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The Ships at ScaleModelWorld 2007

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The Manufacturers and Vendors




After "catching" Jim talking with Jacques Druel with Olaf paying atention to all details of the conversation, and also the Staff of WEM working (it looks like Peter Hall is giving Caroline a hard time ;) ) here goes a little description of the photos:

- Wiener ModelBau Manufaktur stand with a couple built 1:72 K.u.K. Holland U-boot, some small 1:350 torpedoboots and the new K.u.K. Dukla Torpedoboot (Guido Hopp got a gold with his!) and the amazing master of a new 1:72 scale Torpedoboot made the excellence of this stand. Good job, Herr Peter!

- The White Ensign Models had the "usual" look, with all the crew looking as a crew! Always busy, but with a good selection of goodies (own making and others too) with some displayed jewels built at 1/350 and some advertising for BattlefleetModels and BMK brass items (a nice touch that I didn't catch on the photos)

- L'Arsenal was packed with a lot of literature, PE sets, some excellent display models and of course the L'Arsenal range and some novelties like the 1:700 HMS Biter (which I bought, thanks to Peter Fulgoney's advice). A very interesting stand and always friendly, n'est pas Jacques?

- Milicast had the usual range of 1:76 range of wargaming landing craft, but this year had a new LCI.

- The Revell GMbH stand with it's glassed stand always makes very difficult task to take photos, but there were the new 1:350 DKM Bismark, the 1:144 U-boot 214 Export Version, Typ VII-C and Typ 212 amongst others. Of note also is the built versions of the Laser Class sailboat.

- Italeri/Tamiya had the test shots and box art cover for the new 1:700 Repulse. They looked good, and probably a good value for the money! Also, I was hoping to get a glimpse of the 1:35 Schnellboot... but no!

- Eduard got two subs (Gato and VII-C/41 and also the Flak Schnellboot in 1:72 packed with their PE Sets and also a 1:350 USS Missoury representing the signing of the Japanese Surrender at Tokio Bay).

- The Airfix Stand I didn't take photos because it was always crowded and I couldn't have a clear shot of the factory built Severn Class Lifeboat - sorry!

Also of note was the release of the Trumpeter's 1:700 HMS Hood 1941 fit on severall Vendors, which was one of the most seen on visitors hands - I didn't brought one, due to space limitations!
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About the Author

About Rui Matos (skipper)
FROM: LISBOA, PORTUGAL

Hi all Crew Members!
Rui Matos, 39 years old (in 2006), married, former Portuguese Navy Fire Control Radar Operator , and "owned" by two cats - James, Stripes (Riscas in portuguese, now deceased) and Moon (Lua)!
I've been modeling since I was 6, but only have turned to Submarines in 1991 o...


Comments

Rui, the model in image #31...any details of the kit, artist, etc? The water rolling off the sub is extremely well done!
NOV 16, 2007 - 07:23 AM
wow very great and bright pictures you did Rui! the colours you manage to get are amazing! i also congratulate you for those pictures you took at sea level, very original, it's like you"re there
NOV 16, 2007 - 07:43 AM
Hi Mark That's Guido Hopp's Revell 1/144 VII-C Uboot Impressive indeed That was the result of plus 30 hour editing the photos - the lighting conditions of the venue is very dim, and then we cannot take tripods inside the competition area (not that I had one, but I could borrow) Rui
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:04 AM
Hi Rui, Very nice presentation, excellent photography.
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:26 AM
Thanks Harry We sure miss you there It was a good chance to see your models again, this time finished! Cheers. Skipper
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:49 AM
Outstanding job Rui, thanks for the hard work. Makes me want to have a couple of kids so I can sell em' to pay the way over for next year.
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:42 PM
Rui - Quite simply you've provided us with a fantastic expo of Telford - thank you! The camo on the Mauritania build is stunning. Cheers Karol
NOV 16, 2007 - 08:56 PM
Hi Rui, Some excellent looking ships and crafty there. Thanks for the pics. Al
NOV 16, 2007 - 09:12 PM
Thanks guys! This is really a great event. Alan, I expect to see your harbour dio next year?? Cheers, Skipper
NOV 16, 2007 - 11:35 PM
Rui: Thanks for sharing those excellent photos with us! I wish I could have been there!
NOV 17, 2007 - 12:19 AM