NJHMA Expo 2012
|Immaculate Tamiya Super 7|
I've been attending the NJHMA Expo for over thirty years and have been a member of at least 23. Back-in-the-day it was a predominantly figure club with a few modelers, toy soldier collectors and a few militaria folks mixed in for good measure. The Expo was a huge, multi-day affair. Now the membership is about 10% of its peak, the club is predominantly model builders, and the Expo is a one day show. Such are the ravages of a graying hobby.
But despite all of this, I think Expo remains a great show with excellent examples of the hobby. Below are some pictures a had a chance to snap.
|Amazing Queen Elizabeth 1st bust |
(wish my picture was better)
|Scratch built bathysphere|
|The rust was SO REALISTIC!|
|Obligatory flat picture|
|SF had a low turn out, but what was there was great!|
|A gem in 1:72nd|
|1:1 wolfman bust|
|Wow! Look at how real that eye is!|
|A diorama entry - ambitious structure|
|The wrecked building was too big to fit in the picture|
|Even is your not a tread head, you can go to school on the weathering jobs|
|The tank field was PACKED and this one was pretty iunusual|
|Another photoetch how to...|
|And if you liked airplane kits, you were in hog heaven|
|And toy soldiers were well represented as well|
There were others I'd wished I'd got shots of: some Warmachine Trollbloods with to-die for bases. a couple other tanks, and I didn't get a chance to look at the planes at all. Maybe I'll try and get a plastic kit done for next year.