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Heiden - International Small Scale Convention

Posted by MABO on 06 Oct 2012, 21:38

I am the first to write after visiting the Small Scale Convention. First of all: Thanks again to Dirk for the initiative and the organization. You did a great job - including sewing ;-)

I have met so many nice guys there and could not finish my Strelets Guard Chasseurs (Tribute to Konrad who could not be there :mrgreen: ) because I have to talk and look around: Great exhibits from all kind of modeling. I think some of the others take some pics. And I think you will get more infos later here:

http://smallscaleconvention.jimdo.com/

Lets meet there again!
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Posted by Dad's Army on 06 Oct 2012, 22:03

MABO wrote:First of all: Thanks again to Dirk for the initiative and the organization. You did a great job!

I totaly agree with Jan here :thumbup:

It was a nice day, I did work on a (to big for here) Asterix figure, but didn't finish it as well because of much talking, looking around, and I also did buy a few shermans and a zwezda 1/100 snap it kit from a soviet 3 ton truck.

Also did meet some other forum members, who wheren't in our group.
The shop of Taipei was amazing, and I am in love of the pirates kit in the small boat.
It was on my wish list for my birthday, but now it's on top of it :mrgreen:

I did take a few photo's with my mobile phone, not much, but Dirk did make many and promised me to put them here, so you guys have to wait for that!

It was a pleasure to meet you all there, hope to see you all ( and others ) soon!

A nice day it was!
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Posted by Das_Dirch on 07 Oct 2012, 09:08

Hello,

i´m totaly agree with Mabo and Dad´s Army it was a GREAT DAY. So many things to see, a lot of people to talk with and much more to buy :mrgreen:
Thanks to all forum members who help to promote the forum. Hope a lot of youu will be there next year, or earlier at the FIGZ

Here are my pictures.

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The Forum members (from left to right/front to back
Bookman , dirk , Michel, Das_Dirch
Benno, Zed1, Old_Wolf, MABO
Dad´s Army, ralf, Paul, the_observer

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Does anyone knows what these guys are doing?
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Winner of the Forums special price
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Posted by Ralf on 07 Oct 2012, 11:01

Yes, that was a wonderfull day. So much to see that i forgot to take pictures :oops:
Nice to see the faces behind the nicks. Greets to all of them and specially to Dat_Dirch for organzing this great day for us. Hope your nose will gave rest today..

In my opinion that was a good start for the new smallscaleconvention. A new fixed date in my calendar

hope to see you guys next year at this show... or perhaps erlier at the FIGZ (02.06.2013 ! (was this day correct? )
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Posted by Mai Strac on 07 Oct 2012, 12:02

Great works!!!! :drool: :love: :love: :thumbup:
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Posted by Zed1 on 07 Oct 2012, 13:34

Hey there!

For me, it was a very great day out with the boys. :lol: 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...
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Well... at least some of us. :lol:
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Many of the shown work was in 1/72. Although some were smaller...
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And even smaller (note the coin!)
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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:
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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):
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Many of us have already seen pictures of great work like this:
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...but seeing it with your own eyes is even better.

This here is really large:
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Oh - there was an element of the Croebern mega-diorama at the show as well:
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Roman watchtower...
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...and training court. Can you hear the centurions shouting orders?
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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.
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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?
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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):
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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!

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Unfortunately, the bazar is closed now
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Posted by Peter on 07 Oct 2012, 15:51

Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

PS: We want more :mrgreen:
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Posted by Kekso on 07 Oct 2012, 17:25

WOW :shock:
Some incredible works and it's impossible to pick a favourite :love:
I'm jealous of you :mrgreen: and can't stop looking
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Posted by Mai Strac on 07 Oct 2012, 18:03

:drool: :drool: :drool: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
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Posted by mickey mouse on 07 Oct 2012, 18:22

Mai Strac wrote::drool: :drool: :drool: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

+1 :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 07 Oct 2012, 18:57

Great fun!!!
Not everyone who is on the forum was in the group photo.
Conny, Taipeh, Don Suhr, Tom, Jörg and Valion to name just a few.
Not many photos from me...not many that are decent that is :mrgreen:
Mabo being interviewed by the press
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cowboy town
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my favourite dio at the show...Rüdiger´s Dresden dio.
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Croeburn
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Posted by The Observer on 07 Oct 2012, 20:19

WOW-WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!

Lot of great and exclusive dio´s and models-all of those i´ve seen there were special and extremly outstanding!!!!

I personally would like to thank Dirk (das dirch) , Benno (benno) and Remco(Dad´s Army) for evérything around this meeting including organisation , contact , feedback and a comfortable and warm welcome!
This was just perfect!

@second I would like to thank all comrades from Benno´s Figure Forum who were there
( -especially Old Wolf,Paul and Zed1 for that very funny tour,painting and painting tips!!!!-)
this was a lot of fun, guys-thanx for this wonderful sunday!!!

@third I would like to thank Berthold Tacke from MODELLFAN - this was an outstanding event - many nice contacts, people and so much perfect works to see... just Great!



(P.S. : @das dirch: Pleeeeeeze ...Just do me a favour-mark me on your list for next year! I would be proud to take part again!)

Thanks and greetings
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Posted by Zed1 on 07 Oct 2012, 20:37

The Observer wrote:(P.S. : @das dirch: Pleeeeeeze ...Just do me a favour-mark me on your list for next year! I would be proud to take part again!)


That's a word - put me on the list, too! :-D :-D :-D
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Posted by MABO on 07 Oct 2012, 22:08

And me, too! ;-)
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Posted by entrauner on 07 Oct 2012, 23:30

thanx for the pictures- some great impressions!
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Posted by Alois Nebel on 08 Oct 2012, 11:13

A lot of inspiration. Thanks for posting ;-)

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Posted by Das_Dirch on 08 Oct 2012, 11:43

Hi,

i found this in a local newspaper (in german)

http://www.borkenerzeitung.de/nachrichten/heiden_artikel,-Scharfes-Auge-%E2%80%93-ruhige-Hand-_arid,137776.html

@Dominik, Jan and Sascha - If you really, really want, i will note it for the 9. September 2013.

Regards
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Posted by Zed1 on 08 Oct 2012, 12:36

Das_Dirch wrote:Hi,

i found this in a local newspaper (in german)

http://www.borkenerzeitung.de/nachrichten/heiden_artikel,-Scharfes-Auge-%E2%80%93-ruhige-Hand-_arid,137776.html

@Dominik, Jan and Sascha - If you really, really want, i will note it for the 9. September 2013.

Regards
Dirk


Oh my - I`m looking fat on this photo. :shock:
Are you sure? My calendar says that the 9.9.2013 is a Monday. :?
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Posted by Michel on 08 Oct 2012, 13:58

...in my Mind there´s the 07.09.2013!
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Posted by Paul on 08 Oct 2012, 15:46

Zed1 wrote:Oh my - I`m looking fat on this photo. :shock:

you haven´t seen the photos I took :mrgreen:
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