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IPMS Nationals in Columbus July 22-25

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IPMS Nationals in Columbus July 22-25
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:17 PM

Who's going? I'll be there Saturday to see a friend of mine who lives up in Michigan. Really looking forward to seeing how this is run. 

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:34 AM

Going on well;    One vendor room opened late due to a conflict in scheduling.   Other vendors are open & selling with some good bargains.  Got a couple of good buys

Some good things in contest room.   Facebook link here (not mine)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.422711114604817.1073741848.180740608801870&type=3 

If you are only coming on Saturday plan on arriving early for most available time.    Contest room closes at 4 pm for awards placement,   vendors begin packing & leaving Saturday afternoon,

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Posted by Silver on Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:01 PM
Here I am at the nationals.I am not competing but; I did not see anything that stands out yet.Day 2.Lets see if I can find a model that does.
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Posted by Silver on Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:05 PM
Last years nationals had a best of show model that could not show its insides.1/48 B-17.Lets see what happens this years nationals on my observation mission.
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Posted by Silver on Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:11 PM
This event is just regular size .Not as big as what I expected.One amazing thing I saw was six flash lights at the same time on a model by judges.Wow!The model turned white w/all that light .
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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:24 PM

Thanks EdGrune, I figured to get there earlier since it was the last day. I should have taken Friday off and headed up there. Thanks for the link!

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:46 PM

Wish I could have attended.

Too much to do.

Perhaps just as well..........................I'd probably buy more stuff than my car can hold.Embarrassed

I can't help wonder how people who share a ride are ever gonna fit everybody AND their purchases in the vehicle for the drive home........Confused

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I would like to know if any of the dealers showed up with a van full of Dukes of Hazzard General Lee kits.Wink

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 23, 2015 8:12 PM

The 1/72 Saturn V rocket seen there is from our our forum member here Duke Maddog, AKA Mark Deladuka (sorry if I misspelled your name here my friend).

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Greg on Friday, July 24, 2015 4:28 PM
I think I just saw that Saturn 5. Awesome.

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, July 24, 2015 6:36 PM

It's kinda hard to miss...

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Greg on Friday, July 24, 2015 8:07 PM

That it is, Stik.

Wish I'd known of the guys here. I came on a last minute whim and would have been fun to meet up.

-Greg

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Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, July 25, 2015 6:55 PM

All I have to say is wow! The nationals were incredible! Some very outstanding builds! The entire experience was terrific! 

I took my 10 year old, and I think he's hooked now. I bought him two models, but he got another three free, plus the make n' take mustang. He scored 6 models!

Stik, I believe this is the Saturn V you were speaking of:

I met my friend and his brother there, and they entered some great builds, pulling for them to win some awards. All in all, it was a lot of fun! 

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, July 25, 2015 11:19 PM

Hog, that does appear to be the rocket. Unless there were two of those there, that was done by a forum member from here.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Silver on Sunday, July 26, 2015 1:59 PM
The mother
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Posted by Silver on Sunday, July 26, 2015 2:01 PM
Correction;;The mother of all thunderbolts was at the nationals in 1/48 scale.From Seattle.
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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 5:47 PM

stikpusher

Hog, that does appear to be the rocket. Unless there were two of those there, that was done by a forum member from here.

What are the odds?

That dude with the Swedish insignia t-shirt in the back ground is me!

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 5:50 PM

Silver
Correction;;The mother of all thunderbolts was at the nationals in 1/48 scale.From Seattle.

I believe that one got Best of Show!

Nice to see that prize go to a 1/48 single!

I was told that my Barracuda (w/ folded wings) was a serious contender...but who really knows!

I am satisfied though...

All told...4x 1sts, 1x 2nd, and 3 3rds!

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:20 PM

fermis

What are the odds?

That dude with the Swedish insignia t-shirt in the back ground is me!

It's a small world!
I forgot, you're from Michigan, correct? Where at in the Mit? I'm originally from Sterling Heights.
Also, congrats on the awards!

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:24 PM

Fermis, nice to see that you dressed appropriately for the show... Unlike what you posted somewhere else ;) And congrats on your awards!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:27 PM

hogfanfs

fermis

What are the odds?

That dude with the Swedish insignia t-shirt in the back ground is me!

It's a small world!
I forgot, you're from Michigan, correct? Where at in the Mit? I'm originally from Sterling Heights.
Also, congrats on the awards!

Thank you!

I'm from Hamburg (Strawberry Lake), near Pinckney. About 15 mins north of Ann Arbor.

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:28 PM

stikpusher

Fermis, nice to see that you dressed appropriately for the show... Unlike what you posted somewhere else ;) And congrats on your awards!

There was no plan there...clean clothes were limited when I left...that shirt happened to be clean!

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:36 PM

Haha, I used to ride out that way by Hamburg, Pinckney, Gregory and Stockbridge. Used to stop at the Zukey Lake Tavern a lot too. Almost bought a house in Whitmore Lake. 

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:57 PM

Zukey Tavern expanded and is now rediculous...crap-ton of people, long waits for a table...NO THANKS!, We go to Whitmore Lake Tavern instead...smaller, rarely ever have to wait, friendlier and same menu!

I drive around Whitmore Lk every day..to/from work. M-36/9 mile is choked with traffic these days. I work out of South Lyon.

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:23 AM

That dude in the Flygvapnet shirt... looks a LOT like fermis, but is he wearing a loincloth??

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:43 PM

VanceCrozier

That dude in the Flygvapnet shirt... looks a LOT like fermis, but is he wearing a loincloth??

Baggy cargo pocket pants could conceal a loincloth...........................Hmm

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:41 PM

He said that he would have a guitar... I don't see any guitar...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:32 PM

No rock and roll bands providing entertainment at the show? Surprise

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Posted by Stage_Left on Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:35 PM

fermis

Silver
Correction;;The mother of all thunderbolts was at the nationals in 1/48 scale.From Seattle.

I believe that one got Best of Show!

Nice to see that prize go to a 1/48 single!

I was told that my Barracuda (w/ folded wings) was a serious contender...but who really knows!

I am satisfied though...

All told...4x 1sts, 1x 2nd, and 3 3rds!

Hey Fermis- I judged aircraft, and yeah, your Barracuda was a serious contender for best aircraft. VERY nice job! Dunno if you checked out that 1/48 natural metal P-47 with the open engine and wings, but boy- that was a piece of work. What else did you win with?

Dave

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Posted by fermis on Friday, July 31, 2015 5:20 AM

Stage_Left

Hey Fermis- I judged aircraft, and yeah, your Barracuda was a serious contender for best aircraft. VERY nice job! Dunno if you checked out that 1/48 natural metal P-47 with the open engine and wings, but boy- that was a piece of work. What else did you win with?

Dave

Thank you...I had a fair amount of stuff there!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, July 31, 2015 5:52 AM

stikpusher

The 1/72 Saturn V rocket seen there is from our our forum member here Duke Maddog, AKA Mark Deladuka (sorry if I misspelled your name here my friend).

I thought that was Marks. I've watched him build that thing on the IPMS forum. That thing is HUGE!!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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