YOU wouldn’t normally expect to find daleks and warships in the same place, but it was a case of anything goes at Huddersfield’s Greatest Model Show in the North.
The event, held at Huddersfield Sports Centre saw model enthusiasts from all over the country dropping in to demonstrate their craft and marvel at other people’s creations.
Every kind of model imaginable, from military vehicles and aircraft from several countries to ships, cars and popular sci-fi objects were on show at the weekend’s event.
Hundreds of people packed into the venue to take a peek at some of the most stunning examples of craftsmanship and even buy their own kits to have a go at recreating them themselves.
The show, hosted by the Wakefield and District branch of the International Plastic Modellers’ Society, attracted more than 90 exhibitors and featured more than 2,000 models.
Kirklees Model Boat Club was one of the many groups hosting an exhibit.
The club promotes the hobby of model building and sailing and meets every Sunday at Wilton Park in Batley.
Member Chris Behar had his replica of German World War Two submarine on display, the original of which was built in 1944.
He said it took him two years to built the model, which is radio controlled and dives to around 20ft.
He said: “It all depends on the detail. Some small parts on these models can take three weeks to complete. We also like to do a lot of research to make sure they are as accurate as possible.”
The club is well-known for its exhibits across the country and members have won competitions. Its members have been attending the Huddersfield model show, said to be top of its kind in Yorkshire, for years.
Member Michael Burtop said: “It’s not cheap to build the models– some of them can cost thousands – and they take a lot of patience, but we have a lot of fun making them.
“Shows like this one are quite good because they show people new to modelling what they can do and the experts can give them advice.”