Friday, 12 April 2013

Shropshire Model Show, RAF Museum Cosford 2013

Another year rolls by and once again it was time for the Shropshire Model Show, organised by the Shropshire Scale Modellers held at RAF Museum Cosford. Photos from last year's show can be seen here, here and here. A very enjoyable show enhanced by the fact its hosted at the museum so there's always plenty on models and exhibits to look at as you wonder round the site.

Purchases were again relatively modest, a few 1/48 WWII Soviet aircraft and not much else apart from a kit plus brushes etc. from the Airfix stand. It was interesting to see models not yet released (a 1/48 Gloster Javelin for instance).

My photographs are up (or more actually - down) to my usual standards when I remembered to take them.
Airfix's Short Sunderland - Classic British Kits SIG

Airfix's Douglas Invader - Classic British Kits SIG 
 
 Apollo
 
Soviet assault - Friends of Bovington (?)
 
Soviet assault - Friends of Bovington (?)


B-17F Flying Fortress 'Ye Olde Pub'. The remarkable true story of this plane can be found here.
 
B-17F Flying Fortress 'Ye Olde Pub'

B-17F Flying Fortress 'Ye Olde Pub'
 
Dakota C-47A
 
Messerschmitt 109 - The Night Fighter S.I.G

Croatian Messerschmitt 109 - The Night Fighter S.I.G
 
 
Kawasaki Ki-45 KAI (Hasegawa kit) - The Night Fighter S.I.G
 
Heinkel He 219 Uhu ("Eagle-Owl") - The Night Fighter S.I.G

 Heinkel He 219 Uhu ("Eagle-Owl") - The Night Fighter S.I.G
 
Northrop P-61 Black Widow - The Night Fighter S.I.G

 
Northrop P-61 Black Widow - The Night Fighter S.I.G

 
 
 
Messerschmitt 109 - Quarter Scale Group (QSG)
 
Messerschmitt 109 - Quarter Scale Group (QSG)


Lockheed P-38G Lighting - Quarter Scale Group (QSG)
 
Lockheed P-38G Lighting - Quarter Scale Group (QSG)
 
 B-24D Liberator - Quarter Scale Group (QSG)
 
 B-24D Liberator detail - Quarter Scale Group (QSG)
 
Messerschmitt Bf 110 - Pensnett Model Makers Society

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet - German's rocket-powered fighter aircraft.

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

Best of Show - Spitfire