Monday, April 28, 2014

Mosonshow 2014 update

This year's edition of the Mosonshow taking place continuosly for the XVIIIth time this year in Hungary in the town of Mosonmagyarovar, close to the Austro-Slovak-Hungarian border was my 5th visit to the show. I always return there with great sentiment. The first edition I ever visited in 2010 was very succesful for me, as a newbie I got the Best of Figure prize and some gold medals too. Back then the prizes were very important to me and still they are a part of the competition. But over the years I changed my point of view and started to put more stress on the events itself than solely the competition part. Last year I was invited to do the judging in master diorama class, and it was a very educational experience to participate in the process and get to know their standards and criteria. This year I was asked to run a sculpting seminar. I'm going to be there with a lecture or workshop next year too. Thanks to the organizers (Andras Egresi and Gergo Szaszko et consortes) the show grows bigger every year attracting visitors even from far away like Los Angeles USA. For me it was a pleasent time, more relaxing because I didn't take part in the competition just done the lecture and enjoyed the weather, good food and company of friends and colleagues. It's good to remember that these events are not only for competition but also or even above everything for meeting up with friends and socializing. Below you can find some pictures my beloved girlfriend Ania and I took during the show. Like I mentioned before I'm gonna perform another seminar next year so feel free to visit the show and meet me there as well as other special guests that will be coming to perform their demos. 

When I came to the workshop rooms, before my demo was to start, from the morning hours Adam Wilder was performing his seminar, seen here with a group of spectators observing what he's doing.

The Spanish master painter Fernando Ruiz Ceano of the Heroes and Villains team. Finally we had the chance to meet up together and chat for a while.

Internationally renowned modeller Chris Jerrett (Canada) perfoming AFV technics demo and Anthony Guarderas from the USA.

Abrams Squad's stand had a display of various models by the very tallented people from around the globe, here a Syrian T-62 done by the very tallented Martin Kovac (Czech Republic).

My Russian friends Andrey Grechkin and Roman Volchenkov.

The whole gang at the award ceremony, awaiting... 

Maestro Pere Pla and Robert Racz (ProModell of Hungary) at the Abrams Squad stand.

Along with Fernando Ruiz came another master painter Jaume Ortiz, he doesn't need introduction I believe, photographed here with Sergiusz Pęczek, polish master modeller

Pere with his wife and Alessandro Bruschi of Auriga Publishing and Anthony with his collection of models he brought with him from LA.


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