2015 - 30th May

Chairman Dave, Les, Michael, Christian and Graham J made the reasonably long but usually pleasant journey down the M3 and A303 to this little show. What's new to say about the location and show? Not much really, it's always a nice day out, friendly and the catering is on a par with the best of them, as evidenced by some of the waistlines on display at the show. With just a few traders, there's not the usual scrummaging for bargains around their stalls and the clubs have a bit more space to sell models from "under the table", which some of us duly did.

The highlight of the show was Christian's bronze medal award for his Sherman in the Juniors section. The Sherman was one of his three entries, including one hot off the production line this morning (as evidenced by the paint on his hands) and it was great to see reward for his efforts. We look forward to seeing many more successful entries. Christian also received a gift voucher to spend on some goodies at the show, saving dad a bit of his own pocket money. Sadly his father Michael was not successful with his entries, but then there was pretty stiff competition in the main classes. The lowlight was the occasional need to fight for chairs and space with our neighbours to our left - not necessarily their fault, it's more a consequence of the layout that has parts of the table over-lapping. I guess if the modelling fraternity was a bit slimmer we could have narrower aisles to help fix the problem :-)

In the meantime, us oldies paraded the usual range of models, though a bit too much armour on the table this time (IMHO), but then it is the region for it and I guess it makes a change. We met a few show-circuit regulars, had several extended chats with various visitors and we all thought it was worth the effort to get there - and back of course. We even sold-off some of our respective stash of kits, which is always encouraging.

2014 - 31st May

Six of us made the journey down the M3 / A303 to the show: Tony; Les; Graham and the three Daves: Dave H; Dave T and Dave W. It's a compact show, being staged in one hall with the competition in a room off to the side. Space on the table was at a premium as well, so it was good that Dave H and Dave T put three models in the competition and in the process won a gold and two silvers respectively for the Olympia, Viking and Tracker models - well done chaps. We also had a fair few kits and books for sale under the table, as did many other clubs at the show.

After some juggling of models on the table - it's never planned (surely it must be, I hear you say) - we were all sorted and waited for the paying guests to arrive. Traffic was reasonably brisk in the morning, but tailed off in the afternoon. Considering that space was limited, we all managed to avoid breaking anything and some of us added to the stash to replace kits sold on the day. Here are a few photos of the models in our display - good to see some of Dave H's models making a rare appearance.

2013 - 1st June

A busy morning with a quieter afternoon. Tony won a silver for his frigate in the competition, but Brian was unsuccessful with his entries this time in what looked to be a high quality competition (but it's all relative of course). A well organised and well run show. Attendees from the club were Tony, Brian, Les, Dave T and Graham.

2012 - 9th June

A much busier show than the one we attended last week. Five of us from the club attended and we had some wide ranging discussions with our fellow modellers and members of the public, when we could hear them over the noise from Brian's Zero. We agreed ear plugs would be needed for the next show, or we'll provide some flat batteries for power.
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2015 Show - Les waits patiently for some visitors ...
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Salisbury 2015
Eggs and Harriers - it can only mean one thing - Graham J was here. A Sopwith Triplane is the odd one out
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Salisbury 2015
From on high
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Salisbury 2015
Ooh look, an admirer ... Les gets his wallet out ... surely he doesn't pay visitors to look at his models?
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Salisbury 2015
I'm not sure what the conversation was about, but clearly Chairman Dave's is sympathetic, or is it just indigestion?
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Salisbury 2015
Starting from the left, the heavies! The collection from Les.
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Salisbury 2015
Oh no, more heavies! Dave, Michael and Christian wade in with the armour and an egg ship!
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Salisbury 2015
Blimey, yet more of them, but some signs of levity have appeared
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Salisbury 2015
I'm not sure we're ever safe from one of Chairman Dave's bombs
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Salisbury 2015
"Please Keep Off the Grass" seemingly ignored
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Salisbury 2015
... but where are they?
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Salisbury 2015
Christian's Sherman entry in the Juniors Competition, alongside his 7.5cm Pak 40 and M41 behind
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Salisbury 2015
And here's Christian with his medal and gift voucher - well done lad!
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Salisbury 2014
2014 Show - Ready for inspection and also some attempts at stash reduction - though more likely stash swapping!
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Salisbury 2014
Flying over the top - right to left
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Salisbury 2014
Centre table
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Salisbury 2014
Left hand side
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Salisbury 2014
And that was that!
Salisbury 2014
Salisbury 2014
And another
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Salisbury 2014
A youngster's view - table top height
Salisbury 2014
Salisbury 2014
From the front
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Salisbury 2013
Our table at the IPMS Salisbury 2013 show. In stealth mode with no banner advertising.
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Salisbury 2013
Brian's collection - including a return visit to the show for the Zero, to ensure that the tanks on manoeuvre had some competition for sound levels.
Salisbury 2013
Salisbury 2013
Centre table (1) - hit them with the red
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Salisbury 2013
Display central - Tony's A400M doing the club name advertising next to Dave T's P-38.
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Salisbury 2013
Harriers and targets, err sorry, tanks - these from Les.
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Salisbury 2013
A giraffe's eye view of the table
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Salisbury 2013
We're glad the A400M is not 1/48th scale
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Salisbury 2013
In the hover above the Harriers
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Salisbury 2012
Here is our table at the Salisbury 2012 show
Salisbury 2012
Salisbury 2012
The armour display provided by Les - spot the one going backwards!
Salisbury 2012
Salisbury 2012
Tony's armour collection - and a slightly more fragile Mini
Salisbury 2012
Salisbury 2012
F-5s and F-104s, showing that you don't need big wings to make an impression
Salisbury 2012
Salisbury 2012
Brian's link trainer and Tony's A-10
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Salisbury 2012
At least there's one placew where you can still see a collection of UK Harriers
Salisbury 2012
Salisbury 2012
1.5 Butcher birds (sorry Dave) and Brian's new hi-fi Zero
Salisbury 2012
Salisbury 2012
A collections of odds and sods, with two of the four SR-71s at the show on our table
Salisbury 2012
Salisbury 2012
At last - a better exposed shot of Brian's Victor
Salisbury 2012