As I mentioned previously, the level of work here is just incredible. In order to make it easier to look through the pictures I divided it into two parts. This first part is (mostly) the historical stuff. Figures, armor, aircraft and more were all present at the show. I didn’t get a chance to get photos of quite everything but this gives you a pretty great impression of the show. The pictures give you an idea of how amazing all this stuff is but seeing it all in person was a whole other story.
|Best of Show|
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals along with Certificates of Merit were awarded to a number of artists from “Open” categories (where the artists sculpt and paint their work) and “Painter” categories where artists paint others’ model figures. Awards at the expo are based on a level of skill where multiple medals and certificates of each category are awarded to the artists.
The next World Expo will be in 2020, possibly in Eindhoven, Netherlands pending the final selection of locale. Many organizations helped to produce this event and which regularly hold their own shows included the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society, International Plastic Modelers’ Society, Artists Preservation Group, Long Island Historical Miniature Collectors Society, Atlanta Military Figure Society, Lakes Region Scale Modelers, Butch O’Hare IMPS, AMPS Chicagoland and the MMSI – the Military Miniature Society of Illinois, which provided the steering committee for the World Expo and will hold its own annual show on October 13-15, 2017 at the Schaumburg Marriott Hotel (for more about this event, visit: www.military-miniature-society-of-illinois.com).
|Show organizer Joe Berton works on a miniature for his 1908 Chicago Cubs display|
which he showed at the World Model Expo 2017.
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