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Sutton Coldfield

Sunday 10th September saw the Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Society stage it's 30th anniversary show at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall. This show has become increasingly popular over the last few years, so much so in fact, that the organizer's say there was a waiting list of clubs wishing to attend the show this year.

The show is held over 3 large halls in Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, and the club has already booked a further hall to be used for next year's show!

The day turned out out to be warm and sunny, the parking at the venue was cheap and readily available, loads of traders as well as clubs attending........what more could you wish for? Entry into the event was a very reasonable 3, there was a refreshement area next to the club stands, and attendance was up!

A separate room was set aside for the contest area, most classes being well subscribed to, although there were a few for which there were no entries at all. The standard of the competition entries ranged from average to very good, with a bust of a Celt Warrior from Kevin Peart taking 'Best of show'. The full list of winners is as follows:

George Canning Trophy: Ben Woolley - Hawker Hurricane
Junior Aircraft: Adam Cooper-Smith - Corsair
Junior Military Vehicles: Adam Cooper-Smith
Senior Aircraft: Roger Harthill
Aircraft 1/71 to 1/48: Mike Shaw - DH2
Aircraft 1/47 & Larger: Dave Foxhall - Phantom
Military Vehicles 1/72 & Smaller: Neil Craton
Military Vehicles 1/72 & larger: Stephen Welch
Civilian Vehicles: Rob Steele
Figures 54mm & Under: John Scott
Figures 54mm & Over: John Scott
Mounted Figures: Mike Shaw
Dioramas: Phil Jennings
Marine: Roy Allen
Science Fiction: David Hardman
Fantasy: John Scott
Busts: Kevin Peart
Flats: Roger Harthill
The Open Competition: David Hardman

There are more than 150 pictures more of the show and contest entries in the Events Gallery, just follow the link!

Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Society's 30th anniversary show
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About the Author

About Vinnie Branigan (Teacher)


Vinnie, Great report. I was planning on going but moving out of the area didn't allow. One things though the link to more photos is not working and takes me to shots of an M40. Ross
SEP 19, 2006 - 03:57 PM
It was indeed a fine day out! Good to see you again Vinnie and Kieth! Hopefully the IPMS Bulldogs branch will be there next year. Thanks for putting my ugly mug on the thread Vinnie,,LOL,,my son is behind me and he had a great day,,but he hasnt got any plans to start building targets just yet,,despite your efforts :-) My P47 took 3rd in the 1:72 Aircraft class which was the icing on the cake for a great show. Nige :-)
SEP 20, 2006 - 02:11 AM