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30th Anniversary of the 1st Gulf War

17th January represents the 30th Anniversary of the commencement of operation Desert Storm.  580 Modellers have a programme of associated articles and builds planned throughout the whole year, covering all nations and sides.  The culmination will be a dedicated display at ScaleModelWorld 2021, which 'fingers crossed' will be occurring.  So keep coming back to see what is new!

The 'crew' at ScaleModelWorld 2019

You can contact 580 Modellers as follows:

If you are interested in joining our merry band there are several ways to contact us and find out more:

    • Speak to someone behind the stand at a model show (for a list of the shows we are attending see the Show Page page on this website);
    • Contact us by E-mail via 580Modellers@gmail.com;
    • Call, text, or WhatsApp Geoff Cooper-Smith on 07841 417680.

Latest Updates

A build review of the Fujimi F-16B iin 1/72 is the most recent addition to X-Files.  Click here to go straight there!

Due to continued interest in the 580 Modellers ScaleModelWorld virtual table it will remain on the website for the forseeable future.  Clicking here, on VSMW, will take you straight there.

With the air campaign now at its height during the Gulf War some 30 years ago, the second of the Desert Storm articles on In Focus has been posted today - Click here on 'In the Pink' (Part 2 - Tornado!).  Part 1 can also be viewed by clicking here, on In the Pink (Part 1).

The 580 crew continue to build in earnest for the ScaleModelWorld 2021 Desert Storm display.  This will include aircraft, helicopters, AFVs and ships from both sides for presentation on the 580 table at ScaleModelWorld 2021 in November.

Keep coming back!