Thursday, February 23, 2012

2012 Northwest Scale Modelers Show

On Sunday I attended the 2012 NWSM Show at the Museum of Flight. One refreshing thing about this event is that it is a display, not a contest. 3030 models on display, a make-and-take for the kids, a full size R2-D2, and modelers modeling is what you will find under the Blackbird. Overall a great event and my only complaint is that I didn't take enough pictures.



An Estonian Spitfire?


A Snowbirds CT-133 in 1/72.


A Douglas Skystreak.


This must have started out as a Spitfire.


Who knew there was a Northrop Racer?


A nicely done Boeing Monica.


A 1/48 T-33 done up in Jet Pilot markings.


A Captain of the Clouds Messerhurri.


A Hornet racer.


This is really neat...a Gee Bee U-Bird.


A really nicely done Northrop Gamma, with a small DC-3 sneaking in the shot.


The DeHavilland Canada corner.


Another CT-133.


I liked how this Beaufighter was displayed.


An Airspeed Consul that used to be in storage with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.



5 comments:

dknights said...

Lovely shots. Those are some odd models. NOt ones you'd see entered at most contests. A real sense of whimsy.

ducatisscr said...

Wow. Great photos, Bates.

One of the things I really like is the diversity of more unusual aircraft, though I could have done with fewer Canadian subjects. I mean, who wants to see those things anyway, eh?

Thanks for posting,

-Mark

SeaWaves said...

Was tempted to go; next time let me know if you're coming out!

Ragrun said...

Yes, a lot of diversity and creativity, although whimsy should be left to HGTV.

In contrast, BlizzCon in Columbus featured a lot of the tried and true.

Between the real aircraft and the 3030 minis, it is a wonder that Bates didn't overdose.

James Willmus said...

How big was that SR-71? Was it a 1/4 model or was it just an optical allusion that I'm seeing? Great show by the way, just fantastic.