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Moson Model Show 2017 – Part 5 (automotive)

April 23, 2017 in Show Reports

Let’s take a short break from aviation at the 2017 Moson Model Show and devote our attention to the automotive models on display.

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16 responses to Moson Model Show 2017 – Part 5 (automotive)

  1. Not being a car modeler, can someone tell me where the “ruined car” genre came from? It’s cool and those who can do it realistically are very good, but it’s not a thing I would have thought of in modeling. It’s moved on to airplanes now, too.

    • Not sure when it started but I reckon new builders found a way to express themselves in a civilian discipline rather than building and painting AFVs. As old prop jobs become obsolete and end up in scrap yards they also become objects of a past more and more people tend to romanticize. There will always be those who complain about how rusty and faded a tank actually can get, but a civilian object will never be target of this. Only trap is what material a car is made of…aluminium and glass fibre don´t rust.

    • Just call it severe weathering!

    • If I understand things correctly, this trend was once initiated by Mig Jimenez (and maybe others) and his burned-out tank wrecks which gained much publicity on shows back in the 1990s. Eventually, rust and decay became mainstream modeling subjects in armor, but as you said the trend went on to cars and now also airplanes (with some limitations as planes don’t rust). It can be said that the element of surprise is long gone these days :), but I still find them interesting. Particularly that Citroen DS…

  2. Impressive work indeed…….

  3. Fabulous models, thank you very much for posting these. Not sure I particularly like the “ruined car” genre, but, it’s certainly a different way of showing off one’s modelling talent.

    • For me, it falls into the dio genre, so of interest as a subject area, but the pristine finishes of the other models is also to be admired.

      Thanks, Martin, for taking the time to record the selection.

  4. Good quality on show again

  5. I like the rotted out Citroen. The GT40 looks tired from a race. The tonneau cover is very convincing on the TR2 (didn’t even know that existed as a model). The 250GTO is very sharp but my favorite is the Alfa 155 in Martini colors. I’ve always wanted to paint my 164 like that!

  6. As someone who has an interest in old Citröens and actually owns one I can appreciate the wear and tear on the DS as this is unfortunately the way these iconic cars went. Not so well known in America but in the UK a DS in Concours condition can fetch well over £30,000

  7. French version of a “beater”. Artistry!

  8. That super detailed Yamaha is something else!

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