By Dave Oliver 3rd May 2018 Feature OUT AND ABOUT SOUTHERN EXPO 2018 The Senior Best of Show award went to Rafal Sikorski’s sublime, super-detailed Italeri 1/12 Fiat 806 GP car. A whole raft of modifications, scratch-building and new surface details took the standard kit to the upper echelons of auto modelling. This eye-catching Minicraft 1/44 DC-6B, by Ian Brown, formed the centre piece of the Airliner Special Interest Group table. It had varying hues of airbrushed Alclad II lacquer. Several scratch-built models helped to fill the competition area, including Mick Hooper’s beautiful Fairey Delta FD.2, which rightfully received Silver in the 1/48 Aircraft category. Modelled by Medway Model Club’s Les Wollaston, this vignette was inspired by photos taken during the Battle of the Bulge. The 1/35 Hobby Boss M4 High Speed Tractor and Tamiya 88mm gun blended perfectly with the snow effects, created from baking powder and PVA glue. Inclement weather proved no obstacle to the many determined modellers who made the pilgrimage to this long-running fixture – although as expected, attendance was reduced.