Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicle Association
MAFVA Nationals 2016
Date: 19 June (Father's Day)
The Burgess Hall, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WU. http://www.oneleisure.net/Find-Your-Local-Centre/Pages/St-Ives-Indoor.aspx
MAFVA Nationals 2015
50TH JUBILEE NATIONALS
Sunday June 21st 2015
The Nationals went well (again!) thanks to the sterling efforts of the Cambridge Branch and a host of others.
A list of competition winners (by class) can be found here.
Juniors Competition sponsored by: Armourfast
Watch this space for info on the 2016 Nats!
Duxford 2011 photographs
Information: the Venue
For further information visit http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/ . Gates open to the public at 10.00hrs, which is when competition entries can be booked in as well. Competition entries close at 12.30hrs with judging starting 10
minutes later. Prize presentation will start at around 16.00hrs and the show will close at 17.00hrs, the Museum closes at 18.00hrs.
For the last few years the Nationals have been held at the Imperial War Museum Duxford near Cambridge. For those unfamiliar with the museum, Duxford houses the larger exhibits of vehicle and aircraft that cannot be displayed at the Imperial War Museum London. So you have a full-size airfield, a fine collection of vehicles, and a magnificent aircraft collection, including the USAAF's war memorial collection.
Cambridge is well worth a visit if you are in the area, both from the tourist point of view & the abundant shopping facilities, that may help keep less enthusiastic family members happy. If you are coming and you need accommodation we advise you to book early. Cambridge is a very busy tourist city in the summer when the competitions take place.
NB: a new hotel has been built next to The Red Lion at Whittlesford
Links, Accomodation and Guides
http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20149/park_and_ride for details of buses between Cambridge Railway Station and IWM Duxford
Facebook film of the 2010 show. Don't miss both parts!
World War I Award for 2014
for best WW1 model sponsored and judged by Beds MAFVA.
John Baumann was for many years the information officer for MAFVA. Typical of his dedication to the hobby and his generosity, he left a bequest to MAFVA to fund a prize at the annual National competitions. John had an interest in the unusual and obscure so the prize will be awarded to one of the lesser known vehicles entered in the competition. This will be judged by the London MAFVA group of which John was member.
2007 Keith Ingrey with 1/76 scale Büssing Nag Flak 18
2008 Dominique Jadoul with 1/72 scale diarama "No Pasaran" (PZ I in Spannish Civil War) photo published on the back page of "Tankette 43/4")
2009 Dave Blomley with 1/76 scale Foster Tractor
2010 – Graham Cobb
2011 – Rab Burns