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
Show Attendance

  Next Meeting
 28 November

(note: 4th Sunday in month)

19 December

Don't forget to pre-book!  




 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

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!

For More Click Here

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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October meeting

13 ERs turned up to the October meeting. While some just came along to bring their models/place holders for display on our stand at SMW21, quite a few stayed for most of the day, to catch up on their modelling! 

In readiness for the big show, Steve began the mammoth task of fitting everyone's models in place on the mock up stand.

It was great to see so many faces for the first time since lockdown.

REME show delights

Steve, Jeff, Rolly and Peter supported the REME Museum show at MOD Lyneham. After travelling through the cold, damp and misty countryside, the stand was set up by Steve & Jeff, with Rolly arriving soon after. Peter joined the ERs stand a little later - after the initial trio had enjoyed cooked baps! Free tea & coffee was supplied all day.

There was much interest in the wide and varied subjects on display.

Tim bats alone at Egbaston

He represented The Earley Risers on his own at the inaugral 'Blue Lamp Show' in Birmingham

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Success at IPMS Abingdon's Show

Hugh, Liz and Steve, along with Jeff, Big Mick and Phil, showed the flag at Abingdon. On a damp day, Big Mick, Hugh and Steve gained handfuls of winning certificates - with Mick walking of with 'Best in Show'!

For more details, click here


September was a quiet month

Hugh, Jeff, Peter and Steve turned up to do some modelling. Les V came for a chat.

While Liz and geoff put in an appearance.

Phil and Roger sent in words & pictures showing what they've been up to over the last month.

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SW Model show

Earley Risers at Bovington Tank Museum.

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 See Phil's latest models... (click here), Andrew's (click here) 
..and Tim's (click here) ...


IPMS Avon show 

BDAC show at Old Sarum


The Earley Risers exhibited at
their first show since COVID enforced lockdown. 

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The Earley Risers displayed amongst
the aircraft at Old Sarum

To see more, click here


July 2021

Les V's Eduard 1/72 Let Z-37A Čmelák

Click here to see what
happened during July.

June 2021

Our First

Click here for more, plus pics!

   Virtual Meetings in 2021.  

May 2021

Click here to see what
happened during May.

April 2021

Click here to see what
we've been up to


March 2021

Click here to see what's
been happening

February 2021

Click here to see what
we've been doing!

January 2021

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we've been up to!



 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