15. February 2022

Model Shipbuilding in Friedrichshafen – Big as Life

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There’s a lot going on this year in the field of model shipbuilding in hall A6! Never-ending activities on the water basin and the trade fair lake will once again captivate the spectators. The model demonstrations showcase all of the various sectors of the wonderful model shipbuilding hobby. Jet ski and surfing races are on the agenda, and match races will be held with model sailboats! National and international rescue cruisers will demonstrate rescue drills. And of course the popular duck shoving contest will take place again as well! The objective is to shove as many plastic ducks as possible into the opponent’s goal with the little Ramborator springer tug models, which are popular amongst both young and old. A great variety of teams will compete against each other. Many of the participants have never before operated a model ship. This increases the fun factor for veteran model builders, as well as for prospective young captains. Speaking of up and coming sailors – once again in 2021, future ship model builders will be able to earn the highly coveted mate’s certificate for model ships of all sizes directly on-site on the water basin during the children’s sailing event.

The VTH (a German publishing house for technology and handicrafts) and the editorial team from ModellWerft magazine will once again be on hand in 2021 with their own trade fair presentation in hall 5. We’ll present a broad range of various model ships from all of the model shipbuilding sectors this year – allow us to surprise and inspire you with a tremendous variety of models. The ModellWerft team is looking forward to your visit!

Furthermore, a permanently integrated harbour on the water basin demonstrates just how safely and skilfully remote-controlled models can moor and cast off. Numerous model builders will present their diverse, true-to-scale replicas in motion at the “Free Sailing” event. The entire program will be expertly moderated: amongst others, Andreas Stach (who writes for ModellWerft on a regular basis) will provide for amusing, interesting and technically competent entertainment. And the numerous model ship builders at all of the booths are just waiting to be drilled with questions by the visitors.

Here you will find the time table for the activities on the water basin and on the fair lake:

Time table ship modelling water basin