It's hard to pin down what makes a good model show. Perhaps it is an easy drive (look a how quiet the M6 was), perhaps it is s time spent with friends or perhaps it is a great venue with plenty of models to look at and purchase. Whatever the right formula is, the IPMS Keighley Model Show 2018 ‘First Edition’ model show got it right. Here are a few photos of Lightnings around the show and a few more pictures to give you a sense of what the show was like.
The Second of September and the SIG made a return visit to the East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show.
Here are a few pictures of the SIG's display, Lightnings from other tables and finally a general over view of the show.
On the 19th of August the Lightning came home. The SIG attended The Northwest Big Club Meet run by IPMS Lancashire at the Canberra Club at BAe Salmesbury. The SIG also came home with silverware, winning the members choice award. To say it was a pleasant surprise is an understatement. Myself and all the members of the SIG would like to say a huge thank you to IPMS Lancashire for inviting us and we look forward to next year's show.
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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.