Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Telford Scale Model Work 2010

Classic British Kits had another very successful Scale Model World our display of a 101 Gems - 101 Classic British Kits that you should build, proved very popular with modellers and the general public alike. We were very busy with a lots of punters taking delight at the display. You could watch them mentally ticking off which kits they had built and we got many compliments on the concept of the display. A nice thing was that it proved popular with several partners who commented on what a lovely display we had.

The flyers we produce that contained a mini-timeline proved very popular, almost everyone who looked at one took it away with them. I think we should have added check boxes so people could tick off their own builds. We gave away the last of 300 on Sunday about three so I think we got the numbers perfect.

Thanks to everyone who came up and said hello. Always good to put names to faces.






Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CBK SIG Newsletter 2010 #2

The second newsletter of the year has been sent out to members and is a bumper issue with news of shows CBK and CBK-US have displayed at, as well as a special report on a tour of the Hornby Hobbies Exhibit in Margate, UK with a peak behind the scenes at Airfix's home. This issues featured build is the Airfix 54mm English Civil War Pikeman, here's a sneaky pic!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Airfix 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter Group Build

May sees the start of another CBK group build, this time the Airfix 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter the subject. Please feel free to sign up to the forum and join in if you'd like or just roll your eyes at the terrible "Beau" puns I've witnessed.

Scale Model World 2010 CBK Display Announced

The CBK display for this year's Scale Model Show is titled "Five Decades of Classic British Kits" will be a display of 101 classic gems from all the CBK manufacturers: Airfix, Frog, Matchbox, Revell GB and other smaller manufacturers. CBK members have voted for the best kits from each manufacturer. Kits that even though they may be 30 years old are still very much worth building today. See the full list and read the rationale in the SMW 2010 section at UAMF.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Airfix Mosquito Group Build

Another CBK single kit Group Build has started on UAMF. This time the Wooden Wonder - Airfix's 1/72 DH Mosquito. If you want to join in just sign up to the forum and introduce yourself.

Huddersfield Show Report

The Huddersfield Model Show unfortunately suffered due the snow we had that weekend. Two of members having a miserable time after breaking down on the way. I got their text before I left the house and imagined spending the day sat behind the dozen kits which I had. Thankfully Bruce made it!

A number of SIGs/Branches and traders failed to make including Aeroclub and Kits Kits. I think there were about 15-20% missing. Unfortunately the weather, which stopped snowing and had started to melt by 11am, had a much bigger impact on visitor numbers. These were well done on last year (which was very successful) and I hope don't jeopardise future events!

Bruce and I however mange to fill the table (~6' wide by 5' deep) nicely, the plinth I'd built turned out to the idea size. I have to say from the start of the day till it started to run down at 3.30pm we had a steady stream of interested punters who wanted to share their memories and revel in the days of classic modelling - we even influenced Rob Monfea who came back to show us his newly purchased Novo boxing of the Swordfish. The leaflets proved popular and I think we've encouraged more than a few to have a look at the website.

It was also great to meet Jamyz Hatstand and Mafoo_white who were encouraged to add a few Frogs to the Tamigawa purchases - a couple of donated kits found their way into their eager mitts, new disciples!

As you may know the the lighting at Hudds is not great for taking pics and I only had time to capture our stand.




Thanks to anyone who managed to came along to have chat glad you enjoyed the display and I hope we've encouraged a few of you to finally get them Frogs built!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Airfix Bristol Blenheim Group Build

Now underway on the UMAF is a group build of the venerable Airfix 1/72 Bristol Blenheim. If you'd like to join in just sign up to the forum and put you name down in the Roll Call thread. The build runs from the 1st February to 7th March

Saturday, January 23, 2010

World of Frog in Scale Aviation Modeller International

This months (March 2010) Scale Aviation Modeller International features a four page article on the CBK's World of Frog Display at SMW2009. As well a write up of the display itself there are pieces focusing on three of kits on display by their builders.

Thanks to Paul Bradley who put the article together and all those involved.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

CBK will be at the Huddersfield Model Show on the 21st Feburary 2010, with our World of Frog display. So come along and see us as well as the other displays and sellers. It makes a great day out.

Huddersfield Sports Centre,
West Yorkshire HD1 1TW

All enquiries contact


Licensed bar
Hot/cold fresh food available
Ample car parking available

Trade stands, details to be confirmed
Themed displays
Admission fees as below
Adults £3.00
14 's and under and OAPS £1.00
IPMS members on production of current membership card-£1.00