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Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« on: May 24, 2015, 10:13:50 AM »

Almost here again.
http://www.modelexpo.com.au/
Sandown Park, Princes Highway Springvale (Melbourne)
Saturday, 6 June    11am - 5 pm
Sunday,   7 June    10am - 5 pm
Monday,   8 June    10am - 5 pm

Entries from
5pm-9pm Friday 5th June
9am-12pm Saturday 6th June.

New category this year for us Whiffers
Imagineering, this is for a kitbash, mega conversion whiffers
Not so much just a colour scheme/marking change, they can go in the normal AFV/Aircraft/Whatever categories.

Plenty of traders, categories and much more a total Modelling fest for 3 days.


« Last Edit: May 26, 2015, 06:12:35 AM by buzzbomb »

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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 10:23:38 PM »
Hi everyone

I'm going to Hi-Jack Brian's thread here - mostly because there seems little point in creating a whole new one with the same title and subject
This years Expo has turned out some awesome builds and displays. Oddly enough, not as much armor as I thought there would be and a little light on for the large scale aircraft but none the less, the quality was right up there

Here's a link to the pics I took: http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/madhatta/library/Melbourne%20Model%20Expo%202015?sort=3&page=1
but below are a few of my favorites























It is still on and I'll update the album if and when I take more

Thanks

MH
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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 11:55:14 PM »
Is that Brian's (buzzbomb's) Time Machine I see before me? :)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2015, 04:09:08 AM »
Some outstanding work there.

What was the story behind this one?

« Last Edit: June 07, 2015, 04:18:40 AM by GTX_Admin »
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Offline uncle les

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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2015, 08:42:19 AM »
I believe you will have to speak to a certain Mr Jenkins to learn more !  Search for an entry made on May24 on ModelArt's facebook page.
I quite like it and know where at least two of my Lancs in the stash are now heading !

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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2015, 02:33:43 PM »
I've updated the album with another 129 pictures I took throughout this morning. I've tried to get better close ups of some of the more highly detailed builds
The upload should be finished in another  hour or so, depending on how fast photobucket can sort itself out :)
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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2015, 07:00:48 PM »
Exactly what this thread is for... pix !!!!!

Great to see some familiar faces again and some terrific models.
Madhatters Lighting talk was terrific as normal, his models just ace. Uncle Les... terrific work as well the Adeptus Mechanicus  awewome work
Hope to catch you folks tomorrow.

GTX, the Avro Doncaster was a treat to see in the flesh... err plastic.

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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2015, 04:58:55 PM »
I was so impressed with that Doncaster... I wasn't kidding about the hurrying home to carve up Lancs bit...



 ;)
« Last Edit: June 09, 2015, 05:00:35 PM by uncle les »

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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2015, 12:13:10 PM »
Jeez, Les, how many are in that box?!

I love the first diorama, it's wonderful. Now I'm off to the Photobucket link to check out everything else. Over on ARC a guy built a playground Beaufighter and I think it was at this show.

EDIT: Checked out the pics and here are my favourites!







Not a favourite, but I'm worried about what this Vulcan display is about?!


And this one just makes me happy! I love it!
« Last Edit: June 10, 2015, 12:20:53 PM by KiwiZac »
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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 01:16:55 PM »
I forgot to say congrats to you Les on your first placing with your ....umm...what you call it.... the scratch built person/robot build - the one that reminds me of Dr Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog (only not as fat) with the mulitple arms. I have forgotten what you called it - but I had to have a few looks at it to encompass the whole awesome-ness of it. Well deserved first there
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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 02:15:03 PM »
Jeez, Les, how many are in that box?!

I love the first diorama, it's wonderful. Now I'm off to the Photobucket link to check out everything else. Over on ARC a guy built a playground Beaufighter and I think it was at this show.

EDIT: Checked out the pics and here are my favourites!

Not a favourite, but I'm worried about what this Vulcan display is about?!


The theme behind this club display (the club I am in) is A Moment in Time. All the models were about a particular event
 The story behind the Vulcan was after 15 odd years happily attached to a members garage roof, the fishing line snapped and the model crashed to the floor in 2008.

Well it was funny to us so we included it in the display.

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Re: Australian Model Expo 2015 - 6-8 June 15
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2015, 05:06:16 PM »
I forgot to say congrats to you Les on your first placing with your ....umm...what you call it.... the scratch built person/robot build - the one that reminds me of Dr Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog (only not as fat) with the mulitple arms. I have forgotten what you called it - but I had to have a few looks at it to encompass the whole awesome-ness of it. Well deserved first there
Cheers !  I christened it an "Adeptus Mechanicus Spinifectre"...  sounded about right.  :)