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Scale Model COmpetition Winners 2019

The 2019 Shuttleworth Scale Model Exhibition was organised by the SVAS to raise funds for the Collection and was held on Sunday 17th February. The very warm sunny weather attracted hundreds of visitors to Shuttleworth to see a wide range of models. There were models on display ranging from original WW2 landscape models used in the planning of D-Day to the latest kit releases.

The model competition is one of the highlights of the day and the winners for 2019 are below.

Category 1 – 1/72nd scale and smaller – Winner Ladislav Hancar entered with a 1/144 Goster Meteor 4

Winning Model in Category 1 – 1/144 Gloster Meteor 4 by Ladislav Hancar
Winner of Category 1 – Ladislav Hancar

Category 2 – 1/48th scale and smaller (exc cat 1) – Winner Ladislav Hancar entered with a 1/48 Antonov AN 2

Winning Model in Category 2 – 1/48 Antonov AN-2 by Ladislav Hancar
Winner of Category 2 – Ladislav Hancar

Category 3 – larger than 1/48th scale – Winner Steve Hartles entered with a scratchbuilt Arrol Johnston

Winning Model in Category 3 – Scratchbuilt Arrol Johnston by Steve Hartles
Winner of Category 3 – Steve Hartles

Junior Modeller – Winner Jonan Sharples entered with a diorama ‘Scoping the area’

Winning Junior Model – ‘Scoping the area’ by Jonan Sharples
Junior Modeller Winner – Jonan Sharples

Best in Show – The John Morris Memorial Trophy – Winner Michael Norris with a collection of fine World War One models

Winner of the Best in Show category – Michael Norris with the John Morris Memorial Trophy and his winning display of WW1 models

Fred Harris

We are sorry to report that long standing SVAS member Fred Harris passed away yesterday.

Fred had been a volunteer at the Collection for many years, carrying out tasks ranging from restoring the Fergie tractor to building the SOE ladder for the Lysander to being membership secretary for many years.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. His observations will be missed.

Fred Harris

Flying Proms Tickets Selling Fast

UPDATE: The Collection has advised that online tickets sales will end at 17:00 on Friday 17th August and there will be no on the day ticket sales.

Please ensure that you have purchased your ticket from to avoid disappointment.

The weather forecast is looking promising for Saturday’s 21st anniversary Flying Proms concert and as a result tickets are selling fast and may sell out before the event.

We encourage any SVAS member who would like to attend the event to ensure that they have purchased their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are available from the Shuttleworth Collection website here

Season Premiere Sell Out

The Shuttleworth Collection have just advised us that all remaining tickets for the Season Premiere are likely to be sold today (Thursday 3rd May). There will be no tickets available on the gate for the air display on Sunday 6th May.

Further details about the event are available on the Shuttleworth Collection website.

UPDATE: (Friday 4th May): ALL TICKETS TO THE SEASON PREMIERE AIR SHOW, SUN 6 MAY, HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD. There will be no tickets available on the day and anybody arriving without a valid ticket will be turned away. We apologise for any disappointment caused.