Welcome to The Earley Risers website

 

All types of models and modellers

We are a bunch of like minded people who get a bit of a buzz out of making plastic models. Some build models straight from the box - or plastic bag, while others like to scratch build and put in lots of details. To give you some idea of the range of models, have a look at our members' biographies and our galleries. We all enjoy the hobby and everyone is happy to talk about their models, or ask for help, swap techniques, or offer encouragement. The Earley Risers Model Club is a branch of the IPMS(UK) as such most, although not all, of our members have IPMS membership.

A Fun Day's Modelling, 10 'til 5pm

The club meets in Earley, on the Southwest side of Reading, usually on the third Sunday of each month. Some members turn up for a full day's modelling (10:00 - 17:00), while others come along anytime during the day, just for a chat. 

If you would like to join us, or find out more about The Earley Risers

Please contact Steve Abbey, or come and see us at any of the model shows we'll be attending during the year.
 


 

Next meeting
and
Show Attendance

  Next Meeting
 19 June
Competitions

22 May (Sun) Gloucester Show
4 June (Sat) Salisbury Show
5 June (Sun) Northern Show

Then our meeting on
17 July

 

 

 The Earley Risers are open! 

We are now holding our meetings
at the offices of Sensory Dimensions.

They are situated in Lower Earley, close to the M4
(between Junctions 10 & 11)
.

click here for details

 

Latest News from The Earley Risers in 2021/2

 

ER's new display Trialled at Milton Keynes' Show

A good number of Earley Risers turned up to support the club, either to display models or to visit the stand, at MK's massive one day show. The new style display attracted lots of interest throughout the day. Awards for Hugh, Phil and Andrew.

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Winning Ways at Poole Vikings Show

Liz, Steve and Hugh travelled down together and set up, closely followed by Phil. Peter joined us a little later. The first four all entered the competition in various categories, all came away with some awards!

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Earley Risers brave the weather to attend SW Model Show at Bovington Tank Museum

Jeff battled the gales to set up on Friday. Sean arrived on Saturday and stayed for both days. Tim and Peter arrived for Saturday only and Roland joined up with Jeff and Sean on Sunday.

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2022 Season starts at a soggy Old Warden

Liz, Peter and Steve set up the Earley Risers' display in the Engineering Hangar of the Shuttleworth Collection, based at Old Warden in rural Bedfordshire. Despite the inclement weather, many visitors turned out to visit the show.

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Sadly George Clark passed away on Tuesday 1st February 2022, after recently celebrating his 81st birthday.

A prolific modeller, he will be sorely missed. In his heyday, George managed to produce at least one new Fleet Air Arm model each month - Both at The Earley Risers and at Wallingford IPMS where he was Branch Secretary.

2021 Show year ends on a High Note at Bugle Call

Liz and Steve ventured down to the BMSS Bristol event in Naisea.
Lots of clubs and traders turned up at the event. Steve showed the flag on the competition tables as well!

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Earley Risers back at Telford

Yes, this year we went back to take part in Scale ModelWorld 2021.

Gold medals (plus more) for Phil, Hugh and Steve in the Nationals Competition

Wins for Sean in the ERs Stand Competitions

This year, due to COVID (and Brexit), the IPMS took up only two of the Telford International Centre's Halls. One of which also contained the Nationals Competition area. In spite of this, it felt like 'Business as Usual.'

13 club members made the trip to Telford

Club Dinner in Bridgnorth was a roaring success

 

 

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 The Earley Risers have moved! 

We are now holding our meetings
at the new offices of Sensory Dimensions.

They are situated in Lower Earley, close to the M4
(between Junctions 10 & 11)
.

click here for details