IPMS (Chch) holds meetings every month which include general interest topics, theme’s and modelling technique demos but the underlying wish is to meet with like minded people who enjoy the very fun and interesting hobby of scale modelling.

The society runs an Annual Club Competition in December with Gold, Silver, Bronze and Highly Commended ribbons awarded with the winners of a Gold award going into the running for the Best in Show.

The club also has annual trophies for :

Vehicles: The Wittman Battle Trophy, held in March.

Figures: The Grenadier Trophy, held in June.

Aircraft: The Kitty Hawk Trophy, held in August.

Ships: The Shipwrights Trophy, held in October.

These are all major events within the club calender but are fairly low key events so please don’t be put off from bringing along anything to compete. The only stipulation is you must be a financial member to enter.

We encourage visitors to attend in the hope that they may also wish to join and share in the benefits that memberships brings. There is no obligation to join at any time but this is encouraged to gain in the benefits that the club offers.


Annual membership is NZ $ 30.00 for Adults and Families and NZ $ 20.00 for Juniors (aged 17 years and under).

Subscription period is MAY 1st to APRIL 31st. To encourage members to renew on time, the subscription will be discounted by NZ $ 5.00 if paid by the July club meeting. So that’s NZ $ 25.00 for Adults and Families, NZ $ 15.00 for Juniors, BUT ONLY if paid by JULY. This discounted price applies to all members regardless of date joined.