Model show – Crom Well Models http://cromwellmodels.com/ Thu, 19 May 2022 20:40:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cromwellmodels.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile.png Model show – Crom Well Models http://cromwellmodels.com/ 32 32 History in Miniature: 35th Plastic Model Exhibition and Competition This Weekend – American Press https://cromwellmodels.com/history-in-miniature-35th-plastic-model-exhibition-and-competition-this-weekend-american-press/ Thu, 19 May 2022 20:40:38 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/history-in-miniature-35th-plastic-model-exhibition-and-competition-this-weekend-american-press/ Robert Leishman, president of Southwest Area Modelers of Plastic, with a replica of a modern L-CAT – the amphibious landing craft the military uses for coastal operations. This piece took him almost 40 to 50 hours. (Crystal Stevenson / American Press) In Robert Leishman, the man cave is in fact considered a “model” cave. “I […]]]>

In Robert Leishman, the man cave is in fact considered a “model” cave.

“I started building models when I was a kid, I kind of got away from it, but when my youngest son started getting into it, I got back into it,” Leishman said. “He was around 10 or 11 at the time and we linked up with a local club here and have been doing that ever since.”

Now president of the Southwest Area Modelers of Plastic, Leishman keeps a room in his home dedicated to his beloved designs.

“It’s a small room, but I have about 50 models in there,” Leishman said.

Leishman said a replica of a modern L-CAT – the amphibious landing craft used by the military for coastal operations – was his most complex build yet, taking nearly 40 to 50 hours.

He likes to spend his time these days working on sci-fi replicas of the “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” series.

Lester Robertson, club secretary, said model building was a popular pastime for young men in the 1950s and 1960s.

“We didn’t have computer games and things like that, so it was something a lot of my friends enjoyed,” Robertson said. “It also coincided with my fascination with history and the two grew together.”

Robertson said building models can take a lot of trial and error upfront.

“I learned a lot from my mistakes, but I also learned a lot from the good results.”

Robertson said he would encourage those just starting out to choose a fairly simple kit, follow the instructions, have fun and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

“And don’t forget YouTube,” he said. “They have lots of videos to show you how to do it.”

Leishman said the club is holding its 35th plastic model show and competition this weekend with around 400 to 500 models on display.

“We like to call our show history in miniature,” Robertson said.

The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the West-Cal Arena and Events Center, 401 Arena Road in Sulfur.

“If you have a model you’re looking for, this is a great place to come and find it,” Leishman said.

This year’s theme is based on the Rolling Stones song “Paint It Black”.

“We require each model displayed to be painted primarily black,” Robertson said. “It could be a black Corvette or a knight in black armor or a WWII night fighter, anything black.”

Robertson said more information about the club will also be available at the show.

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The York Region Group of the North York Moors Railway holds a model show https://cromwellmodels.com/the-york-region-group-of-the-north-york-moors-railway-holds-a-model-show/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/the-york-region-group-of-the-north-york-moors-railway-holds-a-model-show/ IT has not been long since the great and the good of York gathered at St Lawrence’s Church to honor a very special woman. Among those present as Rene Braithwaite, 97, was presented with her British Empire Medal (BEM) by North Yorkshire Lord-Lieutenant Jo Ropner last month was York Mayor Chris Cullwick ; York Sheriff […]]]>

IT has not been long since the great and the good of York gathered at St Lawrence’s Church to honor a very special woman.

Among those present as Rene Braithwaite, 97, was presented with her British Empire Medal (BEM) by North Yorkshire Lord-Lieutenant Jo Ropner last month was York Mayor Chris Cullwick ; York Sheriff Ashley Mason; and the Bishop of Selby, John Thomson.

More recently, however, St Lawrence Church Hall has been taken over by an entirely different group of people – model train enthusiasts.

There was, however, a connection between the events. Lord Mayor Chris Cullwick and his wife Joy attended both.

The model railroad show on Saturday March 5 was organized by the York Area Group of the North York Moors Railway.

Band member Nick Beilby admitted that they decided to put on the show “for the sole reason that we wanted to get people out and make them smile”.

“But we were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, who showed great interest in the exhibits,” Nick said.

“The Vicar of Saint-Laurent, Father Adam Romanis, a model railroad enthusiast, also spent time with us.”

Nine exhibitors participated in the show. And among the exhibits – alongside a host of model locomotives and trains – was a model of Skipwith station and locally built 7mm scale building models in York.

There were also pre-war tinplate Hornby model trains and Hornby Dublo models from the 1950s and early 1960s.

York Press: Watching Model Trains in Action

“The Derwent Valley Light Railway and the Yorkshire Wolds Railway also brought displays, and the ladies of St Lawrence entertained everyone all day with superb refreshments!” Nick said.

The NYMR, or North Yorkshire Moors Railway, is the heritage railway that runs trains through the North York Moors between Pickering and Whitby.

The York Area Group is actually a separate charity, Nick said. “But we provide the railroad with financial support for rolling stock, track and structure maintenance. We also support educational projects at NYMR.”

The group also owns a historic diesel shunter, which is being restored to working order at the Derwent Valley Light Railway. It holds monthly meetings at St Lawrence Church Hall, where speakers speak on various transport-related topics – so the Church Hall seemed the obvious place for the show.

The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., was not intended as a fundraiser. “But after all the expenses we had a surplus of £300!” Nick said.

The event was such a success that the band is already considering hosting another show, Nick added.

“Feedback from the public has been overwhelmingly positive, with a young father messaging us saying he can’t wait to bring his son to our next modeling show, which may well be in November!”

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“Working” is a model show for the return of players to the theater https://cromwellmodels.com/working-is-a-model-show-for-the-return-of-players-to-the-theater/ https://cromwellmodels.com/working-is-a-model-show-for-the-return-of-players-to-the-theater/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/working-is-a-model-show-for-the-return-of-players-to-the-theater/ Palo Alto Players artistic director Patrick Klein reviewed dozens of stage productions before selecting “Working” to open the company’s 91st season. Good choice. This musical, based on the 1974 book Studs Terkel and reworked in 2012 to include two new songs from “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, is, at its heart, a celebration of the American […]]]>


Palo Alto Players artistic director Patrick Klein reviewed dozens of stage productions before selecting “Working” to open the company’s 91st season.

Good choice.

This musical, based on the 1974 book Studs Terkel and reworked in 2012 to include two new songs from “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, is, at its heart, a celebration of the American worker, and essential workers in the world. country in particular.

That’s why the show’s 26 characters, played by just seven actors, include a stonemason, an assembly line worker, a schoolteacher, a waitress and a housewife, the people who do all the thankless jobs. that support a community.

Klein selected a top-notch cast whose members glide effortlessly from character to character as easily as they change costumes, sometimes in seconds with the help of trainer Kit Cheung.

There is no weak link in the cast, and almost all of them have loud, powerful voices. Ray D’Ambrosio, playing four separate characters, is teary eyed as he stumbles across the stage using a walker and singing the sentimental song “Joe”.

Triple Threat Actress / Director / Singer Linda Piccone appears in numerous scenes but stands out as the harassed waitress in the heartfelt “It’s an Art.”

She also joins Izetta Fang Klein, who has one of the most powerful voices in the cast, in the heartfelt “Cleanin ‘Women”, telling the story of the women who clean hotel rooms, office buildings and public buildings. houses of the rich. The “working” choreographer Stacy Reed takes over the role of Klein for some performances.

Another strong female voice belongs to Eiko Yamamoto, who appears in a number of vignettes as both a sharp businesswoman and a carpenter. Mai Abe is the last woman in the cast; she too shines in five different roles.

Jomar Martinez and Jason Mooney are energetic, sincere and genuine in their many roles. Martinez is funny and athletic in many of his characters, while Mooney takes on five roles and succeeds in four of them. He doesn’t quite have the seriousness to be the stonecutter and his voice is slightly thin when he sings “The Mason”.

But these are trifles because “Working” turns out to be an uplifting, affirming and completely satisfying experience. As one opening night audience member said, “It makes me realize how much I missed live theater; I’m so glad he’s back!

Dolores Duran-Cefalu is the musical director, although there is no live orchestra. Instead, the musical accompaniment is provided by P Backing Tracks. Nevertheless, snafus are coming. On opening night, all of the cast were on stage ready for the grand finale (“Something to Point To”), but no music was played. There was an uncomfortable silence before he finally settled down.

Scott Ludwig has held several positions for “Working” including set designer, technical director, production manager and property designer. The setting is more utilitarian than beautiful, but it’s perfect for a show that requires the actors to carry the heavy load.

R. Dutch Fritz is responsible for the costume design and also serves as a stage painter. Abby May is the lighting designer, while Jeff Grafton is in charge of the sound.

“Working” runs until October 3 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Sunday September 26 show will be broadcast live and can be viewed from September 30 to October 30. 3. In-person tickets sell for between $ 27 and $ 57, while streaming tickets cost $ 25 per household. https://paplayers.org or 650-329-0891.


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“Working” is a model show for returning players to live theater – Marin Independent Journal https://cromwellmodels.com/working-is-a-model-show-for-returning-players-to-live-theater-marin-independent-journal/ https://cromwellmodels.com/working-is-a-model-show-for-returning-players-to-live-theater-marin-independent-journal/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/working-is-a-model-show-for-returning-players-to-live-theater-marin-independent-journal/ Palo Alto Players artistic director Patrick Klein reviewed dozens of stage productions before selecting “Working” to open the company’s 91st season. Good choice. This musical, based on the 1974 book Studs Terkel and reworked in 2012 to include two new songs from “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, is, at its heart, a celebration of the American […]]]>


Palo Alto Players artistic director Patrick Klein reviewed dozens of stage productions before selecting “Working” to open the company’s 91st season.

Good choice.

This musical, based on the 1974 book Studs Terkel and reworked in 2012 to include two new songs from “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, is, at its heart, a celebration of the American worker, and essential workers in the world. country in particular.

That’s why the show’s 26 characters, played by just seven actors, include a stonemason, assembly line worker, schoolteacher, waitress, and housewife, the people who do all the thankless work. that support a community.

Klein selected a top-notch cast whose members glide effortlessly from character to character as easily as they change costumes, sometimes in seconds with the help of trainer Kit Cheung.

There is no weak link in the cast, and almost all of them have loud, powerful voices. Ray D’Ambrosio, playing four separate characters, is tearful as he stumbles across the stage using a walker and singing the sentimental song “Joe”.

Triple Threat Actress / Director / Singer Linda Piccone appears in many scenes but stands out as the harassed waitress in the heartfelt “It’s an Art.”

She also joins Izetta Fang Klein, who has one of the most powerful voices in the cast, in the heartfelt “Cleanin ‘Women”, telling the story of the women who clean hotel rooms, office buildings and public buildings. houses of the rich. The “working” choreographer Stacy Reed takes over the role of Klein for some performances.

Another strong female voice belongs to Eiko Yamamoto, who appears in a number of vignettes as both a sharp businesswoman and a carpenter. Mai Abe is the last woman in the cast; she too shines in five different roles.

Jomar Martinez and Jason Mooney are energetic, sincere and genuine in their many roles. Martinez is funny and athletic in several of his characters, while Mooney takes on five roles and succeeds in four of them. He doesn’t quite have the seriousness of being the stonecutter and his voice is slightly thin when he sings “The Mason”.

But these are trifles because “Working” turns out to be an uplifting, affirming and completely satisfying experience. As one opening night audience member said, “It makes me realize how much I missed live theater; I’m so glad he’s back!

Dolores Duran-Cefalu is the musical director, although there is no live orchestra. Instead, the musical accompaniment is provided by P Backing Tracks. Nevertheless, snafus are coming. On opening night, all of the cast were on stage ready for the grand finale (“Something to Point To”), but no music was played. There was an uncomfortable silence before he finally settled down.

Scott Ludwig has held several positions for “Working” including set designer, technical director, production manager and property designer. The setting is more utilitarian than beautiful, but it’s perfect for a show that requires the actors to carry the heavy load.

R. Dutch Fritz is responsible for the costume design and also serves as a stage painter. Abby May is the lighting designer, while Jeff Grafton is in charge of the sound.

“Working” runs until October 3 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Sunday September 26 show will be broadcast live and can be viewed from September 30 to October 30. 3. In-person tickets sell for between $ 27 and $ 57, while streaming tickets cost $ 25 per household. https://paplayers.org or 650-329-0891.


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Model exhibit returns to RAF Museum Cosford https://cromwellmodels.com/model-exhibit-returns-to-raf-museum-cosford/ https://cromwellmodels.com/model-exhibit-returns-to-raf-museum-cosford/#respond Wed, 25 Aug 2021 22:16:39 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/model-exhibit-returns-to-raf-museum-cosford/ ‘© Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum’ ‘© Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum’ PRESS RELEASE – For the successful fifteenth year, the popular Shropshire Scale Model Show returns to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. It is one of the largest modeling events in the country and shows no signs […]]]>


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PRESS RELEASE – For the successful fifteenth year, the popular Shropshire Scale Model Show returns to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. It is one of the largest modeling events in the country and shows no signs of slowing down, as a record 150 exhibitors and traders will travel to Cosford for the all-day event taking place on Sunday April 3This annual event attracts approximately 4,000 visitors each year and takes place amid the collection of world-class aircraft and military vehicles on display at the museum. Thousands of detailed models of planes, cars, bikes, trucks and sci-fi artifacts will be spread throughout the site, filling the museum’s hangars with a world of model making. With over 100 model clubs registered to exhibit their designs, many of which have taken years to perfect, this year’s event is set to be bigger than ever.

Everything a dedicated model maker could want or need will be on sale during the one-day show. Up to 50 merchants will sell a range of modeling equipment and kits suitable for model makers of all levels, from young children who are discovering their passion for modeling to passionate modelers who have been making kits for many years. There will be everything from kits of various sizes as well as glues, paints and other detailed sets available for same-day purchase. New to the exhibit this year will be a North Somerset Modeling Society Pirate Show. Their pirate ship themed booth will feature a mixed collection of model memorabilia as well as witty pirate puns. French trader MACH 2 will attend the show for the first time this year, of which the 1:72 scale Argosy is sure to attract attention as it is on display alongside the actual aircraft on display at the Museum.

Gary Stevens, organizer of the Shropshire Scale Model Show.
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Event organizer Gary Stevens, secretary of the Shropshire Scale Modellers and the Telford branch of the International Plastic Modellers Society, says: “I am amazed at how popular the show has become over the years; I still remember the first show in 1998, when we rented 80 tables for a few clubs and traders. This year we are recruiting nearly 500 tables to accommodate the 106 exhibitor displays and nearly 50 traders. The international element of the show grows stronger as we welcome French dealer / manufacturer MACH2 whose 1:72 scale Argosy will be on sale alongside the real thing. Every year I try to have a special feature on the show and this year is no exception as the North Somerset Modeling Society will be presenting their award-winning, humorous and pirate exhibition, which has to be seen to be believed!

To make access to the museum even easier, the organizers have set up a free park for the day to cope with additional visitors, departing from Cosford station. The show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and entry to the event is FREE. For more information, please call the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 01902 376200 or visit the museum’s website at www.rafmuseum.org.


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How Buddhist Economy and Bhutan’s Model of Happiness Show Us Path to Post-COVID Era https://cromwellmodels.com/how-buddhist-economy-and-bhutans-model-of-happiness-show-us-path-to-post-covid-era/ https://cromwellmodels.com/how-buddhist-economy-and-bhutans-model-of-happiness-show-us-path-to-post-covid-era/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/how-buddhist-economy-and-bhutans-model-of-happiness-show-us-path-to-post-covid-era/ Representative image | Photo credit: iStock Images Each adversity comes with its own lesson. It is another question whether we can see it or learn from it. Those who learn from it improve, and those who don’t continue to suffer. But one thing is certain: everything happens for a reason. In his inspiring book ‘The […]]]>


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Each adversity comes with its own lesson. It is another question whether we can see it or learn from it. Those who learn from it improve, and those who don’t continue to suffer. But one thing is certain: everything happens for a reason. In his inspiring book ‘The Fifth Mountain’, Paulo Coelho wrote: “There are times when problems come into our lives and there is nothing we can do to avoid them. But they’re there for a reason. It is only when we have overcome them that we will understand why they were there.

Like all epidemics of the past, COVID-19 will go away, but it will surely have a profound impact on us in the years to come. The devastation it causes on human lives is unthinkable. He really exposed the optimistic forecasts of our policymakers and, more importantly, our economists, who believed that only economic growth was the main parameter to solve all the problems that human beings face. It laid bare our ability to fight in the face of massive upheaval, both economically and socially. The problems faced by migrant workers in India are a prime example of our inability to care for our own people in the face of a crisis.

Some experts believe it was something that was waiting to happen. The economic policy of consumerism, which encourages unbridled greed, has ultimately failed us overwhelmingly. In our quest for growth, we’ve always valued capital and ignored the people who matter most. By targeting strong growth, we have destroyed nature, biodiversity and ecological balance. Nature is now taking revenge on us through COVID-19, global warming, massive pollution, and other never-before-seen ways.

In his groundbreaking book “Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered”, published in 1973, renowned economist EF Schumacher stressed the need to look after people rather than capital. He called this new method “Buddhist economics,” an economic model that will make people happy and content rather than aspire for more. In Buddhist concepts, love, compassion and interdependence between people are the fundamental elements for having real growth in a country. Here, not only people, but every animal on earth and Mother Earth itself matters. He argued that long-term or sustainable human growth is not possible if we destroy nature.

Helena Norberg-Hodge is another person who doubted the current growth model in the early 1990s. She proposed the idea of ​​localization rather than globalization by stressing that the root cause of inequality is globalization. In her book “Ancient Futures: Lessons from Ladakh for a Globalizing World”, she showed us how Ladakh was once a happy place before her initiation into Western ideas and material goods. From her own experience of living in Ladakh, she wrote that previously the interdependence within the community was very strong but that everything changed socially, ecologically and economically after the so-called “development” took place there. .

She has also written a book called “Local is Our Future” (2019) in which she strongly advocated for a localized economy as an alternative to the globalized economy. In her localized economy model, she advocated the development of a robust local food production and delivery system and a democratic structure that can empower local farmers. Local producers will thus be less dependent on “external power”.

If there is one country that has adopted and implemented this concept of Buddhist economics in letter and spirit, it is the small Himalayan nation of Bhutan. When the rest of the world was occupied with gross domestic product (GDP) or gross national product (GNP), Bhutan was engrossed in promoting happiness through the policy of gross national happiness (BNB). In this small nation, achieving happiness is a goal, a mission for the government and its citizens. They measure the well-being of their citizens by happiness, not economic growth. In 1979, Bhutan rejected the concept of GDP or GNP because the then King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuk, believed that gross national happiness was more important than gross national product. He doubted that the GNP growth model would be a good economic model for them because it would destroy the biodiversity and ecological balance of their country.

Bhutan’s policymakers believe that the high-profile economic model of globalization only fosters greed and consumerism – the ‘more is better’ concept. It promotes the illusory idea of ​​obtaining happiness by consuming more products. But we have seen that the culture of consumerism leads to individualism, which is at the origin of unhappiness. It also creates a huge divide between the rich and the poor.

In a world where everyone wants to cling to power by all means, the current King of Bhutan, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuk, son of retired King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, has relinquished power on his own and allowed for democracy to take root in its country in 2008 Bhutan believes that interdependence from each other, preservation of its own culture and rooting for local articles can lead them on the path to happiness.

Bhutan has 80 percent of its country covered by forests. Its constitution states that Bhutan must be covered with at least 60% greenery. In the Western growth model, countries have destroyed forests to build new cities. Although Bhutan is a deeply spiritual country, these concepts have some similarity to socialism but with a religious flavor. Buddhist economics depends on the eight-pronged approach to Buddha’s life such as proper livelihood, ethical career choice, interdependence towards people and things, and compassion for all, among others.

With the current growth model failing to make people happy, more and more countries see Bhutan’s model as the solution to the problems facing the human race. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing “happiness” as the basic human goal. One can only hope that the world will eventually learn the lessons of the current COVID crisis by learning from Bhutan and coming up with solutions that will allow us to coexist peacefully and joyfully with each other.

Biswajit Jha is a guest contributor. The opinions expressed are personal.


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JAMS to host bigger and fiercer model show on January 28 https://cromwellmodels.com/jams-to-host-bigger-and-fiercer-model-show-on-january-28/ https://cromwellmodels.com/jams-to-host-bigger-and-fiercer-model-show-on-january-28/#respond Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/jams-to-host-bigger-and-fiercer-model-show-on-january-28/ On Saturday, December 28, JAMS Artist Production hosted their first-ever prom at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia with their models. The event was initiated to give back to its models what they deserve. The event brought together members of the media and the press, guest artist Joaquin Domagoso, son of Manila […]]]>


On Saturday, December 28, JAMS Artist Production hosted their first-ever prom at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia with their models. The event was initiated to give back to its models what they deserve. The event brought together members of the media and the press, guest artist Joaquin Domagoso, son of Manila City Mayor Francisco Moreno ‘Isko’ Domagoso and CEO / Founder of JAMS Artists Production Jojo Flores and Maricar Flores.

At the event, the contestants were presented to the media dressed in their beautiful traditional clothing inspired by the Philippine festival in their respective municipality – well done to the designers who made them! Raffles were handed out to those who attended this event. So, congratulations to these names who have been chosen!

On January 28, they are getting ready to assemble a bigger and fiercer 2019 JAMS TOP MODEL PHILIPPINES with 300 budding models from different parts of the Philippines. These models strutted towards their dreams of being at the TOP to raise pride in their culture, traditions and tourism from home to the big stage of the MALL OF ASIA ARENA.

This one of a kind competition has three categories in store, Category 1: 5 – 9 years old, Category 2: 10 – 15 years old and Category 3: 16 – 25 years old where they will be judged by their Poise and Roll, overall appearance. , factor X and impact on the public. This competition is really aimed at empowering young people by showcasing great modeling talent. What makes it more grandiose are the in-game prizes which are 500,000 P for the big winner in each category, then 300,000 php and 100,000 P for the 1st and 2nd finalists respectively also for each category plus the modeling contract. These models have anticipated the training and travel preparations to be the next Top Model JAMS Philippines 2019.

JAMS Top Model Philippines was designed by the JAMS Artist Production team founded by Maricar Moina and Jojo Flores, it has become home to a diverse group of artists and has been accredited by ABS – CBN. Since 2013, they have been training young people to embrace their gifts and make our country proud. And with this kind of event, they believe that they can transmit and share the plea of ​​nationalism while respecting the culture, tradition and tourism of our country.

Philippines! On January 28, 2020, let’s all witness the moment we crown our country’s Next Top Models and raise our pride as we support our own kababayans on their journey to be on top. With performances by different well-known artists, surprise judges and many more! Tickets are now available at all SM Ticket points of sale. We’ll see each other there!

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Over 1,000 Models Dazzle at Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019 | Taiwan News https://cromwellmodels.com/over-1000-models-dazzle-at-taiwan-model-show-freedom-cup-2019-taiwan-news/ https://cromwellmodels.com/over-1000-models-dazzle-at-taiwan-model-show-freedom-cup-2019-taiwan-news/#respond Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/over-1000-models-dazzle-at-taiwan-model-show-freedom-cup-2019-taiwan-news/ TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The fantasy of reality Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019 An open modeling competition was held on November 2-3 at the Taipei Expo Park – Expo Dome, showcasing fascinating models ranging from military themes to fantasy themes. Hosted by Freedom Model Kits, this year’s 4th Freedom Cup won the title of […]]]>


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The fantasy of reality Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019 An open modeling competition was held on November 2-3 at the Taipei Expo Park – Expo Dome, showcasing fascinating models ranging from military themes to fantasy themes.

Hosted by Freedom Model Kits, this year’s 4th Freedom Cup won the title of Asia’s Largest Open Model Competition for the 3rd year in a row with over 1,000 entries from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. , United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Hungary, Russia, Australia and Serbia.

First, second and third place prizes and seven honorable mentions were awarded in 11 categories. Overall, second, third and Best in Show awards were also given to the winners in each category. A children’s category was open to school-aged competitors and a student category was open to college-age model makers.

This year’s Taiwanese second and Best in Show winners received round-trip tickets to Macau and Vienna, respectively, to participate in modeling contests in those cities. Prizes for the top three pavers included models and modeling tools, such as premium airbrushes ranging from NT $ 5,000 to NT $ 10,000.

The Freedom Cup competition is held annually in conjunction with a Fancy Frontier anime cosplay event. Freedom Model Kits believes that the energy cosplayers bring to the exhibit floor adds excitement to otherwise dry and serious military model competitions. The core value of the Freedom Cup is to encourage young and new model makers to come out of their shell and have fun showing off their creations.


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Over 1,000 models dazzle at Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019
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Over 1,000 models dazzle at Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019
Entry into the Military Vessel Category (Photo credit: George Liu)

Over 1,000 models dazzle at Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019
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Over 1,000 models dazzle at Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019
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Over 1,000 models dazzle at Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019
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Hundreds of people attend a scale model exhibition at RAF Cosford https://cromwellmodels.com/hundreds-of-people-attend-a-scale-model-exhibition-at-raf-cosford/ https://cromwellmodels.com/hundreds-of-people-attend-a-scale-model-exhibition-at-raf-cosford/#respond Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/hundreds-of-people-attend-a-scale-model-exhibition-at-raf-cosford/ With a collection of different vehicles is Andrew Prentis, Rod Ulrich and Eric McLoughlin Focusing on demonstrating the intricate skills and skill needed to create some of the best replica models, over 100 clubs and traders from across the country attended the Shropshire Scale Model Show. John Sheehan, IPMS Canberra SIG member, Bradford, said: “I […]]]>


With a collection of different vehicles is Andrew Prentis, Rod Ulrich and Eric McLoughlin

Focusing on demonstrating the intricate skills and skill needed to create some of the best replica models, over 100 clubs and traders from across the country attended the Shropshire Scale Model Show.

John Sheehan, IPMS Canberra SIG member, Bradford, said: “I have currently built around 60 Canberra and it takes an average of about a month to build.

“But I have a Canberra RB56F that took three months to build because it’s not a kit. It’s mostly built from tub panels and fixtures.

“My dad was in the RAF so that’s my excuse to start. I started doing it when I was five and I’m now 59. It’s a great show with a great environment.”

John’s model airplane table was set up directly under a real Canberra so visitors could see the resemblance.

Another table was full of carefully constructed miniature two-seater Phantom models by Ted Bayliss of Huddersfield.

“I have built around 200 of them and I have as many kits ready to be built,” he said.

“It can take me a week to two months to finish one.

“I have a particular interest in the Phantom because I am a former Air Force and already managed to get a flight in one of them when I was in Germany.

“When you hear the sound of it, you understand why. “

There were four hangars filled with model airplanes, ships, tanks, and more from around the world to browse.

One of the most popular tables was the US Air Force IPMS, led by Hadyn Hughes of Wakefield.

He paid tribute to the show and said it was one of the best in the country.

“It’s a special attraction because it’s in this museum surrounded by the planes that you’re interested in. It’s amazing.

“As a child, I went to air shows and started building models. I specialize in American planes because they are different.

“They are fascinating planes because they are all different colors and shapes.”

The show is run by a group of enthusiasts, led by Gary Stevens of IPMS Telford.

He said the event was busier than ever, but was bittersweet as it was his last show as a host after 21 years of responsibility.

“I’m moving to Portsmouth for work so this is my last show,” he said.

“It’s a little sad after being involved for 22 years, but I will continue to come for the fun of it.

“I have seen it grow massively since our first one in 1998, when we borrowed 90 tables from RAF Shawbury.

“Now we have 405 tables, 450 chairs and 77 exhibits. It really is a special sight.”


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VantageScore 4.0 credit scoring model validation study shows increased predictive performance and credit score alignment https://cromwellmodels.com/vantagescore-4-0-credit-scoring-model-validation-study-shows-increased-predictive-performance-and-credit-score-alignment/ https://cromwellmodels.com/vantagescore-4-0-credit-scoring-model-validation-study-shows-increased-predictive-performance-and-credit-score-alignment/#respond Thu, 06 Sep 2018 07:00:00 +0000 https://cromwellmodels.com/vantagescore-4-0-credit-scoring-model-validation-study-shows-increased-predictive-performance-and-credit-score-alignment/ STAMFORD, Connecticut – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –VantageScore Solutions announces its inauguration validation study for the VantageScore 4.0 model which shows how the latest model outperforms pre-existing versions of the VantageScore and Credit Reporting Companies (CRC) scoring models. With the inclusion of trending credit data and the application of machine learning techniques, the 4.0 VantageScore model shows […]]]>


STAMFORD, Connecticut – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –VantageScore Solutions announces its inauguration validation study for the VantageScore 4.0 model which shows how the latest model outperforms pre-existing versions of the VantageScore and Credit Reporting Companies (CRC) scoring models. With the inclusion of trending credit data and the application of machine learning techniques, the 4.0 VantageScore model shows a predictive increase that can dramatically improve a lender’s business.

Highlights of the 2018 validation study results include:

  • Overall, VantageScore 4.0 offers a predictive improvement over previous VantageScore models and the CRC benchmark model for mainstream consumers across all credit categories.

  • Consistency – 93% of consumers receive credit scores from all three CRSs that fall within a 40-point range (95% for mortgage, 94.8% for bank card).

  • Universe Expansion – 4.2% to 9.9% performance increase over VantageScore 3.0 in the Account Management and Origination categories (respectively) among Newly Rated Consumers.

As part of its commitment to transparency, VantageScore Solutions validates all VantageScore models annually and shares the results publicly. VantageScore Solutions considers this to be a good practice, which helps facilitate compliance for users of the model.

This is the first validation study for VantageScore 4.0 since its launch last year. A standard two-year timeframe was used for the analysis (2015-2017).

Trend credit data

The VantageScore 4.0 model incorporates early market innovations such as the use of trending credit data, which captures the trajectory of borrower behaviors over time.

In the validation study, the contribution of trend attributes to score more than doubled in low risk credit levels (Prime and Super-Prime) compared to high risk credit levels (Subprime, Near-Prime and Thin & Young). This allows for better segregation into low risk segments, a population much sought after by many lenders.

Machine learning

VantageScore 4.0 is also the first and only tri-bureau credit scoring model to take advantage of machine learning techniques in their development of score cards for those with dormant credit histories (i.e. those with notable transactions but without updating their credit report in the past six months).

In the validation study, VantageScore 4.0 outperforms VantageScore 3.0 by almost 10% for new account creations and 4.2% for existing account management transactions.

“Our validation studies are the hallmark of what sets VantageScore apart from other credit scoring models. Every year, we rigorously test our credit scoring models and share the results, because that’s the trust we place in our models, ”said Barrett Burns, CEO and President of VantageScore Solutions. “This year is no different. With the latest innovations we have developed for VantageScore 4.0, we have unequivocally proven that a more predictive and consistent model can be achieved without lowering credit risk standards.

VantageScore model validation results are always shared publicly online. This year’s study is available at www.vantagescore.com/VS4validation.

About VantageScore solutions

Credit scores can have an impact on many aspects of your life, from whether you are able to get a loan and how much interest you will need to pay to whether you are able to. rent an apartment. At VantageScore, we understand the impact of credit scores and we take it seriously.

VantageScore Solutions, LLC (www.VantageScore.com) is the independently managed company that owns the intellectual property rights to the VantageScore credit rating models and is the leader in rating innovation. The recently introduced VantageScore models score around 30 million consumers who are typically not rated by conventional models – without sacrificing predictability.

VantageScore credit scores are used by lenders, homeowners, utility companies, telecommunications companies, and many more to determine creditworthiness. In fact, a recent study found that over 8.5 billion VantageScore credit scores were used between June 2016 and July 2017 by over 2,700 unique users. Of these, over 6 billion ratings have been used by over 2,200 lenders of all sizes in their lending processes and over one billion VantageScore credit scores have been delivered directly to consumers through dozens. of websites and lenders who provide their users and customers with their credit scores for free. By using the VantageScore model, these companies have access to many more consumers and, in turn, consumers have better access to traditional credit.

While there are many credit scoring models in the industry, the “win-win” for VantageScore is its innovative, highly predictive, patent-protected scoring methodology that provides lenders and consumers with credit ratings. more consistent credit in the three credit countries. reporting companies (CRC: Equifax, Experian, TransUnion).


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