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The IPMS Middleton Cheney Committee

As an IPMS-affiliated club, IPMS Middleton Cheney is required to have a committee team that manages the club and who carry out the organisational day-to-day activities. The positions on the committee are elected every year at the AGM, held during the January club meeting.

The 2016 IPMS Middleton Cheney Committee is as follows:

Chairman – Martin Aris

Secretary – Sam Evins

Treasurer – Gary Evins

Webmaster – James Clarke

At least one of these chinless wonders will be at every event the club attends, and more often than not all four of them will be there, causing havoc! All are more than happy to answer questions on the club and provide any information required.

If you would like further information on the committee or the club, please visit the contact page.

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A Brief History of IPMS Middleton Cheney

IPMS Middleton Cheney is a friendly and informal model club based in the village of Middleton Cheney, South Northamptonshire. The club maintains a more light-hearted approach towards the hobby, and actively supports all abilities, believing that if the model looks good to you, then it’s good enough for us!

Alongside newcomers, the club benefits from having specialists in most categories. So if you want to know the right shade of green for a 1942 Eastern Front ME-109, or the correct panel shades on Enterprise D we can help!

Founded in 2005, the club is made up of members from around the Banbury area, indeed an early name for the club was the Four Shires Model Club, owing to members living in the counties of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire!

Later on the name was changed to the Middleton Cheney Scale Model Club and then in 2012, it became affiliated with the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS) and thus joined an elite group of clubs to carry the IPMS moniker.

In 2015 the club celebrated its tenth anniversary, while in 2016 we focused our show displays on the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, resulting in best display awards at the Poole Vikings show, as well as the prestigious Scale ModelWorld in Telford, on the club’s debut. The Star Trek display was also featured in an article of the IPMS UK magazine.

We have a helpful, friendly committee team of four that run the club alongside a growing membership that specialise in a wide variety of genres, of all ages and levels of ability. Each year the club runs a competition, open to all members. Read more about it, including a list of previous winners, at this link.

If you’d like more information on the club, go to the contact page and get in touch!

Where does IPMS Middleton Cheney meet?

IPMS Middleton Cheney meets once a month, at the Parish Meeting Rooms in the village of Middleton Cheney, east of Banbury and M40 J11.

Meetings begin at 7pm and usually last until between 9 and 9:30pm. However, feel free to come and go at a time that best suits you if you can’t stay for the full duration.

Many of the club’s members are shift workers and we try to accommodate meetings to fit in as best we can. Normally however you can expect each meeting to be on the second or third Thursday of the month. To be sure though, check the date in the left hand column of the site for when the next meeting will be!

The venue’s full address (and coordinates) is:

Parish Meeting Rooms
Middleton Cheney
Banbury
Oxon
OX17 2LR

52°04’21.7″N 1°16’05.5″W