Calendar

 

ACTSMS Meetings & Events

The committee has put considerable thought and effort into our activities calendar and will be presenting a great range of workshops, feedback sessions, guest speakers and Peoples Choice sessions throughout the year. To help you plan your diary, we offer the following calendar which clearly lays out what you can expect at our monthly meetings; like all things, this template will evolve over time and feedback is definitely welcomed.

Regular club meetings are held at the Hellenic Club – Woden and commence at 7:30 PM. Please Note however that some meetings this year will be held at the Hellenic Club in Civic… (the old RSL Club building in Moore St). Check meeting listings below for details.

2018 Meeting Summary

January: Wednesday 17th. (3rd Wednesday!)

  • Santa’s Sack, what did you get?
  • Build table (for big & little kids)
  • Plus: Members Choice competition, Members Choice Draw & Raffle

February: Wednesday 14th.

  • Speaker: Lee Reynolds on his recent visit to Telford UK.
  • Plus: Members Choice competition, Members Choice Draw, Build table & Raffle

March: Wednesday 14th. 

  • Speaker: Steve Medford on a recent MEAO (Middle East Area of Operations) trip for Australian War Memorial 
  • Modelling Tiger tanks – Matt Jorgensen
  • Members Choice competition, Members Choice Draw, Build table & Raffle
  • Location: Hellenic Club Woden

April: Wednesday 11th.

  • Speaker: Michael Grieve on WW1 Tanks
  • Speaker: Garth Occy on WW1 artefacts from the AWM
  • Plus: Members Choice competition, Members Choice Draw, Build table & Raffle
  • Location: Hellenic Club Woden

May: Wednesday 9th.

  • Speaker: John Myszka on Adding Detail to your models with Resin.
  • Speaker: David Hay on Figure Modelling.
  • Members Choice competition, Members Choice Draw, Build table & Raffle
  • LOCATION: Hellenic Club Canberra City

June: Wednesday 13th.

  • Speaker: Brad Fallen on Modelling WW1 Aircraft
  • Members Choice competition, Members Choice Draw, Build table & Raffle
  • LOCATION: Hellenic Club Canberra City

July: Wednesday 11th

  • Swap & Sell!
  • Come one, Come all – bring in your unwanted kits and find a rare bargain!

August: Wednesday 8th

  • Annual General Meeting.
  • Annual Awards ceremony
  • Mega Raffle!
  • Please note: The AGM will be held on Wednesday 8th (not 15th) at the Hellenic Club – CITY
  • LOCATION: Hellenic Club Canberra City

September: Wednesday 12th

  • Special Event: R-U OK Build Night!
    Come along for a special club build night in support of R-U OK.  Bring a kit and a couple of tools and spend the night building and chatting to your modelling mates. Let’s all look after each other and ask that simple question – Are you Ok?

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  • Plus: Members Choice competition, Members Choice Draw & Raffle
  • LOCATION: Hellenic Club Canberra City

October: Thursday 11th 

  • Speaker: Chris Hennessey on “Let there be Light” (adding electronics)
  • Round-Table Modellers Tips
  • Plus: Members Choice competition, Members Choice Draw, Build table & Raffle
  • Location: Hellenic Club Woden

November: Wednesday 7th

  • ScaleACT-18 Briefing & Preparations
  • Speaker: Tony Allocca on Modelling WW2 German Aircraft
  • Plus: Members Choice competition, Members Choice Draw, Build table & Raffle
  • Location: Hellenic Club Woden

ScaleACT-18 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 10, Sunday 11th of November at Kaleen High. 

December: Wednesday 12th

  • Holiday Projects, what have you got planned?
  • Special Members-Only competition!
  • Plus: Members choice, Build table, Raffle
  • Location: Hellenic Club Woden

Selected Australia-Wide Modelling Events

  • 25/26 Aug 18 – Queensland Model Hobbies Expo, held at the Just Sports’n’Fitness Hall, 235 Smiths Rd, Redbank. For more details, visit www.qmhe.com
  • 09 Sep 18 – Oak Park Scout Group & Northern Area Modellers Annual Modelling Competition & Swap Meet, held at Ulm Reserve, 81 Loongana Ave, Glenroy, VIC. For more details contact Don Williams on 0417 004 118
  • 15/16 Sep 18 – Canberra Model Shipwright’s Society Annual Model Ships Expo, held at the Mt Rogers Primary School,Alfred Hill Drive, Melba, ACT. For more details contact Bob Evans at rjeaevans@bigpond.com or Peter Hately at hpeter@iinet.net.au
  • 13 Oct 18 – Sydney Scale Model Show, held at the Novotel Rooty Hill, 33 Railway St, Rooty Hill, NSW. For more details contactsydneyscalemodelshow@gmail.com or visit www.sydneyscalemodelshow.net
  • 13/14 Oct 18 – SA Model Expo, (hosted by SAPMA) & held at the Immanuel College, 32 Morphett Road, Novar Gardens SA. For details, contact the Expo Coordinator on 0418 185 125, go to www.expo.saplasticmodellers.com.au/expoindex.shtml or visit the SAPMA Facebook page www.facebook.com/SAPMAModelClub
  • 27/28 Oct 18 – Wagga & District Scale Model Club Annual Show, held at the Kyeamba Smith Hall, Wagga Wagga Showgrounds, Bourke St, Wagga Wagga, NSW. For more details, contact Odie on (02) 6931 8594 or Graham on 0432 487 950 or email waggadsmc@gmail.com
  • 28 Oct 18 – SciFI & Fantasy Model Competition, held at the 3rd Melton Scout Hall, corner of Smith & Henry St, Melton, Vic. For more details, visit http://ipmsaustralia.blogspot.com.au (& scroll down a bit)
  • 10/11 Nov 18 – ScaleACT 2018, yes, the daddy of them all !! Held at UC High School, 108 Baldwin Dr, Kaleen. For more details check out our website at www.actsms.asn.au, visit our Facebook page or talk to any of the committee members.