Im sitting here at my desk about this years St Albans show and how I had a really good time once again. This was my 5th year at the show and I still very much enjoy it. OK, so the venue may not the the best ever but to me the show has a quality and atmosphere about it that very few other shows seem to have. Once again it was a pleasure to be in the position to talk to lots of like minded people, many from RMWeb land about modelling tricks and techniques and it was an honour to be able to 'show off' bits and pieces from my own modelling table. Below are some photos which hopefully help describe my show...
Saturday morning before the public arrived
This was my little corner of the arena. I have always had a feeling that my 'display' isnt the neatest, or well presented of others but it seemed to be popular over the weekend as I did alot of talking and not alot modelling. Even when I was sat next to the modelling legends that are Gordon and Maggie Gravett.
These were my main purchases of the weekend which I picked up from the excellent CMRA secondhand stall on Saturday morning before it opened. The 3 books have plenty of drawings for possible future projects and at £15 for all of them I am very happy. It was one of the very few times I actually managed to get to look around the show.
Sunday morning started well and this was the view I woke up to from my hotel window which the show organisers kindly arranged for me. I couldn't ask for anything nicer really, especially as a full English breakfast followed shortly afterwards.
Painted mini minatures
I also picked these figures up painted by Cat Gibbs who was doing a painting demo a couple of tables away from me. They are amazing and I cant wait to add them to the layout sometime in the future. If you are after some hand painted figures then take a look at her work http://www.facebook.com/cats.custom.characters
Sunday lunch was the nicest meal I have ever had at a show to date. You cant really fault the catering provided by the show organisers (and the pub across the road)
Finally this is what I was working on this weekend, believe it or not all I managed to do was add a battery box and a couple of wires to the chassis over the weekend. No doubt I will finish it off soon though.
I also want to take this opportunity to say a BIG thank you to everyone who came and said hello, admired my work, and took the time to chat. Its really appreciated. Fingers crossed I will see you again there in 2015!