Welcome to the 580 Modellers website

Latest Update

13. Jan, 2018
After far too much inactivity one of many new years resolutions is to keep this site better updated, particularly as parts of it now support the Show Listing in Scale Aircraft Modelling! See our Show Listing section for full details of all UK Model Shows in 2018.

Our next show is IPMS Bolton on Sunday 28th January which is at the fantastic new venue of the Macron Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers. See 580 Modellers under the Show Listing section for a full listing of all shows we plan to attend in 2018.

There is also a shift in focus coming, with more profiles of the crew, their interests and galleries of their models.

Geoff Cooper-Smith
580 Modellers displayed at ScaleModelWorld 2016, 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