The British Tarantula Show might not seem the obvious place to go to find modelling tools. To be honest, that wasn't what I was expecting when I went along. In fact, I didn't know what to expect at all, but it was 10 minutes drive and only a fiver to go in - and I was curious.
The first surprise was that although there were tables full of spiders for sale in little plastic pots, there customers also wanted creepy crawlies. Millipedes the side of a Twix finger, twice as long and with an awful lot of legs for example. Quite attractive in their own way...
African snails are quite a size too. I don't get these, I mean you can't cuddle them, can you? All you have a is a huge mollusc leaving slime everywhere. Fun for a few minutes, but after that, you've still got to feed it.
Anyway, after a fascinating chat with a stallholder about the virtues of whistling cockroaches, I found a tool stall.