MMM’s Malcolm Hann was awarded first, second and third prizes in different build categories at the Toledo “Weak Signals” Expo in April.
The awards included:
First place in the Military Scale Boat category with his scratch-built model of a German Schnellboot from WW2.
Second place in the Working Vessel Unarmed category for his scratch-built Atlantic 85-class Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) lifeboat.
Third place in the Pleasure Boat category with his scatch-built model of an Alpha Z wooden speedboat manufactured by Van Dam Custom Boats.
Over the years, Malcolm has attended previous shows and has been awarded first prizes with other military scale models of a Vietnam war hovercraft and a WWII two-man submarine. All of his scale models are scratch-built using varied construction methods which he thought were appropriate for the specific model.
Malcolm says his workshop equipment is minimal containing a drill press, a band saw, a sander and a selection of hand tools. A lot of model construction and finishing is done on a bench in the garage. He even uses the kitchen oven and shop vacuum to form plastic parts for my models.
Here is the link to this year’s winners of the Toledo “Weak Signals” Expo https://www.toledoshow.com/gallery/2018-model-competition-winners/