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EME Euro Model Expo Lingen Germany 25/26 march

Posted by Erik-Jan on 29 Mar 2023, 19:37

Last Sunday i happened to be in the neighborhood (since i recently moved from the Netherlands to Bulgaria). So i went to EME to look at the nice models on show, buy some stuff snd say hi to the FIGZ promo team.

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The FIGZ promoteam (Dad's Army and MABO) in action

Was fun to see you guys.

Great to see you brought the FIGZ globe.

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The FIGZ globe and its creator
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Posted by Dad's Army on 29 Mar 2023, 20:36

It was a great surprise to see you standing in front of me all at once!
And luckily I had brought your globe too, how nice that was!
Jan had also brought a part of the groupebuild which included your contribution,
so even though you moved out of our reach, you see we don't forget you.
Hope to see you next time, enjoyed it immensely!

Remco
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Posted by Peter on 29 Mar 2023, 21:41

Hey my friend with two first names! Great to see you! Nice pictures! :thumbup:

And I hope you can make it to FIGZ from your new living space! ;-)
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Posted by Bessiere on 29 Mar 2023, 23:04

That globe was such a great idea, well done. This might be a good place to let admins know that Captain Siborn was having issues logging in. Several others have been MIA; Raph and Mateus among them. I had the same issue but persistence paid off, still not sure what I did differently to get back on.
Cheers,
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Posted by Peter on 29 Mar 2023, 23:23

David, PM send. ;-)
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Posted by MABO on 30 Mar 2023, 07:16

Was so nice to see you and talk a while. All the best for the future of you and your family!

Btw:
I am preparing a EME report as well, so stay tuned.
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Posted by Susofrick on 30 Mar 2023, 08:18

Great to see some pics. Have seen some on FB too. And that globe is a wonderful thing! We are connected!
so even though you moved out of our reach, you see we don't forget you.
Yup! Once they get their hands on you they won't forget you! :affraid: :affraid: :affraid:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 30 Mar 2023, 19:54

MABO wrote:Btw:
I am preparing a EME report as well, so stay tuned.


I am waiting :mrgreen:
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Posted by Konrad on 31 Mar 2023, 10:50

It would be nice if such meetings were pointed out.
The meeting in January was pointed out. I know.
One or the other would certainly have liked to come in March. (Me, for example).
Or is this a closed society?
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Posted by MABO on 02 Apr 2023, 09:59

The FIGZ Promo Team was in Lingen again. :thumbup:

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After the participation at the Model Building Fair in January, the second appearance this year.

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=26182

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We had less space than last time, but of course we were not such exotics, because at the Euro Modell Expo there were of course not mainly model railways, LEGO model worlds or huge sand landscapes for RC model vehicles.

Therefore, first the reference to this year's FIGZ in Arnhem on 4 June. It would be nice if as many as possible come.This time Remco could also show a film, presenting impressions but most of all the familiar feeling! ;-)

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It was again very nice to spend the weekend with the four colleagues from the Netherlands.

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They are all so nice to speak English, as I still haven't learned Dutch. But Martin said to my excuse that it was really not easy either.

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We continued working on our projects from January. Unfortunately, I still haven't managed to finish my French infantry in the coat of Art Miniatures, but hopefully it won't take long. I will report here then. And I am also very happy to see Hans' field airfield with all the planes he has built so far.

As every time, however, Remco's Legion in particular caused quite a stir, as it continues to grow. There were even (female) fans who wanted to see how much had been added since the last visit.

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It was an opportunity to show the second Group Build from 2016 again and a small part of the third one from 2017, as an example of the work from different froum members from all over the world.

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http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=169&t=18877

It was nice to meet friends and hobby colleagues. Besides Eric Jan (see above), for example, "DasDirch" was there (unfortunately not right next to our stand this time) and Thomas Mischak paid us a surprise visit, which was very nice.

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He reminded us of a meeting many years ago. At that time I was still a silent participant from afar, admired the figure heroes on the internet and never thought I would sit at the same table with these people.

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http://www.fuhrmann-figuren.de/projekte/waterloo_1815_nl-ol_2008.htm

Martin was there with his shop this time, but he had his 3D printer with him again and there were many interested people who had questions about it and wanted to have a look at the technology.

https://www.miniatuurwereld.com

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The first day of the fair was much fuller and there were more conversations with the visitors. On Sunday it was much quieter. But let's hope that such fairs will continue to take place despite the internet, because I think it's great when you can look at the models, dioramas and also the dealers' offers live and examine them.

As an example: I was really impressed by this Spanish company producing amazing buildings. :shock:

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https://www.balwward.com/en-gb

I also liked this box cover of a limited edition model. Did not saw it finished. ;-)

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The competition was again very impressive and there was an abundance of great work to see.

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Have a look here for all the details...

:coffee: :read:

https://eme2023.de/gallery

Finally, here are some impressions of the fair that caught my eye during my tours.

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Special mention from my point of view:

"The Terror"

Amazing model remembering the famous historical expedition from John Franklin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin%27s_lost_expedition

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After a speedy dismantling together, the hope remains that there will be a next time, but as far as I have seen, EME 2024 has already been announced.

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Posted by Dad's Army on 02 Apr 2023, 11:46

Konrad wrote:It would be nice if such meetings were pointed out.
The meeting in January was pointed out. I know.
One or the other would certainly have liked to come in March. (Me, for example).
Or is this a closed society?

:oops: Sorry I tought I had placed a notification, but seems to have done it only on Facebook. There will be some time between the organisation to tell us we are welcome, and the reservation. It's for sure not a closed society, thats for sure!
I will make another reservation for EME 2024 if posible. (now you know already :mrgreen: )

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Posted by Kekso on 02 Apr 2023, 11:50

Wonderful report Erik-Jan. Thanks for posting.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 02 Apr 2023, 11:55

Jan, thanks for this report of another great show, hope more will follow.
Ans since you are so good on these reports, it will be your task every show...
How cool is that :mrgreen: .
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Posted by MABO on 02 Apr 2023, 11:59

Dad's Army wrote:Ans since you are so good on these reports, it will be your task every show...
How cool is that :mrgreen: .


Thanks, I am happy, took me only three hours... :mrgreen:
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Posted by Konrad on 02 Apr 2023, 12:29

Very nice report Jan. :yeah:
Is something different than producing films for television. :-D
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Posted by Minuteman on 03 Apr 2023, 08:13

Wow! Some very impressive modelling on display here, thanks for the report and the many photos!
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Posted by MABO on 03 Apr 2023, 16:09

Konrad wrote:Very nice report Jan. :yeah:
Is something different than producing films for television. :-D


Yes, it is easier! ;-)
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Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Apr 2023, 18:55

A lot of fabulous work and skilful modelling on display here.

Thomas is looking good!

I love the chap in the Hummel with the umbrella .

Great reporting.

Best wishes,

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Posted by JurgenH on 04 Apr 2023, 18:58

Hello Jan
Thank you for the pictures of the EME 23. I know it's always a lot of work.
I would like to contribute to this as well. here is a link from a German forum where I also work.
https://modellbaugilde.de/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=4586

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Posted by Peter on 07 Apr 2023, 13:14

Thanks for sharing Jan! And I agree with Remco, you may do the report of the next FIGZ! :-D ;-) :thumbup:
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