Telford 2017 Day one

Yup it’s that time of year again, Telford the annual IPMS. (International Plastic Modellers Society) ‘Scale ModelWorld’ show, which runs for TWO WHOLE DAYS! (obviously one day isn’t enough!) actually il admit that’s true, there’s soo much to see

3 massive halls (plus another for the competition, and and yet another smaller hall for a bring and buy saleroom) filled with a array of aeroplanes , tanks , cars , ships and figurines … oh and not forgetting much needed wee coffee trolleys doing the rounds weaving between the hordes of modellers young and old (ok, admittedly mostly old but there is hope I believe!)

I have yet to purchase a model of my own on this trip, but the search continues for something to catch my eye (in particular an Airfix Kingfisher, the feathered kind)

It was inspiring to see and I very much enjoyed seeing the handiwork of all the talented model makers old and young arrayed on the display tables, as well as catching up with friends old and new πŸ™‚

I was very impressed to see a table for young model makers called ‘Rolemodels’ where there was kids displaying their creative skills in the models they had made ! What a brilliant idea to encourage new and younger people in to the hobby, a nice bonus too was they had sweets on their table for passing hungry visitors to enjoy whilst perusing the models displayed.

Airfix hosted an impressive ‘make and take’ section to encourage visitors young and old to have a go at the hobby which seemed very popular and was busy throughout the day πŸ™‚

Let’s do it all again tomorrow !

Much love

Over and out πŸ™‚


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