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
IPMS Telford International Model Show 2014.
1/72 scale aircraft revealed by Airfix at this year's Telford IPMS Show on November 8th/9th.
In 1/72 are a completely new tool Heinkel He111 and a Boulton Paul Defiant. These examples are built up from test shots and the sprue trees were also on show. The He111 has a fully detailed interior.
these state of the art examples will replace kits Airfix originally tooled back in the 1960's.
Also to come is an extensively re-tooled Sea King helicopter now as a Commando variant (Jungly). The front "office" has been re engineered and there is also a full interior. The example in the show display was also fitted with an electric motor spinning the rotors. Spot the wires - I couldn't......
It seems that there may be a 1/350 ship kit of the HMS Queen Elizabeth to come as well. That may be some way off yet.
From HKM are 1/32 kits of the Lancaster and the Mosquito MkIV.
The Mossie on show was a pre production build that looked just about ready for production. The packaging artwork was present and it all looked just about ready for take off! This one will hit the shelves over the next 6 months by the look of it.
The Lancaster appeared to be just a former, but again artwork was present and tooling shots of this model have appeared on websites for a while now. Only time will tell.
The other stars of the show were on the club stands with the overseas visitors bringing some exceptional dioramas. This one from Germany.
It features a section of USS Missouri being attacked by a kamikaze Zero. The scale is 1/72. Photographs simply don't do it the justice it deserves.
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
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.