My attending the competitions has been a regular thing since 2001 and my first ever win was with a 1/32 Revell AH-64 'Apachie' I had opened up like a can of sardines.
But every year since then, I have been amazed at the incredibly high standards that have been set and particularly, all the items of interest to all modellers and how they have grasped all that is available to improve their kits.
The 'after market' industry has grown out of all proportion. !
Unfortunately, over the years, I have never really done justice to each meet I have been to by taking better images of what was on all the tables, too impatient to record what is on display rather than try to take it all in.
But this year, I really want to capture as much as I can, as the diversity this year will be extraordinary, for sure.
My sincere thanks to all my scale mates over the years who have been so gracious with their kind words of support and encouragement.
It has meant a great deal to me to have you all as friends, even though we have never met.
But next March, I am looking forward to brandy and a good cigar on Wangerooge with Thomas Mayer , Holger and all those who have been making the journey there each year to share a hobby that keeps many of us alive.
I will keep you posted as to what I saw and did.
Cheers to you all.
18. August at 03:00:58