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IPMS Nationals 2019

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Show Report
I have returned from the IPMS Nationals 2019 held at the Telford International Centre a day early due to staying in a place that should be condemned or at the very least be called 'The Bates Motel', but with that said every other aspect of my trip to the Midlands to cover the event for the KitMaker Network was enjoyable with the possible exception of the weather. I have tried to cover a little of everything at the show, but it needs to be remembered that Aircraft are still the largest area of interest in the model market today. I would like to take the time to thank John Tapsell for arranging my entry despite having a lot on his plate at this time.
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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Nice report Darren. Pity about the accommodation. Premier inn may not be great but at least its bearable. Particularly liked the Stuka, but what struck me about the overall standard is that it doesn't appear to be any higher than what is seen on here on a daily basis, and in some cases in fact poorer.
NOV 10, 2019 - 01:00 AM
I try very hard to cover the efforts of everyone as I feel everyone regardless of ability deserves some attention. It is very easy to concentrate on excellence and pure brilliance but I like to see what all abilities provide and bring to the table. I normally stay at the Premier Inn but finances were very tight this year and so I stayed in a place where drugs were rampant and I wonder if I was going to wake up in an ice bath minis a kidney and this is if I was lucky.
NOV 10, 2019 - 01:14 AM
Frankly, I would be embarrassed to put the best of my efforts next to the "poorest" thing I see here. I particularly like the radar and missile vehicles, as those are exactly the kinds of things like build myself.
NOV 10, 2019 - 02:05 AM
Nice builds, thanks. Should off stayed in the Premiere in Wolverhampton, that was nice when we stayed there. I need to get back some day.
NOV 10, 2019 - 02:58 AM
Glad you still have both your Kidneys, Darren. To be clear, I wasn't being critical of the models displayed, and certainly not claiming that my efforts would stand that level of scrutiny, but simply stating that the standard of modelling on here is very high.
NOV 10, 2019 - 02:59 AM
Darren, Great job presenting a sampling of everything at the show. I appreciate including all skill levels. The name of the game is fun and personal enjoyment. (Is your entry in the photos?)
NOV 10, 2019 - 05:34 AM
So many wonderful models. The "Lost Squadron" recovery that created "Glacier Girl" is particularly interesting.
NOV 10, 2019 - 06:07 AM
Great coverage Darren and some really nice models on display by the looks of it. Despite this show being on my doorstep, I always miss it. I always think it's later in the month and forget.
NOV 10, 2019 - 10:11 AM
Hi Darren, Looks like it was a great show! Pity it's so far from here - travel, accommodation (with kidneys!), and food would use up my model-buying budget before I could get to the traders. But I'm glad it was another success, and I'm amazed how fast you got the story posted!
NOV 10, 2019 - 11:31 AM
Thanks for the photos Darren.The Hurricane is so attractive!! Christos.
NOV 19, 2019 - 08:56 AM