Monday, November 23, 2009


The Modell Hobby Spiel (‘Model-Hobby-Play’) is held every October in Leipzig, Germany. It’s a show that features plastic kits, model rail, creative design, games and toys. And this year Revell-Germany decided to let visitors to the show vote for the winners in its annual ‘Scale’ model competition.

So, with no appointed experts in a judging panel, how have the results stacked up, now the winners have been announced? Well, as you can see from the pictures above, craft excellence shines through to expert and amateur alike, and there can’t really be any disputes as to the general quality of those chosen. The top winner is Peter Hofstetter, for his 1:24 scale Bussing 8000 truck (top picture). No arguments with this from SMN, and we particularly like Peter’s ripped canvas, which gives the model a nice used touch. Mind you, he had a good kit to begin with - many truck aficionados reckon this is one of Revell’s best-ever vehicle kits.

The other pictures give you a taste for the variety of winners, and it’s nice to see that this year Revell has introduced categories for younger model fans. Peter Hofstetter will be presented with the Scale 09 award on December 4, when he’ll also get the chance to meet the press and go behind the scenes at Revell-Germany. Great stuff Peter!

Pictures courtesy Revell-Germany.

Visit the winning entries page here.

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