Our experiences and model displays at the Abingdon IPMS model shows ...

2015 - 3rd October

An early start saw Chairman Dave and Richard set off for the show. There was a good mix of traders and clubs turning out to make an impressive show for both public and the modellers. Our table saw a mixture of 1/35 scale Armour from Dave and 1/32 scale planes courtesy of Richard. The show was busy in the morning but tailed-off in the afternoon, but that just gave the modellers more space to stand around chatting to each other. Photos for the show taken by Chairman Dave on his phone. [He forget to take his camera].

2014 - 4th October

Les comments "The show was attended by Les Clancy and Dave Turner and as usual was fairly quiet, although there were a good number of traders and clubs present, unlike the burger van which failed to put in an appearance, much to everyone's dismay. Although we had been promised 12 feet of table space, it looked much more like 16 which we managed to fill. The best club display was won once again by our colleagues from Farnborough and was well deserved." Graham C also came along to the show and spent a couple of hours with us. Photos taken by Les Clancy.

2013 - 5th October

Tony, Les, Brian and Graham J from the club travelled to the show. We were in the same location as last year - right next to the entrance to the show and the burger van. Its amazing how the brain can be so easily distracted from the task of setting up when the smell of bacon rolls wafts in through the building. However, we succeeded ans sat down to wait for the visitors. There seemed to be a few more than last year, but it is still a small show. Shame really, as the host club makes every effort to make everyone welcome and for things to run as efficiently as possible.

We had around 30 models in the display - a few were moved into the competition area during the morning. Brian, Tony and Tony's son had a number of successes in this competition and we were awarded the trophy for best club stand - beating our good friends at IPMS Farnborough, amongst others. Seems we have to add cup polishing now to our range of modelling skills - well, let's say that Tony has to! Makes a change to come away from a show with something other than the next loft warmer. to add cup polishing now to our range of modelling skills - well, let's say that Tony has to! Makes a change to come away from a show with something other than the next loft warmer.

2012 - October 6th

A small display for a small show with sadly a small number of visitors this year. Perhaps people found other things to do on a mild and sunny Autumn day? Les, Dave, Rick and Graham travelled to the show and presented 35 models in the armour and aircraft genres. You'll also notice we went banner free on the table this time, so a quietly understated display. It was also quiet because Brian's Zero was not there to be started up every 10 minutes! You'll notice we have used our new acrylic display stands to vary the height of some models and break the monotony of single level presentation. Thanks to all the visitors who stopped by for a chat and kept us entertained.
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Our table at the 2015 show, courtesy of Chairman Dave and Richard.
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Abingdon 2015
Unfortunately only two of us from the club could attend ...
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Abingdon 2015
A close-up of Richard's aircraft
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Abingdon 2015
... oh, and a bit of sci-fi ...
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Abingdon 2015
... and another one ...
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Abingdon 2015
... and last but not least
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Abingdon 2015
... but still a nice display of armour and aircraft ...
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Abingdon 2014
2014 Show - Our table for the show, put together by Les and Dave T
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Abingdon 2014
Dave T got the opportunity to dust off some of his older models, and no-one was any the worse for seeing them!
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Abingdon 2014
Dave T's more recent Tracker and Viking
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Abingdon 2014
Dave T's P-61A completes the aircraft line-up
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Abingdon 2014
Les had plenty of room this time for his armour collection
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Abingdon 2014
The Wasp Mk IIC and Vickers Light Tank complete the armoured column.
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Abingdon 2013
The armour section, courtesy of Les
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Abingdon 2013
Moving onwards and upwards
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Abingdon 2013
Flying the colours
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Abingdon 2013
Some more diversity
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Abingdon 2013
Always room for a few more Harriers
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Abingdon 2013
What do you reckon chaps? ...
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2013 Show - Ready for action - including a few under the table kit sales
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Abingdon 2013
... Good enough to win a prize, I say.
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Abingdon 2012
2012 Show - Our table at the IPMS Abingdon show on Saturday 6th October.
Abingdon 2012
Abingdon 2012
A smaller collection than usual. Note no banner this time, we went for the modest advertising approach.
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Abingdon 2012
2012 Show - Les set up his models at one end ...
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Abingdon 2012
Rick and Graham took the centre ground with aircraft ...
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Abingdon 2012
And Dave took the other end with more armour.
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