If Carlsberg did model clubs.....it would probably be IPMS Cleveland
IPMS Cleveland was founded by a group of keen modellers to provide a club for those with an active interest in scale modelling, who live in the North East including Teesside, North Yorkshire, North Riding, County Durham and surrounding areas.
Generally at the meetings some of our members will bring along models they are either working on or have recently finished, we even have our professional photographer do photoshoots every other month. Other members are always happy to offer help and advice, and we even provide spare parts, books or decals when members have what someone is after!
If you would like to get in touch with us for more information about the club drop our branch secretary Dave Norman an email.
Members of the IPMS Cleveland club with over 15 members on a good day at model shows
Appointed Branch Secretary in 2016 and since he is the boss we listen and vote.
Continiously updates and maintains the website when not building Gundam model kits or on the PS4 #winning
Recently appointed Treasurer for the club and we wait to see when his fabulous diorama will be finished.
TangoFox or Gavin, is the IDF SIG Leader and part time artist when he has free time.
A wizard of photography and photoshop, he produces the images for our amazing gallery.
BlueFalcon is a professional at painting figures and writes for various magazines in his spare time.
Andy is the Tornado SIG Leader and is always working on a Tornado no matter the scale, although recently bitten by the armour bug.
Having been overthrown as club sec, IDF SIG, UKCAF and Leopard SIG he now has more time for modelling
In the event of the secretary being unavailable we take Graham out of his box and dust him off.
Terry is the transport & accomodation guy, he gets everything sorted a year in advance, although he is useful if you're doing something german.
For a Sci-Fi nerd we are not entirely sure how Mark copes in the 21st centrury, we think he still uses paper and a quill.
Ever present at the shows we visit. Hughie loves whipping out his "Litte Tank".
Ian is available as an online presence and can be called upon request.
Are you building something from the Royal Air Force and want some history, talk to Roy, plenty of stories to share.
Big Al produces some rather large kits, great for clearing an area out too, but bring a gas mask.
He wears his feet out transporting our models to the Nationals each year. We give him beer upon arrival.
Every hour is happy hour at Harry's Bar. Hangovers guaranteed.
IPMS Cleveland gets a big thumbs up from Chuck Norris, the master of selfies.
Colin is new to the hobby and he is as deadly with a glue gun as he is with a paintball gun.
Mick is part of the Indian tribe known as the Satnavaho so he always knows how to get to model shows.
As the third Alan of the club, he has recently returned to his Northern homeland and is known to us all as Alan the Third.
Paul is our newest club member and has escaped the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham, we think he may be Robin Hood.
Before joining the club he was in "Bits and Pieces" and now he is feeling "Glad all over"
Arriba Arriba, Andale Andale, Arturo is jetting off again...sufferin succotash
Email: Gav Snowdon
The IDF SIG scope of interest covers all types of equipment, from all the branches that make up the IDF, throughout its history. The SIG displays at Scale ModelWorld and other regional shows throughout the year. To become a member of the SIG, all you need to be is a paid-up member of the IPMS. Contact me via the e-mail address above with your IPMS membership number. The SIG will display at Scale ModelWorld and other regional shows throughout the year.
Email: Graham Bullock
The United Kingdom and Commonwealth Armed Forces (UKCAF) SIG has been set up to cover from the foundation of the “Modern Commonwealth” in 1949 to the present day. Subjects from any of the 53 member nations security forces can be included. To join all you need to be is a paid up member of the IPMS. Contact me via the e-mail address above The SIG displays at Scale ModelWorld and at regional shows through out the year.
The International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS) Panavia Tornado Special Interest Group (SIG). A place to find scale model kit reviews, reference information, photos, up-to-date Tornado news and Tornado modelling news and a place to meet and chat with fellow Tonka fans. A group for scale model makers of all abilities with an interest in the Panavia Tornado.
Email: Gav Snowdon
The newly formed Star Wars SIG was launched to make the most of the massive interest in this unstoppable juggernaut of a movie franchise as well as the hundreds of kits dedicated to the subject. Forty years on from the original film and the fanbase is as big as ever and the new trilogy will only increase this. The SIG will show at the IPMS Nationals in Telford. So sign up and May the Force be with you. Always.
Email: Hugh Darroch
A group for like minded people interested in the Leopard MBT/ARV used by various natioins throughout the world. These tanks are very important in the overall history of military vehicles and have been woefully neglected by the plastic model industry.
Meeting are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Sunnyfield House in Guisbrough. They are held from 19:30 until 21:30 although they are usually followed by a short visit to a local public house (that is pub before someone gets the wrong idea)Sunnyfield House