"MSW plank-owner Rui Matos (skipper) sends us his annual ship photo report from IX ModelScala contest in Montijo, Portugal, in this MSW feature!"
During the weekend of 25 and 26th of September, the IX ModelScala contest in Montijo, Portugal was held.
It is currently the most attended modeling event in Portugal, gathering together model clubs from all over the country, as well as visitors from Spain and France; a delegation of SteelMasters was there, participating and making contacts.
From what I heard, they were very surprised with the high quality of the modeling shown in all areas!
The sun and the nice weather helped the venue, making 600 models registered for competition, with a hall full of shops and accounted plus 2800 visitors for such a short timed event.
This ship only photo report shows the naval bits of the event: Wooden Ship models (kit based), plastic ship models in two scale divisions: bigger and smaller than 1/500 and scratch built ships (wooden, plastic). Also included are the only three naval entries in the Military Dioramas category (all types, all scales), these by yours truly!
Congratulations to AMM - Associação de Modelismo do Montijo
(Montijo's Modeling Association) for another great event! Next year it will be the tenth!
I hope you enjoy the photo report,
Rui Matos (aka skipper)