Military Odyssey was held over the weekend of September
13th and 14th at the Kent County Showground, Detling in Kent. This is primarily a re-enactors show with societies representing anything from
ancient Greeks to Vietnam. The weather was kind to us again and a good time
was had by all. This show was a first for the Club but we were well received
by both visitors and organisers alike. Below are some pictures from the
weekend, thanks to Johnny and Richard.
|Our stand was close to the central crossroads of the site next to the main arena.||Hence we had lots of interest in the models.||Here's some of the bigger models on the ground to save our backs!||And the Tamiya models were on our new lightweight tables. Complete with smelly camo net!||As usual the Dragon figures of Jim all come for a weekend away.|
|This little chap never said a word but he stood staring in disbelief for quite a while.||The Greek Hoplites limber up for one of their displays. These guys were the only people dressed for the weather!||Not too sure who these are, Italians I think?||"Bring out your
"I'm not dead yet!"
"You soon will be!"
|Is this an example of the Intercontinental Ballistic Naafi? No I think it's just an ordinary one.|
|I think these are Normans. Nice shiny helmets!||Part of the English Civil War display. Those pikes look really dangerous, even if they are blunt.||Some more ECW people. By the end of the weekend a lot of them had black eyes and bloody noses! Some idea of fun!||A very smart turn out from these re-enactors.||I believe they are British troops from the Boer War.|
|Part of the huge American Civil War contingent. They even had Cavalry.||ECW again and very colourful.||Part of the First World War displays were these Tommys and Nurses.||Is this Marie 'Let them eat cake' Antoinette? And is that General Patton behind her?||Howard's JS2 impresses these Russian Guardsmen.|
|Howard's JS2 and Richard's T34 apply to join the Guards.||Three wise monkeys. What a cracking picture.||Out and about again and a mass formation of tanks diverts attention away from the ice cream van.||Our very own medal winner but sadly without medal!||Humpy's been let out with Big Dave's King Tiger. What will he say when he finds out he's been bashing into other models!|
|Big Dave and Richard take centre stage while Humpy hides out of frame.||This picture is priceless. Look at the little lad with his hands over his ears!||Garry explains the workings of a Radio Control tank to a Royalist.||Garry's immaculately clean Tiger taken from the film Kelly's Heroes||Here's Oddball (Donald Sutherland).|
|And here's Big Joe (Telly Savalas)||Jim's Tiger is filmed for an up and coming program to be screened on Sky's Men and Motors Channel. Now we all have an excuse to watch the Channel!||Jim is caught with his hands in his Tiger's innards.||Looks like Howard's JS2 has been knocked out by Dave's King Tiger!||Here we see the planned Russian supertank using the Tiger's ultra reliable chassis!!!|