Monday 30 July 2012

War & Peace 2012 : Model Marquee

Ok, this will be the last post on the War & Peace Show as I'm sure your sick of the subject by now! There's a model marquee at every show and it usually features a range of model builders, a couple of traders and sometimes a display game or two. This year Armourfast and Plastic Soldier Company were present and the guys from Crush the Kaiser had their display game out to view. Here's a few pictures of the best bit from this part of the show.

Armourfast models on sale and on display
Armourfast Panzer III command tank
A Tamiya model T34
Another Tamiya model this time a Sherman
Part of an impressive collection of WWII aircraft contained over 300 models
Crush the Kaiser on display in the Model Marquee
Closeup of part of the Crush the Kaiser display
A converted Tamiya model of a Sherman Crab flail for clearing mines 
Outside the Model Marquee there were a couple of traders including Mr Models where I picked up a couple of Vallejo paints that I needed. There was also a tent set aside just for Armortek 1/6th scale Remote Control models. These puppies are for the serious enthusiast and cost thousands of pounds to build... one day, when I win the Lottery!

An amazing collection of Armortek Tanks...there's probably about £20k's worth of models here!
Right this really is my last word on War & Peace, honest.  I have now edited, labelled and uploaded all my pictures from the show and put them on my Picasa web albums storage space. You can view them all by following this link.


  1. Some nice models and stuff there Lee and you promise.....

  2. It would make a great venue for a wargames show!

  3. Wonderful conclusion to a wonderful series, many thanks for sharing Lee.

  4. Great sstuff, thanks for posting I for one am never bored looking at good stuff like this.

  5. The Tamiya conversion is quite interesting, I had never seen things like that. Does it really exist and work like that?

    1. The flail version of the Sherman is a real vehicle. Its one of Hobart's Funnies designed for very specific roles in the D-Day invasion and beyond. There is a good preserved example at the Tank museum in Bovington.

      The Sherman Crab had a revolving chain covered mechanism in front which would thump the ground and set off any mines they hit, thereby clearing a path through minefields. They had to reverse their turrets so that the gun didn't get hit by the chains. The tanks would then creep forward at little more than 2mph which made then very vulnerable to enemy fire. In practice some would hold back to give covering fire while the others cleared a path through the minefield.

  6. I spent quite a lot of time, and money, in this tent.


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