Thursday, 5 April 2012

Shropshire Model Show, RAF Museum Cosford 2012 - Part 1 of 3

In the glorious sunshine last weekend I attended the (relatively) local Shropshire Model Show held at RAF Museum Cosford. This is one of the biggest model shows held in the midlands (if not the country), the added bonus is that it is held in the various halls of the museum.

I also got the chance to meet up with the chaps from the Pensnett Model Makers Society located in their usual spot under the Messerschmitt 410A-1/U2 Hornisse.

As usual all the displays were very impressive. I even managed to get my spending down; I only came any with a few various bits and pieces, masking tape, drill bits etc. books relating to the War of 1812 and Tamiya's 1:35 scale WWII 'BMW R75 with sidecar' and Miniart's 'RuU2 ssian jeep Crew'.

I've split the posts of the photos of models that caught my eye into three sections - 'Military Land & Naval', 'Aviation' and 'Sci-Fi and Miscellaneous.'
Pensnett Model Makers Society
First up:
Military Land & Naval
North Staffs Model Club
North Staffs Model Club
North Staffs Model Club
German 80cm K (E) Railway siege gun
North Staffs Model Club
 German 80cm K (E) Railway siege gun - Detail
North Staffs Model Club
A34 Comet
'Tide of Iron, Cambrai - 1917'
'Tide of Iron, Cambrai - 1917' - Detail
HMS Exeter

This model caught my eye as it reminded my of an old neighbour, Jim. He was Royal Marine that had served on the HMS Exeter during WWII.
Geoff Taylor's HMS Manchester - Best in Show
Geoff Taylor's HMS Manchester - Best in Show
The model shown above deservedly show 'Best in Show' in the competition. This was (I believe) largely scratch built and really was 'museum standard'.

Here is a link to a article about the model and far better photos from a local newspaper: HMS Manchester