photos copyrighted by RJ
Marczak, unless noted.
|GPPSD 2008 - XXII Brazilian
Plastic Modeling National Convention
Marista Glória, São Paulo, Brazil.
7th & 8th, 2008
Modelers Express Machine attending the XXII
Brazilian National Plastic Modeling Convention
a photo report on 2008 GPPSD Brazilian
Nats, held during June 7-8 at São Paulo.
usual, it was a great, well organized convention. The organizing
must be congratulated again. The convention this time was held at
Colégio Marista Glória. Due to reasons out of the comitee
wasn't possible to use PAMA (a division of
Brazilian Air Force) hangars as in the previous years (a pity).
must add that this was the smallest of the last eight editions. About
200 modelers gathered around 1000 models on the tables, with visible
reduction in the number of entries in Vehicles, AFV and Figures
categories. I particularly missed some fine friends from Caxias do Sul,
Florianópolis, Curitiba and Belo Horizonte. The level of
craftsmanship remained very high, though.
hobby shops and industry representatives attended the convention, where
you could find
interesting goodies from new releases to collectors items.
Every year the
GPPSD Convention is my personal opportunity to meet old friends and
ones. It was wonderful a
event. Congratulations to the GPPSD staff for a great
Now, onto the photos.
I organized them in 13 groups, so be warned that some of the links
contain entries of several sub-categories. I haven't sharpened the
pics, and I avoided the use of flash light as much as possible in order
to preserve the natural color of the models (some may be a bit dark).
So, if you have interest in any photo in a larger resolution, drop me a
line. As for the winners, I haven't had time to take photos of all
categories, sorry. Enjoy, and please report any bugs!
The Southern Modelers Express Machine gang
thank Heliandro, Jarbas, Victor, Flávio and Manfrin, who have
been an enjoyable companion every year, and also the folks I met there:
Sandro Tomaseto and Jerônimo from Porto Alegre, Luiz from
Argentina, and Fred from Curitiba. Another highligh was the presence of
the LSPers from Bauru: Carlos Palma, Sandro Moretti and Daniel Castro.
Our trip started with a hobby shop tour on Friday, and the mandatory
visit to HOriginal hobby shop and Marcelo Guerra workroom. From left to
right: yours truly, Victor, Jarbas, Marcelo and Flávio (photo by
Next stop, Model World hobby shop. Here´s Victor inspecting a
Dora railroad gun in 1/35 at Model World (photo by H.Rosa):
Saturday, we decided to try the famous 'Mortadela' sandwich, sold at
the São Paulo city market. After waiting for ages in a long line
of costumers, we finally got there. On the right, Victor is about to
add a few pounds to his weight (photos by H.Rosa):
Now, the convention. Here, Victor and Flávio with the CEO of Asas aviation magazine,
Claudio Lucchesi, far right (photo by H.Rosa):
Payor, sales representative from Yamar Ferramentas / Sagyma airbrushes
(thanks for all the help Adriano):
of the LSP community
belonging to Bauru plastic modeling club. From left to right: yours
truly, Sandro, Guto and Daniel. Sorry about that flash. I inadvertidly
turned my light sabre on.
the show. Look the miserable state of these guys:
only set back was that we were obligated to stay the whole Monday in
São Paulo since Porto Alegre airport was closed for almost 24h
since Sunday afternoon. Many of us lost professional commitments on
Monday... Ces't la vie...
And the last, but not the least, two pictures (for those who lived the
adventure) that still demand proper explanation from some members of
the SMEM (1x0 Heliandro...):
Here's SMEM'08 - (left to right) Heliandro Rosa, Pedro Manfrin, Jarbas
Bailas, Victor Tavares, Flávio Estrela and yours truly:
Great trip. Thanks guys!