The cry of the scale modeller can be a bellicose one at times. Wherever I turned at the recent plastic model exhibition I saw instruments of destruction. Very well done, mind, but nevertheless reminders of war and disaster. I made a point of searching out equally well-made models that might have had a gentler theme:
Off on vacation with a Mercury woodie and a teardrop trailer from the late 40’s or early 50’s. The trailers were every bit as popular in the Big World too – if you were prepared to crouch a little you could save big on petrol.
I noted in the rulebook for the competitions that the organisers reserved the right to ban anything that they deemed offensive. It might sound silly, but I suspect it is a good rule – there have been a number of figurine models produced that seem to transcend the boundaries of good taste without ever approaching artistry. It was a family day and the families had a very good time of it.