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Bays Mountain Park Model Expo

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On November 3rd beginning at 9:00 a.m. and lasting till 3:00 p.m. Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport Tennessee hosted the 2012 Bays Mountain Park Model Expo. We had approximately 30 participants in the show with many of the participants entering multiple models.

Classes for the show were not broken down by scale due to the fact that we are a growing show and trying to raise additional funds for awards. Aircraft, Armor, Ships, Space real and sci-fi, Dioramas, Automobiles, Figures and Gaming miniatures were the categories.

Automobiles were the category most widely represented followed by aircraft and then dioramas and armor. We only had one ship entry which was a little disappointing.

Entrance to the show was free for the public and modelers who entered subjects were charged 7 dollars for the first entry and 3 dollars for each additional entry. There was no limit on entries. Door prizes tickets were sold as well, at 3 dollars per ticket. This was a fund raising event for Bays Mountain Park as well as the show so money went back to the park to pay for next year's show.
the photos
Our first page features the aircraft, since this is Aeroscale after all.
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About the Author

About Russell Anderson (Siderius)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

A little bit about myself. I'm 47, going to school, am a senior and am a Geography major. My background has been a strong interest in aviation history since as long as I can remember. I also have a great interest in astronomy and have worked at a local park and planetarium, in the planetarium...


Comments

I hope to be there next year!
NOV 10, 2012 - 12:38 PM
Russell, thanks for leading us around the expo. I would like to know what scale mostly were the aircrafts built? Or what is it mostly in the US?
NOV 13, 2012 - 11:12 AM
Hi Torsten, most of the models were 1/48 scale. The Heinkel 219 which won Best in Show was also 1/48 scale. The number 29 Corsair was 1/72 scale. My entries, for display only, which were the B-24, P-38, and the rest grouped together were 1/72 scale as well. The Piedmont airliner, a 737-200 was 1/144. I am glad you enjoyed the show report. Next year we are moving the show to a one level gymnasium near Bays Mountain Park for more room and easier access for vendors and contestants alike, so hopefully we will have more entries. We plan to break down some of the categories too, into scales as the show become larger. Russell
NOV 13, 2012 - 11:42 AM
Thanks for the infos, Russell. I was just curious about the scales. Here in Germany scales 72 and 48 are about same strong but 32 gets bigger since a few years, since Revell and especially Trumpeter came more and more up with it. And good luck for your clubs next years expo. It's the same with my club here. We started 2009 and we're getting bigger and bigger every year.
NOV 14, 2012 - 05:00 AM