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Modellausstellung Modellbaufreunde Siegen 2017

Recently I visited the Modellausstellung in Wilnsdorf (Germany).
The event was organised by the Modellbaufreunde Siegen.

After my failed attempt to go to this event last year (caused by severe traffic congestion due to a truck on fire and a sporting event), the journey to Wilnsdorf went without a hitch this time.

The event is rather small, but the quality of work on offer was amazing.
The atmosphere at the event was very relaxed and I had some great conversations with fellow modellers.

One of them is a car model builder from PMC Dortmund, Holger Boborowski.
He builds regular models but also builds 1/24 slotcar models. It was a pleasure talking to him.
Below are some pictures of his work:


I also had the pleasure to talk to Frank Roth, who makes great looking diorama's in 1/72 scale.
Amazing how much detail can be crammed into such a small scale.
Some pictures of his work:


Apart from these people there were of course a lot more models on show.
I'm posting a small selection here.


Euro Model Expo 2017

On Saturday March the 25th I visited this years Euro Model Expo.
The event has changed venue from the quite cramped location in Heiden (Germany) to the Emsland Arena in Lingen (Germany).

After missing the event last year, I was keen to visit this years edition, although the drive was about an hour longer.
But the drive was a very relaxed one, and I arrived in Lingen at about 11.

First impression was a bit of an overwhelmed one. Compared to the previous venue, this one was huge. And I was under the impression that there were a lot of new/additional exhibitors present.

Even so, I never had the feeling that it was very busy (although the 2 parking lots present were quite full, so there must have been a lot of visitors).
Which made for some great conversation with a few modellers present.

One of them was Sascha Müller, who is a great car model builder.
Below are some pictures of his work.


Another modeller I spoke was Marcel Ackle.
He builds fantastic and very realistic dioramas. Wat…