Model Show Review

The following review was taken from the 2013 August issue of Airfix Model World magazine by Malcolm V. Lowe.

Now acknowledged as one of the largest events of its kind in the South of England, the annual model show staged by IPMS Salisbury in Wiltshire continues to go from strength to strength.

Known as the Salisbury Model Show, it is held each year in the large sports hall of the Wyvern College in Laverstock, which is situated just outside Salisbury. This year’s exhibition took place on June 1, and as usual it included a significant number of participants from all over the southern and south-western England. Exhibitors and traders in fact came from as far afield as South Wales and the Midlands.

The completely full car park outside the venue was proof that this year’s event successfully attracted a large number of visiting members of the public, preliminary figures showing the total to be higher than last year’s impressive turn-out. This was also proven by the many purchases being made at the show, with most traders expressing satisfaction with the day’s takings. Well known for being a friendly event, the Salisbury show also features a large multi-class competition each year which is staged in a separate downstairs contest area. This year’s competition was especially busy, with the diorama class in particular having a very large number of entries.


One thought on “Model Show Review

  1. First time to a model show for me, and enjoyed it. Came away with bits and pieces and a kit I couldn’t source ordinarily from my local shops. Great atmosphere and trade stands, to say nothing of the builds. Thank you all so much for your hard work before during and after. In no way a criticism, but can a larger venue be found, and perhaps closer to town? Other than that, will be there next year.


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