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WonderFest USA 2018

Aliens and spaceships and monsters, oh my!

Spaceships, aliens, superheroes, nightmarish creatures took over the Louisville, Kentucky, Crowne Plaza Hotel June 2-3, 2018, for the annual WonderFest USA.

More than 700 entries jammed the tables in the Amazing Model Contest. Here are just a few of the more than 100 models photographed over the weekend by FSM editors Mark Savage and Aaron Skinner.

Want to meet the modelers and see more amazing builds? Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of FSM's show coverage.

Look for more in the November 2018 FineScale Modeler as well as in the special issue, Great War Scale Modeling, on sale November 15.

Next year’s show is scheduled for June 1-2. You can find more details, including how to enter, a timetable of events, and a list of guests at

Dennis St. Pierre, Melbourne, Florida

Dennis, the owner of Starcraft Models, painted the company’s 1/1400 scale Vulcan D’kyr science vessel with Testors model master enamels; many of the panels are decals. To add depth to the finish, he applied layers of red-tinted Pledge Floor Gloss.


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