On Sunday 13th I made the trek to the IPMS Model World show at Telford. This is a show I'd been meaning to get to for some years, and the journey was trouble free and took less time (about 90 minutes) than I'd expected.
The show filled three hangar-sized halls. The first was occupied largely by the competition tables and a 1:1 scale Spitfire, the other two had trade stands all round the walls and IPMS branch displays in the centre. I managed to make a complete initial circut of both trade halls without any money changing hands - no mean feat considering the vast array of kits and books on display! There was also a 'Kitswap' - effectively a Bring & Buy - in the first hall which I was of course unable to resist!
The initial swag. I've enjoyed the larger (than 1/144 scale) aircraft kits I've built this year and who could resist a Hunter for £2? The Tamiya kits (£11 for the pair) will be useful for my Funny Little Wars forces.