IPMS UK Branches | Special Interest Groups | Overseas

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32nd Scale
SIG Leader: Iain Ogilvie
Address: Long Barn, 6 Manor Court, Chadlington, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 3LW
Telephone: 01608 676768
E-Mail:
Website: www.largescaleplanes.com
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: 1 Moseley Street, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3DA
E-Mail:
Airfix Modelling
SIG Leader: Tom Weir
Address: 46 Stoneswood Road, Delph, Saddleworth, Lancashire, OL3 5DY
E-Mail:
Website: http://s15.zetaboards.com/AMSIG/index/
Notes:
Open to modellers of all ages and abilities who enjoy making Airfix kits. We meet online at the above website and at over twenty model shows around the country. Come and meet us and join in with the fun.
Airliner
SIG Leader: Simon Lind
Address: Encwele, 1a Chestnut Ave. Welney, Wisbech, PE14 9RG
Telephone: 01354 610640
E-Mail:
Airport, Aerodrome & Airfields
SIG Leader: Stephen Harper
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
E-Mail:
Battle of Britain
SIG Leader: Neil Robinson
Address: 57 Cliff Rd. Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18 1HU
E-Mail:
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
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
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
E-Mail:
Website: facebook - Biggles SIG
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
E-Mail:
Website: ipmscanberrasig.webs.com
Car & Motorcycle
SIG Leader: Richard Middleton
Address: 94 Rushton Road, Desborough Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 2QD
E-Mail:
Churchill Tank
SIG Leader: Richard Pearce
Address: 29 Heybridge Court, Connaught Gardens East, Clacton on Sea, CO15 6JE
Telephone: 01255-479782
E-Mail:
Notes:
A SIG for all those interested in the Churchill Tank and its variants.
Civil Aviation 1/72
SIG Leader: Simon Lind
Address: Encwele, 1a Chestnut Ave. Welney, Wisbech, PE14 9RG
Telephone: 01353 649054
E-Mail:
Website: ca72sig.webs.com
Classic British Jets
SIG Leader: Tim Cant
E-Mail:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ipmsbrampton/
Classic British Kits
SIG Leader: Shaun Walker
Address: 44 Elm Park, Pontefract, W Yorks WF8 4LQ
Telephone: 01977 799910
E-Mail:
Website: cbksig.org.uk
Classic U.S. 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: 1 Haggett Close, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 6YF
Telephone: 01278 322288
E-Mail:
Website: z7.invisionfree.com/Coastal_Command_SIG
Cold War
SIG Leader: Darryl William Dyke
Address: 24 Robert Street, Llanharan, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, CF72 9RG
E-Mail:
Commonwealth Air Forces Far East / Australia
SIG Leader: Jonathan Bowd
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, and now, Australian subjects of all eras. We display at SMW, please email for further info.
Cruiser
SIG Leader: Rob Kernaghan
E-Mail:
DC3 / C-47 Dakota
SIG Leader: David Gait
Address: 44 Beachampstead Road, Great Staughton, St. Neots, Cambs PE19 5DX
Telephone: 01480 861387
E-Mail:
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
E-Mail:
Website: facebook
English Electric Aircraft
SIG Leader: Ian Southwood
E-Mail:
F-16 Fighting Falcon
SIG Leader: Ian Short
Address: 18 King Edward Close, Whitchurch, Bristol BS14 0RT
E-Mail:
F-4 Phantom
SIG Leader: Ted Bayliss
Address: 91 Prince Royd, Halifax Road, Huddersfield, HD3 3NQ
E-Mail:
Website: http://www.f-4sig.org/
Fine Waterline
SIG Leader: Don McKeand
E-Mail:
Website: www.finewaterline.org
Finnish and Swedish
SIG Leader: Nils R Treichel
Address: Kirchhofsallee 24, 27404 Zeven, FRG
Telephone: 0049 151 540 75018
E-Mail:
Fleet Air Arm
SIG Leader: Alan Carr
Address: 5 Roslyn Gardens, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5RH
E-Mail:
Formula 1 & Motorsport
SIG Leader: Ian Hartup
Address: 24 Tatefield Place, Kippax, Leeds, LS25 7JZ
E-Mail:
French Air Forces
SIG Leader: Paul Tuckey
Address: 24 Docklewell Close, Towchester, Northants, NN12 6JF
E-Mail:
Goth, SIG of
SIG Leader: Terry Campion
Address: 3 Leedhams Croft, Walton-on-Trent, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8NW
Telephone: 01283 713602
E-Mail:
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Great War
SIG Leader: Dave Hooper
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
E-Mail:
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
E-Mail:
Hawker Hurricane
SIG Leader: Richard Farrar
Address: 20 Woodside Park Drive, Horsforth Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4TG
E-Mail:
Hot Rod and Custom Car
SIG Leader: Lee Croden
Website: facebook.com/ipmsuk hotrod and custom car models
IDF
SIG Leader: Gavin Snowdon
Address: 18 Redland Close, Stockton on Tees TS18 5PY
Telephone: 07847 283231
E-Mail:
Notes:
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.
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
E-Mail:
Latin American Aviation
SIG Leader: Phil Cater
Address: 53 Middlefield Rd. Sawtry, Huntingdon, PE28 5SH
E-Mail:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ipmsbrampton/
Leopard Main Battle Tank
SIG Leader: Michael Burns
E-Mail:
Luftwaffe
SIG Leader: Kev Wilson
Telephone: 0116 287 4334
E-Mail:
Website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/luftwaffesig/
Mediterranean Theatre of Operations
SIG Leader: Dick Delaney
Telephone: 01487 843584
E-Mail:
MiG SiG
SIG Leader: Diane Fahy
Address: c/o 39 Wyston Brook, Hilton, Derbyshire DE65 5JB
Military Air Refuelling & Transport
SIG Leader: Martin Garrett
Address: 138 Oxendon Way, Earnsford Grange, Coventry. CV3 2GR
E-Mail:
Mirage
SIG Leader: Mark Ascott
Address: 10 Hayward, Birch Hill, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 7WG
E-Mail:
Modern British Armour
SIG Leader: Paul Crocker
E-Mail:
Website: Facebook - Modern British Armour SIG
Notes:
A Group for those interested in post World War 2 British Armour.
Movies & TV
SIG Leader: Ian Simpson
Address: 62 Beechway, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 3AZ
E-Mail:
Website: http://ipmsmovies.weebly.com/
Notes:
We are a group of model makers who, amongst other subjects, have a specific interest in building models and dioramas from films or television.
NASA
SIG Leader: Paul Smith
Address: 26 Sherbourne Avenue, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 8BB
E-Mail:
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: 31 Shackleton Drive, Perton, Wolverhampton WV6 7SA
E-Mail:
Project Cancelled R&D
SIG Leader: Geoff Baker
Website: whatifmodelers.com
Racing & Record Aircraft
SIG Leader: Axel Van der Minne
Address: Het Roege Bos 18, Groningen, 9745 DZ, Netherlands
E-Mail:
Website: www.ipmsairrace.org
RAF Germany
SIG Leader: Ian Crawford
Address: 6 Church Road, Skellingthorpe, Lincoln, LN6 5UW
Telephone: 01522 804661
E-Mail:
Reconnaissance SIG
SIG Leader: Currently vacant
E-Mail:
Notes:
There is currently no leader for this SIG. Anyone wishing to contact the SIG (or become its leader) should go through the UK Liaison Officer, email as above.
Revell Modelling
SIG Leader: Alan Bean
Address: 16 Ridgeway, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 6UL
Telephone: 01332 725350
E-Mail:
Website: http://s13.zetaboards.com/RevellAtions/index/
Notes:
Aim of the SIG is to promote interest in Revell kits and modelling.
Russian Wheels & Tracks
SIG Leader: Paul Brant
Telephone: 01299 404260
E-Mail:
Notes:
The SIG is for all types of Russian or Soviet vehicles with wheels or tracks from any era and civilian or military applications from bicycles to Buses Tanks to trains and everything in between.
Sci-Fi and Fantasy
SIG Leader: Kathy Dowler
E-Mail:
Website: www.bendenweyr.f9.co.uk/sigweb/
Scottish Aviation
SIG Leader: Graeme Stewart
Address: 35 Hill View, The Murray, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 0EB
E-Mail:
SIG144
SIG Leader: David Hart
E-Mail:
Notes:
The SIG for those sufficiently steady of hand, and eyesight, (or equipped with magnification devices) to work in 1/144 scale.
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 African Air Force
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 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.
South Atlantic
SIG Leader: Janet Cox
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
E-Mail:
Spaceflight
SIG Leader: Phil Mills
E-Mail:
Special Schemes
SIG Leader: via Andrew Armstrong
Address: c/o Andrew Armstrong, UKLO, 31 Shackleton Drive, Perton, Wolverhampton WV6 7SA
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: Grant Matthews
Website: http://splashsig.wix.com/splash
Stealing from the Reaper
SIG Leader: Kev Green
Address: 11 Whomsley Close, Newark, Notts NG24 2JZ
Telephone: 01636 684986
E-Mail:
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/emergencyservicessig/
Notes:
The SIG is dedicated to modelling of all types of rapid response equipment and personnel involved with the saving of lives.
Tornado
SIG Leader: Andy Walker
Address: 47 Windsor Road, Eston, Middlesbrough, TS6 0RE
E-Mail:
Website: http://tornadosig.com
Truck
SIG Leader: Chris Cooper
Telephone: 01653 628379
E-Mail:
U.K. and Commonwealth Armed Forces
SIG Leader: John Tate MBE BEM
Telephone: 01287 770585
E-Mail:
Notes:
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.
U.S. 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
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.
U.S. Naval Aircraft
SIG Leader: Alan Carr
Address: 5 Roslyn Gardens, Gidea Park, Romford, Essex, RM2 5RH
E-Mail:
Under New Management (Captured and re-used)
SIG Leader: Glyn Palmer
E-Mail:
Vertical Airscrew
SIG Leader: Stephen Wearmouth
Address: 53 Chester Drive, Willington, Crook, Co Durham, DL15 0QA
E-Mail:
Notes:
A SIG for those interested in aircraft that use rotor blades or propellers to lift it into the air and keep it flying.
Warbirds
SIG Leader: Richard Farrar
Address: 20 Woodside Park Drive, Horsforth Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 4TG
E-Mail:
Waterbombers
SIG Leader: Radleigh Bushell
Address: c/o UKLO, 31 Shackleton Drive, Perton, Wolverhampton, WV6 7SA
E-Mail:
Website: www.scalewaterbombers.wordpress.com
Notes:
Our aim is to showcase as many kits as possible replicating Water Bomber aircraft, Smokejumper aircraft, Spotter aircraft and Helicopters from all over the world.
What If?
SIG Leader: Martin Higgs
E-Mail:
Website: www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php
World Helicopters
SIG Leader: Geoff Arnold
Address: 32 Mercian Court, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 1PB
E-Mail:
World War Two
SIG Leader: Abigail Brewin
Address: 144 High Road, Weston, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6RA
E-Mail: