I don’t have any photos to share from the meet. To be honest, I was so completely swept up in simply enjoying the thing that I never thought to attempt to take any pictures. I’m sorry.
Thankfully, some other folks were kind enough to take some photos during the day and they’ve been posting them to the MPMM’s Facebook page:
You don’t need to belong to Facebook to see the page or to view photos posted there. If you have a minute, check it out.
In addition to the Facebook page Ric Hamilton together a web page loaded with photos of individual models on display at the meet:
I’ve long been a fan of this style of meet though, until last weekend, I only knew it conceptually. Having now attended one, I’m sold on it. The focus was so squarely on the modeller and the relaxed atmosphere seemed to provide time to talk about individual models and ideas. We often remark about the great people that seem so attracted to this hobby and I feel like we gathered together some of the finest and put them in this room. More than just talk about modelmaking, we filled the day with great clinics. I hosted two and attended them all. Each time, regardless of which side of the audience I was on, I felt like I learned something and left with a desire to learn more, make more, and share more.
I think that final thought is what I was looking for in the meet and the MPMM delivered it by the boxcar. Thanks to Will’s clinic on just that, I now have a better idea of exactly which kind of boxcar I could use to carry all that inspiration.