Recently I read in @Nando 's Falcon 9 thread he was planning to take part in a contest near Turin, in northern Italy, where he lives. This turned on two bulbs in my brain: 1) it's a LOT of time since I last took part in a modeling contest (and I never did it since I build cardmodels) 2) it would be a nice idea to meet one of my Zealot friends in the real world. So I took my decision and, after having carefully packed some "space" models with a lot of care, I jumped on my car and travelled the 460 km that separate my city, San Marino, from Nando's one, Turin, to sign in and accomplish both my new wishes. Model building can became a kind of solitary hobby if you never go out of your home and meet other people who shares with you your same passion. And after having arrived at the contest place, and having finally met Nando and the contest organizer all the other modelers putting carefully their works on the tables and having realized they all are amazing persons I think that I've lost something during all these years of solitary modeling. It's a pity that many of you, friends, live so far each other. It would be great if Internet could cancel distance not only in a virtual way - as it does here at Zealot. We must wait until someone invent the Star Trek Teleportation system... Here is the shot celebreating the real world meeting of Tonino (on the right) and Nando (on the left) in front of their models (mine on the left, Nando's on the right... btw have you seen that Gundam? Very nice! Compliments Nando!). It was a great pleasure to meet for the first time a Zealot friend in the real world I remember another post about a meeting between Zealot members. Perhaps we could create a sub-section to record such events?