Overseas Shows

Plastic & Steel 2018

Affligem, Belgium.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of IPMS Belgium,
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October 2018.

We are certainly no strangers to Belgium, as we have displayed there more times than any other overseas country. But this year, their National Convention was special and one that we could not miss - the 50th Anniversary of IPMS Belgium !

As before, the show was held in the Bellekouter Exhibition Hall, Affligem, situated to the North-West of Brussels. ADTSIG members travelled from the UK, Germany, Holland and Austria to mount our display there. Once again, this was another "joint venture" with the IPMS(UK) Bomber Command SIG - and we were also joined by the IPMS(UK) Japanese Aviation SIG too.

For our display, we had four single-depth tables, giving us a total area of about 8 metres x 1 metre - but rather unusually arranged in an "L" shape. But as we had previously planned a special tribute to Belgian Aerobatic Teams (in honour of IPMS Belgium's 50th birthday !), we adapted and staged this on the "corner" table, instead of as a display "centrepiece".

There are 96 models on the whole display, two in 1/32nd scale, one in 1/35th scale (!), ten in 1/48th scale, with all the rest in 1/72nd scale. They were made by eleven of our members. A point of interest - one of the models on the display is actually made of paper.... can you tell which one...??!

As always, we had a great time at IPMS Belgium's biggest show yet. We made new friends and saw many of our old international friends too. Our sincere thanks to all in IPMS Belgium for once again making us so welcome !

Our special tribute to the aerobatic teams of Belgium

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