The Ships at ModelTroia 2010
Another year...This was the 12th ModelTroia contest, and for the second year in a row, held in Lisbon, in the Forte do Bom Sucesso, home of the Liga dos Combatentes Museum, in one of the most beautiful areas of Lisbon. The weather gave us a break, of the most wet winter since there are records of it, meaning...1870!
The amount of models entering the contest and exhibition was steady as it was last year, with a great number of visitors and modelers, apart from the "contenders", many of them naval modelers. As usual, the GIN (Naval Interest Group) had a table with materials, models, works in progress and references, so that others could understand a little bit of this passion for 1/700 big ships, and look at the models with "different" eyes and not only the little ships. These models and works in progress were taken by me and Filipe Ramires (_Admiral_Fil) and I am sorry to say that we outnumbered the amount of ship models in the competition. Maybe next year we can have more?
Of special note, is the fact that, even few, for the second year in all ModelTroia history, a ship won "Best Of Show", a 1/100 fully scratch built NRP Sagres! A well deserved winner that also took best ship, Museu da Marinha Award (Navy Museum) and Revista de Marinha Award (Navy Magazine). Congratulation to Rui Figueiredo, the master modeler!
Enjoy the report
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