Scale ModelWorld 2021
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The Aerobatic Display Teams S.I.G. have become known for our special “themed” displays at the greatest annual modelling event - Scale ModelWorld. But as the Coronavirus Pandemic threw the world into turmoil and we all missed a year, we thought we would celebrate the return of SMW2021 by re-visiting a few of the themes we have presented in previous years, as a reminder of what it’s all about !

A quick poll amongst our members who would be attending SMW2021, revealed four of the most popular/favourite past themes that those members would like to see on display again. Each of those four were also labeled with the previous years that they appeared on our display.

Due to a number of factors (including Covid, of course), it was inevitable that Scale ModelWorld would be scaled back somewhat this year (no pun intended) and in fact, it only occupied two of the main halls. So all of those IPMS Branches/Clubs and SIG's attending were told weeks beforehand that nobody would be allowed more than a 12-foot display stand... However.... When we arrived to set-up on the Friday afternoon, we were one of a few exhibitors who found that we had been given extra tables to make our stand 18 feet wide - this was due to a number of "no shows" on the day, so the IPMS(UK) organisers re-jigged things slightly to avoid as much as possible, having unsightly empty tables. We are grateful for this and were able to "take up the slack" with extra models.

Although smaller than usual, it has to be said that SMW2021 was still a great show, which had a real "buzz" about it - it was great to be back and wonderful to see everyone again ! Massive thanks and credit to the IPMS(UK) Executive Committee for organising this and driving it along in the face of adversity, along with Southwater Events and the Telford International Centre staff, for making it all possible. Not forgetting all the Hall Managers and all the other volunteers for playing their part too - a great joint effort which actually resulted in a really smooth running show, with a great "feel good factor" !

The display was presented on an area of approximately 18 feet x 4 feet (5.8m x 1.2m) of table space (thanks again for the extra space !)
There are a total of 111 models on the whole display - 13 in 1/48th and the rest in 1/72nd scale, built by 10 of our members.

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