Road Trip October 2017 ~ The Model Show

After our visit to Overloon, we then headed for Veldhoven and got to the big conference centre where it’s held, and also where we stayed.  It’s an absolutely huge place with 500 rooms, mostly filled with geeky modellers 🙂 for the weekend. We’ve been here a couple of years ago so I’ve already photographed it inside and out, but it’s always fun to shoot the corridors! Phil had been asked to judge one of the sections of the model competition, along with a couple of other modellers.  The competition has over 2000 entries, this whole show is vast.  I took…

Day 165~366 NSFW

really how stupid, NSFW. These are scale models made & painted by me, but you’re not allowed to look at anything resembling a booby at work, so be warned! These are a few of the models I made and painted back in my other life, they sit in a triangular cabinet that has mirrored backs and have lighting above them. I got home late tonight and was panicking for a subject, these will have to do.

Day 157~366

The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era. It was designed, developed, and manufactured by English Electric, which was subsequently absorbed by the newly formed British Aircraft Corporation. It was then marketed as the BAC Lightning. The Lightning was the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. The Lightning was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). Although it was the RAF’s primary interceptor for more than two decades it was never required to attack another aircraft. The Lightning is powered by two Rolls-Royce Avon turbojet engines in…

The Fraggle Report ~ Eindhoven part 3

Part 1    Part 2 So winding up the Eindhoven trip today, and after my walk in the woods (in part 2) I went and joined Phil in the model show. There were some excellent models in the show.. one of my favourites… saw the movie 🙂 and Phil had his figures in the competition.. and he won a silver medal which he was dead chuffed with. I took some more photo’s in the stained glass room In the evening we went and had dinner in the posh restaurant.. and a drink in the bar and saw the sun go…

The Sunday Fraggle report ~ Bits & Bobs edition

It’s just about the end of September, and apart from days out, as always I’ve been taking pictures of daily life. We went up to Edinburgh at the beginning of the month, as a new scale model show has started up there called Scale Scotland, and Phil was asked to do a demonstration of figure detailing and composition. The show was held at The Airport Hilton, which is a nice enough hotel, and it was cool to be staying in the same place as where the show was held, as we didn’t have to get up too early :). I…

The Sunday Fraggle Report 25/1

Another week of cold temperatures but at last I got to see some snow! Had to go to North Yorkshire to visit a client and the hills were covered, managed to get a shot with a bit of sunshine lighting the landscape, that didn’t last long. But the rest of my work days didn’t have much in the way of snow or views. On Thursday Phil & I decided to go to Piero’s for our dinner and we had tomato & basil soup and then pasta, really yummy but filled us up too much! We stayed home mostly this weekend,…