Region I Plastic Modeling Convention
about venue... The Long Island Scale
Model Society organized the NorEastCon, the annual Region I IPMS
convention. The show took place inside the old #2 Republic hangar of
the Americal Airpower Museum on April 30 & May 1st,
2010. The museum facilities consist of three hangars in
Republic Airport at Farmingdale. The convention was extended to two
days for first time, and was a bit empty on Friday, but surely this
will chance in the coming years.
As much as the show, I was looking forward to check old locations of Brewster, Edo, Vought, Grumman and Republic factories from the 20's up to late in the war. I found them all a that will be the subject for another article. Late on Friday I arrived at the American Airpower Museum. Now that's the place to make a modeling convention. Much of the hangars are still looking like during WWII:
...and that's my view
when I was parking my car:
on that later. For you who never had the experience of being in a
modeling convention inside a museum, I don't know how to describe the
sensation. But it's like mixing our two passions in a single feeling...
packed in between P-40, P-51, PBY, engines, and models. The
vendors area was great, too:
10 o'clock on Saturday most contenders were already on the tables. Time
to start the fun...
|Wings - 1/32 and larger
||Wings - 1/48||Wings - 1/72 and smaller
|Military vehicles - 1/35 and larger
||Military vehicles - 1/48 and smaller||Dioramas||Ships|