowing us to borrow their guest for the photo.
This is why I love this hobby and this club!
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Heil Mickey!
Our latest meeting was held on Saturday November 3rd.

Some 'old' punters couldn't make it, namely Alan and Lindsay and we have welcomed Colin and his three boys again and first time Lim/Shnn meeting attendee Martin, sorry if I got the name wrong, I believe he's known to a Dublin folk from their meetings.
We have been doing some simple plaster casting demonstration, using ordinary Plaster of Paris and some cheap plastic 'party plates' as a casting mould.
The ultimate aim of this demo is to have a number of universal unified bases for our models with range of various terrain surfaces - grass, road, tarmac, airfield concrete runway and so on - to suit most of our models. These bases will be used during our branch displays and will be there for any of Lim/Shnn member to use them when entering model to some competition.

No photos have been taken this time, but we'll keep you posted on the progress...


Our next meeting will be held in Atlantic Airventure, Shannon, on Saturday 1st of December at 1400 hours. The plan for this meeting is to:
- create terrain on our currently cast bases
- paint wooden effect on the edges
And we expect some brief talk on Telford show from Alan, Lindsay and Danny amongst many other things

Everybody's welcome
Edited by FiSe, Nov 4 2012, 10:23 AM.
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04 11 2012
Thanks for the demonstration Filip. Very much appreciated.

Liam
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I have received message from organisers of the Cork model fair, in which they expressed gratitude to our branch for attending this fair. So, I am passing it on to all members of Limerick/Shannon Branch.
Well done and thank you for showing real team spirit and unity on which IPMS Ireland is based and on which or club should operate.

Just thought that I will post this one here, just in case I will forget to mention it on Saturday during our 'business talk' over a cup of tea...
Edited by FiSe, Nov 27 2012, 11:41 AM.
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Last regular meeting of Limerick/Shannon Branch was busy enough, with most of the branch members in attendance.
We have continued with our 'base building skills' crash course and, as you can see from the photograph we kept busy and quiet. The 'glasshouse' area was nice and bright, warm and christmassy. We have tried simple wooden effect using oil paints and sponge, although tutor forgot to bring a drop or two of white spirit :$ , so it was slightly tougher task than it should be, but we've got there at the end.
Some of the Limerick/Shannon branch members hard at work:

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After all the plaster of Paris bases were transformed into nice wooden ones we have tried various types of basic surfaces on the top of the bases for displaying our models.
Using hi-tech technology like sauce-pan lid, business cards and a bit of sharpened wire we have created : Grass, that was the easy one, concrete slabs and some natural field/desert finish, using ashes and PVA glue.
All of the basis are resting in warm area to get remaining trapped moisture out of the plaster, before final painting and finishing will commence:

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Their big premiere will be during our 'Regionals' on 16th of December.

This will be as well our last club meeting before the end of the World and we'll see all survivors on our regular post-apocalypse meeting on 5th of January 2013, usual time - 14.00 - usual place - Atlantic Airventure Centre, Shannon.

All and every surviving modeller is welcome
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Thanks Filip,
Sorry I was late and missed the mixing and spreading.
See you on the 16th
David
PS Anybody know where one can get Alclad II in the republic?
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Nice one lads, good to see some young blood in attendance.

James
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Heil Mickey!
Our 'Christmas Show' is on this Sunday.

...and note for all Limerick/Shannon Branch members, setting up is on Saturday from 14.00, the show itself is on Sunday from 10.00 til 17.00 ish. It's not necessary to be there all day on Sunday, but we'll have to supervise the place, you know what I mean...

Oh, our model bases are ready to be used too, can't wait to see them in action
Filip . . . .

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"Christmas Show"? Is that like a panto? ;-)
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Dec 14 2012, 09:28 PM
"Christmas Show"? Is that like a panto? ;-)
Sean, Yes of course it was! See the photos of some of the "actors"
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Planes first....
Alan's big Mossie - Banff Wing
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Another biggy... and a bit bent by the lens!
Bf-109E in 1:24
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An old P-51D, resplendent on one of the new bases made by Filip.
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with a beautifully painted Focke Wulf
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And this brings back very happy memories, I remember the shocked look on my Mother's face when she saw the nose art. What was her son up to!
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Martinsyde Buzzard M2 by Alan, nice rigging
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Going mod - Liam's BAe Hawk
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Now for the Trucks and AFV
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Some sort of truck, nicely finished with lost occupants.

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More coming - the nicely finished Panzer
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Tommies out for a stroll, pub around the corner.

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and a bit of Humour, courtesy of IPMS Austria
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You have been warned!
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New sign for the branch
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a selection of the bases made by Filip during the last two meetings.
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More tomorrow - Ships from Danny and my own ones, all Luftwaffe Nightfighters - I forgot to photograph them! A senior moment again....
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Heil Mickey!
The general misconception about the bases, they were not made by Filip, but they were made by the members of Limerick/Shannon Branch and they are branch property for use by branch members.

Nice photos though.
I didn't take any, yet, as I had to make fast retreat after 2nd chemical warfare alarm sent by my daughter.
Filip . . . .

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The general misconception about the bases, they were not made by Filip, but they were made by the members of Limerick/Shannon Branch and they are branch property for use by branch members.

Nice photos though.
I didn't take any, yet, as I had to make fast retreat after 2nd chemical warfare alarm sent by my daughter.
Another few taken on the Sunday, some on the "Club's new bases", sorry Filip.
N. Atlantic Fishing Vessels, very nicely finished.
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A lost trooper.
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Space Shuttle
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B-17F "the famous one"
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Another Hawk
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Nicely finished Corsair
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Now we know who the trooper above was waiting for...
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A P-51D displaying all the benefits of Alclad 2, Very very nice smooth finish with severl light to dark colours. Awarded "Best in Show " deservedly. Well done Liam
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Dove 201 IAC
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One of my "oldies", in need of TLC
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Now for a little "encouragement" to Night Fighter GB. All built at least 25+ years ago.
Ju-88G
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Me262B-1a/U1 an Airfix kit modified using an Airmodell conversion
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Me.110G
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Another few coming.. have to walk the dogs!
A better view of the Geschwader.
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Another view of the Ju-88
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A very early Mistel, again an Airfix Ju-88, with the conversion from Airmodell for the warhead and struts for the Frog Me.109F
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Note to Moderator: if you wish to move these as "encouragement" to the NF GB please do so.
Ju-87G - Obstlt. Rudel's acft.
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Another view showing the He.219 in the L/H corner.
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thats about it, as you can see there was a great turnout for the "Regional", perhaps Filip knows who/what won the "best in Display"?
Now we just have to wait another few hours to see that delights Airfix are issuing in 2013!!
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Now for a little "encouragement" to Night Fighter GB. All built at least 25+ years ago.
A better view of the Geschwader.
David

That's a lovely group of models. An encouragement to all of us to keep our kits safe, once we actually get around to finishing them...."all built at least 25+ years ago"......mmmmmmm

Many thanks for the photos. Some nice work there - some we have seen (in some cases MANY times!) but some new items we have not seen before - and good they are too!

Please make sure that the Limerick Branch brings some of this great stuff along to the branch table at D2 next October....it will be very welcome.

Philip

PS - loved your paper captions with the explanations below the models. any photos of these?
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Heil Mickey!
I will only add that the Corsair and Merkava are in 1/72 scale and are work of our juniors. Pretty good, I think and it's along way to go till October, so we should see some more skills on show by then.
And that Liam has won the best aircraft with his 'Old Crow'.

Now back to business:
Next meeting of Limerick/Shannon Branch will be on on Saturday 5th of January at 14.00 at the usual venue, Atlantic Airventure Centre in Shannon.
We are hoping to have screening of Alan's 300 photos from this year's SMW in Telford on the big screen upstairs, to have a browse through our Santa's plastic droppings, so bring your new arrivals with you and we should have some brainstorming session about our 'Modelling Munster' project over cup o'tea afterwards.

Looking forward to see yis all and, as usual, new faces are always welcome
Filip . . . .

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Now for a little "encouragement" to Night Fighter GB. All built at least 25+ years ago.
A better view of the Geschwader.
David

That's a lovely group of models. An encouragement to all of us to keep our kits safe, once we actually get around to finishing them...."all built at least 25+ years ago"......mmmmmmm

Many thanks for the photos. Some nice work there - some we have seen (in some cases MANY times!) but some new items we have not seen before - and good they are too!

Please make sure that the Limerick Branch brings some of this great stuff along to the branch table at D2 next October....it will be very welcome.

Philip

PS - loved your paper captions with the explanations below the models. any photos of these?
Hi Philip,
Starting again, thanks for the kind comments, the models are geuinely 25 year or more, and they were taken down from the attic and "dusted off" literally, I couldn't chance washing them as I was afraid of the decals coming adrift. They were made and finished before all the modern methods, no such thing as a gloss finish and varnish over the decals.
The seams and gaps plus the very noticeable badly finished joints.
While I would enjoy displaying them at the Nationals, (when and where - Filip don't kill me) but I would have to do a major "Restoration" job on all of them. A good way of "upskilling" I hear you say! and you are correct.
Then as well of these I have also re-discovered a lot of kits that were finished, some painted, but then not completed, i.e. decalling etc. These I would have to call on your skills re seams and in particular cleaning up the canopies.
I have a few which had an accident, and I would like to see them on a diorama, but I think I will need Filip's help there for ideas etc. Any ideas/feedback will be appreciated.

Re the paper captions, that was one idea that I brought home from Telford, I learnt so much from the visit to my first ever model show that I wanted to add that bit extra to just lining out the kits. While I didn't have all the exact information such as which Gruppe or etc of the Geschwader, and I would also have liked to have had time to add the IPMS logo to the L/H top corner as well to "balance" the look.
But I didn't photograph them but I have them and will scan a few and add them via photobucket for your info.

I suppose when I think about it, I won't be short of a kit to partake in the KUTA GB. One of the items I will need to get my hands on will be the appropriate decals for the various kits to finish them off.
I think an email to the IPMS Decal bank is in order, after sorting out what is really worth working on.
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