Thousands descend on Telford for Model Show

Thousands of model making fanatics from across the globe packed into Telford International Centre for a two day exhibition.

Traders travelled from China, Japan, Russia and America, to be part of the Scale Model World Show was held organised by the International Plastic Modellers’ Society.

The show, which took place on Saturday and Sunday has been held in Telford for the past 15 years and attracts thousands of visitors.

As this year is the society's 50th anniversary, the theme was modelling from 1963 to the present day.

The history of the hobby over the last half a century was under the spotlight with a special display.

A spokesman for the International Plastic Modellers' Society said: "Over 170 club displays were distributed over the large halls with every imaginable genre or special interest in the modelling world represented somewhere among the many thousands of models on display.

"An important part of these displays is the overseas area in which you can find the numerous traders and clubs from all over the globe and soak up the truly international and vibrant atmosphere."

There was also a kit swap section where modellers could exchange and buy pieces of equipment.

There were more than 100 trophies up for grabs and visitors could browse the 1,000 entries.

Leading model makers including Airfix were represented.

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