Welcome to the 580 Modellers website

Latest Update

9. Aug, 2016
IPMS Avon "Plastic Modelling and Wargaming Show", Sunday 07th August
Having missed this show in 2015 for a variety of reason, the crew returned in 2016 and very worthwhile it was too with myself, Mark Housley, Malcolm Hopper and Dave Eccles attending. It was great to have Dave Eccles displaying with us again for the first time since he 'emigrated' from South Yorkshire to Cornwall; thankfully he brought three large scale Lightnings and two large large-scale Phantoms with him to help us fill the table. We also missed stalwart Dave Foxall again who is still recovering from surgery (he hopes to be with us at our next show, Sutton Coldfield on 11th September). Mark Housley took a first (as usual with his Greek 1:72 Starfighter on a stick) and a 3rd (with his 1:144 Type IIb U-boat). The roll of honour has been suitably updated.

Planned up dates include some images of the 580 stand at the two reecent shows and I have got quite a collection of show dates for 2017 and so will hopefully also find some time to post these soon.

Finally, I am visiting ScaleScotland on Saturday 04th September to meet the organisers and take some photos for a forthcoming column in Scale Aircraft Modelling.

Geoff Cooper-Smith
for 580 Modellers
580 Modellers displayed at ScaleModelWorld 2015, and for the third time as an IPMS branch, with a record number of exhibitors displaying their models on the table over the two days (image courtesy of Greg Drawbaugh)

Contacting 580 Modellers

If you are interested in 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 Listing' page on this website);
  • Contact us by E-mail via 580Modellers@gmail.com;
  • Call, or text, Geoff Cooper-Smith on 07841 417680

Alternatively, please feel free to explore our website.

About 580 Modellers

The 'infamous' 580 London Routemaster bus, lovingly crafted from the recent Revell release by Dave Foxall. This was a prize for 'Best Table' at the 2012 Bolton show and the bespoke decals were specially printed by DRAWDecal (Hinckley 2013)

580 Modellers were formed in early 2008 by Geoff Cooper-Smith (callsign Skipper) and David Foxall (callsign Tablemeister) as a show-going club and since its formation have grown fast, becoming extremely well recognised on the modelling scene. 

Membership of 580 Modellers is absolutely FREE, with NO charges, NO membership fees (or any other type of commitment) and considerable BENEFITS.  So if you want to display with us all you need is a way of conveying yourself, and your models, to a show; we do everything else! 

If you want to know more about the clubs history or how we operate then please click on the relevant tab, above left, under '580 Modellers'.

Geoff Cooper-Smith

28th December 2015