In the News

In addition to the 580 Modellers column in Scale Aircraft Modelling in which Geoff Cooper-Smith reports on various shows during the modelling year and provides a listing of forthcoming events, we have a very active bunch of highly regarded modellers who regularly appear in the modelling press.


Model Aircraft, Volume 16 Issue 03 (March 2017), page 32

Eagle Strike:  Toby Knight details the 1:48 Revell F-15E as used over Iraq in 2006/7

Toby has recently joined 580 Modellers and one of the first models he put on the table was this exquiste fully loaded and 'ground secured' F-15E.  The Revell kit really is a gem in this scale as this model shows.


IPMS Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017

Seven-engined Stratojet:  Boeing NB-47E Stratojet by Huw Morgan

580 Modeller and 144 SIG stalwart Huw has a nose for the interesting and this build, using the Hobbycraft/Academy Boeing B-47E Stratojet in 144th scale as a base kit with a Retrokit cockpit upgrade, models the B-47E loaned to the US Navy to test the GE TF34-2 turbofan used on the Lockheed S-3 Viking.


Model Aircraft Monthly Volume 14 Issue 7 (July 2015) page 62

Michael Booth (Airfix 1/72 Do.17, Cosford 2015).

Dave Eccles (1/32 Lightning under maintenance, Cosford 2015).


Airfix Model World Issue 54 (May 2015) page 66

Mark Housley (Revell 1/72 Starfighter in Greek markings, Huddersfield show 2015).


Model Aircraft International Issue 117 (April 2015) page 13

Mark Housley (Revell 1/72 Starfighter in Greek markings, IPMS Bolton Show 2015).


IPMS Magazine, Issue 6 Nov/Dec 2015, pages 11,16 and 17

The listing of ScaleModelWorld 2015 National Competition Class Results, confirms that Robert Cookson gained Silver in Class 11 (Aircraft 1/71 to 1/48 scale (Prop) SK) for his Airco DH-2, Robert Cookson also gained Silver in Class 83 (Figure Diorama) with "Last Watch" and Mark Housley gained Silver in Class 95 (UK Branch Champion) for his F104G Starfighter.


IPMS Magazine, Issue 1 2016 (January - February), pages 22 and 23

The report on the Bolton IPMS Model Show at St Joseph's RC High School, Horwich on the 17th January 2016 includes photos of the US Navy F-8J Crusader of VF24 aboard the USS Hancock in 1974 (Trumpeter, 1/32), presented by Dave Higgins and the RAF Bristol Britannia C2 of Air Support Command based at Lyneham in the 1960s (Roden, 1/144), presented by Huw Morgan.


IPMS Magazine, Issue 2 2016 (March - April), page 25

The report on the Huddersfield Model Show at Huddersfield Leisure Centre on the 21st February 2016 includes photos of the Wessex HC.2, Royal Aircraft Establishment based at Bedford in 1989 (Fly, 1/32, modified), presented by Dave Higgins and the USAF A-1J Skyraider, No. 142014, the Squadron Commanders aircraft of 602 SOS based in Vietnam (Trumpeter, 1/32) presented by Ted Bayliss