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Melbourne Model Expo 2009

Introduction

The 26th Annual Australian Open Plastic Scale Model Championships, or simply Model Expo 2009, was held over the Queen's Birthday Weekend of 6-8 June 2009 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. For Victorians this 3 day modelling spectacular is seen as the event of the modelling calendar.

Over the following pages you will find a small photo report of the show. I do apologise for the injustice I have done modellers in merely grouping all entries per genre as opposed to the many competition categories.

General Show, Vendor and Club Displays
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About the Author

About Rudi Richardson (Tarok)
FROM: VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

I'm a former Managing Editor of the Historicus Forma historical figure modelling website. While my modelling and history interests are diverse, my main figure modelling focus lies in Sci-Fi, Pop-Culture, Fantasy, Roman and WW2 German subjects. I'm a firm believer that armour and vehicles accessorise...


Comments

Thanks Rudi, I enjoyed the photos.
JUN 20, 2009 - 01:31 AM
Thanks for posting the photos buddy,it never ceases to amaze me what some modellers can achieve.My personal favourite was the BR52/Thor diorama - i thought that was fantastic.
JUN 20, 2009 - 03:13 AM
Thanks for taking the time to photograph and share these Rudi! Always great to get the chance to live "vicariously" through these kinds of reports from around the world.
JUN 20, 2009 - 11:45 AM
Glad you enjoyed the photos, folks. A special mention should go to my "assistant" who made it through the whole 3.5 hr photo shoot without moaning about being bored.
JUN 21, 2009 - 06:37 PM
Thanks for sharing the photos Rudi. I love being able to see the models and the show, without actually being there. Your time and effort is appreciated.
JUN 21, 2009 - 07:20 PM
You're welcome, Frank. Hopefully I'll manage to enter something into next year's contest myself - I've started working toward it, but famous last words none the less
JUN 26, 2009 - 10:26 PM
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