Thursday, 5 July 2018

July 2018 CANADA DAY Contest at IPMS Ottawa

Happy Canada Day to all plastic model builders around the world. Despite 35 degree heat and choking humidity, we had 40 members at the meeting and a superb collection of 15 kits in competition and five works in progress.

A superb 1:32 scale WingNuts Bristol Fighter F2B, as flown by Andrew Edward McKeever, the highest scoring two seater fighter pilot in the RFC and RAF in the Great War.

A Trumpeter 1:35 scale LAV III as it appeared in Kandahar Afghanistan in 2009.

LAV III in Kandahar

The last version of the Iroquois-class DDH 280 destroyer, HMCS Iroquois, as it appeared in about 2001. Resin Shipyards, 1:350 scale.


1:35  Revell,  105mm C1 howitzer at the NATO annual FALLEX 64 exercises in Germany, where a Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery unit is live firing on the range under a basic camouflage netting. Model by John Clearwater.

1:72 scale Revell, RCAF 410 Sqdn from RCAF Station Uplands, prior to moving away and acquiring nuclear weapons 

1:72 scale Platz, RCN T-33

1:72 Italeri, JU-52 original single-engine version used by Canadian Airways in Manitoba.

1:72 MPM, Junkers W34 in Canadian Airways colours

1:72 MPM, Junkers W34 in Canadian Airways colours

1:48 scale Special Hobby, RCAF 115 BR Sqdn Bolingbroke

1:700 scale Tamiya, HMCS Gatineau in 1943

1:72 scale AZ Models, RCAF 441 Sqdn in April 1945

1:48 scale Eduard, Hellcat Mk II from 1844 NFD Sqdn on HMS Formidable flown by Lt Bill Atkinson RCNVR

1:48 Hobby Craft, CAF 414 Sqdn Electronic warfare T-33