Scale Model World Telford 2013
I've attached a fairly random selection from the 50th annversary weekend. With the number of clubs (chapters) and SIGs, taking a (conservative) average of 50 models per group together with the competition area display, I estimate there were upwards of 9000 models on view.
The overseas section included IPMS France, Malta, Israel, Italy, et.al. There was a static display of a Spitfire, Huey, and Chieftan British MBT.
There were around 180 traders, ranging from Revell, promoting their new-tool Bf109G6 in 1/32, Zoukei-Mura, promoting their 1/32 Raiden and Uhu (and featuring a prototype of a new 1/32 Horten, with further promotional material on yet another new kit - a 1/32 Do335), Airfix with their 1/24 Typhoon, and an interesting and varied host of 'cottage industry' traders.
The photos are of subjects that simply caught my eye, and are not in any particular order. I took about 200 photos, but found that some had too large a file size to share here. Hopefully, you'll get something of the weekend's buzz from the photos I've attached here.
48 additional images. Click to enlarge.