A man who loves transformers

Man has 1000 models

HANNAH MCLEOD
Last updated 14:22 19/09/2013
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Southern Models and Modellers club president Keith Davies will be taking about 200 of his collectible Transformers and kit-set model aeroplanes to display at the Model Show this weekend.

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Ever fancied racing at Bathurst?

This weekend you have your chance.... sort of.

More than 1000 models and collectibles will be on display at the Southern Models and Modellers Club Model Show this weekend.

Held at the Invercargill Workingmen's Club, the show will include a replica of the Bathurst racing track, built by the Southern Models and Modellers Club members.

The slot car circuit will be on offer to members of the public to have a go for a small cost.

Club president Keith Davies said his personal collection of about 200 Transformers would be on display, as well as some of his kit-set model aeroplanes.

The models Mr Davies was taking to the show were only a portion of his collection.

He had more than 1000 collectibles, which he had been collecting since he was 12 years old.

Other members were bringing model cars, military vehicles, and super hero collectibles.

There will also be a special film and television section, which included Star Wars models.

The model show included a competition for club members with more than 50 categories for either die-cast ready built models or kit-sets.

Die-cast ready built models are purchased ready made, but kit-sets require enthusiasts to assemble and paint the model themselves, Mr Davies said.

RJ Models and Toys would be selling collectibles at the show for the budding enthusiast, and there would be other stalls, raffles and a colouring competition.

The Southern Models and Modellers Club Model Show is at the Invercargill Workingmen's Club this Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

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