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TORCAN Model Show Toronto, Canada

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"MSW Associate Editor Frank Portela spent some time at the TORCAN Model Show in Toronto Canada, last week, and shares the experience in this MSW Show Report!"

The TORCAN Model Show was held on May 24th 2008, at the Delta Markham Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is the first major International show that IPMS Toronto, in conjunction with Peel Scale Modellers has held in several years.

Frank reports that this was a banner year, with more than 700 models on display, and a most impressive 41 ship models in all...Enjoy the show!
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About the Author

About Frank Portela (Clanky44)

I'm an avid modeller, with about 20 odd years of experience. I belong to a very small group of modellers here in Guelph, Ontario that formed GPMG (Guelph Plastic Modelling Group) over 12 years ago. We have our annual show (WELCOME - Wellington County Modellers Exposition) in the spring. We pride ou...


Hi Frank Some unusual subjects that I haven't seen for a long time (Pyro small boats, Tucumcary Hydrofoil and the SS Savanah, amongst others)!! Nice display indeed - Thanks for taking your time taking the photos and sharing them with us! Rui
MAY 29, 2008 - 10:22 AM
Good looking bunch of ships and boats! Thanks for shairng them.
MAY 29, 2008 - 11:29 AM
Great show, well organized by the best modelers in Toronto. The highlight for me was the scratchbuilt 600th HMS Suffolk, fantastic model! I picked up a very interesting model there, the 350th HMCS Haida destroyer (1953-1956 version) in resin from The Resin Shipyard, great looking model, they threw in the Hiada photo cd which contains 431 close up detail photos. I'll have a review up shortly. Frank
MAY 30, 2008 - 04:35 AM
Hi Frank Darren models look very good - and I have pest him to do them in 700th (but this is another talk!) Nice to know that the Suffolk was scratchbuilt! Very impressive indeed.... I was a bit curious about it, but now I know! Thanks for the further explanation, Frank! Rui
MAY 30, 2008 - 04:53 AM
Frank, Very Nice photos of the Torcan show, some nice pieces. But I have to admit I'm surprised.....No Corvettes ? Considering the History and traditions of the RCN, I always look forward to seeing a cross section of these small fighting ships in all their color. Oh well, there's always next year. But Thank You for the picture review of what was there. Semper Fi ............Bruce
MAY 30, 2008 - 05:19 AM
Hi Bruce, Yes, there was a 72nd corvette on display, (and quite well done) but due to the layout of the display tables, even with a wide angle lens, I would of had to stand beyond the next row of tables to photograph it, well beyond my flash range. If I see a photo of it, I'll link it to this thread. Frank
MAY 30, 2008 - 11:46 AM
Iv never seen a show with so many models squeezed on the tables ...the turnout was a Canadian record ,and well beyond the clubs expectations.There were alot of very impressive models there done by some skilled modellers.
MAY 31, 2008 - 11:46 AM
Thanks for all the pics , some incredible models there Bob
JUN 11, 2008 - 10:20 AM