Yesterday I went to the RE Museum in Chatham for the second time this year.This time though I was there to see the Medway Modellers display their magnificent kits and scratch built models. Kit building takes modelling skills to a whole different level and I was genuinely in awe of the quality of some of the vehicles on display.
|Lots of kit vehicles by a wide range of manufacturers|
|I particularly like the tanks (of course) but its also interesting to see the innovative materials sometimes used by kit builders...such as this block of foam for the base.|
|Sailing ships with rigging are always impressive...|
|...but this camouflaged model of the Olympic was mid boggling in its detail.|
|I also rather likes this Desert diorama|
|This model is actually several kits used together with a significant amount of scratch building to make the trailer.|
|An Italian SM79 Bomber...another rather nicely done model|
|Tanks with some amazing camo and weathering|
|Another example of the hyper realistic weathering|
|British Officer from the Zulu Wars|
|There was even a wargame on display...just the one.|
The Royal Engineers Museum is always worth a visit but this event made the venue even more interesting.