Mafva Essex

Who We Are

We are a branch of the Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicle Association (MAFVA); a UK-based modeller’s organisation established more than 40 years ago. Essex is one of more than a dozen similarly affiliated clubs spread across the UK. (See for more.) We are also an IPMS Branch.

We all build tanks and other armoured vehicles as well military transport, figures and dioramas from World War I right up to the present day. Some of our members also make aircraft, ships, model trains and even sci-fi models too.

We meet every month in Hornchurch while all of the MAFVA clubs get together each June at MAFVA’s own National Show. This fantastic day out is held at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford; a venue well worth a visit if only to see their impressive display of static and running armoured vehicles.

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How To Join

Simply come along to any club night and give it a try. New faces are always made welcome and your first night is free. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at Fairkytes Art Centre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch (it’s opposite the Queen’s Theatre). There is ample free parking nearby and it is accessible by public transport. Start time is 7pm and we normally finish on or around 10pm. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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How To Contact Us

For information on membership or general enquires please email

Where to find us

Fairkytes Art Centre - Arts Centre in Hornchurch RM11 1AX