The IPMS(UK)Airfix Modelling SIG.
It is our great pleasure to formally announce the creation of the IPMS (UK) Airfix Modelling SIG. It has taken considerable planning and effort from a team of dedicated Airfix enthusiasts, but it has been enjoyable and worthwhile! We look forward to welcoming many new members and meeting and seeing everyone at shows in the UK throughout the year.
The SIG has a website which can be found here;
The SIG Discussion Forum is hosted by The Airfix Tribute Forum and can be found here;
Introduction to the IPMS (UK) Airfix Modelling SIG.
2009 is an anniversary year for Airfix, marking 70 years of the companies foundation, and 60 years since the manufacture of the first model kit the Ferguson Tractor. Airfix is an icon of the British model world and is synonymous with model kits, introducing many innovative ideas and designs, including constant scale kits throughout its rich history.
Airfix has always attracted a loyal following, first through the Airfix Magazine, and later the Airfix Club unique amongst model kit manufacturers. With the advent of the internet, new avenues have been opened up including websites and forums, enabling many more people to discuss and share their passion for Airfix on a daily basis. One of these is the Airfix Tribute Forum, which has been successfully growing and expanding in membership for the last three years. Through events and meetings of the members at various outings and model shows, including Scale Model World, a concept was formed to bring together the enthusiasm and passion for Airfix into a new group under the auspices of the International Plastic Modellers Society (UK). The idea of the Airfix Modelling Special Interest Group was conceived.
The intention was to form a group, open to all, whatever their age, sex, race, modelling ability, who have a common enthusiasm for Airfix models. This can take the form of modelling, collecting, the history of the brand and company, or just discussing Airfix models. Following several months of planning and hard work by a dedicated team of volunteers, our application to the IPMS (UK) was accepted, and the IPMS (UK) Airfix Modelling Special Interest Group was officially launched February 2009.
The team have a number of aims for the first year; to attend a number of model shows throughout the year, to put on a display marking the Airfix Anniversary at Scale Model World 2009, to construct and expand the SIG website and discussion forum, to attract as many new members as possible and spread the word about the SIG.
To achieve this we have very dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who are determined, through teamwork and joint collaboration (and hard work!), to make a success of the SIG. However, a SIG is only as strong as the members, so we urge anyone with an interest in Airfix to get involved and have some FUN!
On behalf of the SIG committee,
Richard Mean, SIG Leader.
The Airfix Modelling SIG is a Special Interest Group of IPMS (UK). Neither the Airfix Modelling SIG or IPMS (UK) are affiliated to, nor represent, the views or policies of Airfix or Hornby Ltd. All trademarks are fully acknowledged and are used for illustrative purposes only.
Airfix is a wholly owned trademark of Hornby Hobbies Ltd © Hornby Hobbies 2009.