Welcome to the Thames Valley Scale Model Club web page, where our aim is to have a lot of fun and camaraderie while encouraging people to take up, improve, and most of all, enjoy, the hobby of building scale models. We are an enthusiastic group of over 30 people of all ages, with a shared passion for making and displaying scale models of Aircraft, Ships, Military Vehicles, Figures and many other subjects, made from plastic model kits (Airfix, Revell, Tamiya etc), resin, Vac formed or mixed media kits, and some brave members even make completely scratch built models. Many of our members are also Members of the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS), and many belong to other model clubs.
While most of the members are enthusiastic amateurs whose main aim is enjoyment and relaxation, we do have past IPMS National Champions, and recognised experts in their fields, who will happily help the less experienced members.
Every month, we show our latest creations, chat to fellow modellers, swap ideas, magazines and books, sell kits, sharing new modelling techniques and news about our hobby.
Some of our members attend model shows around the country exhibiting on behalf of TVSMC. We exhibit at the International Plastic Modellers Society Scale ModelWorld show at the Telford international exhibition centre in November.
Please come along If you would like to know more, and click on the contact information page, but why not just come along and see for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you at our meetings. Please bring along any models that you are working on, or any that you would like to get help or advice on.
Our members travel from all over the Thames Valley, from the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, including the towns of Reading, Henley, Slough, Maidenhead, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Chesham, Amersham, Aylesbury, Ascot, Bracknell, Windsor, Heathrow and Uxbridge, with some members travelling much, much further..........
T.V.S.M.C is twinned with our fellow I.P.M.S modellers across the pond in the USA, the South West Area Modellers of Plastic or S.W.A.M.P for short.
Members of the Thames Valley scale Model Club (Tuesday April 18th 2023)