May Meeting Reminder

A reminder to members that John Maher will be running his presentation at tonight’s May meeting due to some logistical issues which prevented us from doing it in April.

“In his last presentation, IPMS Toronto member John Maher talked about applying armour techniques to aircraft.  If you missed it, you can refresh your memory with another look at his seminar here.

In this upcoming session, John will talk about applying aircraft techniques to armour.  He will present how he used aircraft building techniques to assemble the stowage on this Korean War Pershing.  He’ll also review the painting and weathering techniques employed to create the finish on this model.”


September Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder to members that due to the upcoming long weekend, the September meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month, September 11, instead of the first Monday.

See you all then!

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


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 alternatively you can visit our facebook at

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.