About IPMS Birmingham

A branch of IPMS(UK) we are a club for modellers and those interested in modelling in Birmingham and surrounding areas, we welcome people of all abilities to attend our meetings on the third Sunday of each month - please see "About IPMS Birmingham" page for venue details and times.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Coventry and Staffordshire Moorlands Shows

The club has attended two model shows in the past fortnight, Coventry and Warwickshire at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport 27th June and  the first Stafforshire Moorlands Show in Stoke-on-Trent on 4th July.

At Coventry the club was represented by Terry Walton, Mike Johnson and Roland Turner on a sweltering hot day. Our stand was in a small hangar at the far end of the site and frequent trips were made to the cafeteria for liquids and ice cream.

A good many of the visitors to our stand took flyers for next year's Midland Expo and we received a fair number of favourable comments regarding its return.

Staffordshire Moorlands was a completely new show on the circuit and its organisers did an excellent job. Held in the Territorial Army drill hall at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent the local Air Cadet Squadron marshaled the car parking efficiently and with admirable courtesy  while the TA supplied the catering.

Terry Walton, Roger Hartill, Norman Otty, Gareth Thomas, along with his son Christopher, David Child and Roland Turner all helped to man the stand during the day.

In the competition Roger was the class winner for his "Blood Warrior" bust.

Even though Bill Nicholls was not in attendance the tombola did well and that's where "Big Bob" Nash from UMS found a new friend. 

Meanwhile outside the hall there was a small display of army vehicles, a Landrover, a Ferret Scout Car and a Humber Pig. There was also a piper who gave us a rendition on the bagpipes (Perhaps not every body's cup of tea!).

A gallery of photographs of models on display  at the show is available on Facebook.