Saturday, 4 June 2016

IPMS Salisbury Show Report

Today I was at IPMS Salisbury's annual show held as usual at Laverstock just on the edge of the city. Myself and Brian Stoddart in our guise of "Stonehenge Modellers" were set up and ready for the show in record time even with a slightly longer walk with all the kit from the car this year. We even had time for a quick look around before the public was admitted. 

As usual for us we were busy from the start with lots of interest in Brian's latest AMX 13, no it's not the latest Takom offering but the ancient Heller one! Quite a few people thought it was the Takom kit & they were all very surprised when told it was not. My AS 90's went as WIP and it was nice to talk to a chap who actually worked on them and even more bizarrely 24KK42. What are the odds of that? 

It was also great to meet a few people who follow this blog, especially the guy who was building a Chieftain mk9 and showed me some pictures of his scratch built drivers compartment. Very impressive indeed, I just wish I had asked his name! Dick and Chris from modelworx were also in attendance and at one stage we were ousted from behind the tables as they took up residence! Much banter and hilarity were the order of the day as well as watching Chris increase his stash in double quick time!

Looking around the displays there was plenty to keep you interested and plenty of tempting items from the traders. The competition this year whilst having some outstanding entries seemed a bit sparse. With only a few entries per class and none in the juniors section. Perhaps this is just a phase as almost all shows I have been to lately have a lot less entries in the comps.

Again another cracking day this is always a great show to visit. Thanks to IPMS Salisbury for the invite and a smashing day out.

A dodgy pair of buggers behind our table!

My VERY restrained stash additions,



  1. Pete thanks for sharing with us one more, totally enjoyed your blog, JCon

  2. Was that UUS Wasp interior scratchbuilt? if so WOW!

  3. Cheers guys, Simon check out the modelworx forum for a fully detailed build thread for the Wasp. it's a work of art and very impressive.