Saturday, April 20, 2013

Classic Brtish Box Art Display Continues to Please Punters

We kicked off the mini CBK model show with Huddersfield in February. A packed show even more than previous years! CBKers are examining a wooden MIG-3 CBK made in Huddersfield! A new addition the Douglas Invader having not made it to SMW Cosford being a on such a large site has the advantage of being a much more relaxed show (though require plenty of walking if you want to get round it all). As the museum is open to the public we get a much wider range of visitors including a lot of children and it was a delight to see the display put a lot of smiles on faces. Rather worryingly our display of early space tech proved of some interest to the Empire! The next and last show before SMW will be Farnborough 21 Sept.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Yet more Classic British Box Art Debuts at SMW 2012

Since the idea of recreating Classic British Box Art worked so well and was so popular we decided to have another crack at it this year. Ten all new builds made it to Scale Model World 2012, and they were (literally) bigger and better than last years crop.

Thank you to all those people who stopped by to give us kind comments and have a chat, it was a pleasure to meet you all.

We also got blogged again by those lovely people at Osprey publishing The Modelling News.

We will be taking this on the road as before and hope to have a couple of extra builds that didn't make SMW due to a minor issue of a hurricane. We hop to be again at Huddersfield, Shropshire and Farnborough shows in 2013.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Cosford Success and Yet One More Show

Alan, now official CBK Showman, and Tom did a great job of setting up the display at RAF Cosford for the Shropshire model show last Sunday. I wondered in, eventually, after having to catching several trains, and let them free to go for a wonder. They were already tired from a busy start of the day. Despite our pitch being at down the end of a row we caught people's attention and had steady traffic throughout the day. It was glorious weather outside and as well as modellers there were the general public who had visited the museum and got the added bonus of a free model show. Also a massive biker's rally on the airfield swelled numbers still further.

The light and airy surroundings made for a really pleasant show and it was well past the official end of the show before we packed up.

Alan buzzing with excitement contacted IPMS Farnborough and we can now confirm that Classic Box Art display will be making a final appearance at Modelfest 2012 on the 22nd September.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Huddersfield done Cosford to go!

An extremely busy Huddersfield show proved a great success despite cramming most of the models into half the display space we had at Telford.

You can catch us again for our first Shropshire Modeller's Show held at the RAF Museum Cosford this Sunday April 1st ... honest we will be there!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Classi British Box Art in SAMI

January 2012 (Vol18 No1) issue of Scale Aviation Modeller International contains a full report of our success Classic British Box Art display at Scale Model World in Telford. We've squeezed in pictures of all the models so be sure to check it out!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Classic British Box Art Rocks Scale Model World

The Classic British Box Art display definitely hit the right note with our fellow modellers and general public as we had masses of positive feedback for our idea and execution. If you were one of those people then thank you, it was very much appreciated!


We were also blogged about here:

The Modelling News

Friday, April 29, 2011

The UAMF is Moving!

From the 1st May 2011 the Unofficial Airfix Modellers Forum is moving to a new site and the CBK SIG is moving with them. The new forum is hosted by the UAMF which means we have much more control over it and can add new features more easily. An effort has been made to keep the same look and feel of the old Forumer based site so everything should seem familiar. The UAMF URL now points to the new site which will be open for new registrations from the 1st May. The old site will be kept open until 1st June at which point it will be frozen and maintained as an archive of our old posts,

A huge effort has been made by many UAMF members to copy over important information from the old forum and the new site features a comprehensive Hints&Tips FAQ covering all areas of model making.