More pics from Scale Model World at Telford. Above Andy Binks receiving his award for the Shinmeiwa model from JASIG Leader (or should that be Buntaicho) Gary Wenko. Unless you know the kit the extent of work and improvement demonstrated in this model can be under-appreciated. It was first released in the UK in mid-1971 for the then princely sum of £3.75 and is of the same generation as the heavily rivetted, dark green plastic "Betty", "Mavis" and "Emily".
A closer look at Peter Starkings superb Ki-3, from a Choroszy Modelbud resin kit in 1/48th scale.
And a selection of other Japanese aircraft models displayed on the stand or seen in the halls.
1/32nd Japanese Army Air Force Sopwith Pup
1/72nd IJN Mitsubishi G4M2 "Betty"
1/72nd IJN "Mavis" Flying Boat
1/32nd Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien "Tony"
1/72nd Balsa solid model Mitsubishi A4M4 "Claude"
1/72nd JASDF Phantom
Another JASDF Phantom in 1/144th - a lifetime could be spent modelling the different schemes
And another in 1/48th!
A 1/48th JASDF Kawasaki Trainer
A splendid 1/48th JASDF T-33
A 1/48th Shinden What-If (No - not that one!)
Colourful helicopters in 1/48th too
A 1/48th Piasecki Hou-Ou ほうおう
Nice to see a Japanese civil type - DH Heron in 1/144th
Aichi D3A1 "Val" in 1/144th
1/48th Kawasaki Ki-48 "Lily"
1/72nd Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu "Nick" with Toyota Starting Truck
1/48th JASDF F-15
Anigrand 1/144th resin "Liz"
That's all, folks!