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 time Modelling, during the day

The club meets in Lower Earley, on the Southeast side of Reading, usually on the third Sunday of each month.  
Please check the events page for Dates and Times.
Some members turn up for a full session's modelling, 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

21 July 2024

Next Show 

July 28 BDAC model show
August 4 IPMS Avon show

Then Meeting 18 August 11:00-17:00



We now meet at 

Maiden Place Community Centre, 
Maiden Place, Lower Earley RG6 3HE.

click here for details of how to get there





Latest News from The Earley Risers in 2024

    Earley Risers at 20   

 from IPMS Air Cadet Group formed 30 years ago!


A Warm & Friendly Welcome at the Helicopter Museum

The 14th of July saw Steve & Liz, Nigel & Ewan, along with Peter and Roland, down at Weston Super Mare for IPMS North Somerest's model show.

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"Show & Tell"

Models from The Nige, Ewan, Tim P and Jaime

Ewan brought in a 1/16
T-72 B1...


...and a 1/35
Säbelzahn Tiger 12.7cm

Tim P's 1/144 Hastings

Nigel's 1/48 Shinden


and Jaime's 1/72 Eurofighter

June 1&2 - Double Header Weekend!

North Shields Success

On 2nd June, Steve & Liz met up with Joe and experience Northern Hospitality at The Great North Show

For More, Click here


Success at Salisbury

On 1st June, IPMS Salisbury's model show was well attended by the Earley Risers. Several of the members gained awards on the competition tables

For More, click here


"Show & Tell"

Models from The Nige, Steve, Big Mick and Jaime

DeHavilland Heron II and Hornet F.3 from The Nige


Churchill Mk IV AVRE & Conger from Big Mick

Jaime brought in a
D-Day M4 A1 Sherman 





Steve had a Panzer IV G on display...


...a Warhammer Sagitaur...



... and a Lego Tractor/trailer combo!


Saturday 25th May

ModelKraft 24 - a new venue 
for IPMS Milton Keynes

For more, click here

Sunday 20th May

The ERs had a great spot at the
Mosquito Museum Model show.

For more, click here



"Show & Tell"

Models from Andrey, Dave, Ewan, Hugh and The Nige

Andrey brought in
an early Tiger 1

and a T34/85.
Both in 1/35


Hugh's 1/72 F-86 Sabre Dog.

He also brought in an old build Bentley Blower - Looking forward to his current build!...

...and, far right, Dave's 1/25 GTO Street Machine

The Nige's 1/48 Sea Fury FB11

Ewan's Kushala Daora... 

...and, far right,
Peter's 1/35? M34 truck


Saturday April 13th

A good day was had by all at Poole Vikings show

Hugh & Steve arrived first and set up the stand, closely followed by Robin, The Nige and Peter. Simon and Mark arrived together to complete the display.

Elsewhere in the massive sports hall, Big Mick & Geoff put on a display for the Churchill SIG.

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Our Mad March Raffle raised

21 club members attended the Raffle,
held at our March club meeting

over £230!

...and all came away with a prize from the stash donated by club members!

March "Show & Tell"

Antony's Bocage diorama

 ...Just a couple!

and Ewan's 1/48 STUG

A busy day for the trio who went
to Old Warden!

This year, Peter, Ewan and Nigel displayed their models on the stand at The Shuttleworth Collection model show, held at Old Warden airfield.

To see more, click here


"Show & Tell"

Models from Andrey, Roger and Steve

1/35 Jagdtiger
from Andrey


14th Century French Army soldiers from Roger

  Steve's 1/24 Tractors
3 more Lanz Bulldogs and yet another Little Grey Fergie!

The Southwest Model Show,
held at The Tank Museum at Bovington, starts the year rolling!

Our first show of the year was a great success.
Bovington is always worth a visit and with model club stands
and a range of traders - who could ask for more.

For More, click Here


"Show & Tell"

Models from Nige and Ewan,
as well as Dave and Sean.
Plus models from 'newbie' Andrey

The Nige's 1/48
XFY-1 Convair Pogo

and 1/35 FW Triebflugel

Ewan's 1/35 Tigerzahn

Dave's 1/12 Suzuki RGV500


54mm Norman Knight &
Tambar Major, 17th Leger 1808 from Sean

1/35 Autobildo IZM 

and Canadian
Armoured Car