|4th Open Serra-Sul de
Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil.
visitors, kids and enthusiasts
missed last year's edition, in 2016 the 4th Open
Serra-Sul not only kept the tradition of the previous ones, but also
surprised me for the visible increase in the level of the displayed
models. The staff organized a nice
display, with models of all kinds and levels, from juniors to pros.
I had a great time and, more
important, could catch up with many friends from all over the state.
Definitely, the Serra-Sul Open is becoming a modeling reference in
South Brazil and it is worth to attend.
number of judges this year was ridiculously small, making my Sunday
afternoon miserable. This year, the staff took two very smart
decicions: they invited muli-awarded modelers to judge in the
next year and split the Best of the Show in two, the Popular (vote) BOS
and the Technical (Judges) BOS. This is the right recipe for BOS in all
contests, in my opinion. The most impressive model from the public
point of view not necessarily is the model showing the highest level of
craftmanship. With this formula, everybody wins.
The theme this year was 'Japan'.
to all the Serra-Sull organizing staff for putting out such a nice event. Here are some photos I took:
The Popular Best of the Show award went to a beautiful 1/24 F75 pick-up truck built by Max.
The Judges Best of the Show award deservedly went to this atonishing Hasegawa Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko Irving
in 1/48 scale, by local master modeler Eduardo Rech. Eduardo 'Mark
Spitezed' the event: not only he got the Judges BOS, but also best
aviation award, best Japan aviation theme, best naval award, and six
more awards in 1/72 scale categories. Wow...
The complete list of winners will be published in the Serra-Sul website soon.
Good show, boys... See you all in 2017, when the theme will be 'Germany'! Be ready...