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Tel-Con 2018

A co-worker along with our kicking and screaming wives made a trip up north to Port Clinton,Ohio, to the Liberty Aviation Museum and Tel-Con 2018. Some excellent work was on display and the bonus was being able to walk through their excellent museum. They are currently rebuilding a PT boat to place in Lake Erie for rides, as well as building a fully air worthy Ford Tri-Motor. There’s a long history of the Tri-Motor fairing people and cargo out to the various islands on Lake Erie right up to the1960’s.

There were well over 200 models on the tables and below are pics of models that caught my eye. The Twilight Zone TV, when turned on, played Rod Sterling reading his opening dialogue welcoming you to the Twilight Zone. As you listened the screen would start bulging out and the rabbit head would appear behind the screen as it was trying to jump into the room.. Very unique. Another item that impressed me was the van with the celestial scene on it’s roof that extended down it’s sides. That’s not a decal but airbrush painting. Excellent work indeed. And as luck would have it I was able to pick off two Gold’s and two Silvers in 1/48 props. And real surprise was that my little Testors F8F-2 Bearcat took best Plane. Who would have thunk it. All in all a very nice day.

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11 responses to Tel-Con 2018

  1. thank you for this post Tom

  2. Love that “Top Gun” pose in the headline photo (although the movie itself was corny). Hard to pick a favorite here, but Rosie sure caught my attention. 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing these, Tom. Congratulations on the Bearcat win!

  4. Great photos, Tom! Thanks for showing & sharing all of them. Congratulations to you for the Bearcat! (and the others)

    I believe the Lotus Indy car (#82; British racing Green with yellow stripe) was driven by the late, great Jim Clark. He won the 1965 Indy 500 in this car. I was fortunate to attend that race and see him win. Had he lived, he might have become the greatest racer ever – because he was well on his way there when he died in 1968. That car was the 1st rear-engined car to win the Indy 500 & NO front-engined car has won it since then! (ALL the 500s had been won by front-engined cars since the 1st race in 1911)

  5. Congrats with the Bearcat mate! Well deserved! Thanks for posting these!

  6. Some great pics – and congrats as well on your wins!

  7. Nice work all around, meaning you definitely don’t want to undersell that Bearcat – it’s obviously not like they were giving out awards like Mars bars.

  8. Nice ! and congats on the win.

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