Monday, 14 September 2015

Scale Scotland '15

Last weekend, I paid the annual scale model show, Scale Scotland 2015 in Edinburgh, a visit.

The show was extremely interesting and of a fair size, bigger than I had expected.

A number of modelling clubs were in evidence from Scotland and England showing their wares and a good number of traders with much of interest in the way of books, paints, modelling equipment and of course kits of all shapes and sizes. There was a particularly interesting entrepreneurial gentleman from Poland who had a very interesting range of terrain accessories and weathering paints etc that are to further investigated.

There was an extremely crowded room set over to the pursuit of wargaming too and included Wings of War and Chain of Command much in evidence and all looked to be enjoying themselves in the slightly claustrophobic area. Various gentlemen attired in military costume of various era's (mainly the First World War) wandered around and there were various displays of memorabilia and militaria which were very interesting (though the gentleman on the First World War stand could have been more knowledgeable on his display pieces).

I enjoyed the talk-ins and demo's that I saw, and were very informative but the 'Make n Paint' area was avoided due to large numbers of Dad's showing their kid's what not to do.

There was of course HUGE numbers of various of modelling endeavors on display.

All made out of paper

Prestwick Airport in miniature

As usual with these things, there was the mandatory competition area and the level of entries was very high and indeed a big number of entries in most of the bewildering number of categories. Some high-lights follow;

Junior entry
A good visit was had by all and I'll no doubt pay the event a visit next year though I won't be buying the coffee there, Airport price's you know with the venue being at the Edinburgh Airport Hilton. Luckily Jaqui had volunteered to get the coffee's in this time.

The Army had a 'small' display too
Jaqui shows off 'her' Lamborgini

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