Club History



In 1976, three local model makers decided to put on a travelling display of model aircraft in the Sutton Coldfield area. This attracted so much attention that a group of modellers gravitated to this “display group” and the Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Society was born. Now, 35 years later, the club continues to thrive, attracting both new members and second generation members (who started out as juniors) alike.

Our regular membership is between thirty and forty, and this covers all disciplines of model making – aircraft, ships, cars, commercial vehicles, science fiction, armour and even some crossover to the Dark Side of railways!

We're great believers in different modelling disciplines cross-fertilising each other, and the club's whole ethos is about sharing information between ourselves and with others to advance the modelling art.
It's very funny though – someone will come along to the club and they may be skilled modellers at, say, rally cars; then a few months later, an aeroplane or a tank will appear on the competition table and when the question is put “Whose is that?”, the rally car modeller will be the person to put their hand up...

The club is founded on showing off our models, and our “Model Spectacular” events in September each year are held in Sutton's ornate Town Hall. This popular show always attracts a good cross-section of visiting clubs and traders, and we are always on the lookout for new and different attractions to interest and entrance the visiting modeller. Our annual show is held in September – see you there!