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On Track 2014

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The fourth On Track Model Show took place in its usual seaside home on 1 March 2014.

A cold but beautifully clear day in Folkestone provided a wonderful light in the competition room and throughout the Leas Cliff Hall (above, seen from the beach), something of a relief from the seemingly endless rain that has affected southern England this winter.

The Best in Show was one of the smallest models in competition, Andy Lang's Indian Pattern Light Tank Mk II; I think it is evident from the photos how this tiny model appeared to have been flawlessly built. It is followed on this page by the silver and bronze from the Military Vehicles of all types smaller than 1/48 class, then by Military Vehicle Dioramas smaller than 1/48, Junior models of all types and scales, and finally by Military vehicles, scratchbuilt or converted, 1/48 or larger.
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About the Author

About Matthew Lenton (firstcircle)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

Earliest model memory is a Super Sabre my grandmother bought for me around 1972. Have always dabbled in painting and making things, and rediscovered doing that with plastic in 2008. Vowed then to complete the 30 year old stash, and have made some progress. Hobby goes hand in hand with BBC Radio 3...


Comments

Very nice feature (event) report, that shows us on this side of the pond an example of a model show out your way. So, there are only two small scale categories? That would be rather disappointing as an "all types" category leads to comparing "apples to oranges". As over here, I am sure each show is somewhat different. Still, it is interesting to see what one would be up against. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Jan
MAR 04, 2014 - 03:20 AM
As the Competition Officer for On Track, I would point out that there are indeed two small scale classes, and only three for larger scales. The other 5 classes (only 10 altogether) are for ships, aircraft, figures/busts, junior entrants and a Miscellaneous class to catch anything else. There has to be a bit of 'chalk and cheese' comparison with so few classes. But we only had 100 entries across all categories. Chris
MAR 07, 2014 - 05:47 AM
Tom two photo's of me and you didn't even say hi I didn't take a lot of photo's but I'll add what I did take here in a few days.
MAR 07, 2014 - 06:20 AM
Ah, they aren't my pics! (I just posted the link - the photos are by Natalia, on the official On Track website...) I didn't get time to grab any pics myself. Gonna be at Southern Expo on the Sunday?
MAR 07, 2014 - 08:37 AM
Not one, not two, but no less than FIVE JU-87s at one show! Wow, that's unheard of around here.
MAR 07, 2014 - 04:47 PM
Bob, I'm pretty sure they were all by the same person... base sizes were identical and they were all in a row.
MAR 07, 2014 - 09:19 PM
Thanks for providing a clarification about your show. My question was based on the shows that I have attended in Southern Ontario and Western New York. Most of them generally have 50 to 70 sub-categories to be judged and average between 400 and 500+ entries. Bob, I'm pretty sure they were all by the same person... base sizes were identical and they were all in a row.[/quote] This sounds like what we call a Collection over here and it is a separate category. These require a minimal of five models of a similar theme or subject. An example that I've seen is a dozen 1/72 scale Spitfires, each of a different Mark and markings. Cheers, Jan
MAR 08, 2014 - 03:52 AM
Just the point I was making, Jan. On this side of the pond, it's commonplace to see groups of Spits and P-51s, but Stukas?? Most of the shows I go to you're lucky if you have one entered. It's actually a pleasant change.
MAR 08, 2014 - 12:43 PM
Very nice and thank you for the photo from the beach of the hall could show my family was there in 2006 Euro Mil.
APR 01, 2014 - 04:16 AM
Who's the Steampunk chick on the second page?
APR 10, 2014 - 10:02 AM