Model festival brings planes, ships, houses down to size

Miniaturists revel in Owls Head Transportation Museum event
Apr 08, 2017
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle Barbara and Bill Studebaker of Rockland run Studebaker Miniatures and the Rockland Miniaturist Club. Their work was on display during the Model Festival at the Owls Head Transportation Museum April 8.

Owls Head — Visitors found themselves fascinated by models of everything from rockets and planes to ships and sitting rooms in miniature during the two-day Midcoast Model Festival at the Owls Head Transportation Museum April 8 and 9.

Numerous model makers filled tables with painstakingly detailed creations.

In addition to models on display, books and toys were on sale, and children could enjoy radio-controlled demonstrations and computer simulations. About 70 exhibitors participated.

Miniaturists are not to be confused with children’s dollhouse makers; miniaturists build architectural-quality scale homes and furnishings. Even the tools they use are miniature, and were displayed.

For more information, call the museum at 594-4418 or visit owlshead.org. The museum is located at 117 Museum St., Owls Head, on Route 73.

A miniature room on display at the Owls Head Transportation Museum April 8 looks ready for occupants. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Ted Mahler of South Thomaston is the rocket man April 8 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
The Midcoast Model Festival provides about 70 exhibits April 8 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Eliot Scott of Owls Head makes detailed models of ships. This photo was altered so that both he and his creations could be in focus at the same time. (Source: Photo Illustration by Daniel Dunkle)
Planes wait on the deck of an aircraft carrier model made by Eliot Scott of Owls Head. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
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