Today's journey to Huddersfield was a bit of a battle through snow and past a nasty accident in Greater Manchester but we managed to put on what might be deemed a micro-display with the limited space available to us in what was a very busy show.
I sense that yesterday's show at the Macron stadium will go down as a classic. I expect to see many positive write ups in the modelling press and online.
It was the perfect synergy of everything that makes a great model show: plenty of space and natural light; a warm friendly atmosphere; plenty of bargains; great parking facilities and time to chat to lots of people about all things Lightning.
Here a few pictures of our 2018 display alongside a couple of great builds on the'Sesku & Hemsworth Scale Model Clu table that caught my eye.
Not strictly a post about our shows, but we've had a nice review in the Airfix Workbench Blog.
Our first Telford display felt like a second debut.
We display alongside our sister SIGs and Cleveland IPMS. Here are some pictures of the display. Thanks again to Trevor who brought along his 'air force' and all the other SIG members who added to the display. I think we can justifiably be proud of what we achieved.
We had every mark of lightning represented and one from every RAF squadron.
On the new product front there is also good news for those of you who like 1/144 scale Lightnings. Take a look here:
As a final thought, as a bit of a theme for next year, we have decided to dip our toes in the world of what-if. We are going to build lightning in schemes from the countries that evaluated but never ordered the Lightning.
Our debut display at the Driffield Show Ground.
Thanks to everyone who brought along a model to display. A special thanks must go to Trevor Snowden who contributed around a dozen 1/48 builds. I also suspect that Phil Flory's model was the one that travelled the longest distance to the show.