Scale model enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the 38th Annual Premiere Scale Model Exhibition at the Malta Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa, running until Tuesday. The various high-standard models which will be on display are considered veritable works of art and are testimony of the capability of Maltese modellers.
The models on exhibit will consist of civil and military aircraft, cars, trucks and motorbikes, armoured vehicles and various classes of ships, all from different eras and scenarios, as well as a section dedicated to figurines. Many of these models have won awards and placed well in international events.
As Malta’s representatives of the International Plastic Modellers’ Society (IPMS), the Society for Scale Modellers has been promoting scale modelling in Malta for the past 38 years, and has locally and internationally become synonymous with the high standards in model-making of its members. In its continued effort to ensure that this expression of art remains popular, the society strives to introduce youngsters to the hobby by means of its exhibitions and workshops in scale modelling.
Visitors this year will also be able to follow the process of model construction as members of the society will be working real-time on models at work-stations set up purposely for the spectators’ benefit. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite model in the ‘Visitor’s Choice Awards’. IPMS Italia and IPMS Catania members will be visiting and displaying models for the first time at this exhibition with the aim of creating new connections between associations.
The exhibition runs at the Malta Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa from today to Tuesday between9am to 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm). For more information visit www.heritagemalta.org.