The Rocky Mountain Model Club was founded in the spring of 1993 by a group of local modellers who wished to share their interest of the scale plastic model hobby. Initially we met at Tuxedo Park Community Center, but that was soon outgrown and meetings moved to Winston Heights Community Centre. This worked well for many years, but eventually a change was made and meetings moved to our current location: Art Smith Aero Centre / SAIT.
In December of 2010, the club voted to become a Chapter within the IPMS Canada fold. While a national membership is not required to be a part of the RMMC, we encourage you to support the national organization through being a member.
Membership has varied in numbers over the years, but those that are active with the club enjoy the comradery and events that the club participates in. Some of these include open houses at the following:
Nanton: Bomber Command Museum of Canada,
Calgary: Aero Space Museum of Calgary,
Olds: Hobby Show,
Red Deer: Long weekend Build Gatherings,
as well as the various contests around the province.
Occasionally our members will gather on the weekend at PM HobbyCraft in NE Calgary for an informal build day. Projects will be worked on for the stores customers to see what our hobby is all about. Check the clubs facebook page for the latest announcements if you wish to participate:
Email your suggestions.
The following slides are an assortment of photos taken over the years. Included are contests both hosted by the RMMC and those of fellow clubs where our members have participated. A few of our Open House Displays, Meetings, and other misc. events should invoke a sense of nostalgia for some of our older members. Some faces are still active in the modelling community and others have passed.
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We're Part of a Worldwide Society
The International Plastic Modellers Society is a unique, world-wide organization of hobbyists who enjoy plastic scale modelling, run on a voluntary basis, "by modellers, for modellers".
The Society originated in 1963, when a small group of hobbyists in England met to discuss the hobby and to exchange ideas, news and views. They called their organization the British Plastic Modelling Society.
It wasn't very long before word of the Society made its way to all corners of the world, and, as membership grew, the name was changed to IPMS in order to reflect the new International aspect. The Canadian branch was founded in 1964, and today IPMS Canada is one of the larger branches of the Society. Like all IPMS branches, IPMS Canada is all-volunteer run and maintained.