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It is was sadness that we announce that the 2020 East Midlands Model Show at Hinckley has been cancelled. For a full explanation the Chairman has made this statement East Midlands Model Club in Hinckley has run a model show for just under three decades. In recent years it has become increasingly difficult to find dates that did not clash. Our regular March slot was eventually discarded when another show filled the dates leaving us with only Mothering Sunday. As you can appreciate this was not practical and if I arranged our show on Mothering Sunday well ....lets just say if I had a dog it would be very well fed and the spare room would be put to good use. Those that are married and have families will know what I mean. We eventually found a spot in May moved our show to the third weekend in May. This year however another large local show has moved to the week before. Whilst we accept that no one intended any consequences on our show in anyway, several traders have commented that it would be a really bad date for our show following only a week later. Generally the same people visit both shows. There is a high risk that people would be spent-out and would have restocked their supplies at the first show. Given that the traders essentially pay the bulk of the cost of a show we both considered and agreed with their feelings. We therefore sought yet another slot in the calendar. A date was suggested by one the traders and we sought input from multiple other traders to try to ensure we did not clash with their commitments at other shows. Each agreed that the 6th September was available and therefore the date was set and preparations made including provisionally booking the hall,liaising with the council and preparing posters etc. No one mentioned there were other shows running and we were not aware. On announcement of the date we were contacted by another club informing us of two other shows planned for the same time. We immediately tried to determine whether another date was feasible. This is difficult as we have to have the availability of the members to run the show, the venue must be available,we must avoid local council planned events (both in the Leisure Centre and the local park adjacent) as well as other model shows and war game shows In the meantime it transpires that a number of protests were posted on forums and the threads became both derogatory and spiteful. These posts were subsequently removed by the moderator of the site shortly after they were posted without any prompts from EMMC. Sadly the damage had been done as some our membership had seen the comments. Although these comments I understand were aimed directly at me personally, they have been received by our club members as slurs and insults to our club. This has left our members with no appetite to continue to organize further events andhave reminded us of who we do not want to be We at EMMC do not organize a show for self gratification or praise, Our Shows to share our hobby with other modelers. We have no desire to put ourselves on a pedestal to be heckled at. Nor will we engage in a mud-slinging competition. As such it is was sadness that EMMC after running 29 consecutive annual shows will withdraw from the show fixtures for 2020 We may return to the show calendar in 2021 should a suitable date be found. I would like to thank everyone on behalf of EMMC for all your support over the many years especially visiting clubs/SIG's and traders who have helped make each show a success. Thank You Alec Chinnery Chairman East Midlands Model Club.
Such an interesting event it was! Plenty of small scale models (sorry for the amount of pics!), very nice meetings and brilliant (bright and spacious) venue. Once again a big Thank You to JBr Decals and Miniwing for possibility of having a joint-stand! Onto the pics (courtesy by lejgo_inc and myself). First a few views across the 144th scale contest table... ... and a glimpse of our ShelfOddity stand (with JBr's models on the horizon) : What exactly was on the contest and the club tables? A lot! First, two photos of the same F-14A: A super-detailed F-14D on one of a club stands: The newest Eduard 144th scale kit portfolio - MiG-15UTi in the livery present in the ticket-set... Its camouflaged colleague from East Germany: And an absolute gem - a Bulgarian machine (check the riveting!): Some more jets: Back to propeller era: A different kind of propeller: Of course passenger liners were displayed too: A lonely Tupolev... ...in the Boeing county: A tad smaller (1/200) but nevertheless interesting Lufthansa 737-200: The highlight of the displayed collections was this gathering of machines used in Czechoslovak/Czech AF: Best regards, Marek
Hi all! We would like to present the models in 1/144 scale we have seen during different model shows. Let us start with Gatow event organised by IPMS Deutschland. The first weekend of September we had a really nice day of meetings with fellow modelers, looking at models and comparing them with their 1/1 scale counterparts exhibited in Berlin's Gatow Museum. Relaxed atmosphere, very friendly crew and brilliant surroundings – it is a place definitely worth coming back. Please find a couple images of models in our favourite scale (courtesy of lejgo_inc): Best regards, Marek
In just 2 weeks time, Wonderland Models will be attending the 2016 Scottish International Airshow in Ayr on the 2nd & 3rd of September. Get your tickets for the show at the TSIA Website Here. We hope to see you all there and that you enjoy the sights and sounds, please look out for our distinctive Yellow & Blue Wonderland Marquee in the Trader Village. Happy Flying!
Wonderland Models will be attending Scotland's National Airshow at East Fortune tomorrow, Saturday 23rd July. Book your tickets by 5pm today, 22 July, for a thrilling family day out. Head to East Fortune Airfield for an afternoon of breathtaking aerial displays where the RAF Red Arrows display team, plus a host of aircraft old and new, take to the skies. The Red Arrows will be supported by two other RAF displays including the Typhoon. Also brand new to the line up are the Swiss Air Force PC-7 TEAM in nine Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainers, and the Norwegian Air Force Historic Squadron in a MiG 15 UTI and two de Havilland Vampires. The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight brings the iconic Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane. Other aircraft making an appearance are the Black Cats helicopter display team, a Catalina flying boat and three bi-planes; a Fairey Swordfish, a Stolp Starduster and a Bucker Jungmann. Watch out for our distinctive yellow and blue marquee, we hope you can all attend and look forward to seeing you there.