Do You like moving? I absolutely hate it! I had to move

three times in the last five years and will be moving

again this year. And more to it, I got a “bonus” due to

work obligations - moving our warehouse! Just so as

not to get out of practice … With colleagues we moved

the sales department from the Rico facility (yes, that’s

the infamous facility where a million of sprues were

burned in the fire) to our own facility in Sedlec. And to

be honest, I actually enjoyed it! It is not bad to get up

out of your chair sometimes and change sitting at the

office for a few days of physical work, getting your

hands dirty too. Within four days we moved almost the

entire department, the truck turned around ten times

in total, and the shelves with most of the goods were

soon standing in the newly renovated hall. It is about

the same size as our former premises in Rico (about

1,400 m2) and the whole new premises offer a total

usable area of about 5,500 m2.

The event went smoothly, with virtually no

complications, and we were able to resume sales

and shipment of goods on schedule. Thanks to this

we were also able to prepare the goods in time for

the first major modelling event this year, which we

attended with our travelling sales stand. Yes, it was

the December PanthersCup. And even though I had

to move all the boxes to and from the event again,

I thoroughly enjoyed this event as well. Indeed,

Stánek na výstavě v Nitře 2022

PanthersCup is one of the meetings that is worth

a visit every year. And I really appreciate the work of

the Panthers club who organize the contest, more so

there are not so many such big events in the Czech

Republic this year.

The reasons for termination of these events are clear.

The overwhelming organizational complexity with

all the necessary steps, like premises arrangement,

people needed to run the event, appropriate

refreshments, prizes for the competition and all

the other issues which need to be tackled like

registrations, side events and many other things, all

require a lot of effort. Although if the enthusiasm of

the organizers is usually not lacking at the beginning

of such projects, it usually fades with time. If we add

to this the usually very demanding Czech modeller,,

who as a visitor, with his typical perfectionist attitude,

looks for the slightest mistake in order to reveal it on

discussion forums or social networks, we cannot be

surprised that some exhibitions and competitions are

ending. Moreover, youngsters’ interest in our hobby

isn't increasing, so we can only hope for a miracle

that everything will turn for the best. So, let’s at least

think twice, when publicly evaluating these events,

that they cost someone a lot of effort and that we

should be happy there are still some people with the

enthusiasm to organize them.

Prázdné regály po přestěhování v areálu v Sedleci

I hope that the Panthers will again organize their event

next year and that this competition will not disappear

like other big ones, for instance ModellBrno, Nymburk

Kitsaloon or Pilsenkit. This year, as if by chance, the

date of PanthersCup clashed with the Euro Model

Expo in Lingen, which we participated in the previous

two years, and also with the exhibition in Bytom,

Poland, which is certainly also worth a visit.

In a week we are going to Prostějov and then, in April,

to Mosonmagyarovar. But where to go later this year?

If you are organizing a plastic modelling event on a

larger scale and you would like to have our stand at

the event, write me an email, maybe we could come.

And we don’t mind going abroad. In the second half

of the year, we have just a trip across the pond to

IPMS in San Marcos, then our E-day off course, and

the Slovakian “combo” of events in Bratislava and

Nitra, which was by the way a pleasant surprise in

our schedule of events last year.

All in all, I would love to move our stand for modelling

events and so I hope that this year we will find other

great places like Nitra and we will have reasons to

expand our schedule again. For now, sadly we are

rather reducing it ...

Jakub Nademlejnský

Plné regály po přestěhování v areálu v Sedleci

Výstavní prodejní tým Eduard

Plný stánek na výstavě

PanthersCup 2023

April 2023

INFO Eduard