♥ Scale ModelWorld Information ♥
Scale ModelWorld is the greatest model show on earth!
Scale ModelWorld is an annual exhibition held over two days every November. The show is organised and run by the International Plastic Modellers Society and since 1998 the venue has been The International Centre in Telford.
Scale ModelWorld is without doubt the largest model show in the world encompassing all four halls of the Telford International Centre and is unmatched in its size and diversity which helps to attract the huge visitor numbers who come from not only the United Kingdom and Europe but from all over the world. Each year over overseas groups displayed and visitor numbers continue to grow.
Traders from all over the world attend the event from locations including China, Japan, Russia, America, Europe and the UK and included major manufacturers such as Airfix, Revell and Zoukei Mura. Airfix also announced the release of its 1/24th scale Hawker Typhoon kit at the show and we hope other manufacturers will take the opportunity to similarly announce their new releases. Trade space routinely sells fast and the majority of space becomes allocated quickly. Historically the majority of the specialist book publishers, major model retailers and printed modelling magazines in the UK and Europe attend the show each year.
Club displays are distributed over the large halls with every imaginable genre or special interest in the modelling world represented somewhere among the many thousands of models on display. An important part of these displays is the Overseas area in which you can find numerous traders and clubs from all over the globe and soak up the truly international and vibrant atmosphere. The show has always been known for the warm welcome given to new visitors and regulars alike and you will find that your time flies past so fast that the two days are over in a flash and you didn't manage to get around half of the show, which is a good incentive to come again next year!
Scale ModelWorld hosts the internationally renowned IPMS (UK) Annual Model Competition with over 100 different classes and individual trophies. Only members of an IPMS organisation of which there are over 60 worldwide can enter models in the competition but all visitors are welcome to view the models in the competition area.
SMW also hosts a truly massive Kit Swap which grows in size and popularity each year where IPMS members can sell surplus items. Members have priority access in the morning but later in the day all are welcome to go in search of a bargain or that Long-Out-of-Production-Kit. Light refreshments, hot meals, hot and cold drinks and licensed bar are all available in the halls and there are two hotels onsite and many others nearby.