|XIX MosquitoCon New
Plastic Modeling Convention
the joys of living in USA... You can find a modeling convention about
every month, and as a member of IPMS/NJ, I was willing to attend and
help to run this one.
XIX was held at PAL, Wayne NJ, and the venue couldn't be better - the
lightning in the contest room was the best I've seen so far. We had
about 400 models and an amazing vendors area - outstanding numbers
considering it was a one day convention during Easter weekend! Again, I
was impressed by the level of the contest as
well as the professionalism of the organizing commitee.
Congratulations to Big Bill, Martin, Mike, Marc and all the folks from
NJ/IPMS staff for an outstanding job.
...and before 11:00
almost 100% of the contenders were already on the tables:
vendors room was a heaven, larger than in Jerseycon past October:
11:30, judges meeting... with free food:
by half an hour past noon the judge teams started to work. Here's
Reuven examining the winner of the Jets 1/48 category, while Nick waits
is the terror of many nice aircraft models:
had a nice time judging with Nick and Reuven, but that prevented me
from spending more money than I wanted in the vendors room. Even worse,
I missed taking pictures of way too many models, including several
winners. By the time I got free from my responsabilities, many modelers
had already packed their models and headed home or were waiting for the
award cerimony. I'm sorry... first things first. Anyway, I'll show you
a nice sample of the convention (most of them took in the morning or
nearing the end of the show).
|Wings - 1/32 and larger
||Wings - 1/48||Wings - 1/72 and smaller
||Wings - Misc.|
|Military vehicles - 1/35 and larger
||Military vehicles - 1/48 and smaller||Dioramas||Ships|