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
Useful web links:
Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust 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
A very interesting picture here of Glanarfon station in a blizzard. The snow effects that Peter has achieved are so realistic! This would surely win prizes in a competition............... What - it is real snow!..........
The following is a great idea from Peter Mitchell:
Aerials are often flimsy under tension from wires, particularly when in scales such as 1/24. One solution - modifying a plastic knitting needle and inserting into the fuselage fixing the bottom of the needle into the lower fuselage body. This gives rigidity to the aerial - taking the strain!
Pic 1. The original aerial profile being copied by filing to the same shape as the original.
Pic 2. The needle is inserted into the fuselage - yet to be trimmed!
Pic 3. The completed job.
Plastic knitting needles are cheap to source from charity shops - or a partners (or own!!) stash.
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.