1⁄35TWENOT National Meeting Overloon, The Netherlands
Looking forward for it for day's and today it finally was there, gotten early out of bed, packed some stuff together en on my way to Overloon (Holland).
After about 2 hours drive I came to the National War and resistance museum at Overloon, where Twenot was holding its 2e National members meeting and personally I think they could not picked a better location.
I will talk about this location a little later.
Twenot is a (National) Dutch Modeling club with ± 850 registered members
and as a goal they want to bring everybody together who loves all military
vehicles (from 1900 until present day)
thru a club magazine en by organizing 3 National meetings. Also they
are holding several events on a local scale and also they organize several
excursions to museums etc. ...
In Overloon they where holding they’re second National meeting, and it
was a success.
arrival in the meeting hall you could feel the friendly atmosphere and
quickly you could view the first models that where on display. There was a
adequate area reserved for anybody to show their work en you could
participate in the (free) contest and this area was soon filled with
beautiful models/diorama's of a high standard, there was, in my opinion,
not one single model that did not disserve to be shown there.
was also a dedicated area where you could show your unfinished project, so
that you can get some advise or inspire others. unfortunately this area
was a bit neglected and there where only a few projects on display.
Our Belgian friends from KMK (where Armorama is going to have a
stand in September) where also present and you could admire their work and
squeeze their heads for tips on how to this and that.
In the meeting place there where also a number of (international) vendors
and you could strike a bargain here and there (kits at half retail price,
...), and everybody I talked to went home whit lesser money in the wallet
then they arrived, and that is a good sign.
perfect event then? eeeh no. Like with every event
there are certain things that went wrong:
I have to say that this was beyond the will of the Twenot staff, this was
of the museum, they had another exhibition before Twenot and they removed
some lamps and where not able or willing to put them back up in time.
also heard some criticism about the jury system, because they used
volunteers to judge the contest instead of a ''professional'' jury.
To be honest, I have my doubts about a "professional'' jury.
it is good to know that Twenot is organizing a course so that people can
learn how to judge a model in a contest, very admirable.
except these 2 small glitches everything was perfect.
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