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

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.


Avon 2018
The clubs display for this years avon show, with Dave T and Tim E pondering on?
Avon 2018
Avon 2018
Aselection of Dave W, Tim E, Bob L and Les C's armour
Avon 2018
Avon 2018
Les C's armour
Avon 2018
Avon 2018
Chris K's table, Graham J's Harrier, Tim E's and Dave T's aeroplanes and corvette with more of Les's armour in the background.
Avon 2018
Avon 2018
Tim E's and Dave T's aeroplanes and corvette.
Avon 2018
Avon 2018
Dave T's beautiful diorama/planes & Graham J's aeroplanes.
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Avon 2018
Chris K's sci-fi and submarines.
Avon 2018
Avon 2017
Chairman Dave and Les discussing, Les's upcoming F-16 project and what grey to use.
While Tim and Dave T discuss Schnellboot size.
Avon 2017
Avon 2017
A selection of models from Chairman Dave, Chris K, Graham J and Les.
Avon 2017
Avon 2017
A selection of models from Les, Bob L and Graham J.
Avon 2017
Avon 2017
A selection of models from Les and Graham J.
Avon 2017
Avon 2017
A selection of models from Graham J, Tim, Dave T and Chris K.
Avon 2017
Avon 2017
A selection of models from Tim and Chris K.
Avon 2017
Avon 2017
2017 Avon display
Avon 2017
Avon 2016
The armour selection provided by Les
Avon 2016
Avon 2016
US Navy aircraft from Dave T
Avon 2016
Avon 2016
Odds and ends from Graham J
Avon 2016
Avon 2016
Nautical and SF from Chris K
Avon 2016
Avon 2016
Fun Boy Three - Les, Dave T and Chris K ready to repel rivet counters at the 2016 show
Avon 2016