Friday feature highlight: Spitfire headlines Telford modeller exhibition

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A full-size replica of a Spitfire Fighter and dozens of World War Two historical aircraft models will take centre stage at this year’s Scale ModelWorld show in Telford. The event is run by the International Plastic Modellers’ Society (UK) at The International Centre in Telford from 13-14 November. The show takes up the full 10,00sqm of exhibition space available on the site and features 120 trade exhibitors as well as 130 club displays. The theme of this year’s show is the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Event organiser, Paul Regan, said the theme was an obvious choice given the significance of 2010 as well as national sentiment towards recognising the UK’s WW2 efforts. The plastic Spitfire replica has a 36ft wing span, is 32ft long and features a cockpit made from the wreakage of a real Spitfire plane. Show attendees will be able to enter the cockpit to take photos as well as try the simulated flying experience. The plane was sourced from the Fylde Spitfire Memorial group.Regan said several of its modelling members were also putting together scaled replicas of the most significant airplanes flown by the British during WW2. At least 60 models were completed this week and up to 100 could be expected on the show floor. The annual club competition also runs during the event. To tie in with Remembrance weekend, organisers have also hired a bugler to play on Sunday. Many of the attendees and exhibitors have a military background, Regan added.ModelWorld has been held at Telford for the past 13 years. The annual show attracts approximately 1,500 members, 500 European visitors and 6,000 paying public guests. Regan claimed attendance was incrementally rising every year. He attributed this to returning interest in the modelling hobby from those who grew up when it was popular in the 1960s, as well as the association’s profile.  
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