As some of you may know Armistice in Cambridge the largest military event on the North Island , it happens every year in November.
The events are getting bigger and better every year and this year is no different.
So far we can confirm displays from the following aircraft:
There's a whole bunch of others we're working on and should be coming
Either a Pitts or Ryan
Plus probably two Titan Mustangs
The Dakota and P-40 will be offering rides to those who bring their wallets, not sure about the costs right now more info to come.
I've recently become a full committee member on the Armistice in Cambridge "board" and as such I've been given the reigns to the modelling and Museum displays in the Marquees, this is where you guys come in. Previously the model shows and competitions were run by the Waikato Scale Model Club but as they have outgrown the resources of our club the Armistice in Cambridge (AiC) committee has taken over organising things and will be providing resources etc.
So what I want to know is how many clubs would like to be given their own space to display and be part of the weekend's events. If we get enough interest then we would be looking at a competition for the best turned out organisation/club with a prize for the best display etc, this could be members dressed in period gear or maybe a themed display. It's only limited by the imagination.
So if you are a member of a club, have a private collection of some sorts, it doesn't have to be a model collection it could be a collection of militaria or something else just let me know. by emailing me at Part of the message is hidden for the guests. Please log in or register to see it. sending me a PM here or replying to this post. I've got a big area to fill and it could be good for your club or organisation as the event has people from all over NZ and beyond attending.
Displays confirmed so far are:
Waikato Scale Model Club
Manawatu Model Club
Auckland Model Club
Best Pacific themed Model/Diorama - Sponsored by Bay Hobbies
Best 1/72 and smaller Tanks and Armoured Vehicles - Sponsored by Niche Models
Best 1/35 and above Tanks and Armoured Vehicles
Best 1/72 and smaller Aircraft - Sponsored by Niche Models
Best 1/48 Aircraft - Sponsored by Niche Models
Best 1/32 and above Aircraft - Sponsored by WingNut Wings
Best Single Figure - all scales - Sponsored by AC Models
Best Sci-Fi or Science Fact (non Diorama or Figure) - Sponsored by Mighty Ape
Best Diorama (should tell a story)
Best New Zealand themed - Sponsored by Bay Hobbies
Best Naval - Sponsored by Mighty Ape
Best Hasegawa Kit - Sponsored by Niche Models
Best Civilian Automobile - Sponsored by Mighty Ape
Best Junior Model - Sponsored by Airfix
Best in Show
Then there is the Public Choice for Air, Land & Sea - Sponsored by Bay Hobbies
There's some nice prizes lining up from our sponsors Airfix, Wing Nut Wings, Bay Hobby Supplies, Niche Models, Andy Cairns, Flames of War etc
Wish I could make it to this event. It'd be an awesome time I'm sure. Need some pic's posted or a vid tour of the venue, models etc
Along way to travel and expensive too.
Maybe when I make it back home in a few years, eh Gary and Dave?
Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
Armistice in Cambridge 2013
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Any thoughts on approaching Brett Green and Hyperscale to cover the event? He has done the Wellington IMPs in the past. After all there are a number of one to one scale "models" at the event that could be included.
I think there is a you tube clip showing the Wellington show or it appeared on the hyperscale site so perhaps an approach via hyper scale or a contact from Wellington IPMs?Certainly plenty to fim during the two days and so far more and more to see each year. His coverage of the Melbourne shows certainly has good ideas.
This is the coverage from Wellington;
I'm friends on Facebook with him but not friends with him per se. Maybe Craig might be worth a try as I think he knows Brett personally (at least had dinner with him last time he was here). Either that or maybe talk to John D from ModelAir cause I think they were the ones who bought him over last time. If he can come over you could even see if he'd be keen on being a guest celebrity judge....
Brett can be contacted on his Hyperscale site but a more formal approach from the Armistice committee may be a more suitable option, from the clips on you tube he does an excellent presentation we could even perhaps get him to do a presentation especially if different clubs and numbers are going to be up this year?
Alas I found out that he likes his airfares paid for, which I suppose is acceptable but that would take too much out of the budget set aside for the modelling.
I'll talk to our committee but the thought of paying someone's airfare just to come and film for a modelling blog probably won't sit that well in the grand scheme of things.
We're looking at options at present, I'll know for sure in the next week or two, David Homewood is organising all the airshow events this year and I know he's working on getting some of the smaller planes more local than Hamitlon. If the Dak pans out it will be picking people up from Hamilton airport and giving them rides over the event which is very close as the crow flies and about 15 mins drive by road.
perhaps Brett would like to do more than just film the model section with all the larger 1 to 1 scale "models" there also this could mean is costs would be more likely to be covered and a video promotion for the whole weekend of armistice.
Found out last night that the rides in the DC3/C47 are a mere $80 with the P-40 ride being a bit more hefty at $2500 it's a once in a lifetime chance though.
Will post more info when I know.
The model competitions are shaping up and I've had some nice prizes sent from the kind Airfix people, lots more inbound.
Not yet, it's something I need to formalise, I've got some ideas and it will be a revised version of last years combined with some more formal process. I might even do preregistration like the Nationals. I'll put some time aside this weekend to create a process and some rules (assuming I'm not laid up). Anyone is free to sugest realistic/non time consuming/non financial ideas about judging, layout, rules, etc etc
I'll take any sugestions onboard but don't be offended or upset if I don't implement them, the success or failure will rest squarely on my shoulders so the decisions are also mine to make (just saying that now to avoid confusion later).
Remember though that these are basically grass roots competitions and not the IPMS Nationals even though this is a level that we are aspiring and working towards achieving over the coming years. We're slowly gaining traction with the different sponsors and growing the displays each year, we're just fortunate enough to have the support of the AiC in recognising the potential of our hobby. I'm also trying to build up the Wargaming side of the show so if this is your thing that's an added bonus.
I know in previous years I've said I would be available to help but with Bubs onboard now unfortunately I won't be able to. I will however come down and catch up with everyone though, may even bring the sprog if she can handle 4 or 5 hours away from SWMBO....
Any thoughts of on using the Euro Militaire system;
Where a percentage is given to the different skills used for each model in its category.ie construction so many percent out of a 100%, painting and finish another and difficuly another as an example. With an average from three judges results perhaps?
Or a US system whereby the modeller is awarded a High commended, Merit or Gold award so essentally they compete each year to improve themselves? I'll find the US society which uses this system.
I don't envy you Gary - the AMPS style of G/S/B vs the IPMS style of 1/2/3 debate has raged long and hard. Both have their upsides and their downsides, which will generally never please all people whichever way you go.
Craig, there are a few good places to stay in Cambridge, as per usual its how much you want to spend etc. The Mews is nice, and there alot of good general accomodtaion around the town, not too flash but by all accounts o.k. There is one in Leamingon the "Leamington Motel" which is the closest to the Domain on Shakespear Street. You may be luckly to get anywhere in Cambridge at this point for that weekend as there arn't a great deal of places to stay. Hamilton may be your best bet. Ulster Street in Hamilton has most of the Motels on it. but is the wrong side of the city to Cambridge - but you could still be at the Domain in 25 minutes.