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John Schley (trooper164) is inviting the HF members to the 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN DUBLIN CASTLE.

Reminiscing about time in the Army, seeing the masters for MDC's latest masterpiece, being given an excellent demonstration and coming away with items to review, What more could you ask from a model show? Maybe good company, well there was that too at the Washington show last week end Sunday the 8th July.
Greetings all;

Journey with me back to 2003 to the Mystery Mountain Ranch in Southern Caifornia to the movie set that served as a partial re-make of the 1927 movie "Hell's Angels". The 10 day movie shoot was to be incorporated in the modern telling of the life of multi-millionaire Howard Hughes, "The Aviator".
The folks at IMSS have sent us details about their annual show for 2007.
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2007 is the year of the first model contest at Omaha Beach !
Model show at the Aeroventure museum, Doncaster.
The Nuremberg Toy Fair is probably the largest event of its type in the world. The show is held exclusively for professionals in the sector - manufacturers, distributors and retailers all attend to showcase their new products for the coming year. One of the (very active) 'sectors' is the area which concerns us - modelling...
The Quebec Figure Modelers' Association is holding its 14th annual figure show at the Stewart Museum in the historic Îles Ste Hélène Fort, in Montreal, Quebec. Dates are March 31st and April 1st 2007
The Atlanta Military Figure Society warmly invites you to their 30th Annual Show on Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 23-25, 2007, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Powers Ferry Hotel.
The largest Civil War re-enactment West of the Mississippi is held in Fresno, California each year in October. This year the all-day event will also feature an exact to scale replica of the CSS Hunley, the world's first successful combat submarine used by the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The exhibit will include all the stories of it's creation, it's famous voyage and the mystery of it's disappearance.
A show for our British modelers. Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Society is bringing this show together.
On Saturday the 17th of June a big model exhibition took place in Brno (Czech Republik)...
Well in about 8 hrs I will be on the road heading to LA/Anaheim for the Dragon Expo. Armorama doesn't have a table or stand at this show (I decided against it this time around) but Vinnie and I will be at the show and would love to meet any site members or visitors who attend the show.
As a special Christmas bonus, Armorama and Dragon Models Limited are announcing their first joint Armor competition....
There are many useful ways in which to promote this site. Here is a recent one which was carried out by three Armorama members in the North of England...
From 24th to 25th of September the IPMS Austria held its - so far - biggest model exhibition and contest south of Vienna.
Two special topics gave a special touch to this event:

35 year´s anniversary of the winning of the formula one racing car world championship of the famous Jochen Rind, who unfortunately died in the same year in an accident.

50 years anniversary of the founding of the Austrian armed Forces of the 2nd Republic after the Allies ended the occupation of the country.

Eastern Front AMPS (the AMPS chapter of New Jersey), has announced its first show...

As most of your are aware, IPMS Ottawa is hosting CAPCON 2005 and the Canadian Tamiya-Con (Open to Canadian Residents only. See our website for complete details.)
One event dominating the hobby industry in February is Spielwarenmesse 2005. The largest annual toy and hobby fair in the world, the 56th Nuremberg Toy Fair gathers 2,700 toy and hobby item manufacturers representing over 62 countries. The show closes tomorrow, so the news are still coming in. Here a short summary of what we've heard so far.
George Schachinger of Wikingers Panzermodellbau has uploaded image of the biggest plastic model exhibition in Austria. This show took place from 25th to 26th of September in Ried/I., upper Austria.
Any modellers in or near Lowestoft on Saturday, May 29 2004 may be well advised to visit the annual Open Day at:
The annual Modelcontest Mosonmagyarovar 2004 was held the 17th and 18th of April in Hungary.

For some pictures of the aircraft and military vehicle entries, just click on the two links below:

Ships and Aircraft

Figures and AFV

A few samples of the models entered are pictured to the right.

Editors Note: All pictures taken by Wolfram Bradac. Story and photos courtest of The Luftwaffe in Scale.
Tamiya has announced dates for this years Tamiya-con event in Orange Country, California (US). It will be help April 17 and 18th. This is the 9th year they have held this event. Modelers from all over North America will decend on Tamiya's corporate offices to battle for the awards. The contestants will be judged by no other than Shunsaku Tamiya-san himself for the Tamiya Master Modeler Award.
IPMS-Austria held their annual kit exhibition/contest between 13. and 14. September 2003 in the aircraft museum at Graz/Thalerhof.
Supercon 2003 is returning again this year thanks to the Fort Worth Scale Modelers in Fort Worth Texas. With the theme of "Machines That Changed the World", your sure to see some very interesting subjects presented.
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