Welcome to The Earley Risers website


Unfortunately, due to the Lockdown, we are unable to meet in person. However, to keep in touch each month we have a Virtual Meeting instead.  



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

  VIRTUAL? Meeting
18 October 





 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



Latest News from The Earley Risers in 2020

  October 2020 - 

Sixth Virtual Meeting? 

Unless Social Restrictions are reduced,
The Earley Risers may well be holding their 7th Virtual Meeting 
on Sunday 18 October. 


18th, members of the club will be sending their own pictures and comments about the projects keeping them busy at their model desks during this time of isolation. As they have done since April. See below.

 The ER's Sixth 

Virtual Meeting 

Sunday 20 September. 

If you want to see what they've been up to,
click here 

The ERs' Fifth

Virtual Meeting 

Sunday 16th August.

If you want to see what they've been up to, 
click here

The ERs' Fourth

Virtual Meeting 

Sunday 19th July.

If you want to see what they've been up to, 
click here


The ERs' Third

Virtual Meeting 

Sunday 21st June.

If you want to see what they've been up to, 
click here



The ERs' First

Virtual Meeting

Sunday 19th April.

If you wan to see what they've been up to, 
click here

The ERs' Second

Virtual Meeting 

Sunday 17th May.

If you want to see what they've been up to, 
click here


  ERs Double Head at Bovington and Old Warden  

The Earley Risers braved Storm Dennis and double-headed at shows at both The SW Model show, held at the Tank Museum in Dorset, as well as at The Shuttleworth Collection’s show on Sunday, at Old Warden in Bedfordshire. Mark and Peter managed to visit both shows!

Bovvy Bound
Risers' Jeff, Geoff, Mark, Mick, Sean and Martin braved storm Dennis' wet and windy conditions to attend on Saturday. With just Tim and Jeff manning the stand on Sunday. Our table was located next to a rotating Little Willy. For a change all our models were land-based and they certainly drew attention from the intrepid visitors who made the trip.

Staying at home might have been quite appealing to some but there was a good turnout so the car parks were full.

The Churchill SIG stand, manned by Geoff and Big Mick, was situated directly opposite. The number and variation of Churchill models was impressive.  More

Old Warden Outing
Liz and Steve arrived first and set up the tables – after discovering they had left the cloths behind! Mark soon arrived with Hugh and Les B in tow. Peter made it a complete set. This was our first visit for a number of years. For the most part, plenty of hot food and drink managed to keep the cold at bay.

The stand created a lot of interest. With lots of conversations with friends old and new.
Hugh’s Supermarine Channel won the 1/48 scale class in the competition area.