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Scale Aircraft Modelling|September 2021
The difficulty with writing a monthly magazine column at the moment is that so much is happening that what I wrote last month may have no relevance this month, especially as there is always a time lag between me submitting the column and it actually appearing in print.
John Tapsell

There has been much talk of vaccination 'passports' in recent weeks and whether they will need to be used when attending sporting events or large indoor gatherings, of which model shows are clearly a good example within our hobby.

At the time of writing, there is no definite guidance on what types of events might be impacted but it demonstrates just how volatile the situation is for any event organiser. Rules, instructions, and guidance are being introduced or withdrawn on a semi-regular basis, so a lot of what we do is trying to second-guess what the situation might be when a show actually takes place.

Scale ModelWorld is due to take place on 13 and 14 November this year but however much we plan for it, however much we intend for it to take place on time and on schedule, the risk we run is that the show could be cancelled as late as the morning it's due to open, simply because something outside our control has changed. On the positive side, we are seeing a high level of interest in Scale ModelWorld from both the trade and the modelling public so we know that if we can run the show, it will be a popular one.

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