Trophy Hunter

I’ve just won my first trophy for model building – and it was rather unexpected!

It was very much a last minute decision to throw one of my builds into the competition side of the Australian Model Expo, officially the 2024 Australian Open Plastic and Scale Model Championships. This is a contest where judges grade a model based on the IMPS (International Plastic Modellers’ Society) guidelines.

The model is a 1:43 scale Ferrari F189 (Nigel Mansell) by Tameo which I entered in the Cars Small Open class. Amazingly, it came second!

The model was completed in mid-2022 and there’s a video of the full build on the YouTube channel – to watch it, click/tap HERE (or read the blog of the build HERE).

So, now I can accurately say “Wixy500 – prize winning models”! :p

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