2010 i Hobby Expo near Chicago

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  1. T Bolt

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    I went to the i Hobby Expo today in Rosemont IL near Chicago with my son Jack today and thought I would post a few pictures I took that might be of interest. Sorry about the picture quality but I only had the point and shoot with me at the time.

    Pictures 1 2 A test shot of a Trumpeter 1/32 Spitfire (Mk.V I think) the detail looked excellent
    Picture 3 What looked like a build of a Dragon bf-109E test shot, but it might of just been a conversion. as you can see the sign didn't give much info..
    Pictures 4 to 7 Some built up Polar Lights Star Trek models with incredible masking jobs. It must have taken the guy months to mask one of these.
    Pictures 8 to 10 Some guy had 3 radio controlled, gasoline powered German tanks he was fireing up and driving around. One had a water pistol in place of the machine gun and he was shooting the kids in the crowd.
    Pictures 11 12 There was a make it and take it event that Jack went to and got his first experience with an airbrush. I guess I can let him use mine now.
    Picture 13 Jack posing with the General Lee. Unfortunately Daisy Duke was not present.
     

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  2. N4521U

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    FANTASTIC Star Trek stuff........

    Only in Ahmericah could you find mini Tanks!
    So now you "guess" he can use the air brush?

    Looks like a bang up time you had. Good job.
     
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    Those tanks do look like they would be fun!

    I like the Reliant, it's well done.
     
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    Good pics. Any more?
     
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    Great stuff Glenn, and looks like jack enjoyed himself.
    That PzKw III is rather large - the Panther and Jagdpanther would be huge if the same scale !
    Don't like the look of the Bf109E - the nose looks all wrong, especially with the 'capped' spinner being so pointed.
     
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    Afraid not Matt I didn't think about taking pictures until we were at the test shots which was near the end of our tour of the modeling section. I do have quite a few pics of the Lego section though. :lol:
    Now that you mention it that spinner does look rather pointed. I don't know what the story behind it was. It almost looks like conversion parts for the nose. Does Dragon have a 1/32 109G? Maybe there fooling around with the idea of coming out with an E and that was some sort of mock-up. I remember about 7 or 8 years ago at the same show AMTech had a booth there with mock-ups of the P-37 and P-40Q that looked really cool. I talked with the guy and told him my dad had worked on a P-37 during the war and he got real interested, said it was going to come out in a year or two. I waited for years and never saw either of them come out.
     
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    Well done anyway, buddy. Hope Jack had a blast. Perhaps in a few years he can peruse the site. :cool:
     
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    Good stuff!
     
  9. T Bolt

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    He's already a member, T Bolt Jr. He did a MiG-15 for the cold war group build than his interest sort of petered out (I think the new XBox360 had something to do with it), but I think maybe the expo has him wanting to do another one. He was asking me if I had a P-40 he could do.
     
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    Really a very good stuff here. THX for posting. Also I agree with you guys that the Bf109E looks quite odd.My first thought has been , it was P-40.
     
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    Great pics Glenn...:D

    That 109 spinner .....just looks so wrong....
     
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