SWA at Poole Vikings model show April 18th 2015
††††† I have lost count of the
exact number of years we have been represented at this show, but it must be
getting on towards ten, and the show itself has been in existence for about
twenty six years. The organisers are always very complimentary about our
efforts and this year David McNair-Taylor and myself
were joined by Dave Reith, with a total of nine warship models covering a long
period in naval history from the nineteen thirties to present day. The public
were most complementary in their comments and I am still surprised that so many
people seem surprised that all are working, water-born models.
††††† As in previous years it was a busy day, with many traders selling books, tools, accessories and a huge range of plastic kits-- many at discounted prices. I was very interested to hear of a firmóChinese I thinkócalled Flyhawk that I had not come across before, that produces a very wide range of miniature warship kits of exquisite detail, and reasonably priced. I was particularly interested in the Dido class cruiser HMS Naiad which is, apparently, a new addition to the range.