Held over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November in 3 massive halls, IPMS Scale Model World 2008 in Telford, England has become the biggest model show in the world.
The first 2 halls hold a number of traders, club and SiG (Special interest Groups) stands, with hall 3 holding the IPMS contest and dining area.
IPMS club stands and SiG's take up a majority of the space in the middle of the 2 halls. The Overseas IPMS clubs had a large turnout and displayed some great models.Our own Model Shipwrights editor had a stand with the Fine-waterline / Small warships stands. The IPMS British Bulldogs which is part of the Kitmaker site had a tribute to Barv on the stand, with his last in-progress model on display in front of a photo of the great man himself. The tribute to Steve continues next year with the theme for the stand being "no bang bangs", and will focus on engineering and emergency vehicles.
The competition area was well fought as usual with the entrants having some outstanding builds on display.
Look out for more coverage of the show from the other Kitmaker sites.