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47Ronin19 May 2016 4:25 p.m. PST

Just a reminder that the annual Miniature Figure Collectors of America (MFCA) Show is this weekend at the Valley Forge Convention Center in PA. Further information may be found at mfcashow.com including show times and admission fees.

Enjoy the show.

epturner Inactive Member19 May 2016 5:37 p.m. PST

I'll be there!

Eric

WarWizard19 May 2016 9:04 p.m. PST

Really looking forward to this annual event!!

114th Pennsylvania20 May 2016 5:10 a.m. PST

Meeting the guys for Lunch and then we will be there on Opening Day. This will be like my 35th year. Amazing I knew about this show for 35 years yet never found HMGS until 8 years ago. I think they call that Advertising?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2016 6:30 a.m. PST

I remember when it was in the Frankford Arsenal, and then Weidner College. Haven't been in years though.

47Ronin22 May 2016 10:33 a.m. PST

Some amazing artwork on display this weekend at the MFCA show at Valley Forge.

I stopped by on Sat. Very impressed by all the great painting, but my favorites were as follows:

1) the two WWII submarines on display, side by side, one USN, the other a German type VII. Outstanding work on both.

2) the series of WW2 German ships, including a flak barge and a couple of monitor/S-lighter type craft. Very impressive.

3) many large scale tanks, including WWI late war British and WWII early war French.

4) WWI aircraft, including one mounted on the turret of a ship.

I saw some of the judges in action. Not an easy job, given the quality of the submissions. Congratulations to all the painters and artists who displayed their work.

For those who took pictures, I hope you will share them here.

P.S.--BTW, the Valley Forge Resort is in great shape. In addition to the MFCA show, several other events were in progress. It certainly deserves consideration as a future convention location for any group hosting an event. (Hint, hint, HMGS.)

jtkimmel23 May 2016 9:15 a.m. PST

I was there Friday with some friends, picked up some paint brushes and scenery items. The vendor area is hit or miss depending on what you're looking for. I went through the painted displays around 3pm, and there was some amazing stuff there but was disappointed that nearly half the display space was empty. I went back in around 4:30 and a lot more had been put out, then got a nasty look and comment from a judge, "we're judging, you have to leave". Well, I paid for admission, so I kept looking at the stuff that wasn't out earlier.

I liked the collection of German halftracks, 8 or 9 versions of the 251 in various settings. The large boats and subs were also well done, the German flak barge with twin 88's was impressive, as was the Russian river boat with tanks turrets and katyusha rockets.

14Bore25 May 2016 2:21 p.m. PST

Drive by it every day and didn't know to go.😢

47Ronin27 Apr 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

FYI, the MFCA Show is this weekend.
HOWEVER, it has moved from Valley Forge to Philadelphia.
For details, please see the link above.
Enjoy the Show.

47Ronin31 Mar 2018 11:39 a.m. PST

Actually, the MFCA Show is NOT this weekend and NOT in Valley Forge.

I just didn't want to start a new topic, so I'm updating the old announcement.

The MFCA Show WILL be on May 4 & 5, 2018 (Friday and Saturday) at the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia East. For further details, please see the link above.

Hope to see you there.

47Ronin28 Apr 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

May 4 & 5 at the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia East (not Valley Forge).

For details, please see the link above.

Hope to see you there.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member28 Apr 2018 3:40 p.m. PST

47R-
The thread you are posting to is almost two years old. It may be a good idea to start a new thread for this year's show just to avoid any confusion.

47Ronin29 Apr 2018 9:29 a.m. PST

As I said above, it was easier to update the old thread than start a new one. The link to the MFCA web page above still works and has up to date information.

Enjoy the show.

47Ronin04 May 2018 11:09 a.m. PST

MFCA Show now in progress. Please see the link above for details.

If you go, please post some pictures.

Enjoy the show.

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