NEWS 2021

Check in here to see the latest news and events at the North Devon Model Society.

DECEMBER 14th 2021

Thanks to John Blackett for posting this on our Facebook group page. Great idea for a group build next year John…!

December  21st will be our final club meet of 2021 before we break for Christmas. Traditionally this is full of festive fare so bring along some cake to share and we can say goodbye to 2021 in style.

Our first club night of 2022 will be on Tuesday 4th January. See you there with all your Christmas kits. Sera.

DECEMBER 7th 2021

The winner of our first annual model competition is James Cann with his incredibly detailed model of HMS Harvester.  You can see more of this model HERE on the website in the gallery section under ‘SHIPS’. Thanks to everyone who took part, more categories will be added next year.  So plan what you are going to build in 2022 and don’t forget to add the first club night in December to your diary for ‘Competition Night’. Finally well done to James, a worthy winner of the ‘Ray Osborne Memorial Trophy’ which will now be inscribed with your name.

NOVEMBER 27th 2021

The first club night in December will be our ‘Competition Night’. Each member will be able to submit one model and vote for what they consider to be the best exhibit. Models MUST have been built in the previous 12 months. The winner will receive the ‘Ray Osborne Memorial Trophy’ which they will hold for one year. The trophy will be inscribed with the winners name and presented annually. For more details check out the COMPETITION page on the site here
We plan to add more awards and categories next year so plan your build schedule for 2022 now…

NOVEMBER 4th 2021


We are looking for volunteers to man a stand at the Barnstaple Pannier Market with the aim of recruiting new members to our merry band. This would involve setting up a display on a Thursday morning by 9.30 and manning it through the day promoting the North Devon Model Society. We would ideally like members to work in pairs. If you feel you would be able to help contact Sera or have a chat on any club night.

OCTOBER 28th 2021

Photography night is back! If you would like your models photographed and added to the club website bring them along on the 23rd of November. Guidance on how to set up and take model photos will be available so if you have any questions about your setup, feel free to ask. Images files of your models will be available from Sera.

OCTOBER 27th 2021

Thanks to everyone who came along to ‘Stash Night’ last night. It was great to see so many kits for sale of all types and scales. The photo below  is from early in the evening before it got busy… I hope everyone had a good time, the evening certainly went well and I would particularly like to welcome all the new members who came along, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Sera.

OCTOBER 6th 2021

October 26th will be our first ‘STASH NIGHT’ ! As well as being a regular club night anyone can bring along unbuilt kits they no longer want to sell. It’s a good opportunity to thin down your own stash and possibly get some bargains on the night. Please decide in advance what you want for your complete unbuilt kits and mark them up beforehand. Please note, 10% of what you sell your kits for goes to the club.

OCTOBER 5th 2021

A good night at the club last night especially as we had a visit from a member who moved to another part of the country many years ago. Simon Osborne is an incredibly talented figure painter and last night he brought along a small example of his work for us all to see. I won’t waffle on, just judge for yourself.

SEPTEMBER 7th 2021

The new flyers for the model club have just arrived and will be distributed to the local model shops. Hopefully these will help us recruit more members to our happy band of modellers.

SEPTEMBER 1st 2021

Our first ‘Bring & Buy’ night will be on the 28th of September. Please bring along any items for sale you think the members would like for sale. Please price your items clearly beforehand. All proceeds will go to the club to help raise funds.

AUGUST 29th 2021

As you can see the website is now fully updated with all the recent photos from our photography nights. There will be more photography nights to come so dust off your models and stay tuned for the next date. If you would like the image files of your model photos from the site just give me a USB stick with your name on and I’ll put them on for you for the following week.

We have just had another successful BBQ thanks to Barry and Jacky. Great food and good company. I think we all had a good time.

AUGUST 20th 2021

There is a lot planned for the next few months at the North Devon Model Society. Here is a quick summary of what is to come.

SUNDAY AUGUST 29th 2021   –  ‘N.D.M.S. Barbeque’.
This is always a popular event and is kindly hosted by Barry and Jacky Smith. This year the BBQ will be £7.50 per head. Please pay in advance on club night. If members could arrive at 3 PM so that the chef can take your food order that would be great. Please bring deserts and any drinks you would like.

Thanks to everyone who attended and took the time to bring along their models for photography. I am working through the photos and will be adding them to the site in due course. The photos will also be used to design new club leaflets which will be circulated to all the local model shops.

The club is planning a fund raising night for the club where members can bring along any useful items for sale such as books, tools model making equipment. All proceeds to go to the club. The date will be announced soon.

We all have a stash of models we are planning to build. Of course we may have one or two models that no longer fit into our collection. That’s where ‘Stash Clearout Night’ comes in. Members will be able to bring unbuilt kits along for sale. 10% of each sale must be donated to the club. The date will be announced soon.

The competition will be open to all members who may submit a model they have built and finished in the past year. Models must be submitted on the first club night in December which will be the closing date. Each member will have one vote to allocate to their favourite model. In the event of a tie there will be a run-off. If there is still no clear winner the committee will decide on a winner. The trophy will be awarded at the club Christmas dinner.

Following the success of the first Christmas dinner at ‘Han Court’ a second event is planned for December. The price per head and date is yet to be confirmed.

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