Penncon was a nice contest. It wasn't large -- the contest and vendors were in one room -- but the quality of the contest entries was high, and the people extremely friendly. You can't beat the location, so I can hope the contest grows over the next several years.
Here's a selection of some of my favorite entries in the contest.
|Sharp little resin Selbstfahrlette fur 7.5cm Pak40 Auf Somua.|
|Tasca M4A3E2 Jumbo Sherman. Nice to see armor that's not over-weathered.|
|Perfectly weathered 1958 Plymouth Belvedere.|
|My favorite in the contest, a 1/32 Special Hobby X-15-A2.|
|Check out the crisply executed plumbing on the X-15's external tanks!|
|A Pit Road 1/144 Vulcan. Cripes, that's a nice kit for the scale!|
|Stunning Trumpeter 1/32 Me262 B-1/U1.|
|Perfectly executed conversion of a Czech Model F-80C to a B,|
with camouflage typically seen on 56th Fighter Group P-47s.
|Beautiful Revell 1/144 Airbus A321 by my friend Joe Volz.|
|Nicely painted and weathered RSO Radschlepper Ost.|
A final thought on the Army Center. If you're ever in the area you should stop by. The focus of the museum is on the American soldier, and you'll find a variety of nice displays explaining the role and life of the soldier from the Civil War through Afghanistan. Each display has a good deal of explanatory placards, so you'll be sure to leave smarter than when you came. There are a few pieces of armor on the grounds if heavy metal is your thing, but the real value will be found inside.