Saturday, June 16, 2018

New video: The 2018 Australian Model Expo experience

Since last weekend's Australian Model Expo I've been busy editing together all the footage I shot, and I've finally put together a video of the whole event. There were 779 models entered from 248 entrants - that's a big show, and I tried my best to film as much of it as possible. That's why the video is almost an hour long!

Highlights from the 2018 Australian Model Expo scale model competition contest, the biggest model show in Australia

To make it a bit less daunting I've split it into categories:

  1. Aircraft
  2. Armour
  3. Dioramas and Vignettes
  4. Figures
  5. Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  6. Ships
  7. Cars (I got a lot of feedback last year that I didn't do this category any justice by not filming it!)
  8. Miscellaneous - including Scratchbuilt
  9. Best of Show

Going back over it all I was blown away by some of the skill involved. There are some truly outstanding models this year.

That said, I didn't spot anything that really, really captured my imagination and just blew me away like the big beached submarine in the 2017 Australian Model Expo.

I was also a little disappointed in the dioramas category this year - there were a lot less entries than previous years. Not sure why, perhaps it's cyclical, perhaps people were daunted by the high, high calibre of dioramas last year and steered away from it this year? (I certainly did if I'm being honest!)

I also cover off the Scratchbuilt category that I entered in, so you can see the high calibre of the other entries. That Starbug was lovely, I actually found its build log online and there was a lot of detailed work that went into it - you can check it out here.

This was an alternate title card I made - jeez I loved this plane...

So dive on in and check it out. It was a great model competition, and while 50+ minutes of video might seem a lot you can jump around and look at what interests you.

Video is embedded below, but in case that doesn't work here is the link:
The 2018 Australian Model Expo experience




  1. Love the video and your commentary. Its just what I would be thinking at the same time!