ModellBrno 2019 – The 1/144 Galore!
Last weekend we have spent in sunny Czech Republic attending the bi-annual Modell Brno event as a Shelf Oddity team. Organized by Eduard gathered a vast quantity of small scale models and modellers from many countries. Beside the all-time favourites like Revell's F-14 or Eduard's Super 144 line kits there was a significant number of a bit more unusual built stuff like A-model, Dora Wings, Eastern Express, Mikromir, Minicraft... the real 144 galore! 😉 The panoramic shots can give a nice comparison of size and shape between the models. Please excuse the number of the pics but it was hard not to photograph too much...
Also, we would like to thank and send warm greetings to all fellow modellers and small scale producers we have met and talked with during the event. It was a real pleasure!
Now, enjoy the pics! (courtesy by Leszek Golubiński and myself).
No such thing as too many photos taken at a model show - 🙂 Thanks!
Ha, true! But also - this is 144th scale only. Glad you like the photos. If time allows I will publish some pics of the other scales too - there were real gems on the tables in Brno.
Those Gee Bees and I-16 must also be pretty small like the Eindeker! I've always liked the look of the Tu-104 and it was kind of like letting people a ride in a bomber before it was en vogue. (Although I'm sure its seats were much more comfy.)
The GeeBees were the smallest. I-16 and Yaks-23 followed closely. With time the dust settling on those models during the show was more and more visible!
1/144 modelers are all under 35 with 20/10 vision uncorrected and they still use Optivisors with 200+ lenses. 🙂
Seriously, you people are amazing and crazy, and I can't figure out which is the majority.
Great photos, would have liked another shot of the Corsair with folded wings...
Agreed, Tom, 1/144 modelers have a special place in the booby-hatch all to themselves.
‘Liked’ - although I can barely see them...
wow! amazing for that scale.
Thank you for sharing these pictures Marek. Wonderful show with fantastic models on display. Real works of art in 1/144 scale.
Those P-63 King Cobras sure had stubby wings.
Several unusual subjects, great inspiration for 1/144 enthusiasts - thanks for sharing! Brno might be worth to visit if this is the usual 1/144 footprint there.
It was our first time there, but I was tempted to go just because of the rumours about usual high 1/144 scale presence. Recommended! 🙂