Thursday, 2 April 2020

April 2020 IPMS Ottawa Contest

The April 2020 IPMS Ottawa monthly meeting and contest was cancelled due to the dangers of the spread of COVID-19. All IPMS Ottawa activities, including meetings, contests, and build days at the aviation museum, have been cancelled until further notice.

So all of our modellers stayed home and built models. We expect a tsunami of finished models when the club meets again after the crisis.

This may or may not be an actual article from a real newspaper.

COVID19OSAURUS (actually a Lindberg Brontosaurus and caveman kit)

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

March 2020 IPMS Ottawa Contest

It is that time of year again - yes - the annual theme contest. This year's theme was "Anything in a Canadian Museum". The model has to be of an item which is in the collection of a museum in Canada or has been displayed in a museum in Canada.

Next year's theme, by a popular vote, is FRANCE. Anything from France or about France (not including models from French companies of non-French subjects) from any era. So come on IPMS Ottawa - Vive la France! for March 2021.


Canadian Navy O-BOATS (Oberon class submarines) by Resin Shipyard in 1:350 scale. As seen at the HMCS Onandaga Museum, and at the HMCS Ojibwa Museum.


SECOND PLACE (tied winners)

A very large PVC plastic model from an unknown Chinese factory in an unknown but large scale of what may be a CARNOTAURUS SASTREI (meat-eating bull) as seen in the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

Burgess-Dunne Flying Wing, in 1:72 scale by Scaleplane. This was Canada's initial; military aircraft along with the Nieuport-Dunne. There are two copies on display in Canada. It is the V-wing aircraft without a tail on the left in the first photo.

Burgess-Dunne flying wing

THIRD PLACE (tied winners)

CF-18 in 1:72 scale by Italeri, as seen in the National Aeronautical Collection in Ottawa.


CF-104 in Tiger Meet colours, in 1:48 scale by Revell, as seen at the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum.



CF-101 VooDoo in 1:48 scale by Monogram, from 416 Lynx Sqdn of Chatham, as seen in the Canadian War Museum and the National Aeronautical Collection in Ottawa. The red wing panels are for aggressor exercises.

CF-101 VooDoo

CF-101 VooDoo

CF-101 VooDoo

CMP Cista Armoured Ambulance in 1:35 scale from Mirror Models, as seen in the Canadian War Museum. Nearly 4000 were built during WWII.
CMP Cista armoured ambulance

CMP Cista armoured ambulance

CMP Cista armoured ambulance

HUP-3 helicopter in 1:72 scale from Paula Vacuform models, as seen in the National Aeronautical Collection in Ottawa.



ME Bf-109 as seen in the National Aeronautical Collection in Ottawa

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter in 1:48 scale by Roden

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter in 1:48 scale by Roden

Sopwith Triplane in 1:48 scale by Eduard.

Fokker D.VII in 1:48 scale from Eduard.

SPAD VII C.1 in 1:32 scale by Roden

Fokker Triplane Dr.1 in 1:48 scale by Eduard.

Curtiss JN-4C "Canuck" in 1:48 scale by Lindberg.

Nieuport 17c in 1:32 scale by Hobbycraft, as flown by Billy Bishop, as seen in the Canadian War Museum.

AVRO 504K in 1:48 scale by Aurora.

Avro ANSON in 1:72 scale by Airfix, based on an aircraft owned by the National Aeronautical Collection in Ottawa.

Bristol F.2B fighter in 1:48 scale by Aurora

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c in 1:48 scale by Roden

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

February 2020 IPMS Ottawa Contest


Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (屠龍, "Dragonslayer") light bomber, Japanese Imperial Forces, circa 1941-1945. This is a 1:32 scale kit from Zoukei Mura (Japan). It is built OOB, and painted with Vallejo and Tamiya colours. Markings (except for tail) are painted.


Me-109E, in 1:48 scale by Tamiya, with PE harness and brass gun barrels.


Jeaninn Stahltaube, in 1:32 scale by Wingnut Wings. Shown as flown by 172/14 pilot Lt. Fritzlohn, late 1914 to early 1915. OOB except for leather covered seats.


Albatros D.III, in 1:32 by Roden. Shown as Jasta 39, flown by Josef Loeser over Italy in the summer of 1917.

Blohm & Voss BV.141, in 1:72 scale by Airfix.

Fiesleler F.i 156C-3 STORCH, in 1:72 scale by Heller

US NASA, Mercury and Gemini, space flight capsules, in 1:48 scale by Revell.

Lastkraftwagen 3.5t AHN Nazi Ambulance, in 1:35 scale by ICM

Thamarite Archon, in 30mm scale by Privateer Press. Scratchbuilt arrow and bow string.

The Honda RA-272 was a 1965 Formula One car designed by Nakamura and Sano, and became the first Japanese car to win a Formula One race. In 1:20 scale by Tamiya.

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (キ84 疾風 Gale)

"Wehrmacht Dudes" Nazi soldiers, in 1:35 scale from Dragon


Porsche diesel tractor. by Revell

midget submarine

heavily modified, heavily armed jeep