Club Night 21.05.2014 – Airfix competition

What a great club night and what a competition!! The standard of all entries in the Airfix competition was outstanding and reflected a lot of hard work by all concerned so, I think, pats on backs all round!!
There had to be a winner which was Richards outstanding TSR2 a superb model of one of my favourite bombers and one of the most interesting aircraft models I have seen this year. However, I don`t honestly know how anyone separated the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners!! Silver went to Gray s BAE Hawk, again, a fantastic model featuring working lights and a flashing warning beacon. What is even more remarkable is that when I gave the kit to Gray at Christmas, at that time, part of the cockpit had been built up badly by a kid but then I knew Gray liked a challenge!! Russ was awarded the Bronze with, again, a great model of a lightning FGA2 in the bare metal finish, I was so jealous and coveted that model especially. Tony was commended for his model of the Dambuster Lancaster though I thought that he was unlucky not to get anything for his lightning FGA2 in the later green finish.
Such was the standard that many models, which would have done well in other competitions, failed to place on the night.This reflected the standard of the entries on the table. Clearly the modelling standards of all members are rising within the club and long may this continue.
It also showed how far Airfix have come as a manufacturer, in terms of quality, in the last 15 years. If we had held this same competition a few years ago I think that there may have only been a few entries and these would have been of a considerably lower standard than all of the entries on display on Wednesday night.
Remember Saturday 31st May is Salisbury Model show so I will see some of you there at what is, usually, a very good show.