Wednesday, May 9, 2018

IPMS Las Vegas Best of The West 2018

This past weekend I attended the IPMS Las Vegas Best of the West model show held at the East Side Cannery. There were hundreds of models on display varying in subject from rotary aircraft, to Sci-Fi figures, to WWII armor. I entered models into the Sci-Fi Figure, Sci-Fi Vehicle, Sci-Fi Diorama, and Collections categories. 

There were impressive works featuring the best in paint, construction, and engineering. Perhaps the most wow factor came from Hero Endo who, among other models, created the below floating grav-tank.

This is just one of the dozens of tables filling the hall.

There were a great number of war game models on display.

While this titan diorama was impressive, and came away with an award, it pains me to see so much resin tied down to a diorama!

There were many other impressive entries in the Sci-Fi and Figure categories:





An ever growing subject, there was no shortage of Gundam and Mechs on display!


One outstanding entry was this lot of gaming terrain which was entered as a collection. These are for use with WWII tabletop games and featured both intact and damaged versions.


As always many fantastic vendors were on hand and I picked up a few good sci-fi kits to add to my collection. War Room Games was on hand selling their wares and displaying product like these well painted Tau and Space Marine armies:


In the end I placed second in three categories: Sci-Fi Vehicles, Collections, and Sci-Fi Dioramas

Now I'm back at the hobby table and working on getting ready for this year's IPMS National Convention which will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center August 1st-4th.

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