Home page

The world's greatest model show!

IPMS (UK) logo

Welcome to Scale ModelWorld the greatest Model Show on earth.

Scale ModelWorld is an annual exhibition held over two days every November. The show is organised and run by the International Plastic Modellers’ Society and since 1998 the venue has been The International Centre in Telford.

Scale ModelWorld is without doubt the largest model show in the world encompassing all four halls of the Telford International Centre and is unmatched in its size and diversity which helps to attract the huge visitor numbers who come from not only the United Kingdom and Europe but from all over the world. In 2013 our 50th Anniversary year over 40 overseas groups displayed and visitor numbers were the highest we have ever recorded.

In 2015 over 190 traders attended the event from all over the World including China, Japan, Russia, America, Europe and the UK and included major manufacturers such as Airfix, Revell and Zoukei Mura. Trade space for the 2016 show is selling fast.

190 club displays were distributed over the large halls with every imaginable genre or special interest in the modelling world represented somewhere among the many thousands of models on display. An important part of these displays is the Overseas area in which you can find numerous traders and clubs from all over the globe and soak up the truly international and vibrant atmosphere. We have always been known for the warm welcome given to new visitors and regulars alike and you will find that your time flies past so fast that the two days are over in a flash and you didn't manage to get around half of the show, which is a good incentive to come again next year!

Scale ModelWorld hosts the internationally renowned IPMS (UK) Annual Model Competition with over 100 different classes and individual trophies. Only members of an IPMS organisation of which there are over 60 worldwide can enter models in the competition but all visitors are welcome to view the models in the competition area.

SMW also hosts a truly massive Kit Swap which grows in size and popularity each year, where IPMS members can sell surplus items. Members have priority access in the morning but later in the day all are welcome to go in search of a bargain or that Long-Out-of-Production-Kit. Light refreshments, hot meals, hot and cold drinks and licensed bar are all available in the halls. There are two hotels onsite and many others nearby. Additional information on the venue, travel and accommodation is available here.

Scale MoldelWorld 2017 and 2018

(Venue remains the same)

  • 11th - 12th November 2017

  • 10th - 11th November 2018

© 2012 IPMS (UK) | Website designed, built and hosted by Charlie Victor