Bradford Seminar 2012

LMA SPRING SEMINAR 2012 At the Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Bradford, Leeds. Report by Dave Walker, Photographs by Dave Walker

Well, that’s it, the LMA 2012 season has now officially started, on the 11th March, with the Bradford static display, held in the Richard Dunn sports facility. Again the event was well supported by LMA members and our core traders who all added to the atmosphere of the event. With the revised layout this year it was difficult to get a feel for the volume of models on show compared with last year, but what was very noticeable was the quality and variety of models on display. These took in the whole spectrum of aviation from the Bleriot to the modern jets of both civilian and military types.

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Brian Rawcliffe’s Unique Mitsubishi KI-15 “Babs” from 1936 built to 1/4 scale. model is structurally complete with work now ongoing on the colour scheme. Engine is a ROTO 85cc 4 stroke twin petrol engine.

Paul Crawshaw’s Refurbished Gruman Hellcat.

Harry Harland’s 1/4 scale Fokker D7 The model has a span of 89 inch and uses a Saito F36 4-Stroke engine.

Ian Turney-White’s New 2/3 scale 1913 Ponnier Racer. Model spans 16 ft and uses wing warping as one of its primary controls.

David Bell’s 1/2 Scale Bucker Jungmeister in Swiss colours.

Tony Slater’s Model of the Roland DV1, Built to 1/3 scale and designed in the US by Joe Huntley specifically for the Dawn Patrol. Also Tony’s Nieuport 24BIS completed in the colours of Lt Paul Taracson.

Ken Dallow’s Seldom modelled Fairy Flycatcher Mk1.

Barry Banks Bristol F2B. 5329 The model is built to 1/3 scale giving a wingspan of 13ft-3inch and an expected weight between 55 & 60 lbs.

Mike Eccles very atmospheric 1929 Ford Trimotor NC 8407. Uses 3 petrol Zenoah engines. Originally built by Roger Bale.

Dave Lowe’s Stampe SV-4B-V4 circa 1936. Wing span is 85 inches.

John Braithwaite’s New Laird-Turner special built to 1/2 scale.

John Evans Rarely modelled P-82E twin Mustang.

Andy Boylet’s 1/2 scale electric Spacewalker 2.

Mike Altham is progressing well on the Nimrod MRA4, 13.54% scale.

David Johnson’s mighty Vulcan B2, wing span of 20ft.

Build on the VC 10 advances steadily, length of 18ft-10inch.

The start of it all, the Bleriot, David Bailey.

John Townsend’s Howard DGA6 “Mr Muligan” 45% scale.

Nice range of scale models from ADFA manufacturing.

Your truly and membership secretary Lynn sort out the world.

Nice to see BMFA presence at the show.

Stocking up on essentials at one of the nine trade stands present.

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