IPMS Avon is holding its 28th annual show in conjunction with Lincombe Barn Wargames Society on Sunday 5th August 2018.

The show is being held at the Thornbury Leisure Centre, north of Bristol where there will be over 2,300m2 of display space spread over 3 large, well lit halls. There is also ample free parking for participants and visitors alike.

The show is again combining its very popular mix of plastic modelling and wargaming with its wide variety of displaying clubs and traders making this fantastic show the biggest combined show of its kind in the South.

This year’s competition has seen some major revision to encourage the club and junior modeller to ‘have a go’. The Junior Class winner will receive a 12 month magazine subscription presented by Models for Heroes on behalf of Fine Scale Modeller Magazine. The wargamers out there are not forgotten either with Class 17 for War Game Units in any scale. See the list below, on the Competition tab, for all the new and revised classes.

We invite all modelling / wargaming clubs and traders to join us.

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The lists will be updated as we receive confirmation of clubs and traders attending.

Model Clubs and Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Avon Scale Model Society
Caen Model Club
Cardiff Plastic Aeroplane Club
Cold War SIG
Cotswold Scale Plastic Modellers Group
F-16 SIG
F-4 Phantom SIG
Francois Military Miniatures
French Air Forces SIG
Gulf War SIG
Igor's Crazy Constructs
IPMS Gloucester
IPMS Plymouth
IPMS Wallingford
IPMS Warrington
IPMS West Glamorgan
ISCA Model Club IPMS Exeter
Kingswood M.M.A.
Mid Wessex Model Club
Mirage SIG
Modern British Armour SIG
Russian Wheels & Tracks SIG
South Staffs MAFVA IPMS
South Wales MAFVA
South West Figure Modellers / Wiltshire Scale Model Society
Southbrook Model Group
St Athan Scale Model Club
Stonehenge Modellers
Sundowners Model Group
Sutton Spartans
Trowbridge Composite Wing
Truck SIG
Universal Modelling Society
West Berks Scale Model Club
Wolverhampton Model Club
Wrexham Wings Model Club
Modelling Traders
Aeromodeller Books
Blueprint T-Shirt Designs
Christopher Morris Books
Colin Lee
David Willis
Gloster Models
Ian Bryant
Jackhill Models
Just in Case
Klassic Kits
Mojo Models
Treehouse Models
Wargaming Clubs
Abbeywood Irregulars
Berkley Vale Wargaming Group
Dogs of War
Friends Who Like Rapid Fire
Major Brothers
Nostalgia Wargames
Portishead Warhammer
The Escape Committee
Wargaming Traders
3D Tank Factory
Christopher Morris Books
Clive's Diecasts


Competition Classes

Cost of Entry – first entry £1.50; every further entry £1.00. Juniors Free

  1. Class 1 – 1/72 scale and smaller Aircraft & Helicopter - OOBWE. (Out Of the Box With Enhancements).
  2. Class 2 – 1/72 scale and smaller Aircraft & Helicopter - Mod.
  3. Class 3 – 1/71 scale to 1/48 scale Aircraft & Helicopter - OOBWE.
  4. Class 4 – 1/71 scale to 1/48 scale Aircraft & Helicopter - Mod.
  5. Class 5 – 1/47 scale or larger Aircraft & Helicopter - OOBWE.
  6. Class 6 – 1/47 scale or larger Aircraft & Helicopter - Mod.
  7. Class 7 – Military Vehicles 1/35 scale or larger – OOBWE.
  8. Class 8 - Military Vehicles 1/35 scale or larger – Mod.
  9. Class 9 – Military Vehicles 1/36 scale or smaller -OOBWE.
  10. Class 10 - Military Vehicles 1/36 scale or smaller – Mod.
  11. Class 11 – Civilian Vehicles all scales.
  12. Class 12 - Figures all scales. Busts or single full-bodied figures mounted on a base with or without terrain.
  13. Class 13 – Ships, Submarines and sailing vessels – OOBWE.
  14. Class 14 - Ships, Submarines and sailing vessels – Mod.
  15. Class 15 – Sci-Fi & Fantasy any scale any subject.
  16. Class 16 – Dioramas any scale any subject.
  17. Class 17 – War Game Unit any scale with a minimum of 8 foot figures, 5 mounted and 3 models eg chariots, elephants, tanks or vehicles
  18. Class 18 – Junior Modellers any subject any scale.
  19. Class 19 – Miscellaneous – Any model any scale not covered in classes 1 to 18 above!
Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury,
South Gloucestershire, BS35 3JB
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