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Old 04-07-2019, 10:15 AM   #1
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REALLY SURPRISED nobody has posted about this yet. but just 7 days to go till first BIG show of the year. my 'local' so who else is going?????


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Hope everyone going has a great day out, hunting for those desired models. Robert, IF you have time maybe a picture or two, thanks.

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I will be there and will have a table, so look forward to meeting some DAC forumites. I will have a new range of historical airline postcards if anyone collects those. These will include some British Airways Centenary commemorative cards.
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Please post pics if you can.
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Original post has disappeared but I'll be there too. Should be obvious with my Robocop leg and vintage BA bag. The NG table should prove interesting for all. Does anyone know if the free vintage bus from Gatwick is running this year or not ? There seemed to be some dubiety about it last time I looked ?
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Original post has disappeared but I'll be there too. Should be obvious with my Robocop leg and vintage BA bag. The NG table should prove interesting for all. Does anyone know if the free vintage bus from Gatwick is running this year or not ? There seemed to be some dubiety about it last time I looked ?

Hi Big Al, my original post went as well, I'm hoping to attend (not sure if you got my PM?) but if that vintage Routemaster bus isn't running that would be a big shame; I consider it as part of the event and have become quite reliant on it!
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Hi Robert I will be there.
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Hi Big Al, my original post went as well, I'm hoping to attend (not sure if you got my PM?) but if that vintage Routemaster bus isn't running that would be a big shame; I consider it as part of the event and have become quite reliant on it!
Yes I did indeed see your PM, maybe the reply got zapped though. ? And the Gatwick Aviation Society site now confirms the bus will be running again. There was some concern about getting permission from the airport apparently. Oh and I see the other thread on the subject has reappeared too.
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Yes I did indeed see your PM, maybe the reply got zapped though. ? And the Gatwick Aviation Society site now confirms the bus will be running again. There was some concern about getting permission from the airport apparently. Oh and I see the other thread on the subject has reappeared too.

Hi! Yes I never got the reply lol, I think it got lost in the DAC black hole somewhere. And that's great news! That service really makes all the difference. Yeah I noticed the original thread on this had come back, as with other posts
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0530 at GLA, off I go then...
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Robert, you’re such a tease!

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well a few pics from the show. 500+ attendees and loads of models to be had! usual suspects were there. ARD, AIRSPOTTERS, WESTWAY MODELS, GEOFF NOBLE + BOB ODDIE. our own BEN (ISTARI) was also there with his custom large models.

for some reason pics are coming out SUPER LARGE. thought this forum automatically re-sized them???????? anyway here is the link.

EDIT. something wacky with PB. getting up to 5 pics on a page. will re-do.







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Right guys. had to do this on FLICKR. so here is link below. PB pics are coming out way too large on these. yet other sets are ok??


https://www.flickr.com/photos/robert...57708165306224


only model I got today was this 1/72 MOUNTED USAF STRATOFORTRESS KIT. just £30!! kits alone cost more than that!!





nearly got this B1 too at £40.





but one I really would have liked is this 1/72 CUTAWAY BOAC 707. £800!! BUT A BARGAIN.


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Thanks for all the photos Robert, got a couple myself, good score on that kit! Didn't catch you today but met some other DAC members, Big Al, Adrian and Keith (BA2936) plus Dan Asher which was a surprise. It was definitely much busier than last year and 500+ is a very healthy number, a great day out, glad we still had the free shuttle bus service as well. I found quite a few of the rare older 1/400s by SMA, Aeroclassics and an unusual name, Aurora Models (a Saul Bass United 737-200) from a stall just outside the main sports hall, he had loads of rare old releases at bargain prices, I didn't get his name, but nearly missed his table! Most of what I picked up today wasn't even on my wishlist...also got a signed copy of Adrian's lovely book, 'Heathrow In Photographs', so will enjoy reading this over the next few days, loads of great period shots in there for modelling references.

And, of course, great to see the new NG TriStar moulds in person, they look AMAZING, plus some unexpected samples as well - see pics below



























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Thank you for posting. Still the best show out there, right behind it is the Airliners International when held at Atlanta...
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Hi Robert. Thanks for taking the time to take the snaps. Some lovely models there for sure! That B52 was a real bargain, well done

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Thanks for the pictures, Robert. Could I ask whose the stall with the big 747 Virgin is?
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The B 52 and the B 1 are so cool!
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Great pics! Always nice to see the size and scope of shows overseas. Looks like a great turnout.
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Hi Robert. Thanks for taking the time to take the snaps. Some lovely models there for sure! That B52 was a real bargain, well done

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thanks neil. you're welcome. was thinking for a while that this would be first show ever I went to and didn't buy anything!! even to try and re sell and make a few quid.


anyway, here is a few pics of the beast! pics don't do it justice!!













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That’s a stunner Robert. The builder is obviously a skilled modeller.

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