Avon IPMS Shows
Our experiences and model displays at the Avon IPMS model shows ...
2021 - 8th August
Les, Bob, Dave, Mark and Graham C made the first show since lockdown. We had a very wet journey to Thornbury but fortunately it had cleared by the time we arrived. No inside catering but a good burger van just outside the door.
The show was busier than in the morning but well attended by the exhibitors and traders.
We all stocked up on modelling sundries.
Good to see old faces again and some. normality in the modelling scene.
2019 - 4th August
Six of us made our way out west for this year's Avon Model Show: Chairman Dave W, Les C, Dave T, Graham C, Chris K, and Marcos C.
A very good show, always a pleasure. We all grabbed some bargains and had a good day conversing with fellow modellers.
Chris K managed to scoop first prize in class 14 of the competition with his Mesoscaphe submarine.
As always a big thank you to Nick and the crew for a great day.
2018 - 5th August
Seven of us headed way out west for this year's Avon Model Show: Chairman Dave W, Les C, Dave T, Graham J, Chris K, Bob L and Tim E.
This is always a very good show and well run. We grabbed some bargains and had a good day shooting the breeze with fellow modellers. A big thank you to the organisers for a great day.
2017 -13th August
Six of us headed west for this year's Avon Model Show: Chairman Dave W, Les C, Dave T, Graham J, Chris K and Tim E.
This was a very good show and well run. We were made very welcome by our hosts, it was also good to catch up with friends from the modelling world, including our old chairman Tony H.
There was a good attendance with lots of interest shown in our display. We all had a good time, with Graham buying a kit or two despite his protestations that he was hunting for tools? Bargains were had by all and Tim resisted the urge to buy something big! just.
During the more relaxed periods, Les was able to expand on his secret love of the F-16 to chairman Dave.
2016 - 7th August
Four of us headed west for this year's Avon Model Show: Chris K, Dave T, Graham J and Les. With only the four of us, we had room to spread the display over the two tables we were allocated. Sadly the show was spread out too, with numbers appearing to be down from last year and it had quite a slow start. A shame really, as this is a good show and well run and we are always made welcome. More traditional summer weather - i.e. cloud and rain, may have pushed numbers up, but we had warmth and sunshine for a change.
Irrespective of attendance numbers, we had a good time. During the more relaxed periods, Les was able to expand on his secret love of war gaming, having had a look at the various battles being enacted in Halls 1 and 2. More surprising was his appreciation of the F-16 and the display by the SIG, being particularly enamoured with the regular Viper schemes. All his references to "shades of grey" did make us wonder if he'd been confusing a recent best seller with USAF tactical camouflage schemes.