Friday 8th November. : Setting up
Paul and I arrived at Telford after our 180 mile drive in the rain at around 1 pm and after a vital.cup of tea gained access to our table in Hall 2 of the Telford International Conference Centre.
On arriving at our table we had a wonderful surprise, as we found a cake complete with our new logo : was this something that a virgin societies to the show were presented with? The mystery was soon solved when Chris turned up and claimed “bakership”. Following a quick trip to Sainburys to get some polish for the shelves ( and a huge amount of snack shaped provisions) it was time to lug the models in from the car park.
We had a little panic when we realised that the tables were narrower than the tables we had practiced the display layout on Wednesday but magically we fitted all 39 models on the table with space to spare. We only had one miss hap with an antenna on Gray’s Lunar module needing a quick swipe of CA (Gray if you reading this, don’t worry – we are professionals and the model is recovering well!)
Eventually we had all models on the table ( after executing a search for Sean’s Hellcat) , followed by a hour of concentrated “feng shui” we were happy with our display.