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2019 IPMS in Chatanooga

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  • Member since
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  • From: Mansfield, TX
2019 IPMS in Chatanooga
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, August 06, 2016 6:53 PM

mid August

 

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    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, August 06, 2016 7:40 PM
Sweet! I might get a build done by then.
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Posted by Silver on Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:19 PM

I would have to many awards by then that I won't make it out the door.

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Posted by Silver on Saturday, April 01, 2017 4:45 PM

The Tornado belt

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 07, 2017 10:55 AM

To me, any reason to head to Chattannooga is a good one. This one is excellent.

Thanks for the heads up, Ed. Now then, who's going to remind me? Dunce

-Greg

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, June 10, 2019 9:57 PM

Shoot, Greg,  I'll do it!

I really have a question, though, since it's my first trip. When are you allowed to pick your models up at the conclusion of the show? Is it after the awards ceremony or is it sometime before?

They're supposed to have a display only section. Thought about going that route with my MidSouth collection. 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, June 10, 2019 9:59 PM

Silver

I would have to many awards by then that I won't make it out the door.

 

LOL - power on brother...

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:33 AM

Greg

To me, any reason to head to Chattannooga is a good one. This one is excellent.

Thanks for the heads up, Ed. Now then, who's going to remind me? Dunce

 

 
 
Greg -- Here's your reminder

 

mississippivol

I really have a question, though, since it's my first trip. When are you allowed to pick your models up at the conclusion of the show? Is it after the awards ceremony or is it sometime before?

They're supposed to have a display only section. Thought about going that route with my MidSouth collection. 

They really can't stop you from leaving before the awards are announced.   However, in the past there has been theft of models.   Someone boxes up a model on Saturday afternoon and justs walks out like he owns it.   The real owner looks for the model after the awards only to find it misssing.   Some recent shows have had 'security' checking a model entry receipt on the way out.  I have no idea if this in the works with the Chattanooga staff.

Secondly, if you pack up and leave Saturday afternoon and win something it becomes a hassle and $$$ for all involved in getting your award to you.

The action is discouraged.   If a lot of people packed up and left Saturday at noon, then the general admission people, those one-day trippers who come to look at the models, will find the tables more empty and could be left with a bad impression

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:30 PM
I saw that the room closed at 4pm, and I was unsure if folks were allowed back there afterwards. Noon, though, wow! That would be a drag...
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    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:04 PM
I had some questions because I have never been to the IPMS convention before and I was planning to go.  I emailed Mike Moore (the contest director?) and got the response below:
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Hi Ken,
 
Good questions! And I hope you'll end up enjoying your first National Convention.  My head was spinning like a top at my first one back in 2005!
 
Judging is actually done Friday night.  That's why the model room will be closed at 6pm.  The judges will spend the rest of the night in there.
 
On Saturday there will be signs placed on the contest tables to indicate which models won their best in class (i.e. Best Aircraft, Best Armor, etc).  The model room then closes on Saturday afternoon and the 1-2-3 awards are placed at each model.  Then that evening we'll hold a reception followed by the awards ceremony, where each model that placed will be announced and a slide show run with winning models shown.  Once the awards presentation is over, the model room is re-opened and everyone gets to go back in and pick up their models and talk to their friends, new and old!
 
IPMS really prefers that no one remove models from the model room until after the awards are announced.  However, they are your models, and we can't forbid you from leaving early if you have to.  We just ask that you let us know so that we can make note of the fact that you've had to leave and pick up your models early.  That way we know someone isn't stealing models and the award placement crew doesn't waste time looking for a model that isn't there anymore.
 
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
 
Mike

__________________

 

Kensar

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:15 PM

EdGrune
Greg -- Here's your reminder

Thank you!!!!

Kensar, thank you for sharing that communication. Yes

-Greg

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, June 16, 2019 7:34 AM

Was really looking forward to going,only a couple of hours away,but now I have to to go on a beach vacation at that time. Cool I guess either way is a winner.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:58 AM

Tojo72
but now I have to to go on a beach vacation at that time.

Life sure can be a bear sometimes, eh Tojo?

Stick out tongue

-Greg

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