Our experiences and model displays at the Farnborough IPMS model shows ("ModelFest") held at Kings International College, Watchetts Drive, Camberley, Surrey ...

2017 - 16th September

Les, Martin, Bob and Graham J represented the club at this year's show, though Bob was too modest to display his models. Alan made a visit in the afternoon to say hello. Between us we managed to put over 50 models on the table and received our fair share of attention from visitors and exhibitors alike. We caught up with a few old friends and managed to avoid buying any additional loft insulation this time.

2016 - 24th September

Les, Dave T, Martin, Ed, Matthew and Brian braved the M3 "Smart Motorway" road works to represent the club at this year's ModelFest. Dave T and Les formed the advanced party to set up the table. I'm told they started to panic at around 9.30 - with thirty minutes to show opening - because they only had their models on a table 18 feet long. Cue the cavalry - with Martin, Ed, Matthew and Brian strolling in and filling the gap just in time for show opening. As usual it was a very busy show that stayed pretty lively right up to 4pm, which is unusual for most shows. Clearly our friends at IPMS Farnborough have done a good job yet again.

It was nice to see Brian make a return to the show table, because we've missed the flashing lights, mega-bass sound systems and air-conditioning propellor whirring of Brian's collection. Whatever else you may think of this aspect of modelling, it sure generates a lot of attention. You can take the modeller aout of the boy, but you can't take the boy out of the modeller it would seem. Brian's newly completed Alfa Romeo was a big hit with the punters. I'm told Brian had his cheque book ready to splash out on an expensive Zoukei Mura kit and loads of Eduard Big-Ed sets.

Overall, it appears a good time was had by all. Thanks to Ed for providing photos and Dave and Les an update on events. [There's some interesting camera angles as you can see - I wonder what they put in the coffee down there?].
Farnborough 2017
2017 table at Farnborough
Farnborough 2017
Farnborough 2017
A selection of Les's armour
Farnborough 2017
Farnborough 2017
Martin's diorama's with a smattering of Graham's egg planes
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Farnborough 2017
Martin's diorama's with a more of Graham's egg planes
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Farnborough 2017
Graham's WW1 fighter selection
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Farnborough 2016
2016 Show - Les, Dave T and Brian chew the cud (photo - Ed)
Farnborough 2016
Farnborough 2016
Dave T's collection about to be attacked by the wandering finger problem common to all model shows (photo - Ed)
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Farnborough 2016
And at the other end of the table is Les with his armour collection, neatly arranged in a double column as per usual (photo - Ed)
Farnborough 2016
Farnborough 2016
And the middle section with models from Martin, Brian, Ed and Matthew (photo - Ed)
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Farnborough 2016
I think Les must now have more armoured vehicles than the current British Army? (photo - Ed)
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Farnborough 2016
Martin's dioramas - always intriguing and always raising a laugh (photo - Ed)
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Farnborough 2016
Brian's latest set of car models (photo - Ed)
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Farnborough 2016
"Little Nelly" (photo - Ed)
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Farnborough 2016
Brian's aircraft collection (photo - Ed)
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Farnborough 2016
Some more of Brian's models, together wuth those of Ed and Matthew (photo - Ed)
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Farnborough 2016
Eyes down and look in. (photo - Ed)
Farnborough 2016