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Title: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: buzzbomb on May 03, 2018, 11:36:18 pm
On again gang !

(http://www.modelexpo.com.au/Images/headers/ME2018logo.jpg)

http://www.modelexpo.com.au/ (http://www.modelexpo.com.au/)

Sadly the imagineering class has been dropped which is a whiffing shame but plenty of room in other classes to get a few WTF's from the unknowing.
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: zenrat on May 04, 2018, 01:52:22 am
Philistines.

Although I prefer to enter my whiffs into the "normal" classes anyway.

I'll be there all day Monday as usual.  Although the Model Car Club doesn't have a table this year because of apathy.

Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: puddingwrestler on May 27, 2018, 10:22:43 pm
I shall be there, but I don't think I will be entering anything. A combination of moving to distant lands and owning scale reference cat means spending whole long weekends in town doesn't really work anymore alas...
I shall ponder things.
And possibly enter the wargames categories.
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: zenrat on May 28, 2018, 03:00:28 am
I'm going to be having a busy weekend as it is also Comic Con.

Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: Old Wombat on June 09, 2018, 07:26:45 am
Have a great time, all who are going or have been! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: zenrat on June 11, 2018, 03:56:44 am
Been.
Saw Buzzbomb and Comrade Harps and I know Sykotik was there as I saw his Dragonfly.
I'm going through my pics preparing them for publication and will post some, and a link to the rest, up here when they are done.

Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: zenrat on June 11, 2018, 06:09:21 am
Pictures.

Not a whiff, but it is 1/72.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/41833833125_c564dec2ae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26JHk7V)Model Expo 2018 86 (https://flic.kr/p/26JHk7V) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/41833834075_4bf1e9372f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26JHkpi)Model Expo 2018 83 (https://flic.kr/p/26JHkpi) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This was at the back of the table behind a big space shuttle standing up in a picture frame.  Shame as it is excellent.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/41833839865_01b96c8f8e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26JHn88)Model Expo 2018 76 (https://flic.kr/p/26JHn88) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/41833840425_04b552b248_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26JHnhM)Model Expo 2018 75 (https://flic.kr/p/26JHnhM) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Took me a moment to work out why this was in Sci Fi.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1754/41833851695_b7ae9d9abc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26JHqD6)Model Expo 2018 56 (https://flic.kr/p/26JHqD6) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

IPMS display theme this year was Teddy Bear's Picnic.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1729/41833855835_216a20622a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26JHrSt)Model Expo 2018 51 (https://flic.kr/p/26JHrSt) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This is 1/144.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/42684380792_b10d879c80_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/282SBiS)Model Expo 2018 46 (https://flic.kr/p/282SBiS) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This should have won IMO.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/42684381822_4486e20d4c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/282SBBC)Model Expo 2018 43 (https://flic.kr/p/282SBBC) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

I photographed most of the racing planes as inspiration for the Racing GB to come.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1755/42684386052_d44c4b7606_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/282SCSy)Model Expo 2018 30 (https://flic.kr/p/282SCSy) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1752/27864748197_aa093e9cfb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Jsj7R4)Model Expo 2018 1 (1) (https://flic.kr/p/Jsj7R4) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/42684396112_09ca1df481_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/282SFS1)Model Expo 2018 9 (https://flic.kr/p/282SFS1) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Trumpeter 1/72 LCAC.  Not a whiff but it has so much potential to be one.  I really need to get one of these.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/42733632491_b36133d6bb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/287e386)Model Expo 2018 24 (https://flic.kr/p/287e386) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/42684388672_2369787239_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/282SDDJ)Model Expo 2018 23 (https://flic.kr/p/282SDDJ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

The rest of my pictures are here.  Enjoy. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/sets/72157697321610824/)

For those of you who like such things I have uploaded three pics of the civil airliners class in their original size.  I had originally intended to photograph each one individually for you but ran out of time.

Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: NARSES2 on June 11, 2018, 07:25:35 am
Nice ones, cheers Fred  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 11, 2018, 08:12:50 am
The "Road Train" is great!  ;D
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 11, 2018, 08:36:20 am

Trumpeter 1/72 LCAC.  Not a whiff but it has so much potential to be one.  I really need to get one of these.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/42733632491_b36133d6bb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/287e386)Model Expo 2018 24 (https://flic.kr/p/287e386) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr


I've got one of those, and a 1/144 one as well, no idea why though. The 1/72 box is GINORMOUS!  :o

That racing Hornet really looks the business!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 12, 2018, 03:57:41 am
 :mellow: :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: dumaniac on June 13, 2018, 01:14:01 am
Thanks for the pics

Bernie
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: Old Wombat on June 13, 2018, 07:11:17 am
Pix iz gud! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: zenrat on June 14, 2018, 04:46:46 am
No problemo friends.

Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: buzzbomb on June 14, 2018, 08:08:37 pm
Mr Modest Zenrat appears not to have mentioned his significant placing in one of the classes.

Well done Fred on the 1st in Sci Fi Vehs. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: sykotik on June 15, 2018, 02:30:34 am
Congrats on your first place there Fred. Its was well deserved. I stared at it for about 10 minutes I reckon marveling at the paint job
Graeme's Road Train is very impressive
I had no luck this year with anything, but there's always next year  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: zenrat on June 15, 2018, 03:15:12 am
Mr Modest Zenrat appears not to have mentioned his significant placing in one of the classes.

Well done Fred on the 1st in Sci Fi Vehs. :thumbsup:

Thanks Brian.

Sykotik - Thanks.  But as I say in my blog thread I feel you were cheated and your Dragonfly should have won.  If you are there next year on the Monday you should join Comrade Harps and I on our Whiff hunt.
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: sykotik on June 15, 2018, 04:11:18 am
Thanks Fred.  Im not cut up about Expo. Judging is very subjective and thats just the way it goes. Im happy as i convinced someone to buy a Dragonfly without having to say anything
I'd love to meet you guys next year!
Regards,
Simon
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: zenrat on June 15, 2018, 04:56:37 am
It's a date!
Title: Re: Australian Model Expo 2018 - 9-11 June
Post by: buzzbomb on June 16, 2018, 03:24:17 am
It was a good field in Sci Fi this year, Simon, I too thought your stuff was great, but as you say it is subjective and Sci Fi themes do invoke passions.

Dragonfly was an absolute treat to see, I too know of at least one modeller who has popped an order in for one of those, so as an inspirational model, it is certainly doing that in spades.