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The 30th Modeling fair in "Dreoni" shop of Florence - Italy - "Oct 29th - Nov 5th 2000"

By: Fabio Bartoli

Also this year the annual modeling fair run in Florence at Dreoni modeling shop.Dreoni is the most famous shop in the town, the meeting point for every tuscan modelist. The fair, at his 30th edition, run in the week at the turn of the month of October. This year I decided to partecipate , for the first time, with two paper models (Sortebro Kro e Statenjacht).

Paper models are items quite inusal for Italy as, among more then eighty modelists-exposers, there were only Tommaso Maioli from Empoli, with a beautiful model of Mont Saint Michel, and me. 

The exposers were specialized in different subjects of modeling even if were united from a common denominator: the highest quality. Particularly interesting, among others, the series of "Ferrari" cars that won the championships in the history of F1 until the one of this year with M. Shumacher, while among military machines were interesting the airplanes calls Le bischerate volanti (flying follies), planes made in nazist Germany and more dangerous for friends than for enemies. Among ships stood out against a beautiful model of the Prince of Wales,  made by a florentine modelist, Alessandro Bini, very detailed thanks to particulars of photo engraving.

Among figures there were a wonderful Samurai, some very well autoconstructed Maori warriors from the modelist Martignoni and a reproduction of the medieval leader Guidoriccio da Fogliano like was portraied in a fresco by Simone Martini in Palazzo del Buongoverno at Siena.  In addiction there were reproductions of famous battles, dioramas etc. The invitation is for all the modelists to visit the fair in autumn 2001 and, as a turist in Florence, the shop Dreoni.

Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

P of Wales

P of Wales

New Jersey

Enterprise

Bisch. volanti

Bisch. volanti

Mont S. Michel

Mont S. Michel

Mont S. Michel

Maori

Guidoriccio da Fogliano

Samurai

Fabio Bartoli