For foreign modelling enthusiasts who are in The Netherlands approx. weekend of October 31, 2015 this is very well worth a visit :
EURO SCALE MODELLING
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Nieuwegein , The Netherlands
10.00 - 17.00 hrs
Organized by IPMS Nederland
Again, this one day event will comprise of a large exhibition of finished plastic scale models as well as our renowned plastic (scale-) modelling contest. And the most exciting and diversified plastic model kit fair of the low-countries will complement the event. Our stated aim is to combine a leading social event for the plastic-modeller with a successful day for the plastic model trade.
As in previous years, our Euro Scale Modelling event will be held at NBC-Congrescentrum (NBC) at Nieuwegein, near Utrecht, centrally located in the Netherlands. The two main NBC exhibition halls - the "Grand Hall" and the "Event Hall" are fully packed but also extra space will be used. IPMS clubs and their Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups and other modelling clubs (many from abroad) will participate. Traders and private sellers will sell new, stock and rare plastic model kits, products and accessories.
CHECK OUT THE SPECIAL MULTI-LANGUAL ESM PAGES ON IPMS.NL:
Some key-numbers about the event:
• more than 1,000 yards of pure scale modelling displays and 150 exhibitors and traders from ten different European countries.
• Approximately 2,500 up to 3,000 modellers, visitors, buyers are expected from all of Europe, both IPMS members and others.
• Many international visitors and professional Traders of plastic model kits, tools, accessories, and associated materials will attend.
• Approximately 100 exhibiting modelling clubs and individual modellers, both IPMS related and non-aligned.
• Group projects and themes will be exhibited by IPMS-Regional Chapters, IPMS-Special Interest Groups, Clubs, and Individual participants, exhibiting their finished and on-going projects.
• Hundreds of models will compete in our Scale Modelling Contest (see below) , which will be open to all. Starting this year (2015) junior participants (up to 16 years old) enter the contest for FREE.
• A separate section of the event will be devoted to paper scale modelling, with many leading Publishers, Traders and Modellers attending.
• And last but not least: our Raffle with scores of prizes large and small to be won.
I surely will be there with dozens of my european modelling friends!