Posted by John Dennett in Conventions
This past June marked the premier of a new East Coast Model Kit Show with a focus on figural models and the people who produce them.
Presented by Fritz Frising and Vin Bordogna, two ardent fans and supporters of the Garage Kit world, this show was a total blast! Sculptors and model kit producers from all around the country converged on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fairfield, New Jersey for a weekend of pure resin bliss.
I was honored to be asked to attend as a guest along with longtime veterans of the hobby Thomas Kuntz, Wayne (the Dane) Hansen, Ray Santoleri, Tony Cipriano, Joe Laudati, Spider Sue Finley, Jon Wang and a respectable list of some of the newer sculptors in the hobby today.
Attendance was pretty impressive for a first time event and based on this and the sheer fun of the entire weekend its safe to say that the next Resintopia in March of 2013 will be bigger still.
This too was my first show as a dealer since 2000 and I brought back a couple of my older kits in response to popular demand. Both The Caretaker and Rin Tin Tindalos were updated with some new parts and received quite a flow of positive reaction from the crowd.
It's nice to be back in the GK hobby after so many years.