Show Visit,West Midland Military Show,March 2010

Believe it or believe it not, this was the 34th West Midlands Military Show organised by the Alumwell Wargames Society. Run by Dave Jarman and Paul Yates, this year’s venue was once again at the Aldersley Leisure Village just outside Wolverhampton and was held on Sunday, March 21.  

There were lots of enthusiasts at the show, many with their wallets out and treating themselves at the selection of the trade stands. There were also many live wargames going on from all periods of history, from Ancient Greeks, American Civil War and even WW! Aerial Combat with small planes on wires.

Our first photo shows a nice wargame featuring the the Normandy town of Courseuilles which was part of Juno beach on D-Day and demonstrated by the Earlswood Wargamers from Birmingham.

Normandy Landings Wargame

Normandy Landings Wargame

We then move on the first of the trade stands and feature a superb range of cast resin military vehicle models from Minimi Miniatures. Martin and Andy were there helping owner Lewis on the stand and you can see below the level of detail in these one-piece castings in 1:76 scale, As an idea, the Jeep model is around 50mm long.

Minimi Models Allied Vehicles

Minimi Models Allied Vehicles

Minimi Models Allied Vehicles

Minimi Models Allied Vehicles

Minimi Models Italian Vehicles

Minimi Models Italian Vehicles

Minimi Models German Vehicles

Minimi Models German Vehicles

Can you believe these detailed German vehicles and guns are a single casting ?!!!!! Next we moved onto QRF Models who had a similar range of 1:76 scale models but cast in metal rather than resin. Quite a large range  with many unusual models available.

QRF Models Stand

QRF Models Stand

QRF Models

QRF Models

We then had a chat with a couple of guys from the Meir Model Club of Stoke who had brought along some samples of their work, including many WW2 Russian models.

Meir Model Club 1:35 scale tanks

Meir Model Club 1:35 scale tanks

Meir Model Club 1:35 scale tanks

Meir Model Club 1:35 scale tanks

Other stands appearing at the show included Kit Korner specialising in rare current plastic kits and Pendraken Miniatures who have a huge range of small cast metal figures from all eras and model military vehicles in 1:100 scale which are a delight and we couldn’t resist in buying some.

So a nice show with a great atmosphere and highly recommended. Watch out for the 35th show in March 2011.

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