AOP all done and dusted, 3rd place over all in my local store. Disappointed? Yes. My entry focused on models, display board second. I went about this wrong from all the entries I have seen online. The models of course need to be good (1st and 2nd had great models) but the display board carries far more weight with the general public. Lesson for next time! The board was fun to make and I don’t regret putting more time and effort into the models, as that’s the core of what I produce and enjoy anyway. AOP is a great competition for a whole host of reasons; it forced me to finish stuff that perhaps would have dragged on otherwise, I saw some great stuff produced by other people and came away with a whole host of other ideas for the future. This article runs through what I produced and how I went about it.