Always attentive to my wife's views, there was plenty for us to do even though this was a short trip. We stayed in a hotel based around a Rothschild mansion outside Frankfurt one night, which was gorgeous, and did a day trip on the Rhine out of Koblenz on the preserved paddle steamer (diesel now, alas) "Goethe" both of which were delightful.
Best to all.
: 1. The banquet dinner on Friday evening had 20
: less participants than 2015. However, it was
: a great evening for all of us attending with
: discussions lasting well past 11 PM.
: 2. Attendance on Saturday was slightly ahead
: of 2015. There were less second hand dealers
: present this year. The producers and new
: model dealers in general told me that their
: business was at least even with 2 years ago,
: quite a few better than 2 years ago. There
: was a very uplifting mood in the room. The
: few postings on the MuenchnerRundbrief this
: morning from collectors are all very
: 3. There was a definite trend from many
: producers to display and sell beautiful
: dioramas. Rodkling, Roland Klinger, is the
: leading master in this field. But many of
: the other producers are following this
: 4. Spidernavy had quite a few new surprises,
: both in models and rigged models in display
: cases. I will only mention one here, since I
: am under time pressure to catch a train: HMS
: Vindictive as seaplane carrier, a fantastic
: model that you will have to study with a
: magnifying glass for all the detailed PE
: under the flight deck. The model is simply
: impressive, the rigged model another step
: up, and the rigged camouflagged model simply
: 5. Chtis Dailey has already 88 of my photos.
: He will publish some of them in a news
: letter in a few days.
: 6. In the afternoon I had a nice discussion
: with Frank Schade, the organizer of this
: event. He has started the planning for the
: timing of the 2019 event and he will publish
: the dates soon.
: 7. in sum: for me this was my 4th Kassel
: meeting, and this was the most impressive
: Kassel meeting for me.
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