The last weekend of october each year the modelling event C4-open is held in the technical museum of Malmö in the southern part of Sweden. I have said it before, and I say it again, the C4 event is a very nice experience. The C4 organizers show an enormous amount of hospitality, and the event has a very welcoming air.
This year was the first year for my colleague and writer on this site, Thord Wedman. But it is surely not his last. Despite the fact that we worked until 05:00 in the morning on saturday to finish the models we were bringing.
There are a few things that are worthy of an extra mention regarding the exhibition this year. First of all I want to mention the excellent schratch built Stridsvagn 74 by Glenn Persson. It collected a whole bunch of awards, which it was well worth. Second, I have to mention the large armada of large wooden ships. It´s not often I see them on modelling contests, maybe because most contests I am at limit themselves to plastic models. C4 is open to models of any material. Speaking of ships. I don´t think I have seen so many ships on a modelling contest before either.
The media was present, and the event got quite a lot of news coverage. Here are some links to articles about the event (in swedish):
http://www.svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=33782&a=952875&lid=senasteNytt_363929&lpos=rubrik_952875 (includes a short video clip)
Without much further ado, here are some images of the event. I hope you´ll enjoy them!
I totally agree with you Erik.
As mentioned, this was my first visit to C4 but surely not my last.
A very nice event with a very friendly approach.
It was also nice to finally meet some of the people from the southern part of Sweden that I previously only have had contact with on line or via e-mail.
Even thou my model didn’t get any award, and I didn’t expect any either, I will surely return to this event next year.
Hopefully I won’t be sitting at 5 am the day of the show trying to finish my model.