Thousands of Miniature Models to be Displayed at Cosford

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Aircorps Art Dec 2019

 '©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum’
‘©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum’

After a busy February Half Term week at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, which has seen over 1,000 children take part in a model making activity, families with a new found interest in the hobby can explore it further at the Shropshire Scale Model Show, taking place on Sunday 12 April.This annual event which attracts over 4,000 visitors each year will take place nestled amongst the world-class collection of aircraft and military vehicles on display at the Museum.  Thousands of intricately detailed models of aircraft, cars, bikes, trucks and science fiction items will be spread across the whole site, filling the Museum hangars with a world of model making.  With over 100 modelling clubs signed up to exhibit their creations, many of which have taken years to perfect, this year’s event is set to be bigger than ever. Everything any dedicated modeller could ever want or need, will be on sale during the one day show. Over 40 traders, will be selling a range of modelling materials and kits to suit modellers of all ability’s, from young children who are just discovering their passion for modelling, right through to the avid modellers who have been building kits for many years. There will be everything from plastic kits in various sizes along with glues, paints and other detailed sets available to purchase on the day.

Gary Stevens of the Shropshire Scale Modellers and Darrell Burge of Airfix pose with model of Avro Lancaster.
Gary Stevens of the Shropshire Scale Modellers and Darrell Burge of Airfix pose with model of Avro Lancaster.

 Event organiser, Gary Stevens Secretary of the Shropshire Scale Modellers and The Telford Branch of The International Plastic Modellers Society says:“This year for the first time we will have live entertainment during the show from singer Tiffany Lunn who is a musician and composer of unique and uplifting electronic and instrumental music.  I am also pleased to announce the return of a club from Germany named Interessengemeinschaft Plastikmodellbauklub 84 (or IP84 for short) giving the show an international feel.  With 108 club displays and 40 traders, this year’s show will be larger than ever.”

 To make reaching the Museum even easier, organisers have introduced a free park and ride for the day to cope with the additional visitors. The show will be open to the public from 10am until 4pm and entry to the event is free of charge.  For further information, please call the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 01902 376200 or visit the Museum website at  Entry to the Museum is FREE of charge.

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