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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #120 on: November 10, 2018, 03:40:06 pm »
A splendid day, lots of good models and even better friends, but they really have got to do something about the entrance arrangements.

By 8 am the queue was all the way across the car park and half way down the street with no means of splitting off the 'Members Queue' from the 'Non-Members Queue' apart from some signs which many were studiously ignoring.

Of course the 'Powers that Be' never saw the problem because they were already inside............

In all fairness though, the queue moved pretty fast. There were guys walking down the queue handing out wristband too, so as soon as you got through the doors, you could dive into Hall 2 instead of waiting to go through the desks at Hall 3.
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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #121 on: November 10, 2018, 10:30:12 pm »
A splendid day, lots of good models and even better friends, but they really have got to do something about the entrance arrangements.

By 8 am the queue was all the way across the car park and half way down the street with no means of splitting off the 'Members Queue' from the 'Non-Members Queue' apart from some signs which many were studiously ignoring.

Of course the 'Powers that Be' never saw the problem because they were already inside............

In all fairness though, the queue moved pretty fast. There were guys walking down the queue handing out wristband too, so as soon as you got through the doors, you could dive into Hall 2 instead of waiting to go through the desks at Hall 3.


Well I couldn't cut through direct to Hall 2, I had to go right to the end via the mad chicane business.
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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #122 on: November 10, 2018, 11:10:55 pm »


SIG display: some things old, some things new, saw nowt borrowed, some stuff blue.  Pics early next week.

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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #123 on: November 10, 2018, 11:32:02 pm »
Rheged  sorry to hear that,  all the best to you and the family, and I hope that things get better quickly.   wile due to day differences id have missed you,  I am sorry to have missed you  :thumbsup:
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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #124 on: November 11, 2018, 02:43:55 am »
1/24 Hellcat huh.....oh well, Mi 24 next time then.....
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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #125 on: November 11, 2018, 01:52:18 pm »
Hey Kit, remember I said that Airfix Model World magazine were giving away Lancasters as a subscription gift and you didn't believe it? Well they were, but only if you subscribed at the show, which I didn't realise until I got home.... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

You could have a Lancaster B.III, a Lightning F.6 or a 1/48th Spitfire 22/24.

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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #126 on: November 11, 2018, 02:59:29 pm »
Ah well, I need another Lancaster like I need a hole in The Hat.  ;D
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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #127 on: November 11, 2018, 03:11:25 pm »
Ah well, I need another Lancaster like I need a hole in The Hat.  ;D

Or you could bide a wee and get the Wingnut 1/32 when it's released...  ;D

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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #128 on: November 11, 2018, 03:31:45 pm »
Ah well, I need another Lancaster like I need a hole in The Hat.  ;D

Well I could really have done with another modern Airfix Lancaster, given that I've just bought the Nene Lancastrian conversion. Oh well, it's not like they're hard to find... (I mean, I sold three, before I developed a taste for them...)
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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #129 on: November 11, 2018, 09:50:26 pm »
I was quite restrained this year and, despite appearances to the contrary, didn't buy as many Spitfires as in previous years.  Indeed, I even put some back on the shelves in the Kitswap, but mainly as the seller was charging over the odds on closer inspection.

However, I did make it a mission on sunday morning to hoover up all the Heller mk XVIe kits available.  Think I managed it too!
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Re: Telford SMW 2018
« Reply #130 on: November 13, 2018, 04:19:28 pm »
My pics gallery on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/albums/72157702034725211

I'll put some highlights up on here. There's no way I can edit all of them (174 pics!) so if anybody's interested in a particular one, give me a shout.
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Re: Telford SMW 2018 - Now with pics!
« Reply #131 on: November 13, 2018, 04:38:49 pm »
As I've said previously, the Telford show had got too big to see it all in two days.  :banghead:

You managed to see LOADS more models than I did H, but thanks for all the fish pics anyway.
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Re: Telford SMW 2018 - Now with pics!
« Reply #132 on: November 13, 2018, 05:10:36 pm »
And I didn't even make it to the competition area, which is a shame, judging by Dork's pics, since there was some very interesting stuff there.

I only got that many pics by being fairly ruthless about only photographing whiffs and not getting bogged down in conversations at every stand.
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Re: Telford SMW 2018 - Now with pics!
« Reply #134 on: Yesterday at 12:56:04 am »
My pics gallery on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/156465715@N04/albums/72157702034725211

I'll put some highlights up on here. There's no way I can edit all of them (174 pics!) so if anybody's interested in a particular one, give me a shout.

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