Again the first show of the year for Stonehenge modellers and as usual it followed the familiar format of a rather easy drive down on Friday afternoon followed by a (for us) very restrained night out on the town. We must be getting old! Anyway that ensured we were in excellent order the next day for the show and saved my ears somewhat not having to listen to Brian bleating about how hungover he felt.
We were located in our usual spot with Modelworx next to us which ensured plenty of banter and laughter throughout the day. It was great to meet up too with old friends and new. Plenty of visitors seemed to be the order of the day during the first part of the show, say up to lunchtime then it did slow down slightly. However there was still plenty to see and people to talk to and I for one had a very pleasant time.
To lighten the wallet there was plenty of choice with some interesting items on offer especially from traders from across the water. I however went small scale for some bizarre reason, more on that later. There was also some splendid models on display from the various clubs in attendance and the competition looked to be well supported. There was a marked increase in aircraft entries this year which I think surprised everyone. As ever the standards of the builds were very high.
My purchases as mentioned were all small scale this year. Influenced possibly by the 1 tonne and light gun build and by the discovery of a very nice 1/76th Stalwart from S&M models. The 1 tonne ambulance was a real rare find too.
So a great start to the year and a great day out too, thanks to matador models for again organising the show and thanks for the invite.