Sunday 7 April 2024

Yeovil Model Show 7th April 2024

Today was the first show of the year for Stonehenge Modellers, so a not too early start and a swift drive down the dreaded A303 to the Westfield academy saw us set up in the dome in our usual quick and smooth way. This year thankfully the dome was a decent temperature so no brass monkeys to contend with early on.

Once set up I had a quick look around the three halls used for some early pictures for the blog. I'm glad I did because once the show was open proper we were kept nice and busy chatting to visitors and friends throughout most of the day. I think word had got out that Brian had actually finished a model and the general astonishment was too much for the paying public, who just had to come and see for themselves! 

Seriously though it was great as ever to chat to many friends and fellow modellers and exchange ideas & tips and information. As usual there were plenty of traders with lots of choice kits to make the wallet weep. I however only bought one new kit for the stash. I was very mindful of the acronym STABLE, stash acquired beyond life expectancy. Oh how I laughed today when this was explained to me by a visitor. Possibly the funniest thing I've heard in some time. 

So as usual a great day was had by all with some great kits to see on the club tables and for once the sun actually shined as too. Thanks as ever to the show organisers and volunteers who make the show possible with their hard work.