Today myself and Brian visited the IPMS Salisbury model show. I have not been for a while so we decided to go as punters for an hour or two before going off for a pub lunch. Held at the usual venue in Laverstock it all had a very familiar feel as we stepped in the door. However we soon discovered that now two halls are used as well as a nice outside covered area for snacks, teas & coffee.
The main hall was packed with exhibitors and traders and I must say from the off I was very impressed with the quality of the models on display. There was also a good variety of traders although I went with no wish list and did not intend to buy anything. Whilst perusing the displays it was great to have a chat with friends and followers of the blog.
The second hall was smaller but still packed in plenty to see. This was where Salisbury had their main display and very impressive it was too. Off from the main entrance was a small room set aside for the competitions, something Salisbury have always done well. This was filling up and the standard here was very high indeed.
After a couple of hours it was time for some refreshment so we hot footed it to Enford and the Swan pub. A very pleasant pint of three daggers brewery daggers edge beer and a steak & beer pie went down a treat whilst we talked all things modelling and a lot of bollocks!