Welcome to the 580 IPMS Modellers website

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After being off-line for some 18 months the 580 Modellers website is now back on-line.  During this time there has been much discussion on what should and should not be included on the website, particularly as the desire is to offer 'something different'. As there are a plethora of websites offering reference material, kit and aftermarket part reviews (both whats in the box and builds), tips and techniques, we have decided against simply offering you 'more of the same'.

With thought it is quite obvious really what we should be concentrating on as the 580 IPMS Modellers focus has always been the model show scene, something which we have always considered to be somewhat unappreciated and neglected.  So, continuing in our pioneering mode this website will henceforth concentrate solely on the show scene.  To this end we are aiming to become a one stop source for show dates, reports (including competitions and show winners), news and information.

The first step will be a show diary, listing all upcoming shows (with links where appropriate).  This will (as we are a .co.uk website) be limited to the UK and of course inform you as to which shows the 580 will be attending and displaying at, so do come along and say hello!

It is with a new host and new operating system, which may take a while to master so please bear with us while we completely overhaul the site and change its structure and focus, but please keep coming back to see what is new.

The 'crew' at ScaleModelWorld 2019

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 Diary on this website);
  • Contact us by E-mail via 580Modellers@gmail.com;
  • Call, text, or WhatsApp Geoff Cooper-Smith on 07841 417680.

Latest Updates

The first batch of dates for 2024 shows has been added the Show Diary.

Our next show is the Leeds Show (courtesy of IPMS Wakefield) at a venue with a difference:  The Royal Armouries on Sunday 11th February  2024.