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The Ships of MosquitoCon 2009

On April 4th, I ventured out on a cool, overcast day. Leaving my house later than I originally plan, and knowing full well the parking situation I was going to run into, I headed east to the annual New Jersey International Plastic Modelers Society famous MosquitoCON.

As expected, the large parking lot was full, my handicap plate wasnít going to help, as I drove around the lot, I spotted an unknown modeler walking towards him vehicle. I wave him down and he told me he was parked all the way down the other end of the parking lot. I told him to hope in, Iíd drive him down there---- a sure fire way of insuring you getting that spot!

Being pressed for time, (I didnít have the entire day to spend there) I paid my admission, greeted old friends and set about taking photos. I shot over 700 hundred photos; trying to take at least one of each entry, with some deserving several shots. Editing out the really poor photos, I still ended up posting over 600 photos from the show at my Smugmug site.
Link to Gallery

I have to say it was good to see the usual ďVendors from HellĒ doing a brisk business, and I spotted some really excellent give away prices at several tables. The door prizes and raffle prizes were top notch. I donít know if they had the usual 50/50, as I didnít hear it being announced.

Once again, Bill, and the Motley Crew at NJIPMS managed to put on a first class show. I can whole heartedly recommend making MosquitoCON part of your show circuit next year. The quality of the show, the exhibits, and the awards make the trip worthwhile.

I am looking forward to them putting on the regional later this year, for itís bound to be another top notch show.
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About the Author

About Dave O'Meara (Grumpyoldman)

I'm rewriting this in a much more humoristic way, to help over inflate my ego, and place my self on a pedestal, because I don't have a life, and plastic models are the only thing I live for. I plead guilty as charged to excessive babble, light hearted humor, and continued encouragement to youngsters...


Nice pictures, thanks Dave. That rusty sub wreck looks nice, any additional pictures ? Cheers/Jan
APR 15, 2009 - 04:10 AM
Hi Jan! There's an account on the project at Steel Navy: LINK --Karl
APR 15, 2009 - 05:33 AM
Thanks Karl! Cheers/Jan
APR 15, 2009 - 08:26 AM
Hey Grump- I was there, too! It would have been great to meet you! Maybe later in the year when they have the Region 2 contest in Runnemede, NJ.
APR 15, 2009 - 10:31 AM
Hope so Bob..... I'm usually easy to spot, just look for the grumpiest old geezer there, with the camera around his neck.
APR 15, 2009 - 01:58 PM