Wings & Tracks 2018

For those of you who are unaware Wings & Tracks is the first model comp for the year acting as a prelude to the mega Model Expo in June. This event showcases a collection of aircraft and military vehicles and almost anything related to the above such as dioramas and figures. Awards are covered for the usual place categories common with many competitions, but what sets this show apart from the others is that it has a theme related to aircraft and vehicles. This year’s theme for the ‘Golden Wing’ award was ‘Floatplane & Amphibious Aircraft’ and for the ‘Golden Sprocket’ award this was ‘Amphibians – Any AFV/Vehicle’.

The show itself was well attended including traders Brian from Wargame Miniatures and Scott from SMS. These guys put in a lot of effort and time to be at these shows and without their support and time these shows would not be what they are!

Drum roll please…………. and the winner for the ‘Golden Wing’ was our very own Martin Reid with his superb Wingnut Wing 1/32 Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 Early. Martin also took out 1st in its category for his Wingnut Wings Taupe which also won the ‘Entrants Choice – Best of Show’!. This is a fantastic effort and well deserved, as I know first hand the amount of work Martin has put into these kits.

Click here to see pics of this years show.

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March Meeting Update

Well, a busy weekend with various events including the Avalon Air Show, Eastern Suburbs Swap ‘n’ Sell and car shows didn’t deter the die-hards! It was great to see well-respected local modelling guru Ian Hill come along. With Ian’s digital artwork endeavours, he remains a plastic modeller and wowed us with a Warmachine. Quite apt as we make 2017 the year to promote our Warmachine interest group where members and guests are encouraged to bring along their non-avaiation military modelling endeavours.

Ian presented his Panther G (Late) as built from the Dragon 1/35 kit. It’s depicted as it served in Budapest in February / March 1945 in Operation Konrad. Note the steel wheel on the last station in the chassis with all other wheels being the usual rubber types. Also note the serial number. Thanks Ian, we hope to see more Warmachines in future as well as your Warbirds. For Ian’s digital art, visit his website at threedbattleart.com