This trip involved five of our members from the UK,
plus one from Germany and was another "joint venture" between ourselves and
IPMS(UK)'s Bomber Command SIG.
As with all our Overseas Shows, taking
all the models and display equipment inevitably means that we must
travel overland - flying is not an option. In this particular case, it involved
multiple Ferries and driving through some five different countries in order to
reach Sweden from the UK !
But it was well worth it !!
The event itself is somewhat smaller than we are
generally used to and is really all about the National Competition, rather than
a "traditional show". Whilst it does have a number of good Traders in
attendance, there was practically nothing in the way of actual displays by
model clubs, etc..... That is, until we got there !!
Perhaps because of
this, the displays by ourselves and the Bomber Command SIG received a lot of
attention over the weekend, with many people talking to us about what we do,
our interest in non-competition modelling and what IPMS SIGs are all
about. Overall, we received a very warm welcome from the Swedish modellers, who
seemed most appreciative of the efforts we had made to travel all the way to
their show - and I hope we managed to demonstrate the very social aspect of
modelling that SIGs and displays like ours can bring. We made a lot of new
friends over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the event !
Our display was staged on an area of approximately
12 feet by 4 feet (3.7m x 1.2m). There are a total of 85 models (1 in 1/32nd
scale, 10 in 1/48th scale and the rest in 1/72nd), made by 4 of our
Although we haven't actually done one every single
year, this trip also marked the 20th anniversary of the ADTSIG's Overseas
Shows, 1996 - 2016 !