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Models Shows and Pictures 2012

Some new, and old, model shows pictures. Check them out for new project ideas. Enjoy !

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Model Shows from IPMS to NNL Events 2011

Let's throw up some links to some rcent model shows and events. See an idea or two? You bet !

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pt boat model at ipms show

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Model Hobby Shows and Events 2011 IMPS - NNLs

International iHobby Expo for 2011, Rosemont-Chicago, Illinois, New Models

The iHobby event has come and gone. As with every annual show, there are many new products to watch out for in the end of 2011 and well into 2012.

While I did not attend the event this year, there are many who did. With modelers like us, we tend to take pictures of our favorite subjects. If you are a car modeler, you may only take pictures of new car models, or if you are into Scifi, you may only take pictures of space ships. That's human nature. It takes a week or so for everyone to get all their new finds online, I hope I have captured the excitement of the show with these web links.

We have more model kits than ever before to build! Enjoy !

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iHobby 2011 Model and Toys Show pictures Images from event

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Tabletop Cruisers of South Florida Model Show Nationals Event 2011

Today was a great day as I was able to attend the Tabletop Cruisers Model Nationals this weekend, at Pines Ford Mercury Lincoln.

This was their 3rd event at this car dealership. You might think it is a bit unusual, having an event in such a place, but it does work. There is great lighting to view the models, including natural sunlight from large windows. The area is very clean and spacious, better than many luxury hotels. All the staff at this family oriented dealership are very pleasant people and work together with the Club and guests. (they also had some Mustang Cobras / Shelbys and a Ford Raptor handy, perfect for reference photographs!).

Another thing you would see at this event is a car club, the Tabletop Cruisers, working close with another local model club, Flight 19, an IPMS group, one of the oldest in south Florida. These two clubs have done several joint ventures at shows, and it seems to be working. In these times when model shows are a large undertaking in money, time and resources, these two groups work together to make their individual events even better for modelers. I won't say it's perfect, there will always be different philosophies towards building models, but model builders, guests, and the clubs all benefit from the collaboration. Both clubs should be commended.

If you do shows in your area on your own, reach out to other clubs nearby. You might find common ground to make your model future shows even better.

There were some great models at the show, many with some stunning paint jobs. There were several rat rod type cars that just grab me. They are so creative. Overall there were many models I had never seen before (and I have been attending shows in south Florida since around the mid 1980s). It was also great to hook up with some model friends, some I have not seen in years. We all know that is one of the best things about these shows, sharing news and talking models.

I want to mention that there were many supporters of the show: Such as Revell, with raffle models and tools, and who helped with the Make-N-Take. To see 25 excited kids all building models, and having fun doing it, it was a great time for all. Moebius Models jumped in with some great kits for raffle and prizes. Round 2 donated several items for raffle, and provided the club with a John Force slot car set. I want to tell you the kids used that slot car race track ALL DAY LONG. It was such a hit, and it kept them busy away from the show models. Round 2 must make some tough toys, because the slot car track worked flawlessly all day long, with no issues. These kids put that set to the test ! I think some adults will geting some of those for their own kids. What a great toy! RCHobbies, one of our biggest hobby shops locally, and a great supporter of modelers over the many years, also donated many models for the raffle and prizes.

Modelcar Garage was vending and they had several tables full of all the great photoetch parts and more that their company produces. Of course, there were also some local vendors selling models, and there were quite a few deals to be made. I scooped up a Mat & Debbie Hayes TBird, a model I have wanted for a while. Through the raffles tickets, I won a Round 2 / AMT 1968 Shelby Mustang and a Revell hobby knife. All in all, a great day !

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tabletop cruisers car club south florida

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2011 Toledo NNL Nationals Model Car Show Event

Some Random Scale Model Shows from 2011. Enjoy!

2011 Scale Model Contest & Shows Recently

Hasegawa Photo Contest October - November 2011

Hasegawa is having a photo / model contest in October / November..

They will be accepting up to 4 images of your favorite model in any scale. Entries accepted Oct 1 - Nov 30 2011, and then you (and all of your friends) can vote Dec 1-15...one vote per day will be allowed, so vote often! The winner will receive a $50 merchandise certificate to use towards another Hasegawa model. Do you know what your next model will be?

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hasegawa photo scale model contest october november

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Super September Showdown 2011 Model Car Show

How about some model pictures to get you motivated. Your next project might just be around the corner... :-)

Enjoy !

Super September Showdown 2011

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NNL East and Other Model Car Events 2011

Scale Model Show Events 2011

2010 Model Car Shows

Hey! Let's throw up some photo albums of some recent model shows.

Oodles of ideas !

Enjoy !

NNL Model Car Shows 2010

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Tokyo Hobby Show 2010

The Tokyo Hobby Show has come and gone for 2010.

If you happened to miss it, fear not. Check out this website, Hobby Show Info, and you can view around 600+ photos from the event.

Yeah, you can bet your brain that it takes a bit of time to get those thumbnails to load, but wow, some great pics of products coming up this year and 2011.

tamiya model contest

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Tamiya Model Contest

Tamiya is having their annual 2010 Inspired Paint Contest.

I've used their paints myself, they are quite good. I like the way they do not run, and the fact that they dry relatively quick. (For instance, a '65 Continental, or a '71 Plymouth 'Cuda).

As with all online contests, the details are in photography. But if you can overcome that, or have a good friend to help you out with the photo aspect, you may want to enter if you are a paint wizard.

tamiya model contest

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2010 Toledo NNL Model Show

September Model Shows

Model Car Shows

September Showdown 2010 Model Show.

Good Morning ! Say, it's time for a few model show images. Sneak a peek, and maybe grab a model idea or two.

Is the coffee ready yet?

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Model Car Shows 2010

Oh yeah, time to post a few links to some past model shows.

Grab a beverage, and check out some of these gems for modeling ideas.

model car contests and events

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