ScaleModelWorld 2014

The 580 crew, immediately after the 2 minute silence on Sunday (courtesy of Greg Drawbaugh)

Hall 2 Sunday afternoon and still busy!

The 580 table in all its finery

1/32 Israeli Phantom by Malcolm Ireson

1/72 Super Sabre by Pete Eccles

1/72 F.2A Lightning by Mark Housley

1/32 Lightning with engine exposed by Dave Eccles

1/43 scale multimedia cars by Russell Farrar

Selection of 1/72 Corsairs (all Hobby Boss) by Dave Foxall and Mark Housley

Pair of 1/48 A-7 'Slufs' by David Draycott

1/35 Centurion by Geoff Cooper-Smith. Made for my Uncle Jack and never to be seen on show again!

1/32 WWI selection by Rob Cookson

Our own special tribute to the fallen, courtesy of Rob Cookson

1/35 Renault FT17, WWI tank by Rob Cookson

1/76 Male Mk.I tank by Rob Cookson

1/76 Female Mk.1 tank by Rob Cookson

1/32 Bristol F.2b with pilot by Rob Cookson

1/72 Typhoon 1b by Mark Housley

1/48 N1K2 Shiden Kai 'George' by David Draycott

1/48 Italian Starfighter by Geoff Cooper-Smith - I have been told to give it a panel wash as not even the Italians kept them that clean!

Engineless 1/32 Lightning undergoing maintenance by Dave Eccles

1/48 Air National Guard Super Sabre by Pete Eccles who is 'King of the shiny thing'!

1/72 Greek Starfighter with the paint of its former owner, the Luftwaffe, showing through. Another masterful creation by Mark Housley

1/32 F-15 in Aggressor 'digital camo' by Dave Foxall, which got a lot of attention!

1/32 Belgian Starfighter by Malcolm Ireson. This looked fantastic and also got a lot of attention

1/32 pilot by Rob Cookson to accompany his Bristol F.2b in a poppy field

1/72 P-47D by Geoff Cooper-Smith - another Hobby Boss quick build!

1/48 Anakins Starfighter by Geoff Cooper-Smith

1/72 Skyknight from China Lake test centre by Mark Housley

This 1/48 B-29 by Neil Foster dominated the table on the Sunday and is a beaut!

1/72 Airfix Rescue Launch, beautifully finished by Neil Foster

Well, it's over once again, and all too soon!

580 Modellers were privileged to exhibit once again and thanks to our very own Tablemeister, Dave Foxall we put on an absolutely marvellous display.  Following on from recent years we changed some of the models on the table overnight which meant we could display more models and give everyone greater exposure over the weekend.  It was most noticeable that at times people were two or so deep in front as they viewed, photographed and engaged in conversation.  As a club we had a great time with most of us camped out at the Premier Inn in the centre of Shrewsbury (just 20 minutes drive from the venue) which meant everyone could eat, drink and be merry in the evening.  We were accompanied as usual by Greg Drawbaugh of DRAWDecal and his dedicated sidekick Bert Selier, which made the weekend all the more enjoyable.

So, in case you couldn't make it (or don't remember or even just want to reminisce!) then please activate the slideshow to see what was on the 580 table over the weekend; if you go to full screen then the subtitles will come up to increase your enjoyment!