South West Model Show Spring Edition 2020

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Postby TankMuseum1944 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:42 pm

On the 15-16 February 2020, over 2 days the Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Boats, Cars, Plane, Trains, Military Vehicles and, of course, Tanks!

Book online for reduced prices. Annual Passes are valid for this event.

Over two days, see a wide range of models and buy your own!
• Exhibitors and traders throughout the Museum
• Model boats, cars, planes and trains - and, of course, tanks!
• Models and modelling paraphernalia on sale, suitable for novices up to the experienced modeller
• Demonstrations from traders throughout the day
• Tank Museum volunteer modellers will give you expert tips and tricks

Please note: due to the nature of the event, there will be a limited number of Museum tours and talks taking place throughout the day. Some of the indoor exhibits may also be obstructed from public view.

Tickets are available, and the programme will be available to view here:

Model Expo_2017_146.jpg

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:50 pm

There are some drool-worthy models there, especially those three alluring Comets in the foreground. They look like the 1/6 types made by Armortek.. :P :sick:
Sounds like the best showcase possible for some of our most accomplished, and confident, modellers, but also a great venue, and modelling venue to be immersed in :thumbup: Wow!
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:15 pm

I think it is great that Museums are doing this by opening their doors and bringing in scale & model enthusiasts.
It opens up the model world to more people and gets more involved.

However i do have a comment and it is the same with car shows and the like. I have never understood why exhibitors have to pay to exhibit their stuff when it is adding to the collection and will only bring in more interest for the museum or premises.
I also have a large collection of classic cars, but it always gets on my nerves when i am asked to pay to display my vehicle. I could understand if this is being done for business and i were advertising, but not just to have fun.
Obviously there is a point of common sense e.g. you went as a family and 1 member was exhibiting, i would understand that the non exhibitors of the family pay an entrance, but not the person exhibiting.
After all, that person exhibiting will probably be hanging around his model or group and not see the rest of the exhibit.

I wish the show best of luck and look forward to seeing pictures once it has happened :)
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:05 pm

If you want to get free access to events you need to organise a club display that the organisers feel will add value. I used to organise and run UK and World class RC motor sport events and would take groups of drivers to major full scale motor sort events either for free or where the event organisers would pay me to bring my 'show' to their paying public.

You have to get a group organised and then approach the event organiser directly, not in response to a public invite. Take the initiative!
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:54 am

I would like to take some of my own models to this one day. Doubt it will be this year as I still have several tanks I’m trying to get ready for my own show season starting in may

But it would be nice to have a photo of my tanks next to the real thing they resemble

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