Go Modelling 2015 Vienna. Part one: The exhibition.
Go Modelling is a great traditional modelling event, that takes place in a great traditional museum of military history. It is arranged by IPMS-Austria in the museum or military history in Vienna. (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Wien, HGM)
The museum offers everything you expect from a museum of military history in the capital of what was once a major european empire.
Weapons, Tanks, armour, uniforms, banners, flags, models and monumental battle paintings. It’s all there.
By having the show in the museum, a win-win situation is created for the museum and for IPMS-Austria. The museum has an average of ca 2000 visitors per month. During this modelling weekend they have about 4000 paying visitors. IPMS-Austria gets to arrange its show in beautiful rooms filled with paintings, armour and the like.
Especially for the figure modellers, this created a great synergy effect. Tables filled with beautiful figures of knights stood right next to full sized knights’ armour.
One of the great things about this exhibition, was the large number of high quality figures that took part.
The exhibition part of the event contained models of every kind, made from all the traditional modelling materials. Wood, metal, plastic and paper.
I myself took part in the exhibition by exhibiting my german collection, that consists of Bismarck, Scharnhorst, Admiral Hipper, Graf Spee, Z-31, U-Boot Typ XXI, U-Boot Typ XI, U-Boot Typ VIIc and an S-Boot, all in 1:350.
I also took part in the thematic exhibition “Bigger, faster better”, where models of anything that ever held a record were exhibited. My contribution was a model of the french destroyer Le Terrible, that held the speed record for destroyers between 1935 and 2010.
Photographing at modelling events is always tricky, so I hope you’ll excuse me for the sometimes less than perfect pictures. Rather than trying to further describe the models, I’ll let them speak for themselves. Enjoy!
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