Crazy Racing 2018
This idea has a long story. I came 4 years ago.
Planes are like the racing cars. The idea comes form the Reno Air Race. I found this site about two years ago, when I searched for some reference photos to my favourite plane, the QuickSilver.
When this year started, I opened a facebook group with airplane builders, and we called it Crazy racing – 2018
I tried to pick up the art side of the modelling, what is deep inside in every modeller. My conviction is, the modelling need a huge creativity, even if you make a modell with standard schemes, and old recipes. I would like to bring out the artist from every modeller, who is crazy enough for this idea. Because, sometimes you HAVE TO think some non-ordinary way. It is easy for me, but I never imagined how many fellows would start this project.
The main idea was; You have to build a 1:48 scale World War II plane, and turn into a racing plane. There was no any limit.
And the most important thing. We have to show our works to the other fellow modellers.
I came up with a new idea at the beginning of 2018. There will be two modelling event in this year, and if you want to win the CR Cup, you have to go to both event. Every event has a different jury. Who wins the Cup? it is simple. Who collected more points, it is like the F1.
Luckily I found two partners. The 2. PSMK modelling event, and the good-old Bolyai event. Both in Hungary.
I have to say a big thanks to both organizers!
My fellows don’t show anything from the built. Somtimes one or two photos, about some details.
At least, 7 planes arrived at our unique table.
I have already been a jury on some modell events – including the MosonShow sci-fi category – but that was my hardest job in my life. Fortunately, I have two great friends, who are my mentors too – The Rock, and Brother Macal.
At the first time I didn’t want a hard and rigid jury job, because the most important thing in this madness is the fun and creativity. But these planes are gorgeus!
At least we watched the simmetric of the paintings in millimeter size.
Every plane build has a weak point – like the cockpit, the edge of the wing, the landing gear, etc. But every plane was made very vell. I did not find any big mistakes.
Finaly the little differences made the end results. Like the painted decor sharpness, the line of the lines, etc. Absolutly like the F1. Hundredth of a second.
I wish i could have shared a gold medal for everyone.
And fortunately we had some sponsors too, liket the Vallejo company, Ammo Hungary, and our best webshop in the region, the Dreamkit.
It was an unforgettable joy to see so many crazy fellows like me. 😀
The end results;
1. Place (sponsored by Dreamkit )
Miklos „Milos” Menyhart
2. place (Sponsored by AMMO Hungary)
3. place (sponsored by AMMO Hungary)
Zoltan Barczi (yes, they are father and son. Zoltan is the father)
Gergely „TheDoc” Varsanyi
Jozsef „Joe” Szabo
And we are looking forward to the next event, because there are three more planes not being finished for this event.