As is often the case, outside world intervened and we had to switch to our plan 'B' during our latest meeting of Limerick / Shannon Branch, as Gary couldn't made it at the end, due to circumstances beyond our or his control.
Nevertheless, we haven't stood still, boringly looking at each other, shaking our shoulders. Oh no, it's not us. We can always make a cup o'tea...
It was a final day of our local branch Irish themed non-aviation competition and there were some nice models on display.
Hamilton boys were very busy over the last few weeks and every member of the family in attendance brought a model and those were the stars of the day. 2 of those were scratch-built, 2 of them were conversions.
I know that I might be repeating myself again and again, but it's so nice to see such a talent and passion between the younger generation of modellers and you can see what I am talking about:
This is Sam's Free State Army officer, converted from Airfix figures in 1/32 scale. Sam is our youngest member.
Behind this figure you can see David's Bren carrier in 1/35 scale, photo of which can be found a few posts above
Colin's scratch-built RR armoured car in 1/48 scale, built without much of a reference material and based on some sketchy drawings found on the web.
Paul's Lancia AC, scratch-built in 1/48 scale as well, using the same sort of sketchy references as used on his father's RR above. This was the star of the day and well deserved winner, although it was a tough decision and every featured model would deserve to get an award.
Let's hope that this will be the case of Alan's RR AC in 1/35 scale, which looks the part so far and it's Alan's 1st ever venture to some proper modelling - aircraft are sooooooo yesterday like