Model Expo 2013

By Kevin Futter

The Australian Model Expo was held over this past weekend, 8-10 June 2013. It is generally acknowledged as Australia's premier modelling event.

JB Wholesalers was showing off the sprues for the upcoming Trumpeter Intruder:

Here are the LSP entries, some of which you might recognise. I'll credit them where I know the builder. We'll start with the Jets.

First up is our own Eric Galliers with his terrific Hawk (build thread):

Eric's model not only won its category, but was also awarded "Best Kinetic Model" and "Best Military Aircraft". Well done Eric!

Next up we have two Hornets from Les Appleby:

Here is Jason Steinwedel's Fisher Cougar:

And here's the rest of the Jets category:

And one special mention from the Juniors category: an F-14 Tomcat with a very creative paint job.

And now the Props category, and once again Eric was on the rampage, with a first for his Aerotech Supermarine S4 (build thread):

Eric also scored a second for his Wingnut Wings Pfalz D.IIIa (build thread):

Here is my own Hughes H-1 (build thread):

This Avenger by Stephen Christie took third:

Hasegawa's Tojo by Brad Gaff:

Brent Simpson's Aerotech DH.88:

1/24 Airfix Hurricane by Dan Cooper:

And here's the rest of the Props category:

It was a great show, and great to catch up with LSP'ers and other modellers from the local scene. I hope you enjoyed the photos.

© Kevin Futter 2013

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This article was published on Monday, June 10 2013; Last modified on Monday, June 10 2013