WASMEX Exhibition

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SergeSera
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WASMEX Exhibition

Postby SergeSera » 15 May 2018 00:16

Task Force 72 Event Report
Event Sitrep - WASMEX modelling exhibition
Date of Event Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April
Venue Cannington Exhibition Hall –Cannington
Ships in Attendance - USS Constellation, JMSDF Osumi, HMS Ardent, HMAS Darwin, USS Scorpion, HMAS Toowoomba, HMS Brilliant, and the Hull of HMS Endurance A171.
Members Peter and son, Andrew, Nige, Glen and Serge
This is an annual event held in Perth and is attended by a large range of modelling and hobby clubs as well as vendors of kits and other gear. The event is held over two days of the weekend and includes a buy swap market where vendors and individuals will put up displayed stock at 15% or better down on listed prices this market is for the public, also as part of the exhibition there is a competition section where a modeller can enter their model. These models are judged against similar models, materials or build methods. The models ranged from tanks, planes and even busts of military figures, dioramas were also a high light. The range of displays started at Meccano, who’s display was opposite us, next door was the Australian Model Ship Society club, SMCWA, PDMC –Perth District Modelling Club, West Australian Miniatures Association were just some of the exhibitors.
This is the third year that Taskforce72 fleetbase Perth has attended and it was our largest turnout yet. We had great support and communications with the event organisers before the exhibition and who made sure we got a good display area- last couple of years has been a bit cramped.
Most of Fleet Perth members attended, not all brought a model but they were there to help. It was a great two days we spoke with the public; we compared notes with other modellers and got to view and admire some seriously great work. I managed to take some photos please enjoy

Cheers
Serge
Attachments
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Millennium Falcon
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Miscellaneous Models
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Missouri on stand Australian Modelers
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Meccano Stand with T72 stand and in background fully functioning RC Grumman F$ Wildcat
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Brilliant with plans
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Constellation with a few of her airwing - Airwing being built our youngest member Sam
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HMS Ardent
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Osumi
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HMAS Darwin
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Taskforce 72 Exhibition stand with Constellation, USS Scorpion and hull of Endurance
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Re: WASMEX Exhibition

Postby littoralcombat » 17 May 2018 20:42

Good Work Serge!
This display is probably the best venue/event to display our hobby amongst other like-minded people here in the West. With good prospects of recruiting new Club Members.
A thoroughly enjoyable Weekend.
Nige
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Re: WASMEX Exhibition

Postby scott154 » 19 May 2018 09:38

Great display guys thanks for sharing the exhibition. Scott
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Re: WASMEX Exhibition

Postby littoralcombat » 19 May 2018 20:22

Thanks Scott,

It was a great weekend, and as you can imagine, as well as the Escorts, LST & Sub, Constellation was a major drawcard. I think most people were so overwhelmed by her size, that they didn't actually realise it was a model, more of a table! Pete has done a fine job so far (not forgetting Sam, the Air-Wing builder), her progess is much anticipated here in the West.
Nige

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