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Scale Model World 2009

by Heloman (All Hersteller unbekannt)

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World, IPMS UK’s Nationals Championship and extravaganza was this year held over Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of November at The International Centre, Telford in the Midlands of England. For those modellers how have never had the pleasure of attending this event and you must just once! Then you have missed out on the best model event in the world. It’s not just a competition, which is actually the smallest part of the event, it is a plastic modelling get-together of IPMS clubs from all over the world, Special interest groups and trades. Spread over two aircraft hanger size display hall the show is magnificent.

This year I only had sufficient time for a visit on the Saturday, so between 10am and 6pm I spent almost every minute trolling the isles and stands for a list, not too long, for goodies I had only read about during the year.

A Skeeter from Aeroclub (the last one) plus a few GPMG’s for a Wessex build, lots of decals including the BEA Whirlwind sheet, a Whirlybird S-61N to mention but a few.

It was also a special occasion as I had two conversion kits released through my distributor A2zee Models. On their stand they also had for the FAA modellers the Fairey Gannet AEW Mk3 (of which I’m almost completing the build), plus lots of the Alley Cat decal range, no choppers yet.

I spent some time chatting with Geoff Arnold who runs The World Helicopter SIG and the guy’s who were manning the SIG stand. I unfortunately forgot to take a picture of the stand, so apologies, oops! On my travels around the show I took time to look at the various stands that had helo models on display but I’m sure with such a big show I missed some. Airfix had their very large Mosquito on display, sprues, built with no paint and fully finished. It looks magnificent thankfully I won’t have to house one, the Lynx wasn’t there though! Revell AG were also present with their usual very large stand.

The competition tables were stocked with some truly magnificent models have a look at my photo’s of the H-34, I can’t understand why it didn’t do better. An aircraft model won this year for a change and an unusual subject it was too. I don’t know whether I will ever get to attend again, so I have my memories to live on.

More photo’s are available on the IPMS UK website at ipmsuk.proboards.com then troll down until you find a section from SMW.

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Scale Model World 2009

Heloman

Published on 24. December 2009

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