My day at the Melbourne Model Expo

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  1. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

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    #1 Vic Balshaw, Jun 17, 2010
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    My very first model show and I was dumbstruck by the models on display. We have some exceptional modellers on this forum but my word, there are also a lot more out in that big wide world. It was a good day out and it was nice to meet up with Wayne and Alex and heaven forgive me but I did not buy a single model though I did come home with a bag full of bits and pieces.

    I also had the camera with me and managed to take some pictures before the judging took place so I'm just going to post them as I took them for I'm sure Wayne will give us all a rundown over the next few months on what was what in the varying categories.

    Please enjoy.................:p

    1-15 Bf 109E Wayne.jpg
    Wayne's winning Bf 109E. Well done mate.

    1-1 Westland Wyvern.jpg
    Westland Wyvern

    1-2 A-10 Fold-up.jpg
    That folded up A-10 again

    1-3 Mustang.jpg
    A nice looking Mustang

    1-4 Helldiver.jpg
    Helldiver me thinks
     
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    Nice pics of some damn fine models Vic! That last one is a Dauntless mate.
     
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    nice pics Vic, good to see you had a good time
     
  4. Vic Balshaw

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    Thanks Karl, never was much of a one at aircraft recognition...........:oops: :oops:.

    Any news on the work front mate?

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Hey Vic.....that first one is a Bf109F from the diorama category....methinks you clicked the wrong image?:D

    and Yeah I took plenty of shots too....
     
  6. Vic Balshaw

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    Whoops'...:oops: :oops: that was silly of me, my most humble apologies Wayne. All fixed now.....:p

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    :thumbright: Hey no worries mate!:D
     
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    Good stuff Vic!
     
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    Nice pics Vic. I like that Wyvern. Get any pics of you and Wayne!
     
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    Sadly Terry, never gave it a thought. Maybe next year.

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    Nice pics Vic. Post some more if you got 'em.
     
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    Shame Vic - I was expecting to see a pic of the two of you surrounded by empty beer glasses!!
     
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    Or back at Wayne's house, trying to find their way out of his stash....
     
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    Great shots Vic! Was a top expo.

    Was great to meet you Vic and catch up with Sir Wayne! 8)
     
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    Well....maybe next year we will need to co-ordinate a bit better for a group photo.:D
     
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    Sure wiil, and sorry, forgot Alex was there as well!
     
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    yeah shame on you Aussie members, the east coast US members had a banner !!!!!!!!! :shock::lol:
     
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    Sure will................and to keep all you punters happy, a couple more random pics.

    1-5 F-86 Sabre.jpg
    F-86 Sabre

    1-6 F-14 Tomcat.jpg
    Couldn't resist this F-14 Tomcat 1/32 scale as I have it in my stack to build and looking closely at the model, I think it's been around a few shows in it's time.

    1-7 F7F Tigercat.jpg
    F7F Tigercat

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Very nice stuff here Vic. :thumbright:
     
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