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SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« on: September 24, 2023, 08:13:45 PM »
Possibly a bit late advertising this here but this show is on;

SA Scale Model EXPO 2023

Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 October 2023

Open to public 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday
John Dunning Centre, Prince Alfred College, Dequetteville Tce Kent Town.

Access is via Pirie Street off The Parade West (top right of the Google Earth image).


CFBV

I & three other visitors to the site will be there. So, if you are attending (or even just thinking about doing so) & want to meet up let me know & I'll sort it out.


Cheers!


Guy
« Last Edit: September 24, 2023, 08:19:01 PM by Old Wombat »
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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2023, 01:48:58 PM »
Last call for a Meet'n'Greet with zenrat, buzzbomb, rickshaw & myself! ;)

We'll be meeting up at 1300hrs on Saturday but I, for one, will be there almost* all weekend.





[*: I'll be disappearing for a little while on Sunday in an attempt to get photo's of a particularly odd variant of an M3 Grant to build for next years expo.]
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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2023, 06:54:23 PM »
Had a great weekend, mostly hanging out with Brian (buzzbomb) & met Fred (zenrat) on the Saturday (he had other reasons for being in the area & couldn't stay too long) but, unfortunately, Brian (rickshaw) was unwell & couldn't attend.

Then today was better than I expected.


The "Encounter in the Ruins" diorama got a Commendation


The Avro Winchester got 3rd Place (in the Unnominated/Scrathbuilt category), and


The (Real World) Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 got 2nd Place



My first ever placings ... I'm quite chuffed! ;D
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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2023, 06:55:21 PM »
Brian (buzzbomb) didn't do too badly either!

His is the "ESGF Radar Picket" (2nd Prize)




His is the BSG Viper Mk 2 Blacksun





(This won 1st Prize, too, but the Prize photo was a mess & had to be deleted)


I've probably missed several because he seemed to be walking up to collect a prize every few seconds! :o  ;D  :smiley:
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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2023, 06:56:16 PM »
A few of my favourites & a link to my SmugMug album;















And, lastly, this one when I was trying to quietly subvert the Small Scale Multi-Prop category into accepting a Whif amongst its entrants ...  :icon_ninja:

... Unfortunately I got found out & moved. Lucky for them, I say! ;) >:D

Link: South Australian Plastic Model Expo 2023
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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2023, 09:32:19 PM »
@ Old Wombat and BuzzBomb: Congratulations to you both for all of the wins in your respective categories. 
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2023, 05:19:07 PM »
Thanks, Jeff! :icon_alabanza:

It's really quite a (nice) shock getting a placing at a model show! :icon_surprised: :D
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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2023, 11:49:43 AM »
Thanks Guys, just got back home after the Adelaide trip.

Really enjoyed the catch up with fellow whiffers and few others I knew over there. Some really nice models of the table.

Next show for me is Scalemodelworld as part of this years holiday, so looking forward to that as well

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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2023, 05:07:24 PM »
Next show for me is Scalemodelworld as part of this years holiday, so looking forward to that as well


Do you know yet which day you'll be going ?


cheers,
Robin.
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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2023, 07:28:01 PM »
Next show for me is Scalemodelworld as part of this years holiday, so looking forward to that as well


Do you know yet which day you'll be going ?


cheers,
Robin.

Plan to be there both days.. so much to see and hopefully catch up with some fellow modellers/Whiffers

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Re: SA Scale Model Expo 2023
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2023, 04:29:18 AM »
Ooohhhhh . . .
Might see you there then . . .   ;)


cheers,
Robin.
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