This year held over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of February we were offered the same spot in the hall as last year and were asked to do some displays up on the Leas as usual. We didn't win an award this year but the organisers were pleased with what we did nevertheless. Pictures from Humpy and Howard.
 

Here's a view of the hall as usual crammed full of traders! This year the theme of the show was of education and interactive so we put Johnny's Sturmtiger chassis on display with no top on and an animatronic figure hooked up for demonstration. Continuing the show theme we had Dave's White Scout car on display to show a part finished model... ...with it's exquisite attention to detail. Jim had his usual collection of smaller vehicles...
...with his 21st Century 'RC ready' kettenkrad drawing some admiring glances. 'Billy not tanks' brought along this Tamiya King Tiger based Panther II model for Humpy to drool over! Another of Dave's models. Not sure what it is but we were impressed by the complexity of this model! Another for Humpy, a nice Panther model.
Not overly clear but this picture shows an armoured train model about six feet long! Definitely another for Humpy, an RAF 74 (Tiger) Squadron F4 Phantom. Meanwhile outside, Jim prepares his Opel Blitz passengers... ...and runs his motorcycle combination which has a Benedini sound module and Armorpax animatronic figures all crammed in somewhere!!! Which draws some admiring glances.
Kath's halftrack (ably driven by Humpy in her absence!) hurtles around the Leas. Big Dave's King Tiger rumbles purposefully along. A close up of the crew. Looks like the commander's giving the drive a chewing while Bobby laughs! Noel's little SdKfz250 with Pak40. He's getting quite proficient with this combination, reversing it with ease and in front of an audience! Noel's heavily modified Stuart light tank keeping out of the way of the German big cats.
Paul's Tiger commander looks lost... ...or is it just a feint as he's looking where he's going now! Two of the models draw an admiring audience of, er, two! Another shot of models on the Leas. After a days play, the drivers take their models back inside.
     
  Now for you outside the UK you'll not of heard of BBC's Top Gear program or of their tame racing driver; the Stig! Well, we have our tame tank mechanic...   ...and we call him the Stug! Well, we think it's funny!!!