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Euro Scale Modelling 2017

Last Saturday (November 25th) I went to the Euro Scale Modelling event.
The event was, as always, organised by the Dutch branch of the IPMS.
For this year a new location was found as the event was growing out of available space at the previous location.

The new venue was the Expo Houten exhibition centre.
And I can say, definitely a change for the better. There was a lot more room inbetween the stands which the exhibitors surely must have welcomed.
The extra room made it also possible to get more clubs and vendors present, which was also very nice.

The event was spread across three halls. The third hall was only used for about 75%, so there's room for growth in the coming years.

Only minor downside was the location of the competition tables. These were located in a smaller room on the first floor and there was hardly enough space for the models in competition (notably in the cars category).
I think there's some room for improvement. But otherwise this was a great event with a …

There's resin and than there's resin...

Over the years I have collected quite a few model kits.
Most kits I have are injection moulded plastic model kits. Apart from that I have several white metal kits and some resin kits as well as resin transkits.

Reason I'm starting this blog entry is the fact that I was completely blown away by the quality of a transkit I purchased from the ZoomOn pro modeling team earlier this year.

Just look at the impeccable presentation of the transkit in the first place:


Not many companies can top this. And it doesn't stop there.
The quality of the parts is unbelievable. No flash, no skins, no casting stubs or blocks. Hardly any clean up necessary.
The wheels are a great example of the casting quality. As are the thin walls on the new body parts.
If I didn't know this was resin I'd say these parts are injection moulded...


Apart from the resin components there's a quite complete sheet of photo etched parts included as well as several very comprehensive decal sheets.
And to top i…