First Contest

This weekend, the Austin Scale Modelers’ Society is putting on its annual contest and show.

I went last year. Snagged several great kits that I still haven’t build yet. But I didn’t enter anything. At the time I was just getting back into the hobby. I’d built my P-51B and Dauntless, and I think I’d maybe moved on to the Wildcats by this point.

But I do remember looking at the entrants and thinking…next year. Then I went home, came down with a nasty stomach bug Nolan passed on to the rest of us, and missed a video shoot at Sony’s US headquarters out in San Diego.

Well, it’s next year. And I’m entering my first model contest.

I’ve waffled back and forth a bit over what to bring, but I’ve finally settled on these three:

Spitfire Mk.VIII:

Bf 109E-7 Trop:

Panzer III Ausf.L:

Will I win? Will I place? I doubt it – but we’ll see!

And just to wreck any chances of actually finding them, I’d love to find a Hasegawa AU-1, Dragon T-34/85, and a Trumpeter P-47N at the tables tomorrow…

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Richard Jongepier says:

    those models will certainly be up there with the best of em. especially the spit looks gorgeous! Good luck and see you over at FSM. Kermit

  2. Rick says:

    i’m placing bets on your Spit. the best weathering finish i have ever seen (have mined many forums these past few months) and that Rolls…..good luck.

  3. Doogs says:

    Alas, the Spit didn’t even place – but competition was fierce in 1/32. I need to be sure to build more multi-engine props (time to get crackin’ on that Mossie Night Intruder and PBJ-1!), self-propelled artillery and box-stock armor (there was only one entry)…

    The Panzer III, on the other hand, picked up third place!

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