and Hobby Expo 2022
Part One - Aircraft Models in Competition
by Brett Green
The 2022 Queensland Model and Hobby Expo was held on the weekend of August 20 and 21 2022 at the Ipswich Events Centre, Ipswich Showgrounds. This is the second year that the show has been held at this new venue west of Brisbane.
Last year’s show was limited by COVID lockdowns but this year’s QMHE proved very popular with around 1,000 attendees on the first day alone. Around 500 impressive models graced the competition tables too. Entries came from as far afield as Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.
QMHE is a co-operative annual venture between local Queensland model clubs, but entries are open to members and the public alike.
The organising committee was clearly delighted with this year’s event and they have confirmed that the show will be held at the Ipswich Showgrounds venue again in 2023.
An even greater number of models appeared on club display tables. In addition to the aircraft models present, there were plenty of military, cars, trucks, figures and a growing number of examples from the worlds of wargaming, Gundam, anime and fantasy.
Plenty of traders were on hand, amongst them Modelnerds, Firestorm Models, Specmodels, Creative Models Australia, Ronnel’s Hobbies and many more. The canteen, serving hot food, was doing a roaring trade too.
So if you’re in Australia anywhere near sunny Queensland in August next year, drop by – it’s well worthwhile!
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