No more IPMS Austria Go Modelling ???
However, we hope it is impossible for GoModelling to disappear just like that – well, because it can’t be hosted in the Vienna Military Museum as in previous years. Surely the Arsenal has been the perfect place for a show, but there are certainly many other places in Vienna, maybe not so impressive, but they will definitely do.
In our opinion the most important thing in the scale modelling event are the participants – modellers and visitors plus a good atmosphere and we are sure IPMS Austria can provide for that – they proved it many times in the past. So, despite the sad breaking news, we do hope that when the Covid-19 epidemic restrictions finally end and our life comes back to normal tracks, we will meet many times at IPMS Austria scale modelling events in Vienna.
The full text of IPMS Austria GO MODELLING information in English:
Dear modelling friends,
With deep regret we have to announce: GO MODELLING is history!
GoMo 2020 has been intended to become our biggest show so far, celebrating IPMS Austria’s 50 years anniversary. As you know, we could not host the event due to the Covid lockdown in Austria. But also from 2021 on, there will be no more GO MODELLING, either. The prices being asked by the superior political authorities of the Museum of Military History make it impossible for us to host our highly successful show for financial reasons.
For 16 years, GO MODELLING has been a major part of IPMS Austria. Of course, we are will carry on supporting plastic modelling in any imaginable way – after all, we are modellers! We will be happy to keep up our contact with you through the MODELL PANORAMA, through our website www.ipms.at, and by attending other model shows!
Many thanks to all of you! Thanks to all the exhibitors, who made GO MODELLING the beautiful, internationally renowned, and friendly event it has been during the past 16 years. Thanks to the staff of the Museum of Military History for their continuous support and for the highly professional yet enjoyable collaboration. Thanks to our visitors, who gave the museum its second highest attendance every year – they showed us that we apparently had done something right. Our special appreciation go to our hard working personnel – members of IPMS Austria, families and friends, who have worked countless hours onstage and offstage to make the show happen – you have been the heart and the soul of GO MODELLING!
The members of the board of IPMS Austria
The GO MODELLING organization team