'Diavoli Rossi' travels to Vilnius, Lithuania. May 21st 2016.
As its part of the Tornado display I am very happy to say one of the Italian 'Diavoli Rossi' F84F Thunderstreaks got a 1st place at the Vilnius Model show.
Ollie and Nigel were in attendance, sadly no photographs, but they were there (honest).
'Andy H and Nathan ventured north of the border for the SIG's first display in Scotland and were joined by Graham M on the Saturday.
The laser certainly caused quite a stir. It is normally found in an LRMTS pod but it made an interesting addition to the display. The space that we were allocated was fantastic and we look forward to returning next year.
Sword and Lance is rather like a home coming, being the show where we debuted in 2012. As ever the small show was first rate with bargains a plenty, a great venue and fantastic food. The display for 2016 is now well established with the Diavolli Rossi display, the ever expanding Gulf War display and a first outing for Telford 2016's theme: Wingman Decals/ Luftwaffe.
A display by the 'Southern Branch' of the SIG at Hornchurch. Ollie and Nigel put on a great display. Here are some pictures.
Thanks to Nigel for taking the pictures.
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 ;)
The Southern and Northern branches of the SIG combined to put on a great display at this year's show. Ollie, Nigel and Andy MkII were in attendance.
The Huddersfield Model Show was our second of the year. It was the second outing for the Gulf War. Andy Molyneaux, a member of Flory Models brought along his 1/32nd Scale build, along with some genuine Gulf War artefacts (a hat and keffiyeh). This display is continuing to evolve, it should be very impressive by the time it appears at Telford. Matt Ball, another Flory Models member has also kindly donated his D-9592 prototype build to the SIG.
The Bolton Model Show, like many SIGs and Clubs is the first outing of the year. The snow reports made a few of wonder if we would make it, but in the end we had no weather related problems.
The show was the first outing for the Gulf War display, something that will evolve over the year until its zenith at Telford. Andy Hardwick Diavoli Rossi scheme also made another outing, and it has garnered quite a bit of press since the show. Testament, if one was needed for our theme displays.
Held at the International Centre in Telford over the 7th to the 8th on November. This show saw the debut of Andy Hay Hardwick's special Diavoli Rossi Display.
We had many visitors to the table over the weekend including a special visit from IPMS (Italy) Centro Di Milano. The table also paid tribute to the late Steve Hague, a great friend to the SIG who would almost certainly have made a visit to our table. I think he would like the idea of a Harrier taking over the Tornado's table.
To give an idea of the whole show, here are some pictures that give an idea of what the greatest model show on earth was like.
And finally, it was nice to see the Tornado well represented on other tables.