You know that effect when you've prepared something for weeks and then... <woosh> it's away with a glimpse of the eye?
This is always the case with the two usual 'suspects' I annually visit - the FIGZ and the ISSC.
Unfortunately for my purse, I wasn't able to resist buying different stuff.
Once again, the showroom was filled with many exhibitors and plenty of sellers. Therefore, it was much to discover, very much to see and even much more to spend your money on. In comparizon to other people, I actually didn't spend that much money.
Once again, the exhibits contained a lot of really great stuff. Several things were already to be seen in former ISSC shows, but there was also much new eye candy. Here are some examples:
|That's how it looks like when you have trees in correct size|
|Remember that Bond movie scene?|
|If you think that's a bin gun...|
|...how would you call this one?|
|And finally: Dinosaurs!|
|...and even really HUGE saurs! :-D|
|A swampy, rusty scene... pretty rotten.|
|And one of my favourites - WW1 plane flying over the trenches.|
|A nice Quetzalcoatlus - against which my contribution lost. :-(|
|Now look at these details - loads of junk and rubbish on the streets.|
|My favourite tavern scene|
|This one is especially remarkeable because of the whirly movement of the water surface...|
At least, I won a Bronze medal in the figure-related Diorama_standard cathegory - which was very lucky because the jury seemed to have had decision problems. There were three bronze medalists in this cathegory. Having seen all that marvellous work on the competition desk, I feel really honoured. And: all the medals I have ever won in Heiden were bronze medals. I'm starting to fell like Mr.Bronze. X-D
This car diorama, by the way, earned a gold medal, the best-of-show-gold-award and Bennos' special 1/72 trophy:
Being in Heiden was again a really great thing. My son (9) bought himself a box of HaT Romans and talks about nothing else ever since.
Special thanks go to Francesco (Franznap) who gave me a sneak preview of the forthcoming 1/72 Baden jagers and Baden general staff. There are some really great figures coming ahead, that's for sure!