2008 Event Report
report by NEOFAUX
It is curious,
sometimes, why we ask ourselves the reasons for our actions. Some
call it reflecting, some call it justifying. Whatever may be the case,
I can say for myself, M CON 2008 is a beginning. Whether it will be
recognized as a watershed event in Singapore’s scale modeling
scene remains to be seen, but the first step has been taken.
About M CON 2008
The modeling scene
in Singapore is still largely restricted to a niche group of hobbyists
and there are few public events and conventions to unify the modeling
community or bring more publicity to the hobby. Indeed, modeling shows
and conventions are limited to a notable few, such as the annual Tamiya
Competition, organised by Stargek Pte Ltd, and the Bandai Action Kit
Universal Cup (BAKUC), organised by Sheng Tai Toys Pte Ltd, covering
the military and science-fiction genre respectively.
Event venus: Sculpture Square
M CON 2008 had its singular purpose set in the betterment of Singapore’s fledging modeling scene. M CON 2008 had three objectives, as follows: Quality in modeling standards, Respectability and Credibility as a hobby and art, and last but not least, Unity in the modeling community.
Seminar by Mr Calvin Tan: The basics of figure painting.
As Mr Calvin Goh was busy extolling the virtues of pre-shading using an airbrush, Kamen Rider and company crashed the show! Actually, they are cos-players (short for costume-play) heading for the Anime Festival Asia 2008 held at Suntec City, and had graciously volunteered to stop over at M CON 2008 to spice up the atmosphere.
Day 5 – Prize Presentation
Before the prize presentation began in earnest, we had the “must-have” of any event: a lucky draw! All participants who had pre-registered were eligible for the draw and the winner walked away with a Tamiya F16C!
M CON 2008 was
thus concluded. It was a long journey, involving much time and sacrifice
from everyone involved: organisers, judges, sponsors, volunteers and
of course, each and every participant of M CON 2008. On this note, the
organisers of M CON 2008 would once again like to thank everyone for
making this event a success.
More photos here