On October 12, 2013, I had the pleasure of attending the Cincinnati Scale Modelers Contest and Swap Meet, held once again at the Scarlet Oaks Vocational School and Girls’ Reformatory - oops, sorry, that last part may have been fantasy. Total entries were down a little from previous years. There were 260 models on the tables and, as always, the quality was good, though 1/48 outpaced 1/72 this year.
The vendor area was excellent. I held off on the new Starfighter decals F9F Panther sheet, but did succumb to the new Airfix Harrier GR.1. Somehow I was able to withstand all of the John Vojtech's Czech kits. I spent more time at Cincinnati selling kits and chatting rather than taking photos and happily sold almost everything I brought. Money seemed to be changing hands at a brisk pace in the vendor area.
I always have big fun at this show - good vendors, good models, and lots of conversation with friends both old and new.
Here are a few of the 1/72 aircraft on display, along with a 1/144 interloper.
A nice Ohio Guard A-7D.
A captured Raiden.
Crazy well done camo.
The Airfix Chipmunk.
The new Meng F-102.
A very colourful German Fouga.
Steve Nelson's Airfix Mosi on a stick.
A Tamiya Mosquito.
The Dragon 1/144 U-2.