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 Posted: Sat May 4th, 2013 08:16 pm
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Ok, finally have some time to put up a few of my captures from this event to go with John's little collection. I'll try to organise these a little, so first up, some candid pics from around the venue and at some of the clinics. I didn't really get to attend many of the clinics due to organising duties, but was able to hear Michael Flack talk about Smugglers Cove, Steve Pettit give a presentation on building Lomo Lomo, Rod Hutchinson give a tutorial on building gum trees, and Nick Ogden (UK) give a clinic on brick by brick construction.































More to come...

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 Posted: Sun May 5th, 2013 07:21 am
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So I mentioned some of the fine "brick by brick" construction by UK modeller Nick Odgen, who made the trip downunder, and very kindly managed to transport this superb little brickworks diorama with him. The diorama has been one that I have previously greatly admired, so was very happy to get to see it finally in the flesh.











Nick had a good selection of the moulds he uses for his brick structure which are available from Diorama Debris http://www.dioramadebris.co.uk/ . I picked up quite few moulds, so am looking forward to going nuts with some individual brick structures!

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 Posted: Sun May 5th, 2013 07:34 am
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Plenty of traders there to take our money...









The usual view of Smugglers Cove.





The small darkened side room we used for some of the smaller displays.





Including some of the fine models by Richard Grinyer and Rod Hutchinson.










I only took a couple of shots in the contest room unfortunately.











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Dan Pickard

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 Posted: Sun May 5th, 2013 07:41 am
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On the Monday after the Convention, there were a number of layouts open for tours, but I headed up to "Puffing Billy" country on the cold morning to inhale some steam...













The cab ride in 14A was a great way to top of a very busy weekend of being one of the organisers for this event, and I'm already looking forward to being heavily involved in the organising of the next NGC when its due to be held again in Melbourne. The NGC moves to New South Wales in the town of Bowral for the 2015 event, which I already have the ideas pot brewing for what to build for that one!

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Dan Pickard

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 Posted: Mon May 6th, 2013 01:00 am
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Great stuff guys and thank you for posting! You Aussies are some fine modelers!

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 Posted: Mon May 6th, 2013 08:53 am
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Agreed!

Some mighty fine modeling comes from the world down under---Well done ALL!!

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 Posted: Mon May 6th, 2013 10:14 am
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Amen and ditto, etc... Just fine stuff and looks like a great time was had by all. Wish I was there.

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 Posted: Sat May 11th, 2013 12:04 am
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Is it just me or does it seem that Oz is the land of imagineers? Man thats good stuff. I just discovered Richard Grinyers stuff and am already a fan.



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 Posted: Sat May 11th, 2013 12:08 am
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Great pics and models!



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 Posted: Sat May 11th, 2013 01:39 am
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Hi all,
we still have my stuff from the Contest Room to go up yet
Maybe Dan can correct any captions that I get wrong???



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