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Our experiences and model displays at Scale Model World (SMW) run by IPMS(UK)...

We are able to exhibit at SMW now that the club has returned to the IPMS(UK) fold. The show promotes itself as "the largest event for the scale modelling hobby in the world", and who are we to disagree? Certainly none of the other shows in the UK come anywhere close and we don't travel abroad to others in case the UK Border Agency don't let us back in, so we cannot verify the claim. 2016 was our first visit to the show this century. We have been a few times in the 20th century we think, but it's all such a long time ago and no-one clearly remembers. There's probably evidence somewhere, but it's all academic now. Like Arnie, we're back! Enough of the history, let's get on with the show ...

2019 - 9th-10th November

The set-up team as the IPMS would call us, comprised Chairman Dave, Dave T, Chris K and Graham C. We set off late Friday morning to arrive mid afternoon, we got the stand set-up. Our display covered a broad range of genres, subjects and scales which illustrated our diverse interests as modellers.

Our display was very well received with all the models drawing a lot of attention.
On Saturday the rest of the show team Martin S turned up, with a day visit from Alan H, Guy T, Gary K, Thomas G, Les C and Bob L
Much buying of models was partaken by all. We all managed a reasonably quick getaway, to avoid the traffic on the journey home, exhausted but happy.
This was our first year of awarding the West Middlesx Trophy for the best British uniformed figure.
We're looking forward to a return visit next year.


2018 - 10-11th November

The set-up team as the IPMS would call us, comprised Chairman Dave, Dave T, Chris K and Dave H. We set off late Friday morning with the models, cloths etc and got the stand set-up. Our display covered a broad range of genres, subjects and scales which we hoped would illustrate the diverse interests of the club members.

Our display was very well recieved with a certain diorama and table drawing a lot of attention along with all the other models we displayed promoting our club. We also had a display of World War one models and postcards to mark the WWI centenary and the table was scattered with rice paper poppies.

On Saturday the rest of the show team Martin S, Graham C and Alan H.joined the stand with a day visit from Les C and Bob L.On Sunday the team were joined by Mark I.
Much buying of models was partaken by all. We all managed a reasonably quick getaway, to hit the traffic on the journey home, exhausted but happy.
Congratulations to Alan who received a comendation in the model competition for his Sharpe figure.
We're looking forward to a return visit next year.

2017 - 11-12th November

The advance party - or set-up team as the IPMS would call us, comprised Chairman Dave, Dave T, Tim E and Graham J. We set off late Friday morning with some of the models, cloths etc and got the stand set-up. As you will see below, we had a pretty busy display and we covered a broad range of genres, subjects and scales which we hoped would illustrate the diverse interests of the club members.

Our display was very well received with a certain train and table drawing a lot of attention along with all the other models we displayed promoting our club.

On Saturday the set-up team were joined for the day by Les, Bob, Chris K, Alan H and Dave H. On Sunday the set-up team were joined by Mark I and Martin (with his wife) for the day. Dave W did battle with a packet of cheese on the sunday, dont ask!
With a few helping hands to help dismantle the display and pack the models, we all managed a reasonably quick getaway. Sadly the same can't be said for the journey home where a 2 and a quarter hour journey stretched into 3 and a half. However, all of those who went had a good time they say, with much buying and joviality.
We're looking forward to a return visit next year, in Chairman Dave's words a lower key presence with the emphasis on lower!!!

2016 - 12-13th November

The advance party - or set-up team as the IPMS administration would call us, comprised Chairman Dave, Dave T, Bob L and Graham J. We set off late Friday morning with all the models, cloths (new), banners and display items and got the stand set-up, all bar three models, by late Friday afternoon. As you will see below, we had a pretty busy display and we think we covered a broad range of genres, subjects and scales which we hoped would illustrate the diverse interests of the club members.

On Saturday the set-up team were joined for the day by Alan H, Tim E and Dave H. On Sunday the set-up team were joined by Chris K, Tim Ev and Martin (with his wife) for the day. With a few helping hands to help dismantle the display and pack the models, we all managed a reasonably quick getaway. Sadly the same can't be said for the journey home, where a few of us got help up on the M42/M40. Deep joy! However, all of those who went had a good time they say and we're looking forward to a return visit next year. Some hotel rooms are already booked!

Aside from the folks mentioned, we also had models on the table from Chris M, Chris R, Ian H, Les, Mark and Matthew.
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