Pascal Zandt has sent us news of a travel opportunity for a limited number of tank and history fanatics who would like to tour Europe and see sites of famed tank museums, battlefields, and the like.
Looking for another great show to attand? October 8th, 2016 check out the High Plains Con XXVII at the 4-H Building, Larimer County Fairgrounds.
The Free Time Fall Festival model contest will be held October 8th, 2016 again at Free Time Hobbies in Blue Ridge, GA. Starting at 9:00 AM
Darren Baker brings us news of two upcoming events at the Museum of Army Flying. Situated 5 miles from Andover, the museum is easily reached by car or public transport.
Luciano Satornetti and Darren Baker have sent us glimpses of some of the new kits on show at the Japan Model & Hobby Show 2015.
While this site is about ship modeling, I consider inspiration part of the modeling process (for myself, anyway). Coming out in 2016 is a film made by the Disney Company about one of maritime histories greatest rescue at sea stories.
Founded in 1948, the Nautical Research Guild is a Federally approved nonprofit educational organization with an international membership of historians, ship model makers, artists and laypersons with a common interest in the history, beauty and technical sophistication of ships and their models. This October 22nd - 24th they are having a conference in Mystic Connecticut that includes a private tour of Mystic Seaport.
IPMS Hellas is proud to announce its 34th Annual Exhibition & Contest, which is going to be held in the Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Centre, in Athens, between the 1st and the 4th of October 2015.
The 21st AMPS 2015 International Convention is quickly approaching. April 30 to May 02, 2015 at the WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn IN…and Vallejo will be there!! Todd Michalak gives up a rundown of what to expect from this year’s show and Vallejo’s part at the show.
Wespe Models will be present at AMPS International Convention,
Apr 30- 02 May, 2015, WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn IN.
The Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicles Association (MAFVA) will hold its 50th anniversary UK Nationals show at IWM Duxford again this year, on Father's Day!
Based on response to a small contest in store, Hobby Center is having its first Ottawa Scale Auto Contest on September 14, 2014.
After a year hiatus, the California Show put on by SCAHMS is back for 2014. The show is going to be at a new venue this year, but not far from it's old home.
Thanks to David L. Veres for details of how Testors will be showcasing their extensive range of products at Nurnberg's Toy Fair at the end of this month:
The Airbrush Company has announced they will host the first NOAH UNIVERSITY event in the UK!
Shesto Ltd. have sent us details of their attendance at this year's Nürnberg International Toy Fair:
STEAM WRECKING CRANE DEMO AT NEVADA RAILWAY SYMPOSIUM
Fri., Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Report on the SCAHMS Modeling Seminar July 28th
By Penny Meyer
The SCAHMS all-day seminar and modeling day was a great success and we will be doing more of this sort of thing. We are a modeling club and I think it is wonderful that we are making movements to get us all working together and having fun. Please join us and help us make a regular schedule of getting together and glueing and painting things.
Our friend John Rosengrant was called away to work on a film location so he was very sorry to not be able to join us. He has said that he will re-schedule his workshop later in the year so please keep tuned in for the announcements.
When John announced that he could not make it, Bill Horan stepped in and offered to break his day into 2 sections, one of painting and one of sculpting. Thank-you so much for doing this Bill!
Our instructors were David Whitford and Lars Liljeblad in the Airbrush Area, Bill Horan and Penny Meyer for the Painting Area and Bill Horan for the Sculpting Area.
Bill Dunkle, one of our long time friends and supporters, came all the way from Phoenix to spend the morning session with us. He and Aaron Lovejoy from San Diego drove the furthest to come for instruction and we certainly appreciate their efforts to be able to join us. Bill D. and Aaron were joined by Steven Lloyd and Jim Mendoza in the painter’s area.
Bill Horan then provided us with a great demonstration of how he paints a 54mm head. Bill then answered a lot of questions and provided a critique of some work each person brought with them, to help them improve the look of their figures.
After lunch, Bill gave a demonstration of how he sculpts a figure with A&B putty.
Across the room we had a great airbrush work area set-up by Lars Liljeblad and David Whitford. Michael Butman, Jim Hill and Victoria Geis played with the equipment and had fun. It was Michael’s first time using an airbrush He really enjoyed himself and it inspired me to look into getting my airbrush set up at home. Aaron joined the airbrush group after Bill Horan retired for the day. It really was great fun to watch.
Stay tuned for updates on another SCAHMS workshop coming soon!
The 2012 California Show may be over, but for a select few it was their time to bask in the spotlight. There were some truly stunning entries this year from all over the globe, notably the Best in Show winner by Riccardo Ruberti; a 54mm vignette entitled "La carica dello squadrone Keren a Kassala" (The charge of the squadron Keren in Kassala).
Not a new product this time, but a great opportunity. If you will be in the Burbank, CA area in April here is your chance to learn at the Monsterpalooza.
Nevada Northern Railway, treasured National Historic Landmark in Ely, Nevada, has announced their schedule of events for 2012! This incredible railroad is the subject of several photo features at this site.
As well as exhibiting their comprehensive ranges of modelling tools of almost every description at this year's Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair, Shesto Ltd. will be holding master-classes to showcase the Aztec and Spraycraft airbrushes.
Gateway Chapter IPMS will present its Invitational model contest and swap meet on Sat., Sept. 10, 2011 at Hitters' Choice Cages, 534 Workman Road, Eureka, MO 63025.
Nevada Northern Railway is having a special Memorial Day weekend.
Herpa Tag Der Offenen Tür Open House.