Models in Mundolsheim
Mundolsheim is a suburb of Strasbourg in the northeastern corner of France. Last weekend, the 17th and 18th of June, Club Maquettiste de Strasbourg held their biannual modeling show there.
Since I’ve been brushing up my french this year and also haven’t been to France with my models, I decided to go there. It was a medium sized european model exhibition, very well organized, and attended by modelers from France, Belgium and southwestern Germany.
What made the show special, in comparison to most of the modeling events in Germany and the Nordic countries, that I usually take part in, was the great variation of the models.
Yes, you would find your Spitfires, Messerschmidts and Tiger Tanks, and they were good too, but the variation of odd and crazy models and dioramas was what struck me the most.
Since I have tons of pictures of your traditional modeling subjects in my computer, I decided to skip them and concentrate on the more original stuff instead.
So here goes…..
There was a group of builders, that had built a collection of ”assembly aircraft”, the colorful planes used to assemble the allied bombers before the raids.
Then there were these guys,who specialized in flying boats.
Beside the usual warships, mine included, there were some really great models of sailing ships and liners.
Military supply ships aren’t exactly the most common models, but there were a few here.
The variation among the figures was great too.
One figure sculptor had his own stand, where he showed his work.
Fire engines aren’t the most common subject either, but there was a collection of them here.
Part 2 of the article will come up soon.
Always thought about doing one of those "formation ship " paint schemes, but just couldn't bring myself to do that to a a venerable warbird (even though they DID exist) - some wild patterns on display there.
Craig, me, too! Ever since Shep Paine's rendering of the "Spotted Ape" in the leaflet that came with their B-24J, way back. Unbelievable, and in a dio, to boot. The man was a master and an inspiration.
You got it, Bernie! Mr. Paine was a great inspiration to us all! I love the "assembly aircraft" exhibit!
Quite a variety and great talent.
Thanks Ulf,a feast for the eyes,a great way to spend a day.
Thanks for these, Ulf, some great pictures, and I like the way you've grouped them together.
Ulf. as Jim remarked, a feast for the eyes. Inspiration, as well. Thanks for posting these, and the sequel.Remarkable work, throughout.
Great alternative selection. The ship category looked very interesting.
Ulf, thanks for sharing. I will bring this venue under the attention from my club members. Not to far from Eeklo.
Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.
Thank you for sharing Ulf. Lots of interesting models on this show.
Absolutely exquisite scale models, thanks for sharing Ulf