XIII Master Hobby Show 2011

Part 2: Airliners and aviation pioneers

Gallery Article by Orlando Sucre on July 2011

Venezuela Independence Day


Hello, fellow modelers and readers. I want to share some photographs of models exposed at the XIII Master Hobby Show that took place in Caracas , Venezuela , on June 11 and 12, 2011. The Master Hobby Show is an annual event organized by the Club de Modelismo (Modelers Club) 2000. I’ll show the photographs in several articles.

In this article I’ll focus in airliners and aviation pioneers. I was surprised by the high number of models from the Venezuelan now extinct airline VIASA (Venezolana Internacional de Aviación, S.A.) that were exposed. These orange-tailed airliners gave the exposition a touch of nostalgia.

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Every year there’s an open category dedicated to models of a specific country. The country of this year was France . Surprisingly enough, the model that won the ‘gold’ prize in this category was a cardboard model of a French airliner, a Latécoere (photo # 11.) Another eye catching model was a Junkers Ju-52 showing a complete interior (photo # 12.) There were also two airliners in russian Aeroflot markings, not a common sight indeed.

The last two photographs are from planes designed and built by pioneers of the aviation. One is a cardboard model of the Clément Ader’s “Éole,” the other is a vignette of the Kill Devil Hill’s dunes including the old Monogram model of the Flyer from the Wright brothers in her historic first flight (I built one of these when I was a teenager, and I’m still waiting for the release of the Flyer in 1/72 scale.)

I hope you’ll enjoy the photographs. Greetings from Caracas , Venezuela .

Orlando Sucre

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Photos and text © by Orlando Sucre