Who are we?
The members of this independent club are a wide ranging group of individuals with diverse backgrounds, who wish to share their experiences and skills with each other.
At present, as well as constructing models for ourselves, we make models for display in various historical establishments.
Commissions can be undertaken for the construction of models by members of the club. Costs will be dependant on the level of work involved. Current projects include work for Cotswold and Worcestershire based organisations as well as local here in Pembrokeshire.
We meet regularly on a very informal basis. New participants are welcomed at anytime of any standard. Those with no modelling skills are more than welcome if they would like to become familiarised with the art.
Where to find us?
Most of our members are based around the Cleddau Estuary in the County of Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Others are far and wide!
Meetings are usually held in Pembroke Dock.
You can contact us by calling;
Martin Blow 01646 680270
Derek Lawrence 01646 621708
We are on Facebook: penfromodelclub.
Useful web links:
Pembroke Dock Heritage Museum. 01646 684220
Carew Control Tower
Jet Age Museum.
Living Aviation Museum, Coventry. 024 7688 2616
Coventry Air Museum. 024 7630 1033
Coastlands Local History Group
Templeton Heritage Group. 01834 861165
Expo Tools - for modelling materials. 01834 845150
Airbrushes and materials. 0121 247 7838
Flory Models. Model forum and specialist materials.
Raven Scale Models. Model lighting kits - all scales. 01550 721099
Progress at last!
Club meeting on September 18th!
The door guardian for the Pembroke dock heritage Centre is ready to go onto its new mounting stand.
Pic: P. Mitchell
In situ now!
Pic: P. Mitchell
Before the rush came at the 'Wings over Carew' Day on the 9th August.
We had an unbelievably busy day then we got washed out by a storm at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Pictured are Martin, Barry, Chris adopting his Bernie Eccleston pose with Mali in the background doing the work!
Pic: Peter Mitchell.
New project for Derek!
Derek is to undertake the refurbishment of a High Speed Launch replica on behalf of the Pembroke Dock Heritage Museum. The model is currently in a state of disrepair and will need a fair amount of TLC.
The plan is for the balsa built boat to be displayed in the Dockyard Chapel on completion of the work.
No pressure then Derek!
Pic. Mali Mitchell.
It's him again!
Derek with a model of the S100 (Snellboot) that he had made for our friend Colin Hancock here in Pembrokeshire. It is an Italeri kit in 1/35 scale. This picture was taken a couple of days before it was handed over to its grateful recipient. Although this was only a few weeks ago, Colin has since passed away, victim to the big C.
This was a big project! Derek is only 82 years young proving that age is not necessarily a barrier to work of such a high standard.
1/24 scale Typhoon revealed by Airfix at last year's Telford IPMS Show on November 9th.
It looks as if Airfix are moving the goal posts at both the entry level for model makers/ kit buyers and at the very top. This really is as good as it gets! The price is £99.99.
Watch out world - the Brits are coming..................
Available now............... 75 years of Airfix!
A build of a pre-production example is featured in the June 2014 edition of Airfix Model World - out now.
1941 Pembroke Dockyard Diorama. RAF Pembroke Dock.
The clubs latest project is now on show to the public at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Trust.
The Eastern and Western Hangar fronts are shown with a Sunderland Mk1, T9040 of 95 Squadron in between undergoing maintenance. Also present is A Fairey Swordfish of the Fleet Air Arm. Many vehicles are present.
The scale is 1/72 and features Italeri and Airfix products.
From Monday 14th October 2013, the following Penfro Model Club clothing will be available direct from;
Tees R Us, 6 Laws St, Pembroke Dock. SA72 6DL.
Items available are;
Polo Shirt. £16.80.
Sizes range from small up to 6XL.
Other items such as shirts and outerwear are also available.
Colours are Maroon for the Polo shirt and sweat shirt.
Maroon or dark blue for the fleece.