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South Wales MAFVA Annual Model Show

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Nigel Woodman to the right behind Peter Denyer’s impressive 1/76th scale Dora railgun

On Saturday 13th October South Wales MAFVA had our Annual Model Show.  This year we moved from our regular monthly meeting place in Danescourt to the edge of Cardiff to a more central location at the Scout HQ in Fields Park Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff.  It was not exactly the best of weather for a show, with torrential rain and gales, and neither was it helped by us having the wrong post code for the place.  Several of our own club members and visitors ended up at Sofia Gardens Cricket Ground before finding their way to us.

This was a really good show, especially as it was our first time here.  Everyone in the club gave a huge amount of help, and everyone put on a truly excellent display of their models, with Dai Buckler, Sean Hooper, Paul Hennessy and new member Tony Blackwell all giving demonstrations of model making.  Thanks too to our friends, Cardiff Aeromodellers, St. Athan Model Club and Carmarthen Modellers who helped broaden the interest at our show.  We only had a few visitors, but three times more than at our previous venue, and with a good chance of two new members to join us.

Another new member, Dave Carr to the left shared a table with Dai Buckler, hence the REME flags and recovery vehicles

Mike Johns’ display. Mike and various members of his family were a great help at the show

Regular visitors to our show are our friends from St. Athan Model Club, once a thriving RAF base, now an MoD site, soon to be an Aston Martin car plant on part of the site

John Whitworth visited us from Carmarthen Modellers with an interesting WWI display

Tony Evans hasn’t been with us for long, but is starting to produce some fine pieces of work

Part of the impressive display from our friends Cardiff Aeromodellers

My own display in 1/76th and 1/152nd scales, with thanks to John Paulding for the various “Do Not Touch” signs that we had at the show

Sean Hooper has some really good examples of 1/72nd scale modelling at its best

Some of Paul Hennessy’s 1/35th scale Leopards, both imaginary and real

Paul Hennessy and Sean Hooper in discussion with Tony Evans behind them

Dave Burton is getting a very varied collection of WWII dioramas

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