mercredi 7 mai 2014

Modelforce 2014 - Helchteren Belgium: photoreport

Hello dear readers,

I went last sunday to the Modelforce 2014 show in Helcheteren. Organisation and atmosphere were perfect. There were many models in competition as regards the category Military Vehicles but only a few ones in the "Diorama" category. I also noticed that there were less models than the two last years in the figures category. Anyway, the show was really pleasant to attend and was again a good occasion to meet again a good friend modeller, Danny Jeurissen  and other people with whom we had interesting conversations. Amongst those people were the Van Dyck familly (father and son) who produce and sell homemade quality small (1/144th) tin soldiers. Their website is really worth a visit, have a look: vandyckmodelsandfigurines.be   Their new WWI figures and models look very promising and detail is so sharp that they could easily compete against some some larger big scale figures!!!!!

I took part to the competition with my Flakvierling in Military Vehicle category and with the dio "En Route pour Dunkerque" in the Diorama category, both at the advanced level. Both models got awarded: the Flakvierling got silver and the dio got gold + a special prize from the French club of La Hem whose president kindly offered me an abonnement of one year to the Steelmaster magazine! Thank you very much La Hem!!!

Enough talking... here are some pics! ENJOY!

First three pics of the Van Dyck's familly stunning 1/144th figures:




And here some pics of the contest:












































































HAPPY MODELLING!




11 commentaires:

  1. Bravo et merci pour ce beau photoreportage Thierry. Quelques très belles pièces et d'autres un peu plus ... "particulières" ;-) c'est ce qui fait tout l'attrait de ce genre de manifestation.

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    1. En effet, comme tu dis Alain... il y en a certaines qui sont... plus particulières ;-)
      Mon opinion est de prendre un max de photos pour donner un aperçu global du concours.

      Thierry

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  2. Hello,

    Merci pour les photos, et encore bravo pour tes réalisations !!

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    1. Avec plaisir! Je garderai un très bon souvenir de cette expo en partie grâce au club de la Hem!

      Thierry

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  3. Thank you.
    Awesome photo cavalcade.
    I'm be amazed every time I see these many hand skills
    A little bad to mention which model is the best of them all.

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    1. THX Maximex! These models look even better in real!

      Thierry

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  4. Mooie foto reportage vriend en nogmaals gefeliciteerd met de dik verdiende prijzen!!!

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    1. THX Danny! Ik heb daar met jouw opnieuw een heel goeie namiddag doorgebracht! De verplaatsing was weer meer dan de moeite waard!

      Thierry

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  5. Great pictures mate looks like a super day out.

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    1. Yep Pete! A great day out. A good opportunity to meet some "Internet" friends ;-)
      Btw... I'm thinking about attending the next show at Folkestone. Do you usually attend this show?

      Thierry

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  6. Hi Thierry I sometimes do attend that show if you are talking about euro millitare. I probably will not this year if I'm going to plastic & steel in October, more money for beer and kits if I don't go to Folkstone!

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