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April 8, 2018

A funny thing happened on the way to Dayton

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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.





























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.

March 16, 2015

2015 IPMS Indianapolis model contest

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:03 am
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I attended on Saturday.  Had a great time.  A few pictures I took are posted here.

June 19, 2014

IPMS/USA Nationals

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 9:45 pm
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I’ll be attending the IPMS/USA Nationals in Hampton VA this year.  It will be the 20th National I have attended.  The previous ones were:

1985 Indianapolis, IN IPMS Roscoe Turner

1988 Dayton, OH Dayton Area Plastic Modelers

1991 St. Louis, MO IPMS Gateway

1993 Atlanta, GA IPMS Atlanta

1995 Albuquerque, NM IPMS Albuquerque

1996 Virginia Beach, VA IPMS Tidewater

2000 Dallas, TX IPMS North Central Texas

2001 Chicago, IL IPMS Lakes Region/ IPMS Will Cook

2002 Virginia Beach, VA IPMS Tidewater

2003 Oklahoma, City, OK IPMS Metro

2004 Phoenix, AZ IPMS Craig Hewitt

2005 Atlanta, GA IPMS Northmen

2006 Kansas City, MO IPMS Great Plains/IPMS Wast Central Missouri

2007 Anahiem, CA IPMS Orange County

2008 Virginia Beach, VA IPMS Tidewater

2009 Columbus, OH IPMS Eddie Rickenbacker

2010 Phoenix, AZ IPMS Craig Hewitt

2011 Omaha, NE IPMS Ft. Crook/IPMS Lincoln

2012 Lake Buena Vista, FL IPMS Pelikan

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