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Latest issue: Aug 2014/Sept 2014


So summer is here and the World Cup and Wimbledon are currently filling our TV screens. Supposedly, we may well have just had the hottest June on record, but funnily enough, as I sit writing this, itís the last weekend in June, which means thousands of music fans descend on a farm in Glastonbury for a little music festival, and inevitably it rains, and then rains some more.

Strangely, I can think of two occurrences of poor weather this month, given the potential record temperatures overall this weekend, which is surely caused by Glastonbury as ever? Secondly, and far more annoyingly for most of us who didn't wish to traipse to a field in Somerset, was the London show. The show always used to be at the end of June, on the same weekend as Glastonbury, so maybe thatís why I got wet so many times trying to unload or load at the Royal National. However, for the past couple of years, and since the move to the BDC is Islington, the show has fallen on the first weekend in June. Last year we lucked out with the weather. This year though was another story as attendees arrived with macs on and umbrellas in hand.

Despite the rain and the issues with the tube, the show went well once again and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. if you didnít make it along donít worry though, as George Phillips has done his usual report giving you all the highlights later on in this issue! Add to this his interview with Graham Mollard of GNM Miniatures and some great historical articles from the rest of the team and once again, I think weíve got a cracking issue.

Finally, make sure you check out the TSC/Guideline websites over the next few weeks as Iím pleased to announce that you will shortly be able to buy a digital version of the magazine to read on your tablet or e-reader!

As always, I hope you enjoy reading the next 70+ pages and Iíll see you back here in two months for the next one.
All the best

Mark Avery

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