An unexpected solo outing for Nigel (not easy) but he put on a fantastic show. With a little help from the Air Training Corps he was even able to have a look around the show. Photo credits, unsurprising, belong to Nigel ;)
Our second visit to this excellent Show which had the North and South members behind the tables for the first time since Telford.
Nathan and myself ( Andy Mk2 was away in Scotland unfortunately) joined forces with Nigel and Ollie behind four tables in the Cold War Hangar under the Valiant ( limited headroom for us six footers ...ouch !! ).
We were next to our club members from IPMS Cleveland ( it was a very early get up , 4am and 3 and a half hour drive for us Northerners ) and as usual we had a good bit of banter between the tables .
All of us thoroughly enjoyed the show but we did miss being near the resident Tornado which is hopefully being re-painted in its original red and white prototype colours. Something to look forward to for next years visit.
Sitting outside and with signs of its paintwork being stripped off ready for a fresh coat .....XX946 P.02.
There are many picture of P.02 in the member's only section. For info on how to join, click here.
Our first visit to this show and hopefully not our last !!
A very enjoyable day with lots to see and we had a lot of interest from the public too. This was our second largest ever display , 40 Tornado on display plus one that went unserviceable due to a broken wheel (1/32nd Tigermeet ECR) and there was one poor 229 OCU F3 that I left in the box (oops ! ) a grand total of 42 . Thanks to all who contributed on the day .
Oh.....not forgetting.....we were located next to a big thing with swing wings ...YES !!!!
A very big thanks to the Shropshire Scale Modellers for organising a very memorable day .
Tornados on other tables