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Anyone headed to San Marcos for the 2023 Nats?

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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Apex, NC
Posted by gomeral on Monday, June 19, 2023 8:36 AM

It's getting close!  I've pretty much locked down all of my work travel for July and August and have successfully managed to keep this blocked out, so...looking forward to my first IPMS convention, nationals or otherwise.  I'll be coming into town on Wednesday and am curious if others are going to be around - might be nice for an informal, early get-together.  Anyone else flying in early?

Also, a long overdue acknowledgement that Ed likely knows best and I thank him for volunteering to organize the BBQ get together!  Wink  (Seriously, happy to help set something up, would love assistance from a local...)



  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, June 19, 2023 11:00 AM

   I'll be flying into Austin on the 31st and driving to San Marcos. I'll be there a few days early. Hit me here, PM, or look for the fat guy who looks utterly lost...I'll be right next to him LOL.  There are a group linking up at the Squadron booth sometime before the end so a rally piont and time would be prudent. Looking forward to making more modelling connections.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Apex, NC
Posted by gomeral on Friday, July 21, 2023 2:07 PM

I get in on the 2nd and will likely be going to the CAF museum that day, since my schedule's pretty full Thu-Sat.  The Central TX Wing of the CAF is at the San Marcos airport (1841 Airport Rd) if anyone is interested, and should have several aircraft on display.  I'm specifically going to see my girl Yellow Rose, on which I used to "work" when I was a teen.  (Mostly climb around and play, but I hand-cranked a LOT of oil into those engines...)  My hope is to document her in great detail so I can see about adapting a Hasagawa B25J kit. 

Looking forward to seeing any- and everyone there!  Not sure how to coordinate a group, but I volunteer as tribute to try - folks can email me at my first name (below) at with a phone number and I can try to set up a text group or...something.  I will at a minimum reply with my own mobile phone number.  I'm staying at the Embassy and will be the clueless guy with a moustache walking around and gawking at everything...



  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Thursday, August 3, 2023 3:45 PM

I went yesterday, took it all in and spent about half of what I had in hand, so I'll be going back, yee ha. I'm less than an hour away, so I ran four models down and entered as well. 

A meetup would be nice, maybe a PM with a phone number?

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 4, 2023 5:15 PM


      The darned Heat and my new companion,(Mr Parky) decided I couldn't go. But I sent a friend. Wonder what he found?


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