Bayonet Model Club Swap Meet results – plus the B-24 Liberator…
November 15, 2012
Trainee Funker was not obeying any orders for a while during last saturday morning and I nearly didn’t get to go to Bayonet Military Model Club’s modelling competition & swap ‘n sell YET AGAIN…however, he finally responded to discipline and so I was able to hit the Western Ring Road and Princes Highway down to Werribee.
The trip is worth it for the B-24 Liberator alone. Here are my photos – approaching the restoration hanger (the competition and swap ‘n sell is inside, along with the plane): , and now inside, looking at real, restored history: , , , , , some of the business purposes of the vehicle – , great campaign pitch – hard to say ‘no’ to that!, , , “pilot to gunner!” – , , , , again the business reasons – , their contact details on their advertising trailer if you want to find out more: .
- 2 T-34/76’s (in 1:76 scale, though) to add to my existing 8 which gives me a complete company;
- 2 250/9’s which added to my existing kits now gives me two platoons and a spare of these recon vehicles;
- 2 recovery KVs for particular scenarios;
- 3 KV-2’s which, if I add to my existing 3, gives me more than a company. But the first three KV-2’s I assembled and painted weren’t painted very well, so I might just give them to Trainee Funker when he’s older and start afresh with these;
- 3 ISU-152s to add to my existing three which gives me a company plus a spare;
- a total of five KV-1’s (there is no real difference between these two kits) which is a whole company straight off. I already have a whole company of KV-1’s, in the same situation as my KV-2’s. Two companies? Or one for me and one for the Trainee?
Pretty darned good, if you’ll agree. Plus, all those PST kits were a paltry $5 each, all sealed and in perfect condition. So, $65 bought 13 kits. All the above cost a total of $99.
Here are ‘drool’ photos of some of what was available: (a fair whack of this stuff can home with me – this was taken upon my arrival at the venue); ; wow, 1/ 6 scale stuff!: ; ; ; ; ; even 1/1 scale stuff for re-enactors… .
A great way to spend a morning. See some real history and buy some small-scale plastic replica history. Thanks for organising it, Bayonet Military Model Club, and I hope to attend every year from now on!