Sunday, May 2, 2010

NorEastCon 2010

Aside from photography, one of my other favorite pass-times is plastic model building. Not that I've built much in recent years, but I remain active in my local model club, the Long Island Scale Model Society. LISMS has been active since 1972, and I've been a member for 30 years now.

Our annual show, RepLIcon, is held each year in March, but this year, we were honored to host NorEastCon, the annual Northeast regional convention of IPMS/USA. We were doubly honored - the American Airpower Museum allowed us to host the show at the museum - a first in NorEastCon history! Seeing hundreds of models on display in an historic hangar filled with WWII vintage aircraft and other displays was special.

Visitors were treated to the sight (and sound) of a P-47 Thunderbolt starting up and taking off...

More than 500 models were on display during the show:

The judges faced a difficult time picking winners amongst all the quality workmanship on display.

Model builders love to get an upclose look at all the little details...

It was long months of preparation, and long hours of work at the museum, but in the end, we had one of the best received and most successful shows in our history. Thanks to all our visitors, vendors, contest entrants, club members, and especially everyone at the American Airpower Museum!

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