Star Wars modelling session

To mark the new film release and to pay homage to a very old Airfix kit we had donated we ran a Star Wars modelling session at Tedworth House.  We had been collecting Star Wars kits just for this session and had purchased a few extra.

20 Wounded, Injured or Sick ex personnel (WISP) turned up to model some space ships.  The force for good was indeed strong as most of the chaps got to finish two model in the afternoon.

Many vowed to return to join in with the Tedworth club that runs every first Tuesday afternoon at Tedworth house for the WISPs. 

Links and Combined Forces

Models for Heroes have been sending models and donated figures over to Wales for the craft sessions run by the Lottery Funded Combined Forces and Links in Llanelli.  Andy Macdonald-Rice while also being a professional figure painter himself assists the members with their models and wargames.  Wargaming has a similar effect on the brain as scale modelling does. It takes the user to another world allowing the mind to relax.

Scale Model World 2017

We were invited to have a table at the largest scale model show in the UK.  Its a two day event holding hundreds of traders, model clubs and special interest groups.  We had a table in the entrance where visitors could donate kits and funds.  We raised, with the help of the generous traders and attendees, £849.14 and took over 200 kits home.
It was a terrific boost to the charity and will keep us going well into 2018 which we are all over the moon with.

Models for Heroes Belfast

Spear-headed by volunteer Colin Patterson, Models for Heroes will be setting up its first stand alone modelling session not organised by a treatment centre.  This will be our chance to give something back to the veterans in Northern Ireland who dont yet have the luxury of a treatment or recovery centre found on the mainland.

It all kicks off this Saturday at 11am the Royal Naval Association in Belfast.  We wish Colin the absolute best for pushing this project forward and hope that everyone has a great time modelling.