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2018 IPMS in Phoenix

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
2018 IPMS in Phoenix
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, August 06, 2016 6:51 PM

late july

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    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, August 06, 2016 7:50 PM

Perfect time of year for an indoor event in the Valley of the Sun. We just got back from a late July visit...it was toasty! For me, the good part is that we have old friends there, so hotels are not an expense and we get a reunion in the bargain. It will be my first IPMS event, sure hope to attend!

Mike

  • Member since
    October, 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Saturday, August 06, 2016 8:14 PM

IPMS in 2018?? Will that will give me time to rusttle something up.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Billmc on Monday, July 16, 2018 6:21 PM

I should of came first for my 2018 Phoenix nationals!, i just automatically went there to post. So i thought i would kick start this one with only two weeks to the start woohoo. Let me start by saying this is my first one, very excited, i am asking everyone what there opion is. thoughts vetreans experience. Throw it at me lol. So the question of the moment, the Banquet. Is it worth it?, 55.00 seems a lot for stoffers lasagna?. And what ever the dessert is??, can't you just have apple pie and ice cream?. Beside the food, for the awards announcements?, and the deal with collecting your models, your first oppertunity is after the Banquet?. Can you just collect them before the Banquet?.

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    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:28 AM

Phoenix is home so I am going for sure. Taking my 8 year old son and this will be a first for both of us. I am excited to be around others from the hobby and to see the cool work!

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:53 AM

My first Nats was at Phoenix in 2004, and I had a blast!  The heat was terrifying and yeah, $55 for Stouffer's lasagne is a lot... but I like lasagne!  The model room reopens after the awards ceremony concludes, so don't fall and get trampled by the stampede.  Most folk clear their models ultra pronto, I guess to pack and get out of Dodge.

A coworker just returned last week from Phoenix, and said it was in the high 120s(!!!) when they were there.  And the dry heat joke is bunk - I felt like an old stale crinkle cut French fry sitting on a dirty table in a 113 degree room the last time I was there.

BUT, I am glad I went.  My first day at the 2004 Nats felt like a Ramones song:

Hey ho, let's go!

Hey ho, let's go!!

Hey ho, let's go!!!

They're forming in a straight line.

They're going through a tight wind.

The kids are losing their minds.

Blitzkreig Bop!

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:22 PM

It's 100 degrees today at 1:20pm. I lived in Miami for many years and have to say the dry heat thing is real. Lets not scare everyone off its not that bad really! 

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    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:04 PM

Hopefully the kits won't melt! Big Smile

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, July 27, 2018 12:28 AM

modelmaker66

Hopefully the kits won't melt! Big Smile

Don't leave them in the car!

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    January, 2014
Posted by Silver on Thursday, August 02, 2018 2:36 PM

I have a model convention at my house all the time.Wall to wall of super detail models on display and then some.I do not have to wait for a one time a year event just to see models of that region.Have fun arizona snd congrats on being the host.Soon there will be contest of the same subject like the APMS convention.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Friday, August 03, 2018 10:29 AM

Everything here is air conditioned.  Misters spray water at many of the hotel & restaurants. 

What we got last night was a good thunderstorm and dust storm.  Dinner plans got shelved last night due to the dust & grit in the air.   Didn’t want to walk the 3 blocks with sand in my eyes

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, August 04, 2018 8:10 AM

We went to Angel's Ale House that evening, and got to watch the lightning show from there. The restaurant looked more like a dilapidated church with PSP plating in front of the walls, kind of a post apocalyptic look.  The food and service were great though!

I have to give Phoenix a shout out - everyone is so incredibly friendly here.  I know that the city is consciously rolling out the welcome mat to promote business and visitors, but it totally works.  I think that is the thing that makes Phoenix stand out.  Good job guys and gals!

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