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Tulsa Modelers Forum Show, April 14, 2018.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Tulsa Modelers Forum Show, April 14, 2018.
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 1:04 PM

Here's a show in Bixby Oklahoma I hit occasionally. Info at tulsaimps.org. Vendors, door prizes and competition. Tough competition in fighters, at least for me. A couple of ribbons for me had in bombers. I might show up with Space Shuttle and my current '80 Corvette/Seriously?, if finished, to test the waters in Space and Auto. Not a monster show but fun for the day and a restocking of the stash. Keep us posted if you might go. Maxie

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 05, 2018 12:37 PM

Good luck Max Toast Let us know how it goes. It's always great to win something and be reconized.

Steve

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

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1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, April 06, 2018 10:08 AM

If luck, I might be able to break off and go to this one if my house chores get done.  I downloaded the contest flyer off the IPMS site.  

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, April 08, 2018 7:29 AM

Hey Scott and Gang. Looks like I'm out on this one. No Space category for my shuttle and I've been dragging on the Corvette. Maybe next time. Give us a report if you go!

Maxie

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, April 09, 2018 9:35 AM

Sorry to hear that there is no space catagory Max.  I'll try to go, I have a 1/700 floating bird farm I can enter.  I also need to go to Tulsa to check out a road bike.  It all depends on getting my spare room remodeled in time for a visit from the in-laws in a few weeks. They are house/puppy sitting while the Mrs. and I go on a cruise Big Smile.  

Scott

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:14 AM

I went to the show yesterday and had a good time.  I entered 1/700 scale powered ships and threw in an old UBoat I built for a weekend GB a few years ago.  Low and behold, the two carriers placed second and third and a model I spent less that 40 hours building placed 1st.  Goes to show its all about attention to having a mistake free model and how it seems I must do my best work under a deadline.  I also picked up a number of tips on techniques I have had quesitons on. Its so much better to study a model in person than trying to see how something is done off a picture.

I snapped a few pics

Vendors section, I picked up a kit of two for a resonable price.

 Hey Max, there was a space catagory, but it was pretty sparse.

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:08 PM

I wish I could have gone to it, congradulations on your win. Do you have any pictures of your builds?

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:25 PM

Hey Scott, good show on your wins! Darn, I probably should have participated. Thanks for the report and pictures for sure! I was kinda modeled out after the experience of the Parsons show which was big fun but a lot of work. Next year we always say!

Max

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, April 16, 2018 2:04 PM

Yup Max, always next year.Big Smile

Steve,

I only got one shot of my entries, I was so focused on studying other models and shooting the bull, then going off to test ride a new road bike, that I forgot to take many pictures.

From this pic, there is the old Oriskany, which I built 15 years ago and has some age showing, the Enterprise that I just completed and could had used some clear coat to eliminate the shiney decals and a few glue spots on the planes, and in the upper right, the little U boat that shocked my socks off.  

Cheers,

Scott

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 16, 2018 2:20 PM

Well Scott, from the picture I would have awarded you Best of Show.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:19 AM

Thanks Steve, coming from you, that is worth winning the Best of Show.Big Smile

I did win Best of Show once, and also the Peoples Choice Award at the Montana State Fair in 1984 for a 16th centrury galleon.  After that, winning awards for models didn't mean much to me any more.  I have judge at IPMS Nationals in 1996 and 2006, and quite frankly, building to win awards burned be out on plastic modeling. I ended up fretting months over trying to make the perfect model and it was no longer fun.   I now build from the heart, on subjects that mean a lot to me.  The Orsikany was built based on how my father felt from serving in the Navy in the Korean War.  The movie Bridges at Toko Ri told a lot about how life in the Navy was during that war and I wanted to build the Oriskany (aka Salvo Island), which he was serving on at the time.  His in-laws didn't even know there was a war going on, they thought he was having a good time in Japan chasing geisa girls.  The model has flaws, but it also is grey, depressing,  and gives a cold, dull feeling whenever its displayed for the very reason of that was how it was for that period of time.   I entered in it two Nationals and still enter in in shows just to have people see it and get a feel of a forgetten time in our military history. For me, getting reponses from the spectators is worth a lot more than some trophy.

So I make models that have a lot of detail and I over extend my limits as a craftsamen. I make mistakes and leave them and don't dwell on them, yet still enter the model in a show.  For me, its listening to the comments and talking to the folks who stop and look at the model makes my day, I can care less what judges think.  At Nationals, I didn't win any awards, but got so much positive feed back from the top modelers and more important, spectators, that it made it worth more that any trophy.

What turned me onto this way of thinking was when I won a best of show Junoir class in the early 1980's for a B-17. The model was flawless from a plastic model IMPS judgement, but since they could not judge on accuracy, I had a mistake in that the rear door open toward to rear of the aircraft.  An old veteran came up to congratulate me for the win, but commented that the door was opening the wrong way.  I said, well why would it not open into the slipstream, and he replied, ya, any engineer with common sense would have thought so, but it opens toward to front of of the aircraft.  I tried to open that damn door while going down in a B-17 over Hollland and it doesn't work, hence why we jumped throught the bomb bay.  Needless to say, it turned my perspective on researching for future builds. 

I almost gave up on ever entering shows after 2006 if it was not for a correspondence from Professor Tilley over on the Ships Forum saying that all modelers need to show their work on all aspects to the puplic without fear of being outdone due to the judgement from a panel of peers that only look at rivets and glue seams. You need to show what you create from your heart regardless of any flaws and trying to outdue your fellow modeler. Its what you show that gives emotion that counts, even if your the only one who gets emotional.  

Max's show at the local library is what would make Professor Tilley proud. to go into a place and have adults and children ask questions more about the subject and less about what brand of PE or paint was used on the model makes is so worth while to continue to build and present. 

The folks in Tulsa put on a great show.  There is a lot of tallent and I got a lot of great tips on techniques I want to impove on. To me, that is why I go to shows, to gain knowledge and build on my skills and not focus on any competition.  When they annouced my Uboat took first in Submarines, I dange near replied if they were kidding, I mean, I built that bugger, from a kit a I bought at a swap meet for $3, for a weekend Group Build here on FSM.  But the judges were right, I cannot find any flaws in the actual build.  My two carriers, well, I can fill pages of flaws.   That in its self is what makes this hobby so dang fun.

I hope the Lewisville and Flowermound area will have a show this summer.  They are also a great group of folks who put on a fun show, but I think they now hold it off for EageQuest, which in my opion, is just too commerical and expensive to attend.

Scott

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:48 AM

Hi;

 I want to say . You done good on de boid fahms . Now that submarine . Where'd it go ? Did it dive or are my poor eyes that bad ?

 I am glad you didn't give up . You are a credit to the forum and the modeling community.  So keep up the work you're doing . I have been doing this for 63 years and that's how I feel when I see what I call real modeling !

In the Tonkin Gulf , in the action everyone says didn't happen , the shells whizzing overhead brought it home on that cold grey unfeeling structure of steel and flesh  .T.B.

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:37 AM

Good write Scott!

Max

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:58 AM

Hi TB,

Here are some pics of the old Uboat.  

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