SCAHMS 2008 Show Report
HighlightsThere were many wonderful things to see at this years show. Michael Volquarts was traveling from Germany and brough an impressive collection of figures with him. He won a gold medal for his entire collection. Nearby to my photo area Mike McFadden had his "Titanic" shadowbox diorama. I had actually seen this back in 2006 at the Dragon Expo show in Anaheim, but it was great to see it again and it was a favorite at the show. I got a chance to see inside the shadowbox at one point and was amazed at what he had gone through to light the interior. A major project indeed. This shadowbox won the coveted "Best of Show" award. Note to modelers: Shadowboxes (if done right) are a good way to win awards.
There were several very unique collections of items at this years show. Greg Pierce brought in a wild and diverse set of fantasy pieces. Everything from Edgar Rice Buroughs Tarzan scenes, to cave-girls being chased by Dinosaurs, to Yul Brenner from West-World. There was also a great collection of Nazi alternate-universe war machines (think German tanks mixed with Star Wars Imperial walkers).
Another favorite was Matt Wellhouser's 1/16 scale diorama entitled "Hans, I think they want it back!" which had a Soviet T-34 with two German soldiers atop it. The water and mud was beyond perfect and Matt also did a great job on scratch-building the house which formed the backdrop for the scene. It was a great job all around.
John Rosengrant brought two civil war soldiers both scratch-built by him. One of them was available in the auction. Bill Horan also had his work on display for the show. All of which you can see in this report.
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