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Club de Modelismo La Plata Model Expo and Contest

Concurso y Expo Club Modelismo La Plata

Concurso y Expo Club Modelismo La Plata

Last weekend, in a La Plata (56Km away from Buenos Aires, Argentina) the local La Plata scale model club hosted their traditional yearly contest. While weather didn’t really help, the most hard core Argentine modelers from near and afar convened together for a couple of days of camaraderie in a rather cozy environment, filled with vendor tables and great models.Among my personal favorites for this edition are Pablo Curone’s 1/72 Gloster Gladiator. This is a Modelex kit, a local re-edition of the ancient Heller kit. This is the scale modeling equivalent of pushing together a hulk of carbon until you end up with a neatly cut diamond.

Pablo Curone's Gloster Gladiator in 1/72

Pablo Curone's Modelex 1/72 Gloster Gladiator

Another of my favorites was a scratch-built Hellboy figure. I can’t remember the name of the modeler, but it was a very well done piece.

Hellboy figure

In 1/144 mention worthy is the work of another known local Braille Scale modeler, Pablo Aguilar, who presented an F-86 Sabre in Spanish markings which was very well done.

Pablo Aguilar Sabre F-86

Last but not least, I never get tired of this model. It is Sergio Bellomo’s Truck/Komet Dio in 1/72. It has complete gun and interior detail. Amazing stuff.

Sergio Bellomo's Truck & Komet dio in 1/72

All in all, a great weekend and a nice opportunity to meet all the colleagues from the local model scene.

José Teixidó
Cat herder, pollite as fuck and all around pain in the ass

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