It seemed slightly incongruous to go to the Western Desert Recce Group's model show on an industrial estate in Blantyre on this dreich Scottish Saturday. It's not my hobby, but I have never visited this group's base and starved of shows for the past couple of years; I will grasp at any straw!
The group are reenactors who specialise in the vehicles of the Middle East campaigns in both world wars.
They have a small collection of vehicles, some of which I have seen at events around Scotland.
Several local model clubs turned up to display their work, and very impressive it was too. Here are just a few that caught my eye.
Several local model shops also had stalls. Unfortunately, I am pretty useless when it comes to assembling kits, but I couldn't resist this Croatian Me 109 that will, sometime, be strafing my partisans.
I also picked up a book full of colour plates of modern Turkish and Arab AFVs. Just the job.
Overall, it was a friendly wee show and well worth the effort.