Leeds Model Show 2024

The IPMS Wakefield and White Rose Military Modelling Club held their annual show at a new venue, the Royal Armouries’ New Dock Hall, in Leeds.

An in-depth report on the show is in the May 2024 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW162), but here is a selection of additional photos taken on the day by editor Stu Fone.

Above: The figure and bust categories were well served in the competition, including this splendid Diddy Miniatures’ Broswyn by Wayne Harding.
Above: The figure and bust categories were well served in the competition, including this splendid Diddy Miniatures’ Broswyn by Wayne Harding.
Above: The RSO/01 was designed as a tractor vehicle, so Merseyside Scale Model Club’s Jon Shelley combined his 1/35 Dragon kit with an AFV Club leFH 18 howitzer and a host of accessories to create this splendid replica of a vehicle assigned to the Eastern Front during summer 1944.
Above: The RSO/01 was designed as a tractor vehicle, so Merseyside Scale Model Club’s Jon Shelley combined his 1/35 Dragon kit with an AFV Club leFH 18 howitzer and a host of accessories to create this splendid replica of a vehicle assigned to the Eastern Front during summer 1944.
Above: The Electronic Warfare Special Interest Group featured a varied collection of models charting the development of this aspect of warfare from its early days during World War Two to current aircraft. This included a subtly weathered Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ Block 50 Fighting Falcon wearing the markings of the Misawa, Japan-based 13th Fighter Squadron ‘Panthers’ by Keith Robson.
Above: The Electronic Warfare Special Interest Group featured a varied collection of models charting the development of this aspect of warfare from its early days during World War Two to current aircraft. This included a subtly weathered Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ Block 50 Fighting Falcon wearing the markings of the Misawa, Japan-based 13th Fighter Squadron ‘Panthers’ by Keith Robson.
Above: Prior to the adoption of modern greys, US Navy aircraft were among the most colourful, especially those used by unit commanders. IPMS Cleveland modeller Dave Norman built his Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7E Corsair as one such airframe from VA-97 ‘Warhawks’.
Above: Prior to the adoption of modern greys, US Navy aircraft were among the most colourful, especially those used by unit commanders. IPMS Cleveland modeller Dave Norman built his Hobbyboss 1/72 A-7E Corsair as one such airframe from VA-97 ‘Warhawks’.
Above: Keighley Plastic Model Club member Rob Stubbs opted to complete his Trumpeter 1/350 USS San Francisco as a waterline model, depicting the cruiser as it appeared in 1942, while moored alongside. The dockside vehicles and figures add context and an appreciation of the size of a World War Two cruiser.
Above: Keighley Plastic Model Club member Rob Stubbs opted to complete his Trumpeter 1/350 USS San Francisco as a waterline model, depicting the cruiser as it appeared in 1942, while moored alongside. The dockside vehicles and figures add context and an appreciation of the size of a World War Two cruiser.
Above: Bandai’s 1/72 Millenium Falcon builds into a superb model straight from the box, but IPMS Merseyside’s Mark Roche enlivened his Corellian freighter with extensive wearing, notably around the rear grilles, to replicate its battered on-screen appearance.
Above: Bandai’s 1/72 Millenium Falcon builds into a superb model straight from the box, but IPMS Merseyside’s Mark Roche enlivened his Corellian freighter with extensive wearing, notably around the rear grilles, to replicate its battered on-screen appearance.
Above: Figure painter Craig Spencer added extra base work to his Pegaso Models 75mm Roaming Knight before finishing the horse and rider with oils and acrylics to create lifelike skin and fabric tones.
Above: Figure painter Craig Spencer added extra base work to his Pegaso Models 75mm Roaming Knight before finishing the horse and rider with oils and acrylics to create lifelike skin and fabric tones.
Above: Maschinen Krieger models are always striking due to their unusual appearance; Stuart McLelland built his Wave Corporation 1/20 Panzer Kampf Anzug Ausf. L Leopard as a Strahl Democratic Republic machine, weathering the paintwork heavily to represent a battle-weary mecha.
Above: Maschinen Krieger models are always striking due to their unusual appearance; Stuart McLelland built his Wave Corporation 1/20 Panzer Kampf Anzug Ausf. L Leopard as a Strahl Democratic Republic machine, weathering the paintwork heavily to represent a battle-weary mecha.
Above: Richard Cartledge diligently re-scribed the Monogram 1/48 kit to produce this splendid B-26 Marauder, finishing it as the well-known Big Hairy Bird, complete with huge sharkmouth artwork.
Above: Richard Cartledge diligently re-scribed the Monogram 1/48 kit to produce this splendid B-26 Marauder, finishing it as the well-known 'Big Hairy Bird', complete with huge sharkmouth artwork.
Above: Airfix’s 1/32 Bond Bug has been popular regardless of when it was released, with this originally Series 1 kit – which cost just 19p in 1971 – and Matt Bacon’s build of this three wheeler on the Classic British Kits stand drew plenty of attention.
Above: Airfix’s 1/32 Bond Bug has been popular regardless of when it was released, with this originally Series 1 kit – which cost just 19p in 1971 – and Matt Bacon’s build of this three wheeler on the Classic British Kits stand drew plenty of attention.
Above: There aren’t many kits of bulldozers, which makes IPMS Edinburgh modeller Phil Spencer’s scratch-built 1/35 Komatsu Bulldozer even more impressive when you realise the dozer blade is fully articulated and moveable.
Above: There aren’t many kits of bulldozers, which makes IPMS Edinburgh modeller Phil Spencer’s scratch-built 1/35 Komatsu Bulldozer even more impressive when you realise the dozer blade is fully articulated and moveable.
Above: The Border Model 1/35 Imperial Japanese Army 28cm Howitzer builds into an impressive exhibit; Nottinghamshire Scale Model Club’s Murray Duffie added a convincing patina to the metallic finish, making the base mounted gun even more noteworthy.
Above: The Border Model 1/35 Imperial Japanese Army 28cm Howitzer builds into an impressive exhibit; Nottinghamshire Scale Model Club’s Murray Duffie added a convincing patina to the metallic finish, making the base mounted gun even more noteworthy.
Above: Manchester IPMS modeller Robin Marsh built his Tamiya 1/12 Honda NSR 500 as the title-winning #3 as ridden by Keiji Kinoshita in the 1986 All Japan Roadrace Championship.
Above: Manchester IPMS modeller Robin Marsh built his Tamiya 1/12 Honda NSR 500 as the title-winning #3 as ridden by Keiji Kinoshita in the 1986 All Japan Roadrace Championship.