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2018 WrightCon Model Show

April 8, 2018 · in Show Reports · · 16 Comments

Traveled up the road to Dayton, Ohio, for the Wright Field Scale Modelers annual show held at the Hope Hotel and Convention Center. A total of 375 models were on display and presented here are a few pics of some of the models that caught my eye. Some really exceptional builds were on display. Shameless plug, the last pic is part of my collection that I entered in the Group Category. I was able to win a gold for them. Can't brag too much as there were only two of us in that category. Fun time, none the less, and I scored a couple of good deals from the vendors that were present.

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16 responses

  1. Some great variety there and fantastic skills. Congratulations on the win with the Warhawk, Tom, she looks fantastic. Nice F-15 and some lovely biplanes. Thanks for sharing, I really like seeing these show posts.

  2. I can see why they caught your eye...there really are some exceptional entries on display there (congrats on yours as well). By the way, any idea what the story is on those red cross markings on the P-38? Don't think I've ever seen that before.

  3. Wow! Those are some very nice models. The WW1 birds, and that PBJ really caught my eyes. Not to mention some of the dioramas too. Some serious skills at work. Congrats on the win, the P-40's look great.

  4. Some nice things here, and well done on the Gold.

  5. Congrats on the gold! I liked the Beverly hillbillies truck.

    • So did I Robert, wondered how many would recognize that truck.

    • Thanks for the positive comment on my Hillbillies truck.

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  6. Tom, thanks for posting these. Looks like a good show, some real talent on display, to include the guy with all them P40s. You can never have too many P-40s. Never. Beverly Hillbillies! Egad! I'd forgotten there was an actual kit... Now, I want one! Rats! It's a curse, this polystyrene!

  7. Thanks Tom, some great modelling on display !

  8. Congratulations with the gold Tom! Thanks for sharing your pics, a lot of great work on show.
    The KLM/North-West DC-10 is a nice blast from the past.

  9. Really like the PBJ and the Wyvern. I've got a D-model of the PBJ that I was thinking of building once I finish my Privateer. And really like your P-40 collection!

  10. Great photos, Tom! Looks like a wonderful show. Congratulations on the Gold for your P-40s. Like Bernie said, ya can't have too many P-40s! I like the NMF one myself!

  11. Hello Tom,
    Thanks for sharing thse pics with us.
    My favorite, the DC 10 from KLM and Northwest.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

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