Episode 05 - Model Shows

Episode 05 - Model Shows

Fresh Paint: news from the hobby

Tamiya Ford GT - Online at $45.90 USD https://www.modelroundup.com/product-p/tam-24346.htm

Ford Police Van First time reissued since 1970s https://www.autoworldstore.com/product-p/amt1123.htm

New:

Rebuilt Revell USA website https://www.revell.com

Italeri Ford Escort RS 1800 Lombard RAC Rally https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-cars-motorcycles-italeri-models-it3650-1:24-ford-escort-rs1800-mk-ii-lombard-rac-rally

Italeri Renault 5 Alpine https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-cars-motorcycles-italeri-models-it3651-1:25-renault-5-alpine

Heller Tractor: https://www.modelroundup.com/Massey-Ferguson-2680-Tractor-p/heller-81402.htm

AMT NYC Services Decal Sheet https://www.modelroundup.com/NYC-Auxiliary-Service-Logos-Decal-Pack-p/amt-mka034.htm

Testers Colour Shift Paintcans https://www.modelroundup.com/Color-Shift-Enamel-Green-Copper-p/tes-340911.htm

Box Stock - Model Shows

Types of Shows

  • Judged
    • Judging committee
      • GSL
      • Flashlight brigade
      • All categories
      • Special Awards
      • Builder’s Choice
      • Usually classes only
      • Special Awards
      • Often People’s choice award for all audience
  • NNL
    • Nameless National Luminaries
      • History
      • Less focus on competition and more on comradery
      • Who picks the best of awards?
      • Tend to be larger?

Contest strategies

- Build for myself
- Try not to compete with myself in a category
- Theme categories are always fun to enter

Transporting Models

  • John
    • Clear model display boxes
    • Packed within a larger box
  • Justin
    • AMT/Revell model boxes filled with soft cloths
    • Put 4 into a large, hard surfaced rubbermaid bin that can be transported easily and safely.

Swap meets

  • usually excellent
  • strategies for the best deals
    • Get in early - set up later
    • Circle the room
    • Look for rare kits that you need
    • Buy if you see it. Â
    • Check open kits closely!
    • Buyers risk
    • Negotiation will get better throughout the day
  • Also support the raffles (if there)

Music Attribution: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Surf_Music_Month_Challenge/Surf_Music_Month_Challenge/