Everything you see on our central theme is totally
Whilst most of the subjects could have
happened, nearly did happen, or might still happen in the future, right now
none of them ever have !!
DO NOT BELIEVE
EVERYTHING YOU SEE !
This theme was
somewhat of a departure for us, away from presenting our usual factual,
well-researched and historically accurate displays. However, it gave our
members some "light relief" and was a lot of fun, letting imaginations go wild
Having said that, imaginations weren't
allowed to go completely wild - we did set some "ground rules" for this
The subjects chosen MUST have a sound basis
in historical fact/economic climate/political conditions of the time - so in
other words, NO Thunderbirds Space Shuttles, NO Blue Angels TIE
Fighters, NO Red Arrows Angel Interceptors, etc., etc. !
Every model had to have a plausible
"back story" in order to "justify" it - no matter how unbelievable on the face
of it, as long as the "back story" was convincingly plausible, it was allowed.
Because of this, concocting the "back stories" gave almost as much - if not
more -pleasure as actually building the models !
But although the end result is completely
fictitious, it transpired that still an awful lot of actual research and
historical knowledge of aerobatic teams was required in order to create such
And to add to the "believability", many of
the models were presented with some type of "support material", in the form of
photos, news clippings, programs, postcards, book/magazine covers, etc., etc.
But remember - these too are totally fictitious !
The whole display was presented on an area
of approximately 14 feet x 4.5 feet (4.3m x 1.5m) of table space. There are a
total of 92 models on the entire display - two in 1/48th scale and everything
else in 1/72nd scale.