Poole Vikings (Dorset IPMS) Shows
Our experiences and model displays at the Poole Vikings (IPMS Dorset) model shows ...
2019 - 13th April
Les, Bob and Martin H attended this years show. The show was well attended with lots on display. Good natured banter was had between the three, our fellow modellers and the general public.
Les C managed to scoop the "The best model on Display Trophy".
2018 - 14th April
Les, Bob, Rick, Chris K & Dave W braved the fog and attended this years show, with all arriving at the same time in the car park (miracles do happen). The show was warm and friendly and well attended with lots on display. A few bargains were bought and much good natured banter was had between the not so famous five, our fellow modellers and the general public.
Chris K managed to scoop a gold certificate for his Model of a model display.
2017 - 8th April
Chris K, Martin, Les and Graham J made the journey to this year's show to represent the club. Aside from an interesting detour off the A31 due to a bike race initiated traffic jam, it was a long but uneventful journey. The shw itself was a fairly quiet affair, but well organised and free of any hassle. We had a laugh, bought a few books and models - naturally - and even had the opportuity to look at a few models and talk to our fellow hobbyists. What more could you ask for?
2016 - 9th April
Chris K, Chairman Dave, Dave T, Les and Martin made the journey south and west to represent us at this year's show. Chris K reports that Les managed to find it without getting lost and that he and Chairman Dave were sent by their SatNav to the local crematorium. [There's a joke in there waiting to get out I'm sure - Graham J]. Lots of banter and fun behind the table apparently and it was generally regarded as a nice show, even if it was a bit light on traders. Good news of course for the wallets. We had a fair number of visitors to the table and some interesting conversations ensued.
Martin received a "Commended" for his Roxy diorama in the competition - well done. Chariman Dave and Chris K had fish and chips on the sea front - Chairman Dave thought it important you should know this. No "Best Club Display" award for us this year. [Obviously needs more aircraft - tee hee! - Graham J]
Thanks to Chris K for taking the photos and Dave T being reserve photographer.