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London Plastic Model Show
« on: October 23, 2019, 06:09:24 am »
The London Plastic Model Show is on the 8th December. Same venue as last year (I think)- Haverstock School", Chalk Farm

Shall be popping along for a couple of hours. If it is the same venue then there was a decent pub on the corner  :thumbsup:
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 12:55:33 pm »
Will probably have to pass, may be travelling afar that day for work the following week.
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 06:44:21 am »
Well I'll be there assuming trains are running as I want a word with the Guideline Productions people.

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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 06:14:53 am »
Trains are running, so I'll be there. Only for a couple of hours as it's a small show, but there are a couple of things I'm after plus I want to introduce myself to the Elstree show organisers.

Just in case anyone else is going I'll be getting there about 10:00 when it opens.
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 06:58:33 am »
Definitiely not going, sadly.  Funeral in Telford Saturday, not back until Sunday afternoon.  Have a good one and look forward to hearing more of it.
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 07:04:28 am »
Sorry to hear that mate and the reason for it.
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 09:57:34 am »
I'll miss the Southern Expo if it does close down.

Way back when, when I was doing SERIOUS airliner modelling, I sorted my work trips so I was in Essex on the preceding Friday so I could get there on expenses.  ;D
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 01:39:49 am »
I'll miss the Southern Expo if it does close down.

Way back when, when I was doing SERIOUS airliner modelling, I sorted my work trips so I was in Essex on the preceding Friday so I could get there on expenses.  ;D

I managed to do that for one SMW during my final years at I.S.S.B.  :rolleyes: I was playing escort to a "steel making for non engineering graduates" course  trip to Ironbridge  ;)
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2019, 05:59:53 am »
I managed to put this in the wrong place originally  :banghead:

Went along yesterday for a couple of hours and had a decent time. Caught up with Nick  :thumbsup: and we had an interesting chat with the guys on the 1/144 SIG stand. They had some terrific stuff.

Also had words with the editor of SAM, which was better than writing a "dear sir" letter/e-mail. Introduced myself to the guys running next years Elstree show, so faces are now known  :thumbsup:.

Also saw a small diorama in the competition that made me laugh out loud. Someone had done a small dio' of Berlin 1946 - K6 Ball Tank and counter measures" which was basically one of those Spherical tanks moving down a street and hiding behind a wall were two infantrymen, one of whom was holding what can best be described as a giant table tennis bat  ;D

Nick may have taken a photo of it ?
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2019, 12:07:54 pm »
Guards armoured division Anti Tank personnel would no doubt have had a massive cricket bat available: and does  anyone remember a comic character called The Wolf of Kabul, and his servant Chung, who worshipped the fearsome "Clikki-ba"?
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2019, 11:54:03 pm »
Guards armoured division Anti Tank personnel would no doubt have had a massive cricket bat available: and does  anyone remember a comic character called The Wolf of Kabul, and his servant Chung, who worshipped the fearsome "Clikki-ba"?

I certainly do remember Chung.  ;D Those were the days.

I now have visions of the Guards Depot at Caterham (not far from me) and the huge training nets they'd need. You can just imagine the instructor "today gentlemen we will be practising our off drives"  ;)
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2019, 01:27:25 am »
Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2019, 10:17:44 am »
Drat missed that as when I went past judges were standing in front.

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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2019, 05:53:52 am »
Drat missed that as when I went past judges were standing in front.

Didn't realise you were going sir.
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Re: London Plastic Model Show
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2020, 12:03:10 pm »
The Bat and Ball Tank diorama!