Wings and Wheels Society.

IPMS Avon Model Show at Thornbury Leisure Center 6-8-2023.

Dave and I and, at a guess, many of our members attended this annual exhibition The IPMS (International Plastic Modelling Society) Avon & Lincombe Barn's combined modelling & wargaming show. The show was held at its regular venue, at Thornbury Leisure Centre on Sunday 6-8-23. This gallery of photos was taken on my phone and show the high standard of modelling on show. The show covered all types and scales of plastic kit building including scratch builds and metal figures to name a few modelling styles, a great variety of models including aircraft, both civil and military, ships, cars, armoured vehicles and figures, space travel, science fiction, and the bizarre that included a German WW2 Flying saucer diorama were all on show. As you can see from the photos many UK IPMS groups attended to show their builds. Also some un-finished models in progress are also shown, as the organisers say not everybody is an expert and seeing just how someone builds a model can be interesting and thought provoking to all modellers, after all hobbies such as modelling are a continual learning progress. At the show There were also practical demonstrations, and plenty of time to chat about the hobby, including war gaming. The IPMS members showing their models were also very helpful and friendly being ready to answer questions and give advice. On Behalf of Wings & Wheels we would like to thank the IPMS Avon organisers, volunteers, and modellers for putting this well run and brilliant exhibition on, a major calendar date for all modellers. Enjoy the images Cheers Rich & Dave

Copyright of all pictures in this gallery belong to R Kelsey.