Our display was laid out on an area of
approx. 6.6m x 1.4m (22 feet x 4.5 feet) and there were a total of 101 models
on show, 6 in 1/32nd scale, 11 in 1/48th scale and the rest in 1/72nd scale.
They were made by 10 of our members, from 3 different countries. As this was
our first time at this show, rather than pick a particular "theme", we chose to
put on a "general" selection of models to illustrate the scope of our special
interest to a potentially new audience.
It had been 10 years since we last displayed in
Germany, so we were overdue for a return visit there. But this time, a new show
for us, in a completely different location !
Having said that, it was not completely new for
all of us : The guys in our "ADTSIG Netherlands Branch" actually
displayed at this show in 2018, so it came with a first-hand recommendation for
an all-out "European Tour". So, we did this as another joint venture between
ourselves (including the guys from our "Netherlands Branch") and the IPMS(UK)
Bomber Command SIG. Six of us travelled from the UK, another six from Holland
and two from Germany.
Lingen is quite easy to get to from the UK/Northern
Europe. The show itself was a very popular event, well attended by modellers,
exhibitors and Traders from all over Europe - so we met lots of old and new
friends ! It was pretty busy all weekend and the Emslandhallen venue also had
great facilities for food and drink. I should also mention that the "designated
hotel" was one of the best we've ever stayed in and had a really good
discounted rate for all show attendees !
I think this one will be on our list to do again in
the future !