South West Model Show at the
Bovington Tank Museum Spring 2023
On 11/12 February we set up a large display of models for the South West Model Show at the Tank Museum in Bovington. Our display was located at the entrance to the Main Tank Hall on five tables and contained warships, aircraft, a tug, D day diorama, vehicles and a selection of Lego models made by our youngest member Leo Reith. Our webmaster John Wills set up his 3D printing equipment and gave demonstrations of printing throughout both days.
The public attendance was very high on both Saturday and Sunday and we were kept very busy talking to visitors and we received many positive comments on the quality and selection of models on display.
As some members were only able to attend on the Saturday David McNair-Taylor added a display of naval aircraft to the stand on Sunday. Members attending were Dave and Andrea Reith, John Wills, Richard Reith, Leo Reith, Tony Ansell, John Edwards and David McNair-Taylor.
We hope to be visiting to put on a display again at the Autumn event. Our thanks go to the Museum staff for organising an excellent show and for their help and assistance.
Sunday Morning setting up
Dave Reith USS Roosevelt , HMS Quorn
John Edwards HMS Argonaut , HMS Consort, Flyhawk “Dido class” cruiser mini models.
Richard Reith Tug Irishman
Leo Reith Lego models
SATURDAY and SUNDAY
Tony Ansell WW2 Diorama ( The Day After D Day ) , V bombers ( Victor and Valiant), Sunderland Flying Boat, Sports car motorcycle , Heracles aircraft, TSR 2 aircraft
David McNair-Taylor U552 (with light and sound), HMS Lancaster, HMS Diamond, HMS Illustrious, HMS Ark Royal,
Selection of 1/48 Fleet Air Arm aircraft
John Wills 3D printing display