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On Track 2016

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The sixth On Track Military Modelling Show took place in its usual seaside home on 27 February 2016.

A cold but bright, spring like day in Folkestone yet again provided some decent light into the competition room and throughout the Leas Cliff Hall (seen above, from along the Leas).

The Best in Show was Rob Hendenís Captain Mainwaring bust, underlining yet again how, despite the name and principle theme of the show, subjects other than military vehicles are an integral part of the competition. Indeed this is the fourth Best in Show win out of six not to be an AFV.

Itís good to be able to report that the show seemed to this visitor to be a success, with an apparently healthy turn-out of entries in the competition, particularly the Juniors which seemed to have expanded both in terms of numbers and the sheer size of some of the models. The hall itself also seemed to be pretty much full of traders, and I heard one saying that he had a very busy day of sales.

Apologies for the purple tint on a few of the photos, the result of a purple lighting strip in part of the competition room. I couldnít resist including a photo of a Bronze medal winning entry from 2011 Ė this year it managed a Silver!
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About the Author

About Matthew Lenton (firstcircle)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

Earliest model memory is a Super Sabre my grandmother bought for me in around 1972. We cut the pieces off the sprue with an ivory handled butter knife. Have always dabbled in painting and making things, and rediscovered doing that with plastic in 2008. Vowed then to complete the 30 year old stash...


Comments

Really cool stuff - a lot of beautiful builds. Thanks for sharing
FEB 27, 2016 - 01:09 PM
THANK YOU, Matthew! GREAT STUFF!!!
FEB 28, 2016 - 01:15 AM
Thank you Matthew for putting this article together. It is interesting to see entries at a show from "across the pond". Just wondering, I noted that image 29, is a Panther wading through some water. Any idea if that could have been built by a denizen of Armorama as a build Blog a while ago??? Cheers, Jan
FEB 28, 2016 - 05:26 AM
Jan, it certainly seems possible, but I couldn't possibly comment, and neither will I comment on whether or not it won a prize, especially as we shouldn't open up any possibility for debating the judges' decisions... particularly as one of them may (or may not) have been another Armorama denizen.
FEB 28, 2016 - 06:28 AM
Hmmmm, more and more this sounds like a possible case of some conflicts of interest! Having just experienced a similar sort of situation last year, I fully understand the quandary this can cause. Perhaps we'll just let "the sleeping dogs lie. Cheers, Jan
FEB 28, 2016 - 06:49 AM
Matthew.. great job on reporting this show, alot of great models.
FEB 28, 2016 - 10:32 AM
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