RBL to begin modelling

The Royal British Legion in Aylesford started their first modelling session today. It was clear within an hour of the 7 strong session that it was an activity that needed to be made a permanent fixture in the timetable.  Everyone enjoyed themselves, some finished their models and some vowed to return in a few weeks to the next session and finish their models.    We're really proud to be able to provide our service to the Royal British Legion and their beneficiaries.  Lets hope that news spreads and more branches sign up.

ISM Charity Auction for Models for Heroes

On the evening of Friday the 6th April,  International Scale Modeller raised a MASSIVE £3,200  to pay for more therapeutic modelling sessions for more of our mentally and physically injured ex service personnell. 

Model kits had been donated by incredibly generous modellers, manufacturers and suppliers for the auction. A record breaking amount of viewers for the auction as Paul Bretland and his 'Friday Night Crew' controlled the crowds, tallied and took names and addresses of winning bids.

International Scale Modeller goes Live every Friday night on YouTube.: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScaleModelReview

Models for Heroes would like to thank everyone who donated a kit for auction.  There was an incredible atmosphere of generosity and caring that night.  So many people from the UK modelling community took part in the event to make it as fun as it was.  And thank you to all the companies that stood up and donated some of their stock for our injured veterans well being.

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. 

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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.