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|IPMS Brazil 2013 - XXVII Brazilian
Plastic Modeling National Convention
- Brazilian Air Force's Aeronautical Materiels Facility, São
Paulo SP, Brazil.
GPPSD modeling group is IPMS-Brazil since 2011, and put out their
annual convention at PAMA's facilities. Nothing can beat the feeling of
being in a
modeling convention surrounded by Northrop F-5s in all stages of
maintenance and historic hangars...
usual, it was a great, well organized convention. Guilherme Castro all
the GPPSD's organizing
must be congratulated again. My impression was that a smaller number of modelers entered the contest this year in comparision to the previous
I cannot imagine how much work is
behind the scenes, everyone
must applause the efforts of all involved in running such a large
show started on Saturday, but I arrived at the show on Sundary
morning, only (spent the Sat visiting some hoby shops). I
made my registration and was pleasantly surprised by a good number of
vendors. I found paints, pigments, memorablia and kits, lots of kits.
There was even a vendor selling indians in 1/72 scale. I grabbed a few
to put on my future wagon diorama. I also found some interesting Star
Wars stuff to decorate my TIE fighter. I was able to grab the last
Italeri set of 1/72 Luftwaffe bombs in resin, but that was about it,
since my credit card was already battered from the previous day.
It was a great opportunity to meet several friends from all over the
country, and make new ones. I particularly enjoyed putting faces to
names from Webkits
modeling forums. I spent a lot of time with Sidney, moderator of the
forum, who told me various funny tales about forum users. Sorry, I'm
not telling any of them... Luiz Fernando Martini generously spent a
long time explaining his methods and secrets to me. Thanks man! I chatted a lot with Osvaldo Marcílio Jr. as well. He entered a Dragon's Mustang in 1/32 scale sporting Tamiya's
decals, and you have to get really close to not buy his Mustang as
a Tamiya one. Rogério Terlizzi is back, this time he brought a
twin Bonanza converted from single engine kit - only him and his magic.
He introduced me Mr.Antonio, who brought a couple of models make out of
Aluminum. They were not foiled - they were made from Aluminum sheets.
Talk about old school. I was expecting him getting the Best of the Show
Back to the contest, the
craftsmanship was high in most categories. However,
I noted a dim number of entries in 1/72 military, ships and figures.
Now, the photos.
I organized them in groups, so be warned that all links
contain entries of several sub-categories. As I'm getting old, I enjoying more the show and the people
than the photos. Sorry that many models are not here.
Wings - 1/32 and larger:
Wings - 1/48:
Wings - 1/72:
Wings - civil:
AFV & Military - 1/35:
AFV & Military - 1/72:
Cars, bikes, trucks:
Figures, SciFi & miscellanea:
Some of the winners:
Congratulations to all in the organizing staff. Good job and thanks guys!