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Title: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: zenrat on May 23, 2021, 04:43:08 am
Ballarat show today.
About 380 models entered.  Mostly cars & trucks but a strong showing of aircraft, military and Sci Fi.

Pics are here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/albums/72157719245341823) but here are some highlights.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51197183006_c854f67c34_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WPQ)Ballarat NNL 2021  - 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WPQ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51196472362_056c06b808_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m14izm)Ballarat NNL 2021  - 22 (https://flic.kr/p/2m14izm) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51196472232_030dc3720a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m14ix7)Ballarat NNL 2021  - 26 (https://flic.kr/p/2m14ix7) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Mad Max War Rig.  More pics of this.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51197182376_2086d4784b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WCY)Ballarat NNL 2021  - 32 (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WCY) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Awesome Mighty Mo Diorama. 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51197182006_3269c91954_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WwA)Ballarat NNL 2021  - 45 (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WwA) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This for Tophe.  Not sure what it is but it appears to me to have P-38 in its DNA.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51197181971_d958403f4b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WvZ)Ballarat NNL 2021  - 46 (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WvZ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

And this was my favourite.  Beautifully cleanly built Mazda Cosmo.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51197962424_8efaaa31f7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m1bWw5)Ballarat NNL 2021  - 12 (https://flic.kr/p/2m1bWw5) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: Flyer on May 23, 2021, 04:51:51 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2021, 05:41:50 am
Looks a terrific 'show', whatever they are............  :-\

LOVE the Swiss Army tank.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: NARSES2 on May 23, 2021, 05:50:56 am
Cheers Zen  :thumbsup:


LOVE the Swiss Army tank.  :thumbsup:

As do I, and I'm impressed by the simulated gunfire on the US Battleship model, very realistic and it's something that's very difficult to do.
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: scooter on May 23, 2021, 06:28:24 am
This for Tophe.  Not sure what it is but it appears to me to have P-38 in its DNA.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51197181971_d958403f4b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WvZ)Ballarat NNL 2021  - 46 (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WvZ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Something Star Warsy, IIRC.  From either The Mandalorian or Clone Wars/Rebels series.
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: Old Wombat on May 23, 2021, 07:19:59 am
Nice! :thumbsup:

SAPMA haven't announced the date of their 2021 Expo, yet. :(

However, I'm banking on the second weekend of October, as that's its usual date slot.
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: rickshaw on May 24, 2021, 12:10:43 am
Looking forward to it, Guy.  You? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: zenrat on May 24, 2021, 03:05:24 am
One year i'll drive over for that.

Melbourne Model Expo has been rescheduled to 30th & 31st October.
http://modelexpo.com.au
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: buzzbomb on May 24, 2021, 03:44:40 am
Nice one Fred. Had a prior commitment so could not head to the show. Seen a few of yours in the pix I have seen though.
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: rickshaw on May 24, 2021, 05:52:26 am
As do I, and I'm impressed by the simulated gunfire on the US Battleship model, very realistic and it's something that's very difficult to do.

I wonder how they did it?  LEDs in the gun blasts? :banghead:
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: NARSES2 on May 24, 2021, 06:23:29 am
As do I, and I'm impressed by the simulated gunfire on the US Battleship model, very realistic and it's something that's very difficult to do.

I wonder how they did it?  LEDs in the gun blasts? :banghead:

Maybe, but it just looks like extremely well painted cotton wool to my tired old eyes ?
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: Old Wombat on May 24, 2021, 06:55:38 am
Looking forward to it, Guy.  You? :thumbsup:

If they announce it early enough I shall take some leave, if necessary. ;)
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: Captain Canada on May 24, 2021, 07:25:20 am
Great stuff ! Thanks for sharing the pics. I always love seeing armour dios. So many ideas out there ! The Swiss Army Tank was pretty funny as well !
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: ericr on May 24, 2021, 11:56:32 am
Thanks for sharing. The 2cv and swiss tank are my favorites  ;D
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 25, 2021, 03:19:20 am
This for Tophe.  Not sure what it is but it appears to me to have P-38 in its DNA.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51197181971_d958403f4b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WvZ)Ballarat NNL 2021  - 46 (https://flic.kr/p/2m17WvZ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

It's a toyish Revell Star Wars snap-fit kit from the (*gasp*) early episodes, a so-called "Magna Guard Fighter". Not certain if it appears in the movie at all?
Apparently built OOB, just with a nice finish. Until now I was not aware that this thing actually carries a purple livery!?

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/1/3/0/193130-10571-24-pristine.jpg)

Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: zenrat on May 25, 2021, 04:35:34 am
As do I, and I'm impressed by the simulated gunfire on the US Battleship model, very realistic and it's something that's very difficult to do.

I wonder how they did it?  LEDs in the gun blasts? :banghead:

Maybe, but it just looks like extremely well painted cotton wool to my tired old eyes ?

There was an accompanying sheet of notes.  I probly should have taken a snap of it.  IIRC the orange in the blasts is hair dye.
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: NARSES2 on May 25, 2021, 06:14:39 am

There was an accompanying sheet of notes.  I probly should have taken a snap of it.  IIRC the orange in the blasts is hair dye.

It never ceases to amaze me how modeller's brains work sometimes.
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 25, 2021, 07:37:03 am
Cotton wool has a lot of potential for small scale explosions and gunfire - the gunfire here appears to me as if several "balls" had been sculpted, airbrushed/spraxed and then clogged together. Looks very good, and I have seen a diorama some time ago with a buring aircraft of a carrier deck, with LED lights hidden in the deck illuminating the cotton wool clusters from below. Very dramatic.
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: Gondor on May 25, 2021, 10:28:52 am
Cotton wool has a lot of potential for small scale explosions and gunfire - the gunfire here appears to me as if several "balls" had been sculpted, airbrushed/spraxed and then clogged together. Looks very good, and I have seen a diorama some time ago with a buring aircraft of a carrier deck, with LED lights hidden in the deck illuminating the cotton wool clusters from below. Very dramatic.

I've seen that too, not only dramatic but very very good too.

Gondor

P.S. I think it was a WWII USN diorama with a Hellcat that was on fire.
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 27, 2021, 02:01:00 am
Yes, exactly.  :thumbsup:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/52/eb/a6/52eba673b2e865ade3ffb97aa904638e.jpg)
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 27, 2021, 03:03:46 am
That's EXCEPTIONAL!  :thumbsup:

You can almost feel the heat!  :o
Title: Re: Ballarat NNL 2021
Post by: NARSES2 on May 27, 2021, 06:12:14 am
That's EXCEPTIONAL!  :thumbsup:


Certainly is  :bow: