The miniature equivalents of classic aircraft are to take centre stage at the Royal Air Force Museum Midlands on Sunday
Located at Cosford, Shropshire, the RAF Museum Midlands will be hosting the Model Mania event on Sunday, April 30.
Inside the attraction’s hangars, a collection of large models will be displayed under the wings of the real aircraft, opening up some potentially intriguing comparisons. There will also be ‘hands-on’ Airfix model-making showcases for enthusiasts of all skills – including ‘advanced’ sessions for those who want to fine tune their skills.
For this event, the museum has partnered with the Large Model Association to showcase almost 100 large model aircraft, many alongside their full-size counterparts. Some of these ‘not so mini’ models have a wingspan of more than 20ft including a replica Avro Vulcan. Displays include large-scale model versions of Spitfires, a Wellington, Lancaster, and a host of aircraft drawn from the history of aviation. All have been created and engineered with precision to mirror the originals.
There’s an additional charge for those who wish to participate in the model-making activities, but entry to the museum is otherwise free.
In addition to the Model Mania activities, the museum will be opening the Hunter and Phantom cockpits giving visitors the opportunity to sit in the pilot seat. It isn’t necessary to pre-book, but youngsters must be a minimum of one metre tall to sit inside the cockpit and be accompanied by an adult.
For further information on Model Mania and to pre-book your arrival time visit rafmuseum.org/midlands