Monday, 4 April 2016

Shropshire Scale Modellers Show, Cosford Museum, April 3rd 2016

First, as usual, The Cold War SIG table.  The display is developing nicely.
The Classic British Kits display also looked impressive.
Both these SIGs can be found on the Unofficial Airfix Modellers Forum. See the links on the right.
The Revell SIG is one of the newest in the IPMS but is already well subscribed.
So, into the show.

Bandai's 1/16th Showman's Engine always looks great when built well.

A skillfully built Smer kit

An unusual model of a classic Harley

What can be achieved from the old Airfix Scout

A little humour

You can never have too many Pucaras!

You don't see too many horses modelled and this one was very nicely done indeed.

Great use of the old Airfix Pontoon Bridge on the Airfix Tribute Forum Table.

A nice display idea from the USAF SIG

Scratchbuilt 1/600th HMS Blake

Trumpeter's 1/350th USS Nimitz with added extras.  Worthy of the competition tables but not entered.

A couple of incredible dockside dioramas with unbelievable 1/700th scale.  See if you can spot the scratchbuilt horse and cart!

Revell's 1/144th Medium Landing Ship cries out for this sort of diorama treatment and this one is particularly nicely done.

The Aircraft Diorama SIG.
The first one is by a modeller who brought this from Essen, Germany. I think it was worth the journey.

And this one has real water in it.


On to the competition tables.

Battle of Rourke's Drift dio surprisingly only merited a third place in class.


Deckard's Sedan from Blade Runner took first in the Sci-Fi class.
Check out this link to see it being built: 

1/200th HMS Rodney, despite being hugely impressive, took second in the ships class.

An exploded Abrams tank....but not in a bad way.
The reason HMS Rodney took second.  This 1/350th USS Wasp cutaway was utterly breathtaking.  First in the ships section and deservedly best in show.  I'll let the pictures do the talking.

And that's it from the 2016 Cosford Show. Congratulations to the organisers for creating a brilliant and memorable show.  Here's to next year.






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