2015 - 18th April

This was our first trip down the M3 and the A31 to the Poole Vikings Model Club model show. Les, Chris K, Dave T, Dave W (t'Dave), Martin, Michael, Christian and Graham represented us on the day with a wide variety of models - in fact we had 70 on the table eventually after a somewhat staggered start due to late arrivals. You just can't get the modellers like you used to, can you? A few re-arrangements and a bit of shuffling were all that was required, only made difficult by the fact that the venue is quite small and the club tables are quite close together - well at least they were in the hall we were in. With 70 models on the table for the display, which much be close to being an all-time record, it's a good job we had 18 feet of table space.

The show was quite busy in the morning but tailed off in the afternoon, very similar to most shows. However, it does give everyone who is behind a table time to grab the kit sale bargains, if any, in the mornings and then have a more leisurely look at the models on display in the afternoon. Time for also for a chat about the latest kits, etc.

Congratulations to Chris K for getting bronze awards in the competition for his submarines and science fiction models and Martin for his "commended" for his "Call the Midwife" diorama. However, this was eclipsed very late in the day (in fact some of us had left by then) with the award of "Best Club Display" in show to us! Well done all - there were some cracking models there, so we obviously impressed with quality and quantity.
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2015 Show - This is the first layout near the start of the show. Martin then arrived to add his models [Grrr! from the photographer] and later Michael and Christian added theirs [More Grrr! from the photographer]
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Poole 2015
As always, well nearly always, we laid our models out in owner groups - so starting from the right - we have Dave T's collection
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Poole 2015
Moving on swiftly, as most people do for this lot, from Graham
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and onto t'Dave's colleciton of armour (see t'Dave. I didn't say ta....)
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Poole 2015
Here is Chris K's submarines and science-fiction section - all of which were entered in the competition but were judged at the table!
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Poole 2015
And to complete the line-up, Les (here showing the second arrangement after he had to squeeze them up a bit ... they were all strung out in a long line, just like they might in the war!)
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Here's Martin's models - a late sandwich between Les and Chris K
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Poole 2015
And here we have more armour from Michael and his son Christian
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Poole 2015
This is Dave's latest model, the Grumman F8F Bearcat
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This is Chris K's ISA White Star [almost with photographer's selfie, but fortunately not all!]
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Poole 2015
And this is Anubis by Chris K
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t'Dave's armour with a simple but effective presentation
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Poole 2015
One from the collection from Les - his AEC Mk.III Armoured Car
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Poole 2015
Chris offers up his submarines for inpsection by the judges - they, together with his science fiction models gained bronze awards. Martin won a "commended" for his "Call the Midwife" diorama
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Poole 2015
... and our medal for Best Club Table in Show - well done to all concerned!
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Poole 2015
The awards won by Chris for his models ....
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