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Association of model engineers hold annual exhibition

The Association of Model Engineers is holding its Annual Model Exhibition at the SCOUTS HEADQUARTERS in FLORIANA between Saturday 27th  April and Sunday 5th May, 2013.

Opening Times will be from 9 am to 8 pm.  ENTRANCE IS FREE.

Models of Aircraft, Military Vehicles, Crafts, Marine, Figures, General Engineering, Cars, Space & Science Fiction, Trains, Dioramas and Diecast models will be on show.

During the exhibition the Association will also be holding its Annual Competitions, which are open for its members. Models for competitions will be on display.

During the Exhibition, members of the Association of Model Engineers will be demonstrating how to build models of various subjects. The Engineering Section will put up demonstrations of various steam engines and trains, while an airbrush demonstration will also be held.

Commercial stands will also be showing products in connection with the modelling fields. Modellers will have an opportunity to view what materials and allied modelling products are available on ourIsland.

The Association of Model Engineers was set up in 1983. It is administered by a Council made up of Founder Members and by a Main Committee of seven members.

At present the Association has 100 members coming from all walks of life. AME is a non-profit making, non-ideological Association consisting of persons who have a special interest in model engineering and scale modeling and helps its members to improve standards in the achievement of excellence in their field.

 AME members have won various awards at the Model Engineer Exhibition in UK. Some of these are: Mr James Rizzo won first prize with his hot air engine, Mr Carmel Borg won first prize with his scratch built model of a Ford Mustang, France Carbonaro was awarded highly commended certificate for his large science fiction model. Other highly commended models were an H>P> Hastings by Carmel Attard. A model of the golden mask of Tutankhamen by Publius Magro won a silver medal.

AME modelers have shown their skill and ability of producing winning models which brought to our Island awards, medals and trophies.

AME was also awarded the British Model Soldier Society’s accolade in recognition of AME’s contribution to modeling over the years.

Every year two member of AME’as Council are invited to act as judges in various international Model Competitions. This recognizes the quality and standard of the Maltese modeler especially for members of the Association of Model Engineers.

Every year AME puts up an Exhibition and Competitions. The competitions are divided into three categories:

Class C             for beginner modelers

Class B             for intermediate modelers

Class A             for advanced modelers.

Competition among the members is keen and every year our members produce really good models of outstanding quality.

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