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Scale Model Challenge 2017

October 23, 2017 in Show Reports

A few reposts from SMC 2017 in Eindhoven this past weekend.

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5 responses to Scale Model Challenge 2017

  1. Hi Rob,
    Thanks for sharing. I hope you agree with me, that the entrees were almost all of very high quality.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  2. Stunning craftsmanship on display there….thanks, Rob.

  3. Hi Rob, thanks for sharing your pictures. We must have passed each other without knowing during the show.

  4. I’ve seen other posts of this show and the models and they almost appear to be two shows given the lighting. Rob, it looks like they turn down the over head lights and then used individual lamps. Fluorescent light seems to have been used at times for the ceiling and then perhaps can descent lights for when the show is going on? Given the dark back round and the lack of ceiling lights in your photos …the colors of the models seem richer. One word to describe the models…professional.

    • Re “professional” aspect of the models, I think it’s fair to say that the “kit modeller” element is absent from some of these national/international shows. It’s the domain of specialists. In some cases you may even have someone who’s commisioned someone else to sculpt a set of figures for a diorama, and someone else to paint them, the result being submitted under your own name. It’s perfectly allowable at some shows, but at other shows – Telford, for instance – the rules state that the model must be the work of the modeller submitting the item to the competition.

      I’ve never seen lighting done the way we see it here. It’s certainly an effective way to isolate the models to their best advantage.

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