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 August

(Note: 4th Sunday)

21 August BDAC Model Show

Then our meeting on
18 September



 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)

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Latest News from The Earley Risers in 2021/2

ERs swelter at the IPMS Avon Show

The temperature was high at the Thornbury Leisure Centre, where IPMS Avon held their annual Model and Wargaming Show.

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ERs do another Double Header on 10 July!

On Sunday, Liz, Jeff, Sean and Steve attended The IPMS North Somerset Modelling Society's Show at the Helicopter Museum, which is just outside Weston-super-Mare. Steve won the raffle prize!
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While Phil and Geoff attended the Romsey model show. With Tim L helping on the Models for Heroes stand.
More here from Phil's report


Helicopter Museum

The Earley Risers have their largest number of entries for their Summer 2022 Competitions

During their 19 June meeting, ER members entered some 75 models into the various classes that make up their Annual competition.

This event has been held over for quite some time due to COVID

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ERs do Double Header over the 
4/5th of June Weekend

On Saturday, a number of ERs attended The IPMS Salisbury Show. See More Here For Sean's report

While Liz & Steve ventured to Newcastle to visit the Northern Model Show at North Shields.

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Salisbury Show

Northern Show

Quite a buzz at the Mossie Museum Show

The ERs' stand was pitched amongst three full size aircraft at the London Colney Mosquito Museum Show. There was also a surprise visit by the Vintage Vauxhall Car Association.

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We go camping at IPMS Gloucesters' Show!

Yes, due to damage to the hall where we were due to display, the ERs were in a marquee, put up within the grounds at Churchdown Community Centre...

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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.