The Milton Keynes Model Kraft Exhibition. April 22nd, 2018
I just found out about this show a couple of days ago and so popped along this morning. Had a great time and snapped a few photos if you are interested...most are dioramas.
Reminiscent of Rob's recent 'End of the Line' build, but clearly this example is not quite as well realised.
The B-47 'Stratojet'.
I've toyed (pun definitely intended) with the idea of capturing this classic Sherman vs. tiger scene from the movie 'Kelly's Heroes' myself. I think this is terrific. The egg-tanks capture the humour of the movie.
Hawker Tempest being renovated. This is Airfix's 1/24 kit, which I have in the pile; just need one excuse to get it on the bench. One excuse...
I did say I'd try and stay away from the usual suspects, but when the skill is this good...
The B29 'Superfortress' is one of my favourite heavy bombers and one that's not actually represented much in model forums. Used to have a 72nd scale example hanging from my ceiling...This is a lovely diorama.
The first of two very simple dioramas from the movie, 'Jaws'. These got me thinking of the possibilities of 'partial' dioramas.
And the other..
A lesser man than me might say something like, 'at least a couple of good reasons to include this lovely vintage bomb'.
The Lotus 72 driven by Emerson Fittipaldi in the 1972 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Here are a lovely little collection of 'egg planes', I need to get myself some of these.
Even the musical world was represented. From the sublime...
To the ridiculous...
This Jug was just huge (1/24 scale) - I wish I'd put something in to capture the size of this thing.
This 'Mistel' project was experimented with by the Germans but never flown. I only just thought today of the name 'Mistel' (Mistletoe) - as the Christmas decoration is actually a parasite, it does seem very fitting.
The P-61 Black Widow in a stunningly detailed and beautifully realised diorama.
A cracking little Komet Me 163.
And its parent the gorgeous 262. I know it can divide opinion (I suppose every aircraft can) but I just love the lines of the Schwalbe, sleek and deadly.
And of course a camel...
And here's another diorama named 'The Owl and the Pussycat'. Spot the owl...
One for all you Phantomphiles - Craig, Robert, et al.
oops, another Tiger.
More bag for your buck! This is an unusual way of presenting aircraft builds that I've never seen before. One half of the plane is built and you can use the other half to represent the subject with different markings, facing the other direction. As someone who loves those pages of line drawings of planes in their different schemes this is simply brilliant, saves space, and looks just fantastic. One for the 'project' list.
The lack of ships was a little disappointing, both in built models and on sale.
And an interesting Hurricane dio.
And in the face of all that temptation in the shape of literally thousands of models and some cash in my pocket, all I bought was a nice little Zero. This is for my own 'x-project' in the summer. I think from now I'll adopt the 'one out, one in' rule to the stash. We have a pet tortoise at home and I resent having an animal that will outlive me. Starting to feel exactly the same way about my stash.
Thanks for looking!
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