The judges certainly had their hands full making choices on all of the best models and the stewards had a hard time marshalling us all around! Meeting up with Geoffrey Isley was a thrill to talk about his work – also as we can see here in this picture we have on the left Richard Windrow the master model maker who was judging in the event– along with one of the organizers Charles Davis and his lovely granddaughter, Annabelle – who could not for the life of her keep still – hence everyone else is fine and she looks a little blurry!
One of the really interesting displays there was being held in the smaller section off to the side where Graham Sutton was showing how to use a blue and yellow two part putty that became (you guessed it ) green when mixed together. Known to most modellers as green stuff – it was amazing to see a master at work sculpting the horse’s figure parts as we spoke – these guys are VERY good!
There are some of the best dioramas I have seen here that truly have to be looked at with the naked eye to fully appreciate – large pieces like the one with the kids playing around the aircraft wrecking yard – the “propaganda” diorama and “Buddha’s biscuits” all are memorable.
Now to the third part of photos of the show - There are more pictures and people and most importantly kits to show you before the end of the week - so ill get on with today’s pictures right now…