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Title: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 02, 2019, 05:06:27 am
Australian Model Expo 2019.
Sandown Racecourse June 7-10 (Queen's Birthday Weekend).
http://www.modelexpo.com.au

There will be an informal gathering of the whfferati at the Helicopter class table at 1300 on Monday 10th.


Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on June 02, 2019, 05:34:04 am
Wish I could be there. :-\

Maybe next year? :unsure:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 04, 2019, 04:04:22 am
Wish I could be there. :-\

Maybe next year? :unsure:

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 07, 2019, 02:42:07 am
Well that's my models entered.  I had a chat with a bloke in the queue who had brought along a HUGE 1/35 D-Day beachhead diorama.  More than enough to fill a complete table.  Can't wait to see it set up.  It even had a section of railway track so I am expecting a rail gun or armoured train.
No arguments about classifications this year.
As always I managed to break something on one of my models.  This time I knocked off one of the Over Size signs on the front of the KrAz.  Really should take superglue with me.

There will be an informal gathering of the whfferati at the Helicopter class table at 1300 on Monday 10th.
Which this year is  at the opposite end of the hall from the canteen.  Conveniently next to Metro Hobbies and close to Modelart Australia.
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: comrade harps on June 09, 2019, 06:21:54 am
See ya there and then!
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 09, 2019, 06:23:20 am
Can't wait.
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 10, 2019, 03:58:28 am
Had a great day.
Spent far too much then met up with Comrade Harps and roamed the hall whiff hunting.
Found a few.  Pics soon (prolly tomorrow).

The big blue KrAz truck with the dozer on the trailer is now apparently the second best model commercial vehicle (over three tons) in Australia.
Which is nice.
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on June 10, 2019, 06:04:41 am
The big blue KrAz truck with the dozer on the trailer is now apparently the second best model commercial vehicle (over three tons) in Australia.
Which is nice.

Well done, Fred! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: rickshaw on June 10, 2019, 06:08:37 am
Indeed, well done, mate!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2019, 06:38:12 am
Well done mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 10, 2019, 06:56:01 am
Good show Fred, glad they appreciate some of your work anyway.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 11, 2019, 06:05:57 am
Thanks folks.  People saw stuff which hopefully got them thinking - that was the important thing.
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 13, 2019, 05:48:57 am
Some pictures.
More here. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/sets/72157709059512863/)

These multi turret tanks always look like whiffs to me.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053479916_85fa3e913b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjDqq)Model Expo 2019 - 28 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjDqq) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

1/12 Caterham for Kit.  Just look at all that lovely detail.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053560907_2b186e2bfd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk4uP)Model Expo 2019 - 41 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk4uP) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This is paper.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053517008_2cba79bd1a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjQrW)Model Expo 2019 - 43 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjQrW) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This is very well done.  Imagine if it was a fire bomber dropping retardant...
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053551092_f20ff21e03_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk1zA)Model Expo 2019 - 63 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk1zA) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053550422_31f9ff8f25_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk1o3)Model Expo 2019 - 66 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk1o3) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053507093_02e032028b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjMuZ)Model Expo 2019 - 67 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjMuZ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053461721_3d03edf4e7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjy1H)Model Expo 2019 - 72 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjy1H) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053548827_40903354d4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjZUx)Model Expo 2019 - 75 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjZUx) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053497903_15998d59a3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjJLx)Model Expo 2019 - 104 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjJLx) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053445631_65be96f3d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjtei)Model Expo 2019 - 120 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjtei) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053547372_bb66d79594_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjZts)Model Expo 2019 - 79 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjZts) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2019, 05:59:37 am

These multi turret tanks always look like whiffs to me.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053479916_85fa3e913b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjDqq)Model Expo 2019 - 28 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjDqq) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This is paper.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053517008_2cba79bd1a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjQrW)Model Expo 2019 - 43 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjQrW) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr


Yup multi-turret tanks fascinate me, and it wasn't just the Soviets. As for the paper model, that's amazing. Every year at the MK Show there's a guy who has a large stand just full of paper models and every year it's different (normally a theme) and they are fantastic  :bow:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 13, 2019, 08:34:50 am

1/12 Caterham for Kit.  Just look at all that lovely detail.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053560907_2b186e2bfd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk4uP)Model Expo 2019 - 41 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk4uP) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr


Awesome job, that.  :thumbsup:

What scale was it please? Tamiya do the Super Seven in 1/24, like the one I did, and also in 1/12, but the big one's EXPENSIVE!  :o
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on June 14, 2019, 02:22:30 am
Both of these are good! :thumbsup:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053550422_31f9ff8f25_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk1o3)Model Expo 2019 - 66 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdk1o3) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053507093_02e032028b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjMuZ)Model Expo 2019 - 67 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjMuZ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Is this an Uncle Les creation? It has his vibe. ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053548827_40903354d4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjZUx)Model Expo 2019 - 75 of 131 (https://flic.kr/p/2gdjZUx) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 14, 2019, 03:24:56 am
Kit - That's the 1/12 Caterham.
Womby - don't know who built it as there are no names on the display cards.  The only way to find out would be to hang around at the end to see who took it home.


Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 14, 2019, 05:34:11 am
Kit - That's the 1/12 Caterham.
Womby - don't know who built it as there are no names on the display cards.  The only way to find out would be to hang around at the end to see who took it home.

I think in the case of the Thomas it would be who it followed home !

Thomas was my second favourite series of books as a small child (peter Rabbit and Co was No 1) and no way could I ever have conceived of him looking like that  :-X
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 14, 2019, 05:45:44 am
It reminds me of the evil toys created by the kid next door (Sid?) in Toy Story.