Tuesday, November 12

TMN On Tour: Telford Scale ModelWorld 2019

We love to show photos of modelling shows - they are a great place for inspiration, and maybe - just maybe - you might even see your own model kit on TMN that somebody has enviously snapped! Thanks to our roving reporter Juraj Jankovič for taking these pictures of the show to present to you today in the news...

Scale ModelWorld: Telford 2019
The International Centre
St Quentin Gate
9th – 10th November 2019
Dare we say this is probably the biggest show in the modelling world that is mainly concerned with model aircraft? We will! Telford or Scale ModelWorld in Shropshire is held in November every year and it is the chance for many model companies to show off their new wares, for modellers to show off their kits and for old fat blokes from all round to say "oww controversial" at every perceived modelling choice they don't agree with!
This year's show featured:
Over 150 traders
Over 190 club and SIG displays
Overseas Area, with clubs and traders
Visitors from all over the world
Thousands of models on display
Internationally renowned Competition
Massive Kit Swap
Airfix Make and Paint

This year saw over 150 traders, with smaller and big names from the UK and internationally turn up:
Zoukei Mura came from Japan and from the US to feature their new 32nd scale Hs 129B amongst other kits like the new F-4E Phantom in 48th scale
HK Models was there also - showing their new Lancatses in 32nd scale as well as the new tooled 48th scale B-17G Flying Fortress...
Airfix had a big display - with their 24th scale Hellcat on display all built up and the new tooling announcement is a 1/72nd scale Avro Vulcan B.2. as well as their usual make and take for the kids!
Revell had a large display in those lovely big clear cabinets of several models...
Wingnut Wings had a very large display at the show - with their as yet to be released Lancaster and Fokker Triplane in 32nd on display.
Many other smaller traders were at the show - we still can't find Roy from Barracuda in these pictures - if you can find him let us know :-)
An excellent artist Mr Keith Burns was at Telford - and very smartly too - we had earlier met Keith at Duxford and it just makes sense to show more aircraft lovers his amazing prints and Ladybird books - a real talent!
There were several model clubs from overseas and the UK on the show with certain special interests - including going to the pub or having a nana nap after lunch during the show :-)
Some more pictures of single models that caught our photographer's eye at the show...

Thanks to our roving reporter Juraj Jankovič for taking these pictures of the show - he is a wonderful photographer - see more of his work on his Flickr page for more inspiration!