Sunday, April 2, 2023

We visit Mosquitocon 2023

 IPMS New Jersey's annual Mosquitocon is always a good show and never disappoints. Here are a few of my favorite entries in the contest.

By far my favorite entry in the contest was this Nova 1/72 C-141 vacuform. I can't imagine the work required to build this model, much less drop the flaps and make it all look this good.

No, this isn't 1/48 scale. It's a 1/72 Tamiya F-16C beautifully weathered.

My first time seeing the new AFV Club 1/48 U-2, and it was stunning...and huge!

Check out this Kopro 1/48 Su-25UGT with scratchbuilt flaps, slats, and airbrakes. Dang!

Major conversion of a Monogram 1/48 F-15 into the F-15E prototype.

Speaking of vacuforms, here's a Contrail 1/72 Blackburn Kangaroo by Mike Terre, who is one of the best modelers in the hobby right now.

Expertly finished Tamiya 1/35 Japanese Type 61.

More beautifully done weathering, this time on a 1/35 M4A3E8 Sherman.

You don't have to buy an airline ticket to find the Spanish style here in the US. Here's Great Wall Hobby's 1/35 12.8cm K44 gun.

An excellent Dragon 1/35 Sdkfz 234/3 beautifully painted and weathered.

Another favorite, a 1/25 Ford Model T with an absolutely exquisite finish. If I'm ever tempted to show someone an example of artistry in our hobby, I'll pull up this model.

There's something about a Ferrari that compels a double-take, whether on the road or in a contest. Here are two favorites in the contest.

Here's a unique model, a Hachette 1/43 K-700 Soviet tractor.

Devin Poore's excellent Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise, including lights in the hanger bay.

Congrats to all the winners, who took home awards like this one, arguably the best-looking award from the club in years.

See you next year!