I always find that when very busy at work it is important to get out and do things at the weekend, if for no other reason than to prove to others that you are still amongst them! With that in mind, the 'Provost Marshal' and myself decided that we should take in the modelling extravaganza that was once known as 'Euro Militaire'. Euro Miniature Expo hasn't changed noticeably in its format, but I think it was fair to say that the number of traders and exhibitors was considerably down on previous years. Admittedly we were there quite early on the first day and so things might have picked up, but there seemed to a genuine concern amongst a couple of the traders that the reduced footfall might jeopardise the future of the show. That said, from a purely selfish, point of view, it was nice not to return home bearing the scars inflicted from rabid, rucksack wielding punters!
One thing that remained consistent however was the sheer quality of the work on display in the exhibition halls. I find this humbling and inspiring in equal quantities and hope that the show continues to run as a showcase for these amazing painters and modellers. What follows are a selection of entries that caught my eye. Back to work this afternoon, but hopefully getting through the worst of it now.