For me, it was a very great day out with the boys.
A really great convention that showed a well-dosed mixture of sellers and modelling clubs (like ours). There was so much to see that you could have easily spend hours in the hall. My compliments to the organizers of the show - all people (visitors as well as exhibitors) to whom I spoke enjoyed the event very much.
I even found enough time for painting - at least enough to bring my Spanish Peninsular command figures into "pre-shading&highlighting" status.
As you can see here, we were all very busy...
Well... at least some of us.
Many of the shown work was in 1/72. Although some were smaller...
And even smaller (note the coin!)
This here is built into a large picture frame with a box placed in behind of it, so the scenery gets a great 3d effect:
And this one here (no chance to make pictures without light reflex, mmph) has been build into what looked like an old table watch hull. The great thing about it is the 3d effect again - it looks as if the birds inside are flying freely (haven't seen how they are fixed):
Many of us have already seen pictures of great work like this:
...but seeing it with your own eyes is even better.
This here is really large:
Oh - there was an element of the Croebern mega-diorama at the show as well:
...and training court. Can you hear the centurions shouting orders?
This here is about 1.5m tall. Unbelievable piece of work. It shows some model warships on surface level and then all that happens under the waterline... the Uboat for example is presented in a wiery sort of 3d effect... The numbers on the right side show us the water depth together with some information (maximum effective water bomb range, maximum safe uboat diving depth and such things...) - not the broken galley on the ground.
Another 'big' one - a photo shot into a WW2 German Uboat bunker drydock. It's been build 1:1 by the example seen in the well-known German movie 'Das Boot'. This bunker contains a complete Uboat and lots of figures. The whole thing is, if I'm exact, about 2 meters long and approximately a meter high. Looks as if it's real, doesn't it?
Oh - and of course, there was a competition. A competition filled with loads of really great things (unfortunately I've only photographed a few of them):
Finally, this brings me to one special work, which also won a medal.
Do you remember the Projects-threat "Hold fast, Quatre Bras" by our fellow forum member JSobi?
You can see the work in process here: http://www.bennosfiguresforum.com/viewt ... =11&t=6979
And now have a look at the great result that Jan has created. A diorama that was worth every second of hard work!
Unfortunately, the bazar is closed now