June Meeting

Our next AMPS Fort York Toronto and IPMS Toronto meetings will be held on Monday, June 1st 2015. The AMPS meeting will take place between 6:00-7:00p.m. and this will be a regular build night .  It is also a great opportunity to bring any of your entries out prior to the Local AMPS Great white North show that will take place at the end of May and perhaps get a chance for others to look at your work and receive some positive , constructive, pointers prior to the actual show judging.

At 7:00pm we will have our semi-annual Club swap meeting. This is available only to paid club members and is not open to members of the public or commercial vendors .  As usual new members are encouraged to attend and we will be checking for any outstanding memberships fees during this meeting.

Hope to see you all there and should you have any questions about this particular meeting,  then please feel free to contact me Via our sites webmaster  and I will answer any of your questions and queries.

Happy Modeling!…Will

Fernando Ruiz Painting Seminar in Toronto

Special announcement on behalf of the Southwestern Ontario Figures Club:

We are very pleased to announce a first of its kind in Canada – esteemed figure painter Fernando Ruiz will be coming to Toronto all the way from Spain for a painting seminar on June 13th & 14th!

The Southwestern Ontario Figure Club, with help from The Bent Bristle, Hornet Hobbies, Acrylicos, Vallejo, and of course, FeR Miniatures will be hosting the two day event where you will learn Fernando’s painting secrets in an interactive workshop. You’ll even receive a yet to be released 75mm medieval knight figure to paint during the seminar!

Seats are limited to 20 spots, so register now to secure your spot. Tickets are $300 CDN. For registration and more information, please visit http://www.swofc.com/fernando


Olsztyn 2015 Show in Poland

The article and pictures were composed and taken by Darek Sommerfeld.

“During April 11/12 of 2015 I took part in a sixth modeling contest in Olsztyn. The contest was organized in the Youth Palace of Olsztyn. During the modeling contest there were many different categories of models ranging from over 400 cardboard to plastic creations. Thanks to my friend Robert, I was able to familiarize myself with the work of cardboard modelers and meet a few of them during the competition. Many of the models appeared very realistic and it was hard to believe that they were made from cardboard. In terms of plastic models, the majority of the models was composed of armored vehicles but there was a likewise large selection of planes, ships, civillian vehicles and standalone figures. For the full article, please visit IPMS Warszawa http://ipms-warszawa.pl/: alternatively you can visit our facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ipmswarszawa

IPMS Warszawa would like to give a special thanks to IPMS Toronto for reporting the modeling competition in Olsztyn.”

You can view a gallery of some of the models by clicking here or on the image below.  You can read the article on the IPMS Warzawa website here.