Oh dear it’s happened, I have been asked to show my models at a Model Exhibition.
It all started while sitting at work a couple of weeks ago when Andrew, my work colleague, had a visit from Stan Walton, one of his friends who organizers local model fairs www.nedcc.co.uk I had told him a while ago that I was building some buildings for my layout. He, like Andrew is a very talented model builder. He said he would like to see some of my work, so I showed him some photos I had on jakheath.com. He asked me if I’d like to do a display at the N.E.D.C.C.FAIR (North East Diecast Collectors Club) at Chester le Street on October 15th.
Well after a lot of thinking about it,and remember I’ve only been building models for about nine months, I thought what the heck lets do it, and, “in for a penny in for a pound” why don’t I build something while I’m there. So I thought I had loads of time to prepare since the show is not until mid October. Not likely! Stan only turned up at work on Wednesday afternoon, and he’s asked me to do another show on September 4th at Bowburn Toy & Train Collectors Fair. What have I let myself in for.
I have been frantically trying to work out what I need building next for Wynyard Lane. After all, I don’t want to build something that I’ve already built. So I’ve been off to visit scalescenes and I was “like a kid in a sweet shop” not knowing what to pick, because there is so much to choose from.
After a lot of head scratching I think I’ve decided to show the completed models I’ve already made, and make up a couple of partly built models so that you can see the incredible detail inside. After all you don’t normally see inside.
Unfortunately, all the plans I had for the loft in the next couple of months are going to have to go on the back burner for now, as I just haven’t got the time to do build models and put the layout back together. I suppose it’s taken this long so far, a couple of more months is not going to hurt.
On the plus side, I can build as many models as I can from now until the show, and show you them as I build them here on my blog.
Until next time……..