Wednesday, April 18, 2012

IPMS Seattle Spring Show Take Two

As mentioned here, I attended the IPMS Seattle Show a couple of Saturday's ago. The show was held at the Renton Community Center and it was a welcome surprise as the room was huge and well lit.
(This being far preferable to most of the Ohio shows where there often isn't even enough room to comfortably move around.) In fact, the room was so big that the number of models on the table looked a little sparse. However, looks can be deceiving as there were over 600 models on the tables. I was a little surprised to see so many cars, and so little armor. Aircraft were the most popular and I was excited to see that 1/72 scale was very well represented and that the qualify was uniformly so high. I didn't spend much in the vendor area, but it looked like there were some bargains to be had. I was also impressed that they did not close the model display area during judging. (I wish the local shows would adopt that feature!) Rather than upload the pictures on the blog, check them out on my Flickr page. My two favorites just happened to be dioramas, one of a Turbo Otter pictured below and the other of a Fairchild 71 as seen above. Both were 1/72, of course.