What's New ?
12 June 2018Well that is the Australian Model Expo 2018 Over for another year. This year there were 248 Entrants, with 779 Models entered in to the competition part of the show, add in the models on club displays and the number of models in the venue easily exceeds 1000. The Gallery of the 1st place getters and Special Awards has been updated and results are on the Downloads page. Thanks to all the Modellers who entered, Clubs for displays, Traders and Sponsors. A special thanks to all those who came along to see some of the wonderful models on display over the three days. Shortly the planning for Model Expo 2019 will commence so hopefully we will have another great show
5 June 2018With only a couple of days left before Model Expo 2018, it is really close. Pre-Registration is now closed so just turn up to Model Expo 2018 between 5pm -9pm Friday or 9am-12am Saturday to enter your models.
If you have time to help out during the entry periods and onwards during the show are volunteer helpers are greatly appreciated. Just approach one of the Green Shirted Expo Staff or anybody with an Official Tag to point you in the right direction.
Competition Judging Request
As always if anybody wishes to help out with the model judging process on Saturday night they are most welcome. Be at Expo from 5pm on Saturday with an eye to a start sometime after 5:30 -5:45. A pizza dinner is provided to those who stay on until around 7:00-7:30pm. Judging is a great opportunity to get up close to the models and use it as a tool to help you with your own models. If you have never judged before no problem, you will be paired up with an experienced judge. Even if you can only help out for an hour or two it is a great help to get some of the 60 odd categories done.
29 May 2018Demo schedule for 2018 is posted. Every effort will be made to provide the Demo topics as scheduled but of course, things do happen that could change that. Listen out for announcements during the show. Let's welcome Norman Lim from Singapore known around the Model Show scene for stunning aircraft paint jobs. He will be giving a demo on painting greys. Also other popular presentations by David Hay on figures, Simon Westall on Lighting models, Glen Hambleton on Pigments and a talk on SMS Paints and the work behind the product by Scott Taylor. There looks to be some great models on the raffle table as well including a new release Wingnuts 1/32 Junkers D1
14 May 2018Swap and Sell is now sold out, so that is a full 70 Odd tables of kits on the Monday Morning extravaganza.
Pre-Registration for entries to the competition part of Model Expo 2018 are now open.
Follow the guidelines on the Pre-Registration page
6 May 2018Swap and Sell down to the last 6 tables, so get in soon to lock in a table. Got some great demo's lined up during the show including Lighting for Models, Detail Airbrush painting and Casting with a Modellers Perspective. Detailed schedule will be posted in the week before Expo once all are firmed up. Pre-Entry will open up on Monday 14 May.
20 Apr 2018Some Traders have firmed up for Model Expo 2018. We now have some of the prizes that will be up for grabs in the raffle and some of the categories. Swap and Sell Tables are moving, less than 20 left. Pre Registration will open in May for all those modellers who are ready to get their entries in and save some time at Model Entry Checkin.
3 Apr 2018More Traders have announced that they are coming to Model Expo 2018, some never having been to Expo before. Swap and Sell Tables are moving.
11 Mar 2018some changes to categories for Intermediate Modellers and dropping of Imagineering due to lack of sponsorship and support. Updated Traders list due shortly
14 Feb 2018Traders are now coming onboard and planning is well underway around changes to the competition categories. Any changes will be announced here and the categories page updated. Categories need to be supported by modellers with entries and also sponsored to be sustainable, so from time to time some will be deleted or perhaps merged.
2 Feb 2018Excited to have our first sponsor announced. Welcome to Horizon Models who produce 1/72 Real Space Models. An earlier show closure is planned for Monday, now the show will run until 4pm, so presentations will be earlier. This a reminder that one of the conditions of entry is that models stay on display until the show closure, so with an earlier closure we expect entrants will abide by this condition.
Swap and Sell tables are now available, get in early to secure a table at this popular event
8 Jan 2018Welcome to the lead up to Model Expo 2018 Planning is well underway for the next show at the same location. If you are a trader looking to get space at Model Expo 2018 please check the Traders page.
For rules and conditions of entry, see Comp Detail Page
More updates will be coming and traders added as they are confirmed, look forward to seeing you at Model Expo 2018