Our experiences and model displays at the Tank Museum Model Expo ...
2017 - 7th October
This years return visit to the tank museum show saw, Dave W, Dave H & Father, Les C, Bob L, Rick D, Martin H, Ruth with Nephew and Tim E, take the trip to Bovington, Tank museum for their second Model expo of the year. We had a good position in the world war 2 hall, 18ft of table filled with models, with lots of interest and questions during the day. A good day was had by all, with some kit buying and selling. Next year the event is to be extended to a 2 day event, many thanks to the organisers for a great show. Dave W has already picked out his tent position for next February by the King Tiger LOL
2017 - 11th February
February would normally see us driving down the M3 / A303 to Yeovilton for the FAAM Model Show, but sadly it is no longer being run. The good news is that the Tank Museum in Bovington has filled the gap and February 2017 saw the inaugural Model Expo. With around a dozen traders and over 50 clubs, it was a pretty impressive line-up to start. A "magnificent" seven from the club turned out to represent the club - Chairman Dave, Chris K, Tim Ev, Martin, Bob L, Alan and Les. Chris K's did the honours with photographs of the table and a brief show report, which went along the lines of " ... It was a successful day and a very enjoyable show with positive feedback from the Tank Museum who were over the moon with the attendance. Unlike other museums, it was warm and well lit, there were lots of interested parties and Les even got interviewed by the Airfix magazine crew (we will never live this down - LOL). A good show all round. We even caught up with our ex chairman Tony, who complemented us on a good diverse display which attracted a lot of similar comments from the punters. [Not enough aircraft, surely?]
Well done chaps and well done the Tank Museum - “... I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
October 2017 Rick, Dave W and Dave H's dad manning the table with Les's, Bob's and Rick's models at this end
Model expo 1710- 01
a heated discussion? as the visitor is a blur of motion.
Model expo 1710-02
Smiles all around a good day
Model expo 1710-03
A selection of Dave W, Dave H and Martins models.
Model expo 1710-04
Dave H and Dave W models on display.
Model expo 1710-05
Eyes down, look in ... here we go with our first display at the Tank Museum Model Expo ... models from Chairman Dave, Chris K and Tim Ev ...
Tim Ev's U-boat, sci-fi from Chris K and WW2 busts from Alan ...
More floating items from Tim Ev and Chris K, with the dioramas from Martin ...
Martin's dioramas and Bob L's WW2 armour ...
And last but not least, a selection from Les ...
Stepping back, this is the display with Les ready to engage at the front ...
Not sure what Martin's doing, the less said the better?