Northern Modeling Exhibition

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Northern Modeling Exhibition

Postby Cameraman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:05 am

Good Morning Guys n Gals,

over the weekend, I paid a couple of visits to the Northern Modeling Exhibition at Event City, Manchester. I believe this was the second year of the event and I was (wrongly) under the impression that the content was all railway or steam. I paid a short visit on Saturday to find the show covered everything from RC cars, construction traffic, trains, boats and planes! The Large Model Association were there with a massive Avro Vulcan and a stunningly beautiful Vickers VC10 (in my mind the most beautiful jet airliner ever created). However, what caught my eye was a very nice scale Beaver on floats. I started chatting to one of the guys on the stand who suggested I'd better go over to the 'Wet Wings' stand, as I was sure to like the content!

So off I trundled to find the stand was from the Wet Wings Model Flying Club.

They have a website at;

www.wetwingsmfc.co.uk

As you can guess from their name, the club just flies seaplanes and float planes and are based about 25 miles from my home. They operate from two sites in St Helens.

Anyway they were an interesting group and are hoping to arrange a 'Splash In' this year.

Here's a taster of some of the aircraft on their stand including a Catalina,

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a Ripmax Beaver,

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a stunning Italian beast,

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a general shot,

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and finally, just for Bryan, the small Sunderland is a 1/72 scale Airfix kit, the flying version is the same aircraft, scaled up by a magnification of 4.5!

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I took plenty of other images from the show but wasn't sure if it was right to post them here, so I'll wait to see if Bryan say's yeah!

Regards

Reggie
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Re: Northern Modeling Exhibition

Postby Kenny » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:58 pm

Is that Sunderland a flying model...?
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Re: Northern Modeling Exhibition

Postby Cameraman » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:30 am

Hi Kenny,

it sure is!

So far she's only completed taxiing trials but her first flight is due soon.

I think Dave (the chairman of the club) said it weighed in at about 6lb.

It's a fine looking machine!

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Re: Northern Modeling Exhibition

Postby seawings » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:46 pm

Hi Reggie,

Oh, go on then! Love that Sunderland!
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Re: Northern Modeling Exhibition

Postby Cameraman » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:36 am

Hi Bryan,

I'll add a few other shots, to show the variety of the show.

The Large Model Association had a fabulous display with my two faves being the mighty Vulcan and my all time fave Jet Airliner, the Vickers VC10.

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Of course you could go back in time to this beast!

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Trams appeared to be poplar, with this smart depot.

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As you can imagine there were trains everywhere!

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Trucks seemed to be popular, running around a working construction site.

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Of course there was plenty of steam from traction engines,

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stationary engines,

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even steam boats,

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and finishing off with the most beautifully crafted, working, radial engines,

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A great day was had by all.

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Re: Northern Modeling Exhibition

Postby seawings » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:12 pm

Hi reggie,

Thanks for this; I don't mind making exceptions when the modeling is as good as this. For me, the winner is the HP42 - God, I would lOVE to see that one fly!

Ok, back to flying boats.............
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Re: Northern Modeling Exhibition

Postby Cameraman » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:21 pm

Hi Bryan,

I thought you'd like the beast!

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Re: Northern Modeling Exhibition

Postby Kenny » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:57 pm

Some truly stunning work there, and far too much spare time on their hands... ;)
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Re: Northern Modeling Exhibition

Postby Cameraman » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:14 pm

Hi Kenny,

yeah there was some stunning work.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the Sunderland fly though!

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