This also means a greater chance of having some interesting conversations with punters and display tables as there is far less rushing around. This was the shows third year I believe and there are about eight clubs displaying, but one or two did not show up sadly, and about 4/5 traders. Both of these counts include Romsey themselves. MAN Models was also there, giving us another new but now familiar face.
The Tombola has definitely improved, with prizes lasting until well after lunch, despite the first year seeing every single prize disappear pretty much before the public arrived. There is still no competition per-se but each club table was given a judging sheet and asked to judge their top three models…’best in show’ style. Which worked out quite well, having a competition for such a small scale show would take up space and alter the mood I feel.
Our own table looked pretty good, Nick and I bought along a good selection of 1/48 aircraft, with just enough tanks to balance it out (luckily we were neighbouring the Tank Museum, so it wasnt really a problem) and Dave Berryman turned up with ‘The Spitfire Story’ which turned out to be quite the talking point. Romsey had a fantastic display on the stage at the front of the hall, with some beautiful Wingnut Wings models and some very large and intricate dioramas.
Sibo was there with his Portble SMC, and a blast from the past as well, with Mick Myers and George making an appearance to pass on their best wishes to the club.