Co-operative effort: At ScaleModelWorld 2013 three of the 580 crew provided models of the F-104 Starfighter in 1:48, including a very weathered orange target drone, which received a lot of interest.
Firstly, there are absolutely NO fees for joining, exhibiting or remaining a member of 580 Modellers as the club is funded by the 'Show Report' column which appears in Scale Aviation Modeller International every month and the associated show diary which
is included in every SAM publication.
Becoming a member is as simple as requesting that you be included on our mailing list (which of course requires the provision of an e-mail address) and it just takes-off from there. It is absolutely your choice
as to how quickly, and deeply, you become involved; you can wait a few months using the e-mailed invitations to get a feel for how the club operates or jump in with both feet at the earliest opportunity. It is totally up to you! We are a friendly,
welcoming and vibrant group who take modelling for what it is and we make sure we enjoy our hobby, and showing off our efforts, immensely.
We currently have a membership of over 40 who benefit from this arrangement and receive the invitation to attend
whenever a show is approaching. Some just reply when it is their local show, others (and we have a 'hard-core' of eight, or so) want to attend every show; we usually aim to attend a show about once a month, which equates to around ten to twelve shows
during the course of the year.