Singapore National Airfix Aeronautical Model Engineering Competition 2019
This year's competition once again attracted entrants from a wide range of age groups and included a "make and take" session to introduce modelling students to Swann-Morton knives. Professor Faishal the Senior Parliamentary Secretary from the Ministry of Education was this years guest of honour and each of the 42 winners received a Swann-Morton Knife as part of their prize.
Organiser Peter Chiang said, "It was overflowing with enthusiasm at 13th edition of The National Airfix Aeronautical Model Engineering Competition (www.airfixcup.com) at the Air Force Museum from 20th - 22nd June 2019." The event and prizes were sponsored by Hobby Bounties & Morgan Hobbycraft Center (www.hobbybounties.com) with High Planes Models (www.hpmhobbies.com.com).
The guest-of-honour was Senior Parliamentary Secretary Associate Professor Muhammed Faishal Ibrahim from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social & Family Affairs, who was an Airfix Modeller before.
There was a "make & take" session on Thursday 20th & Friday 21st June 2019 for students to try this hobby and tune in their motor skills besides getting an appreciation of mathematics, physics, chemistry, history and linguistics.
The were 105 models which included 70 entries in Master, Senior and Inter-School class. The youngest winner Rafael Lim, age 8, with the Percival Jet Provost (the real Singapore Air Force aircraft which is displayed on site). The best Airfix prize went to the our oldest Modeller, George Gauron at 81 years young. This was the Airfix 24th F6-F Hellcat which had its worldwide launch on 21st June 2019.
We unveiled our event Mission statement:
“Fostering enjoyment of scale modelling as a hobby,
Encouraging participation of newcomers and recognising achievements of enthusiasts of all levels and ages.”