We didn't really know at the time what we
were letting ourselves in for - but we thought we'd try it anyway !
We had a great time and were
made very welcome by our French hosts - and we learned a lot about how to
really enjoy model shows ! It actually came to be one of the "defining moments"
for the ADTSIG, by setting a lasting precedent for us visiting many overseas
shows ever since - it really encouraged us to want to visit other countries and
display at their model shows too.
A most important thing is the great
friendships it created - we met so many French modellers during this trip that
are still great friends to this day. We always look forward to seeing each
other again whenever we get together at a model show, either Scale Modelworld
in England, or some other venue in Europe. But now, we have so many more
foreign friends too, as a result of our visits to numerous other overseas shows
It should also be noted that it was all
because of this particular event in Mondeville, that we created our own
"Hospitality Suite" at our major model shows - something we have now become
world-renowned for !