Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mosonmagyarovar Show 2010, The Summary

Here's a short summary for the show. The award ceremony was in hungarian and unfortunately I don't know this language so forgive me that I can't exactly say who got their prizes for. Among the awarded were Per Olav Lund, Sven Frisch, Lars Richter, Erik Helm, Volker Bembennek, Bernhard Lustig, Kristof Pulinckx, Magnus Fagerberg, Petri Kovanen, Pekka Nieminen, Toni Canfora, Johan Fohlin (I regret that I didn't took a good picture of his RSO diorama, maybe next time). The Czech, Italian and Greek guys also got some awards for their works.
Among the awarded modellers from Poland were Darek Jędrzejczyk, Erlend Janson, Dariusz Beck.

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Suprisingly I got a gold medal and a Best of Show in the figures cathegory. These are very important prizes for me.
I also had the opportunity to meet Gergo Szaszko and Mirko Bayerl who have shown me some photos of my interest - the shorttracked Zwischenlosung from the 23. Pz. Regiment, that I started building couple of months ago and now I can get back to it having more reference materials.

There were many great models on display and the show was worth going there. I'll get back to Moson next year for sure. See you then.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mosonmagyarovar Show 2010, The Report

Today I would also like to share pictures form this year's edition of the Moson show. I travelled 1400 km in total to get there and get back to Warsaw but it was worth the effort.
This event is one of the best in Europe, gathers many excellent modellers from around the world (there were some guys even from faraway lands like New Zealand). For me it was a great opportunity to meet in person some of the guys I only know from the forums and.

There were two replicas based on T 55 chassis, a Panther and a Tiger I.

Crowded exhibition halls and some photos of the presented models, dioramas and figures:

Per Olav Lund brought his award winning "Ragnarok" masterpiece, congrats on this one Per!

Volker Bembennek brought the rusty StuG III G (and mine damaged Ferdinand too):

More excellent stuff was to be found on the exhibition tables, Pz III on Winterketten by Bernhard Lustig:

ISU 152 from Kristof Pulinckx:

Gergo Szaszko brought his LAH Panther G, the model was displayed in the special cathegory (Tigers, Panthers):

More eycatchers:

Kristof's Firefly:

Volker's Ferdinand, one of my favorites:

Bocage vignette from Markus Eriksson:

A Beobachtungspanzer IV J by Kristof Pulinckx:

Henrik Melvold's disabled Jagdtiger with some G.I.s around it:

Erlend Janson's Zil 157 with SA 2:

Sven Frisch presented the Sturmtiger "Now and then" vignette created along with Robert Doepp:

Sunken T 34 by Mariusz Paluch, one of the more interesting pieces with excellent water effects:

Budapest 1956 - a piece of Hungarian history:

IDF Nagamoch, impressive beast:

The 1/48 scale stuff starting with a superb T 34'76, would love to know who's the author of it:

Some Fireflies:

Lars Richter's US captured hanomag:

1/72 scale starting with this crazy PE stuffed Stryker, take a look at that grill armour:

More great stuff presented in the 1/72 scale cathegory, a Pz IV G with Winterketten:

Awarded sunken Sherman by Darek Jędrzejczyk:

Other stuff:

And at last, but not least, the figures, some of them shown here:

Fishing, by Petri Kovanen:

As you can see there were many excellent pieces presented in Moson, it was a real pleasure to see all those mastered models seen on the forums but this time in reality. Second part of the report will follow shortly, enjoy the pics.

Poland in mourning

Saddly this years edition of Moson show started for us, Poles with a tragic information. The presidential airplane with the president of Poland Lech Kaczynski, his wife and many nobel people on board crashed at 0800 hours on Saturday when trying to land on the airfield in Smolensk, Russia. There were no survivors. All they were heading for the ceremony to pay tribute on the 70th anniversary of the NKVD massacre of 21 000 polish officers in april, 1940. My country remains in mourning...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Preparing for Mosonmagyarovar...

On Friday morning I get up early, pack my things to the car and drive nearly 700 km south to Hungary, to Mosonmagyarovar modelling show. I'm going to take some of the older works like the Hetzer dio from 2008, figure vignettes from Pan Tadeusz, some models like the Sherman 105 and soviet Pz IV. Today I also prepared two bases for the figures I sculpted lately, these will be probably presented besides the contest. I hope it will be fun.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Web Awards ARMOUR - Auriga Publishing and Zimmerit.com

I'm pleased to announce that my works were awarded in the Zimmerit.com and Auriga Publishing online Web Armour Awards contest. The works awarded are the Sherman 105 (2nd prize in master armour category) and US 101st AB "Ambush" vignette (1st prize in the figure category).

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