IPMS UK Branches | Special Interest Groups | Overseas

Aerobatic Display Teams
SIG Leader: Gary Siddall
Address: 2B Victoria Road Draycott Derby DE72 3PS
E-Mail:
Website: www.aerobatic-teams.org.uk
Aircraft Carrier
SIG Leader: Martyn Denchfield
Address: 6 Waveney Grove, Clifton, York, YO30 6EQ
Mobile: 07588 464055
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Airfix Modelling
SIG Leader: Tom Weir
Address: 46 Stoneswood Road, Delph, Saddleworth, Lancashire, OL3 5DY
E-Mail:
Website: http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/
Notes:
Open to modellers of all ages and abilities who enjoy making Airfix kits. We meet online at the Airfix Tribute Forum and at model shows around the country. The ATF site also hosts the most complete archive of the history of Airfix models.
Airliner
SIG Leader: Simon Lind
Address: 1 Green End, Stretham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 3LE.
E-Mail:
Website: http://ca72sig.webs.com/
Airport, Aerodrome & Airfields
SIG Leader: Stephen Harper
Address: 39 Oak Tree Close, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 6UD
Telephone: 01480 300815
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ipmsbrampton/
Armour TAS and Armoured SIG
SIG Leader: Ian Sadler
Address: 63 Manvers Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6DJ
Telephone: 01159 141806
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Australia
SIG Leader: Anton Burrows
Address: 4 Norwood Drive, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0BN
Mobile: 07969 807279
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Aviation Ireland
SIG Leader: Gerry Carville
Address: 2 Orchard Way, Long Riston, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU11 5FD
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Battle of Britain
SIG Leader: Neil Robinson
Address: 172 King Street, Hoyland, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74 9LL
Telephone: 01226 351675
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Battleship
SIG Leader: Nigel Denchfield
Address: 12 Monte Long Close, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 9DW
E-Mail:
Website: battleshipsig.webs.com
Notes:
Our aim is to provide a reference point for those interested in the modelling, design, construction and history of battleships and warships generally. We exhibit each year at Scale ModelWorld and we produce our own newsletter, ‘Dreadnought’; please visit our website for more information.

Between The Wars
SIG Leader: George Munro
Address: 71 Graveley Road, Offord Darcy, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 5RB
Telephone: 01480 810132
E-Mail:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ipmsbrampton/
Beyond the Box
SIG Leader: Nick Allen
Address: 8 Oakwood Close, Stenson Fields, Derby, DE24 3ET
Telephone: 01332 761329
E-Mail:
Website: http://beyondtheboxsig.proboards.com/index.cgi
Biggles
SIG Leader: Terry Campion
Address: 3 Leedhams Croft, Walton-on-Trent, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8NW
Telephone: 01283 713602
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Bomber Command
SIG Leader: Paul Hughes
Address: 51 Farrow Bank, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 3TX
Telephone: 01132 194086
E-Mail:
Website: pa474.freeforums.org/index.php
Canberra
SIG Leader: John Sheehan
Address: 111 Carr Bottom Road, Little Horton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 9AG
Telephone: 01274 429342
E-Mail:
Website: ipmscanberrasig.webs.com
Car & Motorcycle
SIG Leader: Richard Middleton
Address: 94 Rushton Road, Desborough Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 2QD
Telephone: 01536 506531
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Civil Aviation 1/72
SIG Leader: Simon Lind
Address: 1 Green End, Stretham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 3LE
Telephone: 01353 649054
E-Mail:
Website: ca72sig.webs.com
Classic British Jets
SIG Leader: Tim Cant
Address: 31 Crowhill, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE21 2LP
Telephone: 01480 413544
E-Mail:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ipmsbrampton/
Classic British Kits
SIG Leader: James Perrin
Address: 6 Oaklands Drive, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 8PR
E-Mail:
Website: cbksig.org.uk
Classic US Jets
SIG Leader: Lawrence Paffett
Address: 5 Parkgate, Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6SX
Telephone: 01480 450067
E-Mail:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ipmsbrampton/
Coastal Command
SIG Leader: Tom Watts
Address: Flat 2 Swan Centre, Ditton Street, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0BQ
E-Mail:
Website: z7.invisionfree.com/Coastal_Command_SIG
Cold War
SIG Leader: Greg Wilson
Address: 8 Bramham Road, Doncaster, DN4 6JL
Telephone: 01302 371898
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Commonwealth Air Forces Far East
SIG Leader: Jonathan Bowd
Address: 31 Oak Road, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN1 6ER
Mobile: 07768 636678
E-Mail:
Notes:
For those interested in building the usual subjects in unusual schemes. We cover both Commonwealth air forces of the Far East and those operating in the Far East, including SEAC and post war conflicts in Korea, Malaya, Indonesia and Vietnam, from SEAC Spitfires to Indo-Pakistan war Migs & Mirages. We display at SMW, please email for further info.
Cruiser
SIG Leader: L G Brown
Address: 7 Braemar Close, Fareham Hampshire, PO15 6AE
Telephone: 01329 232454
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DC3 / C47 Dakota
SIG Leader: David Gait
Address: 44 Beachampstead Road, Great Staughton, St. Neots, Cambs PE19 5DX
Website: www.bramptonscalemodelclub.fsnet.co.uk/sigs.html
Eighth USAAF 1942 - 45
SIG Leader: Les Wells
Address: 17 Helford Drive,Broadsands Park,PAIGNTON,South Devon,TQ4 7NL.
Telephone: 01803 844977
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English Electric Aircraft
SIG Leader: Ian Southwood
Address: 243 Helmshore Road, Haslingden, Lancashire, BB4 4DJ
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F-4 Phantom
SIG Leader: Phil Butler
Address: 25 Rylandes Court, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 5DH
Mobile: 07825 579277
E-Mail:
Website: www.500phantoms.com
Fine Waterline
SIG Leader: Mike McCabe
Address: 4 Tan y Bone, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, LL33 0ET
E-Mail:
Website: www.finewaterline.com
Finnish and Swedish
SIG Leader: Nils R Treichel
Address: Kirchhofsallee 24, 27404 Zeven, FRG
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Fleet Air Arm
SIG Leader: Alan Carr
Address: 5 Roslyn Gardens, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5RH
Telephone: 01708 747849
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Formula 1 & Motorsport
SIG Leader: Ian Hartup
Address: 24 Tatefield Place, Kippax, Leeds, LS25 7JZ
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French Air Forces
SIG Leader: Paul Tuckey
Address: 24 Docklewell Close, Towchester, Northants, NN12 6JF
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Great War
SIG Leader: Dave Hooper
Address: L'Hermitage, St Cleers, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6HL
Telephone: 01458 274943
E-Mail:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/greatwarsig/
Gulf War
SIG Leader: Mark Jowett
Address: 9 Grainger Close, Brighton Hill, Basingstoke, Hants, RG22 4DY
Telephone: 01256 420840
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Harrier
SIG Leader: Dave Fleming
Address: 21 Balnacraig, Crossford, Dunfermline, KY12 8YA
E-Mail:
Website: www.harriersig.org.uk
Notes:
The Harrier Special Interest Group provides its members with a network of VSTOL enthusiasts and modellers for the exchange of P.1127, Kestrel and Harrier information, via our many references and extensive contacts; which include serving and ex RAF and RN pilots and ground crew and a very famous Harrier test pilot. For more information please visit our website.
Harvard
SIG Leader: Sam Bratby
Address: 39 Ermine Way, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5UQ
Telephone: 01487 830689
E-Mail:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ipmsbrampton/home
Notes:
A celebration of the Harvard/T-6/Texan/SNJ and its variants in all scales. In use for more than 70 years, the Harvard is probably the most widely used training aircraft in the world.
Hawk AJT
SIG Leader: Rob Monfea
Address: 26 Saint Walburge Avenue, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2QT
Mobile: 07805 385808
E-Mail:
Website: hawkajt.myfastforum.org
Hawker Hurricane
SIG Leader: Richard Farrar
Address: 20 Woodside Park Drive, Horsforth Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4TG
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Hot Rod and Custom Car
SIG Leader: Lee Croden
Address: 2 West Royd Mount, Shipley, W Yorks, BD18 1HP
Telephone: 01274 586337
E-Mail:
Website: http://www.rodcustomsig.proboards.com/
Israeli Defence Forces
SIG Leader: John Tate MBE BEM
Address: 3 Priory Close, Guisborough, Cleveland, TS14 6EL
Telephone: 01287 770585
E-Mail:
Notes:
The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed and is run by IPMS (UK) members. The SIG has been set up to provide a focal point for like minded members to study, build and display their work. The scope of interest covers all types of equipment, from all the branches that make up the IDF. The period in history we hope to cover is from the establishment of the IDF in 1948, through the conflicts of the 1948 Arab – Israeli War, the 1956 Sinai War, the 1967 Six Day War, the 1973 Yom Kippur war and the conflicts within Lebanon in 1982 and 2006. We will also include any equipments used during the low intensity conflicts, urban warfare and counter-terrorist operations over the same period. The subject of the IDF continues to catch the imagination of modellers thought out the world, in all scales and mediums. This is evident by the continual stream of new items produced by the major model manufactures and the supporting smaller concerns. To become a member of the SIG and display your work, all you need to be is a paid up member of the IPMS. Contact me via the e-mail address below with your full name and membership number, so I can add your details to the SIG nominal roll, no payment is required. The SIG will display at the IPMS Nationals show, plus other regional shows through out the year. These will be advertised on the IPMS forum, in the Branch/SIG section. If you have any questions about the SIG or any model on display, why not stop, have a chat and pass the time.
Italia
SIG Leader: Jeremy Hall
Address: 25 Nene Crescent, Oakham. Rutland, LE15 6SG
Telephone: 01572 757376
E-Mail:
Japanese Aviation
SIG Leader: Gary Wenko
Address: 10 Clements Way, Beck Row, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 8AB
Telephone: 01638 714543
E-Mail:
Notes:
Welcome to the Japanese Aviation Special Interest Group. We are interested in all aspects of Japanese aviation, from their early biplanes to the jets of the Self Defence Forces and are quite proud to be able to display at Scale ModelWorld, Telford, where our membership meets annually.
Landing Craft
SIG Leader: Allen Hill
Address: 29 Huntingdon Way Tycoch, Swansea, SA2 9HN
Telephone: 01792 422591
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Latin American Aviation
SIG Leader: Alec Smith
Address: 27 Manor Lane, Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambidgeshire, PE28 4EH
Telephone: 01480 896949
E-Mail:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ipmsbrampton/
Leopard Main Battle Tank
SIG Leader: Michael Burns
Address: 49 Runswick Avenue, Acklam, Middlesborough, N Yorks TS5 8HY
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Luftwaffe
SIG Leader: Kev Wilson
Address: 39 Chadwell Road, Leicester, LE3 6LG
E-Mail:
Website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/luftwaffesig/
Mirage
SIG Leader: Mark Ascott
Address: 10 Hayward, Birch Hill, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 7WG
Telephone: 01344 648334
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NASA
SIG Leader: Paul Smith
Address: 26 Sherbourne Avenue, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 8BB
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New Zealand Aviation
SIG Leader: Andy Scott
Address: 18 Sheldrake Close, Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham. South Yorkshire, S61 2UW
Night Fighter
SIG Leader: Andrew Armstrong
Address: c/o Phil Cater, IPMS UKLO, 53 Middlefield Rd Sawtry Cambs PE28 5SH
Mobile: 07891 160762
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Project Cancelled R&D
SIG Leader: Geoff Baker
Address: 93 Dovedale Road, Bolton, Lancs, BL2 5HS
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Racing & Record Aircraft
SIG Leader: Axel Van der Minne
Address: Het Roege Bos 18, Groningen, 9745 DZ, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 50 3129129
E-Mail:
Website: www.ipmsairrace.org
RAF Germany
SIG Leader: Ian Crawford
Address: 6 Church Road, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln, LN6 5UW
Telephone: 01522 804661
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RECCE
SIG Leader: Mike Chilestone
Address: 170 Monarch Road, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Cambs, PE19 8JP
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SAAF
SIG Leader: Phil Cater
Address: 53 Middlefield Road, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5SH
E-Mail:
Notes:
Since 1998, the SIG has displayed all over the UK, and further afield in Europe, USA, and South Africa itself. No SIG newsletters are planned. Check out www.ipmssa.za.org, and the Unofficial SAAF site for latest news, www.saairforce.co.za. IPMS members wanting information for one-off projects, or who wish to join, are most welcome to drop a line.
Sabre
SIG Leader: Julien Dixon
Address: 43 Rendlesham Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2YP
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Sci-Fi and Fantasy
SIG Leader: Kathy Dowler
Address: 20 Fraser Close, Romford, Essex, RM1 2DF
E-Mail:
Website: www.bendenweyr.f9.co.uk/sigweb/
SIG144
SIG Leader: David Hart
Address: 11 Lodge Farm Close, Walton, Chesterfield, S42 7LF
E-Mail:
Small Warships
SIG Leader: Les Brown
Address: 7 Braemar Close, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 6AE
Telephone: 01329 232454
E-Mail:
Website: www.smallwarshipgroup.org.uk
South Atlantic
SIG Leader: Janet Cox
Address: 4 Old Glebe, Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4EA
Telephone: 01480 890547
E-Mail:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/southatlanticsig/
Soviet Aircraft
SIG Leader: Gordon Millar
Address: 7 The Avenue, Bickley, Kent, BR1 2BS
Telephone: 0208 460 2150
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Spaceflight
SIG Leader: Phil Mills
Address: 10 Fountain Grove, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 3TP
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Special Schemes
SIG Leader: Andy J Donovan
Address: c/o Phil Cater, IPMS UKLO, 53 Middlefield Rd Sawtry Cambs PE28 5SH
E-Mail:
Notes:
The Special Schemes SIG caters for anyone with an interest in the more distinctive and colourful liveries worn by both military and commercial aircraft around the world. There is but one rule: the scheme must be relatively unique in the fact that it was not applied en masse to numerous aircraft and should, preferably, have constituted a major and obvious change to an operational livery. We welcome anyone seeking information or wishing to join the SIG so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Spitfire
SIG Leader: Ian Crawford
Address: 6 Church Road, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln, LN6 5UW
Telephone: 01522 804661
E-Mail:
Website: http://www.spitfire-sig.co.uk/
Splash (Flying Boats and Seaplanes)
SIG Leader: Jennifer Wright
Address: 8 Blackthorn Green,Carterton, Oxon, OX18 1LW
E-Mail:
Website: splashsig.webs.com
Strategic Air Command
SIG Leader: Ian Day
Address: 62 Clifton Mount, Harehills, Leeds, LS9 6ER
E-Mail:
Thirty Second Scale
SIG Leader: Iain Ogilvie
Address: Long Barn, 6 Manor Court, Chadlington, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 3LW
Telephone: 01608 676768
E-Mail:
Website: www.skywriters.net
Tornado
SIG Leader: Andy Walker
Address: 47 Windsor Road, Eston, Middlesbrough, TS6 0RE
Mobile: 07921 145419
E-Mail:
Website: http://tornadosig.weebly.com
Truck
SIG Leader: Chris Cooper
Address: 4 Burke Road, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7JZ
Telephone: 01653 699483
E-Mail:
Website: http://www.nrmodeltruck.co.uk/
U.S. Air Forces of W.W.II
SIG Leader: Bri Derbyshire
Address: 2A Kings Mead, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1EJ
E-Mail:
Notes:
No newsletter, no subscription, just a network for fans of U.S. Army, Navy & Marines aircraft types, 1941-1945. Small SIG stand at SMW, new talent welcomed.
UK and Commonwealth Armed Forces
SIG Leader: John Tate MBE BEM
Address: 3 Priory Close, Guisborough, Cleveland, TS14 6EL
Telephone: 01287 770585
E-Mail:
Notes:
The United Kingdom and Commonwealth Armed Forces (UKCAF) Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed and is run by IPMS (UK) members. The SIG has been set up to allow modellers to celebrate the armed forces that make up the Commonwealth and provide a focal point for like minded members to study, build and display their work. The period we intend to cover is from the foundation of the “Modern Commonwealth” in 1949 to the present day. Prior to this date it was known as the “British Commonwealth”, however after the signing of the London Declaration in April 1949 it became known as “Commonwealth of Nations”. Subjects from any of the 53 member nations security forces can be included, plus any past or presently suspended members, so long as they have been a member of the Commonwealth since April 1949. Members will be able to display their work to cover all arms of service. Because some of the smaller nations do not have any standing armed forces as such, official Para-military or police forces can also be included. To become a member of the SIG and display your work, all you need to be is a paid up member of the IPMS. Contact me via the e-mail address below with your full name and membership number, so I can add your details to the SIG nominal roll, no payment is required. The SIG will display at the IPMS Nationals show, plus other regional shows through out the year. These will be advertised on the IPMS forum, in the Branch/SIG section. If you have any questions about the SIG or any model on display, why not stop, have a chat and pass the time.
US Air Force
SIG Leader: Haydn L Hughes
Address: 7 Cavewell Gardens, Ossett, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF5 0SW
Telephone: 01924 263803
E-Mail:
Website: www.usaf-sig.org
US Naval Aircraft
SIG Leader: Alan Carr
Address: 5 Roslyn Gardens, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5RH
Telephone: 01708 747849
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Warbirds
SIG Leader: Richard Farrar
Address: 20 Woodside Park Drive, Horsforth Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4TG
E-Mail:
What If?
SIG Leader: Martin Higgs
Address: c/o Phil Cater, IPMS UKLO, 53 Middlefield Rd Sawtry Cambs PE28 5SH
E-Mail:
Website: www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php
World Helicopters
SIG Leader: Geoff Arnold
Address: 23 Shropshire Street, Flat 6, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3DA
Telephone: 01630 653391
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World War Two
SIG Leader: Abigail Brewin
Address: 144 High Road, Weston, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6RA
E-Mail: