Our experiences and model displays at the Poole Vikings (IPMS Dorset) model shows ...

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.
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Poole 2018 Table of models with Les Clancy, Bob Locke, Dave Waredle, Chris King & Richard Dawson in attendance
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A fine selection of armour from Les
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Bob's engineering vehicles with Chris's subs and sci-fi
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Chris's Model of a model display and batman models, some of Dave's armour
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Poole 2018
Chris's batman, Daves armour and Heinkel with Rick's B17
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Rick's aircraft models
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Our display from a distance
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A right bunch of dodgy characters starting on the left with Les, Bob, Chris, Dave and Rick (no shirt) squeezing in, whos the odd one out LOL
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Chris's Model of a model display scooped Gold in its class.
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2017 show - Chris ready for action. Fortunately for the models, the vending machines were not available for use!
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Martin's diorama collection ...
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Graham J's mix ...
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Les shows off the latest armour ...
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And Chris K with his collection.
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Another view of the right hand side
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Here's the whole table - and in a different position from last year
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And now the left
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End on - a nice clean and tidy layout with plenty of space between models
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Poole 2016
2016 Show - Our display, starting at the front left with models from Les ...
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... and a few more from Les ...
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and Dave T's collection of aircraft ...
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... moving on to Martin's dioramas ...
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... in turn moving to the sci-fi and submarines of Chris K ...
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... more of those subs ...
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... and last but not least some models from Chairman Dave
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Martin and Chairman Dave - obviously at a point before somebody brought the fun and laughter that Chris K mentions! (all photos from Chris K - cheers)
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