I'm feeling a bit under the weather, like I'm on the verge of getting a sinus infection, so I'll keep this short and sweet with a handful of random thoughts about the Nats and some pics of a few of my favorite contest entries so far.
There are roundabouts leading into the show location. I haven't seen those since I lived in Boston!
Good selection of vendors that should satisfy all but the most picky attendees. The biggest absence, HobbyLink Japan.
Lots of book vendors! I wish I could read French and Russian.
Speaking of books, we modelers spend a helluvalotta time complaining about the prices of models, but books have become quite expensive in their own right!
At the end of the day today, a good number of the tables were filled. Closed-top armor was particularly full.
I bought my first model today not at the Nats, but in an antique shop in nearby Fort Collins.
And now the pictures. Enjoy!
|Wingnut Wings 1/32 Gotha G.IV. HFS, what a stunning airplane and model!|
|Stunning Revell 1/32 He-111.|
|AMD Laffly 80AM with subtle painting and weathering.|
|Incredible scratchbuilt USS Langley. I think it's 1/120?|
|Revell '85 Mustang NASCAR Modified. Perfectly detailed and painted.|
|CMR 1/72 Sikorsky S-38 with a stunning paint scheme.|
|Vulcan 1/35 Light Tank Mk VIB, beautifully weathered.|
More to come tomorrow, with a Scale Model Soup twist!