RMEF's home base is booth #1214 in the Sands Expo Center. Its transformation from the cement floors and pillars of a glorified "parking garage," for the lack of a better term, to a first-class showroom is rather remarkable. The three-man RMEF set-up crew is charged with assembling what old schoolers may refer to as a hybrid between a mutant Erector Set and Tinkertoys.
Pictures tell the rest of the story.
|Like a giant jigsaw puzzle, the carpet is laid|
|Structure parts are sorted and laid out to simplify construction|
|A change in elevation...|
|...stretches the structure skyward|
|"Nuts" and "bolts" are tightened with a "wrench"|
|RMEF meeting room walls start to go up|
|Audio-visual equipment is assembled...|
|...and banners are hung|
|Let there be light|
|Things are starting to take shape|
|...and wrinkles are steamed out|
|Fabric walls are hung...|
|Mission accomplished...bring on SHOT Show|