On Saturday, 4 December 2022 Guideline Publications held its annual London Plastic Modellers Show at its established venue, the Haverstock School in Chalk Farm, London. This year's show was bigger and better than ever, with more clubs, traders and a steady stream of visitors attending the event which was untroubled by train strikes or pandemic-related restrictions for the first time since 2019. We were delighted to welcome several new clubs, including IPMS Central Lancashire and the Gunpla and Mecha Special Interest Group (who took away the Regis Auckland Trophy for the Best Club Display).
Traders present covered all aspects of the plastic modelling hobby, including kits, tools and reference materials. The competition was very well supported, especially in the fantasy and sci-fi figures and diorama categories. They were some great pieces on display, and it was good to see some new faces entering the competition.
The stand-out models included Tim Forster's 'Road to Singapore', an impressive diorama showing a Commonwealth 2-pdr crew engaging a Japanese Ha-Go tank during the Battle for Singapore, while Joey F, Martin Collir and Fet Milner entered some beautifully painted fantasy and historical figures. The Best of Show, however, was won by the very talented modeller and LPMS stalwart, Raf Sikorski, for his wonderful scratch-built 1/48 'Tsar Tank.' Our thanks to everyone who turned out to support the show on a chilly December day and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our Spring Show on Sunday, 25 March.
On 25 March 2023, Guideline Publications will introduce the first of a series of seasonal shows that bring together traders from all the modelling and collecting genres covered by its magazine titles. This will include toy soldiers, miniature railways, military and aircraft modelling, fantasy figures and farm models, to name a few. The Spring Show on 25 March will take place at the Havistock School.
NEXT SHOW DATES
Saturday 25th March 2023 - Including The Spring Show
Saturday 24th June 2023
Saturday 2nd December 2023
There is free trade, club and visitor parking add NW1 8AY Crogsland Road for the Car Park... well the school play ground!!
For trader/club reservations
Telephone: +44 (0) 1582 668411