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IPMS UK Scale Modelworld Show. Worlds largest scale model show.

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    September, 2011
IPMS UK Scale Modelworld Show. Worlds largest scale model show.
Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Friday, October 13, 2017 11:50 AM

Hi All...Have a look at the IPMS UK website for details of the show in November. Whole of Telford International Centre is taken up by this event. Hope that some Stateside modellers can get over to the UK for the show that caters for all scale modelling interests, a world class competition and an incredible number of traders all on site.

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:18 PM
I'm at the other end of England , I wish I could go , leg injury & limited finances unfortunately .... "next year , when I get my compensation...??" LOL Thanks for the heads up though....
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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:56 AM

I've been twice, when I was working. I wasn't that impressed that as a car/bike builder most of the clubs and traders were solely military orientated, so it took me about 1 1/2 hours to look round. Now retired it's expensive, the parking is not great and it's too far away on my greatly reduced budget.

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    September, 2011
Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:56 AM

Patrick I too am a car builder. The Telford show by its nature has to cater for the whole gamut of scale model subjects. It is just a fact of life that aircraft and military happens to be the main interests within the hobby itself. There was a delightful annual show named Automodellismo in the UK that simply faded away after about 5 years through lack of support. Unfortunately car and bike modelling are not a big thing in the UK like they are in the States. I only wish they were. However, the Telford show is the best UK showcase for car truck and bike modellers regardless of the military element. You only have to look at the cars trucks and bikes in the civilian vehicles part of the competition and on club and special interest group stands to see many superbly built models. A bit surprised that you got around it in an hour and a half. I have learnt many techniques from other modellers subject interests that I have adapted for my car modelling by having the opportunity to talk to other subject modellers generally. I zone in on traders for special items like small tools, adhesives and paints etc as it is the best opportunity when I can get all the bits I want in one hit over the two days. Regardless of subject interest one needs to go to a show like this with a mind open to ideas from other genres of model making

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