Sunday, 10 November 2013

Scale Model World, Telford 2013

Well that's another show done and the final one of the year (for me anyway). As usual it was great to meet up with old friends but also to make new ones and be able to spend a bit of time chatting with some of my model making heroes such as Franck Oudin, Akos Szabo, Spencer Pollard and Spud Murphy. I shake their hands but the magic they have still does'nt bloody rub off on me :o)
Also it was a privilege talking to the proprieter of Wingman Models, Andreas Klein as he was a former Phantom pilot with 3000 hours in the German Luftwaffe (even though their boxing of the new Kinetic Alpha Jet cost me a lot LOL).
I did'nt get to see the competition (again) but if some of the stuff on the club tables is anything to go by then it must have been outstanding plus I'll wait for the pictures to show up on the net.
Personally I spent an absolute fortune but as they say you can't take it with you so what the hell. SMW is a great place to bag some stuff at good prices such as a set of Fruilmodel tracks for £18 instead of over £30 (I got tracks for the Tasca Luchs and SA-6 Gainful) and it is REALLY hard to resist a lot of the things on offer.
Anyway here's a few pics of what caught my eye during the weekend as I was mostly yapping with other modellers to take hundreds of photographs;

The test shot for the new Revell 1/48 Tornado;

David Parkers' (Editor of AFV Modeller magazine) Meng Models A-39 Tortoise

And his cut-up T-62;

Don't know who built this 1/16 King Tiger but it was lovely;

The USAF Special Interest Group and their display;
The Zoukei Mura stand;
Spencer Pollard showing his beautiful 1/32 Tamiya F4 Corsair;

580 Modellers display of Starfighters (mines the middle one);

Malc Ireson's VERY nicely done 1/32 Tamiya Corsair;

The Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon...simply beautiful;

Finally a real live UH-1C 'Huey';


  1. first report I've seen, thanks !

  2. You're very welcome! I'm sorry it's not longer but we were rather busy :o)
    There are more pics on and Hyperscale by various people by the way and I'm hoping some will turn up on armour modelling websites too.