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The annual Moson show was held on the past weekend. A truly international event and anyone following the competitions and modelling shows I am sure have heard of this event before. I have to apologise to all visitors from far away places that in mid April we had real summer weather at Moson. Temp’s reaching 28-29 in the shade and well over 30’s out on the sun. Blue sky’s and not a cloud in sight for the whole event. I believe sun tan lotion sales were high in local shops.

 

 

 

 

One can find lots of reports with hundreds of photos of the different models. I have no intention to compete with them. Did some “freehand” photos of my own (so the quality is not so high) of the kits but of course mainly of aircraft. This is more on what I found in my bag when arrived home. Few nice kits and some which were not so nice. The reason I put this report here is that it is more a review of new things than a traditional “showing the kits from the competition”.

 

 

 

 

To start one kit with which I had problems. Please have a look at the photo. Guess the scale of it! What do you think???

 

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OK, we will not have a competition here. It is in 350 scale!!!!!!!  I have asked the maker to hold it in his hand so that one can get a feel of the scale. It is made of the Trump kit, well what is left of it, as little much is left from the original. It was re-scribed, detailed, engine added, dive brakes open (and they have all the holes on them), new canopy . . .   I have to remind everyone this is in 1/350 scale!!! PSP plates were home-made as well as the palm trees. Suitably weathered paint scheme with panelling and all. Remember this is in 350 scale!

Due to the scale and that I did not have a pod with me it was difficult to take good detail pictures of it. Sorry. Still hope the photo shows something of the kit. Congratulation to the Rober Racz for he has won a gold with this kit in his category!

 

 

Back to the event. What was important for me is what I have found. What I have found in my bags after returning home. There was a German company who were selling everything that you would need to perform an open heart surgery in situ. WOW, some amazing surgical steel tools many of which are perfectly suited for our hobby.

 

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The crowd was much bigger on Saturday, but I only managed to get around taking some photos on Sunday morning. Still there were “few” visitors.

 

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To support Modelsvit companies innovative kit range I had to buy the amazing T-10-10/11 kit. Fantastic! I still hope that they will do the MiG-21F-13 kit in the near future. By the time I reached them, Special Hobby has sold out of the Mirage F-1 kits (THE most elegant fighter!!!)  so I had to settle for a Folland Gnat just so that I don’t come out empty handed from their shop. It was very sad to see that the 72 nd scale Special Hobby Viggen was still only the same test sprue board that we have seen since last year and it is still almost a half year away. Sad, very sad! The Tarangus version should be out earlier somewhere in the summer but don’t hold you breath till then. Who knows . . .

 

 

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Gabor

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Here is more from the Moson 2018 show.

 

Had a look at the Polish AWC Models 48th scale resin Mi-17 kit. It looks superb! For me the price was a bit high but the owner has said that there will be some changes so there is a chance that there will be a new version, in a more affordable range.

 

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They also had an excellent Mi-24 upgrade set as well as Su-22 weapons pylons.

 

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Connecting to the Su-22 theme. Had seen Stenka from the Bulgarian Cold War Studios and some of the latest CWS developments. This is including the MiG-25BM nose section together with the apropriate missile pylons and the radar killer missiles. Hope they will be available soon!

 

Mention has been made of the German surgical steel instruments. Here are few. I love good instruments, the measuring tool makes life much easier. Just a quick look that all it takes, from 0.1 to 100mm. Of course this is not a precision instruments but perfect to give a quick result for thickness, diameter, screw size . . . It works even in places where you would not be able to “get into” with a traditional precision tool!

 

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I am sure the “small things” with hooks at the ends have a real medical name and those people in white overalls can do some nasty things with them on people. But in modelling, for me they work as scribers in places where it would be difficult to get at. I love them, they are just 8cm in length.  

 

Back to the modelling show.

No, the head is not part of the diorama!!!   :D  :winkgrin:  :D  :winkgrin:  :D

 

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Some very nicely painted kits.

 

 

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Gabor

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Those AWC Models Su-22 pylons look real nice. I'd like to get some of those. HAD models seems to stock their line but the pylons don't seem to have made it there yet. I tried AWC's website and it seem to really messed up. The product link (translated) took me to a page about epidural injections.

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On 28/04/2018 at 10:58 AM, ya-gabor said:

To start one kit with which I had problems. Please have a look at the photo. Guess the scale of it! What do you think???

 

 

The model is actually 1/48th scale - it's the fake hands that are 15:1 scale !!!

 

Seriously though - stunning work on that tiny diorama - I don't think I could see that close, never mind model it.

 

Kudos to the builder..... :worship:

 

Ken

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26 minutes ago, boom175 said:

Is the Moson show part of IPMS Hungary or the Hungarian equivalent?

Looks like a great show! 

 

Hi Boom 175,

 

The Brit International Plastic Modellers Society system, its rules, the way it works, annual meetings, membership fee, the bureaucracy behind it never worked in Hungary. Back in mid 1980’s we did try to do something similar but it never worked out here. One has to mention also the political situation in those days when in a socialist country it was not really possible for such a civilian organization to exist.

 

Personally I was member of IPMS UK for many years and tried to bring in some of the rules, judging, the way it is organized, competition rules . . .  but it was a failure. There are local modelling clubs all around the country which hold their own competitions, in most cases the clubs are concentrating around one local person who pushes forward the regional happenings. But unfortunately some are so egoistic that they are not even willing to speak to other clubs. In this form it is very difficult, sorry simply impossible to organize them under a single system like IPMS.

 

The Moson show was such a local event, it now has a past of almost quarter of a century. It took some time to develop but I would say in the past decade or decade and a half it has been a truly great and international event. The rules of judging are as impartial as it could be, a lot of guest international modellers are invited into judging panels to even out the playing field. All the models are entered in an anonym system so I would say it is as good as it could be and compares if not better than judging at other international events. I have been judging for years and have to say it takes a lot of work. Believe that Mosons success is due to its impartiality. One also has to mention its perfect location near the border with Austria and Slovakia, very near to ex Yugoslav states, to Germany and of course Czech Republic. So it is not really a Hungarian event, but far more a true international show.

 

Hope this answers your question.

 

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Gabor  

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5 minutes ago, ya-gabor said:

 

The Moson show was such a local event, it now has a past of almost quarter of a century. It took some time to develop but I would say in the past decade or decade and a half it has been a truly great and international event. The rules of judging are as impartial as it could be, a lot of guest international modellers are invited into judging panels to even out the playing field. All the models are entered in an anonym system so I would say it is as good as it could be and compares if not better than judging at other international events. I have been j

Well whoever is the driving force and sponsors that show should be commended! As a "hack" builder I always see some mind blowing model's out of that show!! Inspires me to try and do better. May be one day if I win the lottery I can make the trip over ther and witness it for my self.

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You will be most welcome!

 

Be prepared, the temperatures this year were well above 30 C but even in the past years I had friends arriving from little bit to the north from us to be astonished that we already had a full blown spring (this year summer). Some Russians have left for Moson where they had 20 cm of snow on the cars.

 

Of course apart from the excellent weather there is a lot of things to do at the show and it is a 2 day event so plenty of time is available. I have some Czech friends who arrive each year 2-3 days in advance and spend a lot of time at local thermal spa's for a healthier life and to lose few kilos only to indulge in the evenings in the not so lightweight Hungarian cuisine with lots of good wine . . .  :D :D

 

The most important thing is that they have a good time both at the show as well as in the city. Locals pubs and restaurants are jammed full on Friday and Saturday nights with modellers from all over the world. After few pints or glasses of wine there are no language problems, modelling is a universal language!!! :D :D :D :D :D

 

 

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Gabor

 

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A good news for me is that the Mr. Paint company has produced a three part set of Hungarian AF colours. Why would this be interesting to anyone apart from me? Very simple. The Pestvideki Gepgyár and later from 1992 under new name of Danubian Aircraft Corporation has overhauled not only for the Hungarian AF but also for many WarPac countries and the same colours were used on for example Czechoslovak Mi-24, Mi-8/-17 helicopters as well as for GDR and Polish airframes too. The MRP paints were mixed from original paint shop samples that I have provided to them. The paint is a perfect match of the original but please remember that you will have to mix it to produce a scale effect and also any weathering you would want.  

 

 

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There should be something else coming from Mr. Paint soon too. Czech modellers will like it! :D :D

 

 

 

 

Eduard had the new MiG-21MF in Profipack form. Had seen Czech modellers with packs of 3-5 in their hands. (After all it is a Czech version.) So it sold out hours after the shops opened on Saturday. An Overtrees version was also available which had the same sprues as the Library edition (an earlier version in comparison to the Profipack) with separate rudder. This one only had one single sprue A in the box under designation 70148X. But there was also a real Overtrees version 70141X with all the plastic sprues (A, C, D, E) of the Profipac. The weapons set missing from the Library edition was also available separately. Concerning the MiG-21MF we had about a one hour long talk with Mr. Sulc and many Czech experts including an ex ground chief of the Fishbed looking at the brand new kit.

If you have the kit, the first thing you should do is give it a very good rinse in lukewarm water with detergent as the sprues had a lot of oily release agent on them. And I mean a lot.

 

It was a lively discussion on details of the kit with Czech, English and Russian languages overlapping to help participants. There are some obvious mistakes to which I added the question about the uncorrected fin top cross section (same problem as on the 48 th scale back in 2011). They are all “Minor” mistakes based on view of the company representative. :D :D :D Some could be solved with basic modelling skills like the missing panel lines. Have to say overall the kit looks good!

 

Sorry I have no photos of this meeting in the shade of the competition building. But Mr. Sulc took some photos so . . .

 

Later in the year there will be the second version, the MiG-21MF’s as made by the Moscow factory, representing a main production block of the type which was sold worldwide in thousands. It will be available in the autumn but before that it should also surface in the Royal Class edition somewhere in the summer.   

 

The Profipack box had the new weapons set in it. I did not understand why only one UB-32 unguided missile block is included. In comparison to the airframe it is a very big thing with lots of drag so it was carried in pairs. But this is of course only “Minor”  . . .  Also on this sprue there was a single MER bomb rack with the relative 4 bombs. The current Profipack is the “Interceptor” version but for the attack bomber versions (SMT, bis . . .)  there should be two of the UB-32 and MER stores so I don’t know what they will do.

 

Bit from the competition and the award ceremony at the end.

 

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Gabor

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On 29/04/2018 at 1:04 PM, ya-gabor said:

Here is more from the Moson 2018 show.

 

Had a look at the Polish AWC Models 48th scale resin Mi-17 kit. It looks superb! For me the price was a bit high but the owner has said that there will be some changes so there is a chance that there will be a new version, in a more affordable range.

 

Link to AWC products: http://awc-models.pl/oferta/produkty/

 

V.P.

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At this years Moson show I have spoken to all sorts of traders and modellers about the event, the reactions are mixed. Many still remember the old location in the local university and there are pros and cons for both events. I still think the old place had a real feeling, a special atmosphere to it and I was supported in this view by many even at this years show. Reaction of traders is mixed depending on the location allocated to them by the organizers, the stands provided inside the sports centre are more or less OK (some are very hot on balcony, and I mean it was very hot there) but the next door school is more on the down size. To change the location was a clear political decision by the local major but I have written about this last year in more detail.

 

Few nice models from the show

 

 

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Here is another gem from the show. I could not resist it, even if I am not at all interested in WW1 aircraft. The Polish Master Co. has produced a simply magnificent Spandau gun. It is a model on its own. :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: I had seen some photos of it in the past but had to have one just for the joy of building it. Really look forward to work on it!!! 

 

 

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On the down side of the show. Had seen some models which were simply a canvas for the creativity of the modeller, a practice in painting and detailing which had absolutely nothing to do with the actual aircraft in question. The person has never looked at the real aircraft, OK he hasn’t even looked at detail photos of the subject. If he had he would have known what not to do.

Really no comment on this.

 

 

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Now to something completely different. :D

 

I have no idea what Mr. Sulc has published as I have no access to Facebook, I only know that he was taking pictures at our meeting. He was present but also a lot of Czech modellers, including an ex-MiG-21 technician. Contrary to what some Czech modellers think it was not a bashing of the kit, but a lively discussion of details, which included views of Mr. Sulc too.

 

A real BASHING of a kit is when people just attack a new release no matter what, but do nothing to avoid those mistakes in the first place. It is no secret that I have known Mr. Sulc for some 20+ years and every now and again have been in contact with him. Either me giving suggestions, ideas, views or he asking for my help in new developments. This was the case with the 72 nd kit also. Around 2 years ago a long list was sent to him with suggestions on corrections that should be done to the 48 th CAD of the Fishbed so a more accurate 72 nd kit can be produced. Some views were implemented, some not. So I can say that I have taken an active part in avoiding mistakes before the kit was released, at Moson we were discussing what is right and what should have been made in a different way. We did have agreement in some points with Czech modellers. 

 

Oh well, there is always a next time.

 

A bit of news. I did ask about the early MiG-21F-13 and also about the two seater MiG-21UM. There was not a categorical NO, nor a definitive YES. Only a time question. There are so many kits in development, all in parallel and there is just so much production capacity. So the already planned next block of Fishbed kits in 72 nd will only come in about a year or two time. There are all the Me-109’s, Spitfires, FW-190’s, Mustangs . . . coming from Edu and just as with the MiG-21 it is not a complete line of Spits all at once but broken down into few versions at a time in parallel with few versions of other types too. So I ques the real answer for early MiG-21F-13 and also the two seater MiG-21UM is somewhere in the future. .  .

 

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Gabor- you should download and read the May edition of Info Eduard- there you can see what Mr Sulc has to say about you and also see your picture, along with many other modelers, from the show in Moson.  

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Variations on a theme is the next set of photos from this years Moson 2018 competition. Everyone can decided which one he (or she) likes better. It is by no accident that I wrote “OR SHE”. It was good to see that there were several ladies in competition (and I don’t mean the girly painted figures) and they managed to win in several categories! Congratulations to them!!!  :worship:  :worship: I had to mention this as I think it is a good and very welcome development in our man-ruled hobby.

 

So here are few interpretations of the Su-33 in 48 th scale.

First the camo

 

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and next the cockpit section

 

 

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Gabor

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