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The Plasticmodeller's clubs KPM Brno and DDM Junior Brno held their annual exhibition on June, 7th 2003 in the Technical Museum Brno/CZ.
From 12th to 13th of April modellers, traders and friends of the most beautiful hobby in the world met near the Austro-Hungarian border.
One of Austrians best model clubs, the IGM Wr. Neustadt held its annual exhibition from 29th to 30th of March in a small aircraft museum, called "Aviaticum". So not only scale models, but also the real stuff could be examined.
The entries in our first Diorama campaign have been judged and the winner has been selected. I would like to congratulate Toni (Envar) on his win with the entry, Dragon's Watch. His entry is on display in the gallery, as well as all the others. I would also like to thank Keith Magee for organizing, leading and contributing a prize for this campaign. I am sure all the guys will say that a prize wasn't really why they chose to build an entry, but winning one is certainly icing on the cake.
A twin Engine Prop Contest will be held this week at Peters&partners Hobby Shop, Jakarta Indonesia. Indonesian Scale Model Association, ISMS, will make full coverage of the event. there are currently 17 modelers listed as participants. The contest focuses on aircraft with twin propellars both from WW2 til up the present day.
The IPMS Lt. Alexander Pearson Modelers proudly annouce their annual invitational on May 31, 2003 at the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, Washington (USA). This years theme will celebrate the 100th year of flight.

The model club “Model friends Ried” is responsible for this biggest plastic modeling event in Austria. It is held bi-annually within two halls of the market and trading area of the town. Profiting from the central location within Europe and due to another event in the nearby halls, especially on Sunday a lot of visitors were attracted.
Legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier Saturday for what he said was the last time, more than a half-century after he became the first person to accomplish the feat.
We invite you to join us October 5th 2002 on Open championship of Croatia in plastic modeling. Contest will be in "Elektrotehnicka i prometna skola" (Electrotehnical and traffic school), Istarska 1c, Osijek. You can bring your models from 8-10h, and results will be at 17h. Entry will be 40 kn for modeler. We will organize visit to Sport airport "Osijek-Cepin" where you will able to look and make photos of thier aircrafts.
The country that brought you Swiss cheese (big hint there!) chocolate, gold and banking at it's most secret, skiing in St. Moritz, the Swatch wrist watch, and the Red Cross now offers you modellism on an international scale. Euro Miniatures 2002 held in the Fribourg Canton, and the lovely Payerne valley was held in the Payerne community center over the weekend of August 30th to September the 1st.
Looks like fun, sounds like fun, must be fun! Belgiums National Convention 2002 is underway and shall take place on Sunday October 6th 2002 in Roselare Belgium. You will be able to fins that latest heart throb (albeit in plastic!) organized with the participation of numerous traders, this looks to be an interesting event.
A new museum on Cape Cod dedicated to the vast world of scale models. Subsections of the museum are : The National Scale Model Museum and The Scale Model Builders Hall of Fame. Consists of Referance and Resreach library, Art Gallery of related display art, many select artifacts, heavy emphasis on military modeling.
The 2002 Washington Armor Club and National Capital Model Soldiers Society be holding their annual show September 6-7 at the Sheraton Premier in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The theme for this years show is "D-Day to the Breakout" with judging in thirteen categories including an 'Old Dogs' category where prizes are awarded for work performed on older kits.
We are off to Switzerland over the weekend (neither Kiribati nor Seyschelles!) It looks to be a good fun time all around. This is a weekend long event held every year in the beautiful Payerne Valley, located halfway between the French Jura mountain range and Lausanne. Known as Eurominiatures 2002 and sposored by ARPFAM (now there's a mouthfull!) the Romand (rheto-romantsch language group) Association for the promotion of the Figurine and miniature art.
On Sept. 14 AMPS CT and Eastern Front AMPS will be hosting the third annual regional show, competition and vendor free-for-all at the Wayne, NJ PAL center, from 8AM to 4PMish. Fliers have been heavily distributed saying that the model limit is five. Having "done the math", given the historical turnout, and the new judging system, that would keep us there until sometime Monday, really ticking off the bingo ladies that take over the space at six! (The awards ceremony is held in a different part of the facility) Due to the short duration of the show, we have to reduce this to two models for judging, however we invite modellers to bring up to five for display.
On December 7th, 2002, the Texas town of LaVernia will take a step back in time. A unique living event will take place at 9:30 AM. The year; Late 1944. In this small village, the Axis have occupied the very heart of their center of commerce. The Allies must sweep the town free of these Axis soldiers. The jeeps, the trucks, the armor, the planes will be there.
It wasn't a long drive. Only 200 or so miles from where I live in Charlottesville to Virginia Beach. But after spending 2 and a half weeks on a cross country trip in the first half of July, I wasn't eager to drive a long distance again. My apprehension increased when I hit heavy traffic after Richmond and the 3 hr drive turned into 4 and a half. But from the moment I arrived in Virginia Beach and called up Bryan (Tin_Can) on the phone, it was smooth sailing.
The World Expo Rome 2002 show was held in Rome, Italy on July 12-14th. Eternal, ancient Rome that was the birthplace of western culture, epicentre of world tourism, was the ideal place to host such a global event like the World Expo because of the city's historical and artistic background. The show featured a strong display of talent from all over the globe and photos of the event are now starting to appear on the Internet. You can peruse the following sites...
Crisis 2002 is Belgiums largest wargaming show, to be held on October 26th 2002 from 10.00 till 17.00 in Antwerp. More than 40 international traders will be present at the show as well as wargaming clubs from 6 countries who will play historical and fantasy demonstration games on 25+ tables. Besides that there is also an open painting competition and a 2nd hand shop. To top it it off there is a fully licensed bar on the premises.
On January 19th 2003, the second edition of "Passion Modelisme" will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. It's a show / contest that centers around 15 modeling clubs. The goal of this show is to promote the passion of model building for everyone, young and old, and to develop interest in this art.

The Peter&Partner Jakarta Model Expo is our annual model festival here in Jakarta, Indonesia, going through 8-14th of July 2002. 150 model kits from our local modelers are displayed with varius models from armor, aircraft to Gundam. Including a giant 180 x 85 cm diorama of massing German armor heading towards the Battle of Kursk.
DGeraths' Dragon Wagon diorama has won the Best of Show - Contestants Choice Award at the recent IPMS Lt. Alexander Pearson Invitational held on June 15, 2002. More images of this event are on display here. We are all very proud of Dana for his excellent work on this project and for sharing it with us (and other modeling sites) the way he did.
We would like to anounce that we at the Dallas Armor Modeling Society, D.A.M.S., will be holding our first annual DAMS Fest Model Show. It will be held on September 14th, in Richardson, Texas. The show will be for ALL modelers with complete
categories, but concentrating on ARMOR!! We have several sponsors including Tamiya, and the US Navy. Click Here for more info. And Here to contact them.

On 8 september an event called Scale World will be taking place at St. Armands Hall in Geel (Belgium). There's gonna be a contest, clubstands and kit-sales. As special guests Tony Greenland and Phil Stutcinskas are announced.


Story by: Werner Kampfhofer
Photos by: Wolfram Bradac

On 8.Jun.2002 an international plastic model exhibition took place at the technical museum in Brno (CZ). The show has been organised by the local clubs KPM Brno, DDM Junior Brno and the technical museum. After the first shock caused by the exchange rates we soon got another one caused by people in soviet WWII uniforms who were located with weapons and equipment at the entrance of the exhibition. Luckily these women and men did not belong to a unit which was not informed about the end of the war, but were from a group of local reenactors and responsible for tickets-sales. The show consisted of the model exhibition with contest, kit-sales, airbrush and RC-model presentations. It was not possible to visit the museum.
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