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August 11, 2008

2008 IPMS Nationals (Part 1)

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Well, the 2008 IPMS Nats is history.  This was my 14th or 15th National.  Like all the previous Nats, it was a blast.  I almost didn’t make it, but that story is for part 2.

Below is a photo of the site of the show.  If you attended the 1996 or 2002 Va. Beach Nats, this show was held at the same location.  However, the convention center had been torn down and completely rebuilt.  It is a class A facility.  A photo of the new building is below.

Va. Beach convention center

Va. Beach convention center

The Best Aircraft model was, once again, a 72nd scale kit.  This once again proves that 72nd is the divine scale.  This year the model was a prototype B-17.  Here are a few photos.

B-17

B-17

 Here is another one.  These pictures don’t do the model justice.  It was impressive.

Another photo of the B-17

Another photo of the B-17

One last photo of this amazing model.

AN award winning model

AN award winning model

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