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August 8, 2018

Model Paint Solutions

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 4:50 pm
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Attended a seminar by these guys at the 2018 IPMS/USA Nationals in Phoenix.  It was very good.  I am not a fan of acrylics, but am willing to give their Mission Models Paints a try.

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August 6, 2018

Back from the Nats

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 8:34 am
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Back from the IPMS/USA Nats in Phoenix.  I hope to get some posts up about the experience in the next few days.  I’ll return to normal posting now.

April 8, 2018

A funny thing happened on the way to Dayton

Filed under: Family,General,Modeling — dknights @ 10:39 pm
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Was headed to the Dayton contest on Saturday, when I got clocked just over the Ohio river bridge.  Got my bell rung and lost my last year’s production of kits, but it could have been much, much worse.

March 9, 2018

Indianapolis model contest

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:38 pm
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If you are in Indianapolis on March 10th, you should stop by the Indy model contest.  Info here.

May 21, 2017

2017 MMCL Invitational

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 8:31 am
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It is in the books.  Once again we were blessed by good weather and a good turn out.  228 models, down from 250 last year, but up from 205 the year before, so pretty on target.  Armor was down but sci-fi was up as was airliners.  Some photos below, focusing on 72nd scale, of course.

October 11, 2016

Cincinnati 2016 Model Contest

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:14 pm
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As always, Cincinnati was an enjoyable show.  Vendors, entrants and models were all down a bit, but not much.  Weather was beautiful which may have enticed some people away.  I am concerned about sliding vendor participation at all shows.

Here are a few models from the show.

cin1

 

 

 

 

 

 

cin3

 

 

 

 

 

cin5

 

 

 

 

 

 

cin4

 

 

 

 

 

 

cin2

August 17, 2015

SBS Models

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 1:34 pm
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The products of this small company are pretty impressive.  I had bought one or two items from them before, and then got some more at the IPMS/USA Nationals.  The stuff is top quality and their two full resin kits are incredible.  Check them out.

July 28, 2015

2015 IPMS Nationals

Filed under: IPMS — dknights @ 10:13 am
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Nice photo gallery from the Columbus, OH newspaper.

May 21, 2015

Assault with a model airplane

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:03 am
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You can put this under “headlines I never thought I would see”.  At least it didn’t happen at a model contest.

March 25, 2015

2015 Atlanta Model Show

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 8:41 am
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I didn’t get to go this year, but here is a report.  One thing that the blogger/modeller noted was the fact that there were fewer entries than expected.  I noted the same thing at the recent Indy show.  I’ve seen no good explanation, but it is an interesting trend.

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