Article and images by Jonathan White
The annual ‘South Cheshire Militaire’ universal model show took place at Malbank School & Sixth Form College in Nantwich on Sunday 24th February 2019.
The show, which is organised by the South Cheshire Military Modelling Club, includes scale-model Army, Navy and Air Force club displays; scale-model railway club displays and demonstrations; scale-model car and motorbike displays; remote-control truck and tank demonstrations; military weaponry displays; a military badge display; a scale-model competition with different classes; war games demonstrations; fighting robots; a Lego display; wartime dioramas; movie and science fiction figure displays; trade stalls; real military vehicles and various people in costume from the military, movies and sci-fi.
Star Wars fans were treated to an appearance by the ‘UK Garrison’ costume group which included participants dressed as Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Stormtroopers, a Commander and X-Wing pilots.
Event organiser Steve Morris commented: “We hope everyone enjoyed the show – it was great to see so many people attending.
“Special thanks to all the exhibitors, UK Garrison, the volunteers and Malbank School for all their efforts.
“We look forward to doing it all again next year.”
South Cheshire Military Modelling Club meet every other Wednesday evening (8-10:30pm) at The Hop Hole public house on Wistaston Road in Crewe.
They are an independent club, not affiliated to any other organisation. There are no membership fees or other charges.
New members are always welcome – for further information please visit: www.scmmc.co.uk or search South Cheshire Military Modelling Club on Facebook.