GPPSD 2007 - XXII Brazilian Plastic Modeling National Convention
All photos copyrighted by RJ Marczak, unless noted.

PAMA facilities, São Paulo, Brazil.
June 2nd & 3rd, 2007
Southern Modelers Express Machine (I mean, me and the fine modeling folks from Porto Alegre and Caxias do Sul) attending the XXI Brazilian National Plastic Modeling Convention

As promised, here´s a short report on this year´s Brazilian GPPSD Nats, held during June 2-3 at São Paulo. Our Nats are always held in São Paulo since its first edition (1981 I guess). 

First off, it was a great, well organized convention. The organizing comitee must be congratulated again for keeping the same convention format of the last years, helding the exposition at of the PAMA (a division of Brazilian Air Force) hangars directed to aircraft maintenance and overhauling. Currently is it full with many BAF versions of the Northrop F-5, but other types can be found as well. This year the exposition area was not so crowded with 1:1 items (race cars, motorcycles, military vehicles, and other stuffs) like in previous years, but the former Brazilian Navy´s Grumman S-2 Tracker at PAMA´s main gate is becoming a landmark for modelers coming from all places of Brazil and South America.

As usual, some hobby shops attended the convention, where you could find interesting goodies from new releases to collectors items. However, the number of hobby shops present at the convention this year was deceptive. Another point evident this year was the low number of entries in comparison to the other years, particularly modelers from other states. Go figure...

It was wonderful event. Congratulations to the GPPSD staff for a great job. Can´t wait for the next year...

Now, onto the photos. I organized them in 9 groups, so be warned that some of the links below contain entries of several categories.I haven't selected or retouched any pics - my intention was to give you an idea of the show. I just resized them to save space in my host. So, if you have interest in any photo, drop me a line.

Note: The links marked with and asterisk (*) are not yet uploaded. Come back later.

(all scales)

(1/32 and 1/24)



(1/72 and smaller)



Rato Marczak © 2007