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Join the FSM Mob in Omaha
Posted by armornut on Sunday, August 22, 2021 12:36 PM

   Challenge accepted MC,  this shall be, until overcome by a better way, the unofficial official roster of folks who can or want to join in the amazing fun and comradery born from the AMAZING 2021Las Vegas Nationals. 

    Simply thread, lets make soft commitments now and solidify as the time comes closer. Post what you may bring, what " special" kit your looking for, T-shirt sizes, etc. Don't be afraid this is a no judgement zone.

    Come, be yourself, and enjoy the company of middleaged sometimes overweight, out of shape glue sniffers to create memories that will last a life time.

    While I have intitated this thread I think it will self perpetuate and may be as grand as the famous Tojo72 " Latest Acquisitions" thread.

    Lets go guys.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, August 22, 2021 12:50 PM

I can kick it off. Will be interested to see what their "specials " are for sure. since I'm driving will get lots ready...maybe even commit to a carrier but i have to finish my sub 1st and it will never be contest worthy as i started it decades ago with less skill than I have now.

This agressor is guaranteed to make an appearance...

and her twin from Singapore 

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 22, 2021 1:42 PM

I'll be there and my wife may attend as well. Won't bring anything, just there for the love of plastic and fellowship. Ill make a point to stop by Gorat's Steakhouse too! Spent a lot of time in Omaha last year for work.  Be nice to go back. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 23, 2021 3:17 PM

Chad, you would have just had a blast with the mob from this year. All of them were right up your proverbial personality alley. You will be able to meet some of them and hopefully more.

I'm planning on the 8 to 10 hours on your feet strolling through the model room or the vender room, stoping to talk to each other or the vendors. Then running into the model room to see if you won a raffle, then doing it all over again the next day.

For ships I'm planning on the 350 Takao and possably the North Carolina or Prince of Wales.
A 1/72 Sunderland with detail and a Monogram Do 335 OOB.

And maybe something else, possably something 1/32 depending on how much time I have left.

Steve

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 9:04 AM

  It just srtuck me that I did not commit even softly to bring finished kits to the 2022 Nats.....shame on me.

    I have an Italeri Sdkfz 140, Tamiya Marder I, Tamiya T38 Pzkw 38t. Plus a few more....HOWEVER Murphy usually has a way of goofing up my plans.

     One thing for sure my wife and I are already planning on being there. Murphy won't muff that upSmile

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, September 13, 2021 10:31 AM

I live four hours from Omaha so I hope to be able to hang out and meet some of you personally.

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Posted by armornut on Monday, September 13, 2021 10:57 AM

   Looking forward to meeting you as well Scott. Welcome to the " Mob" lol.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 13, 2021 2:02 PM

Yeah, what's it been, 30 years since I last saw you?

Steve

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 8:37 AM

modelcrazy
Body

The year you left Havre.

Man, has it been that long?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:50 PM

91 or 2. It all flows together 

Steve

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:42 PM

I got married in 93, so I cannot forget that year LOLBig Smile

I did remember the cool remodeling job you did on the house you had that had the loft.  You were working on a /1200 scale Victory I think.  That stood out because I was building a Heller Royal Louis and was comforted that someone else had an interest with something with sails.  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:09 PM

Yeah, I'd have to say it was mid 91 that I left Havre and went to Alaska on isolated duty 

I often think about that house. I loved that old thing and still have a small picture of it next to my building table. Kinda 1/1 scale build so to speak. My first remodel of many houses. Too fat, old and hurt too much to do anything like that anymore.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, September 17, 2021 8:27 AM

modelcrazy

Yeah, I'd have to say it was mid 91 that I left Havre and went to Alaska on isolated duty 

I often think about that house. I loved that old thing and still have a small picture of it next to my building table. Kinda 1/1 scale build so to speak. My first remodel of many houses. Too fat, old and hurt too much to do anything like that anymore.

 

Looking forward to next August so we can meet up talk more about modeling, and re-modeling LOL.

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 19, 2021 4:08 AM

Well mates, I am thinking seriously of being at Omaha. I would love to meet all of you in person and the thought of attending a seriously big OS event is mind blowing. But it will of course depend on funds and covid. Apparently the jabs we have recieved are not recognised in the US, but maybe I can get around that. It will also depend on the health of the missus.

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:25 AM

   Glad ya found the thread Dodgy, I plan on dragging my wife with me to Omaha, she is excited to meet the women behind the " Mob".    Pets and cash would be hang ups for me but it's a ways out so I have time.

      I feel I might have created a " housewives of model builders" with my comment of " the women behind the Mob".......OMG WHAT HAVE I DONE??IndifferentZip it!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 19, 2021 10:48 AM

It would be super great to meet ya Dodgy. I understand completly about the money. It's a one and a half day drive for us but I still need to do some serious saving to get there. We have a furbabysitter for our kids but that's still $50 a day....adds up.

I thought everybody had the same stuff for the Covid shot. The US sent tons of the stuff around the world but I guess we couldn't supply several billion doses. What do I know?

Steve

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 19, 2021 10:19 PM

As Armornut says, it's a ways of yet, so hopefully something will be sorted by then. This new AUKUS commitment might improve things too.

Don't know if I'll be able to bring anything even if we get there, but who knows?????

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:21 PM

   Bumping the thread with a little new info. By the looks of the IPMS web site hotel registration started on the 15th of October 2021. Appears rooms range from 135 to 195/ night.

   I'm planning on the details of my trip but it is still a ways off..

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:23 PM

I grabbed mine right away. And they were going fast I was surprised. Now all I have to do is get out to give plasma a couple times before the end of October so I can start saving!

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 29, 2021 11:20 AM

Yeah, I got mine on the 15th when it opened up. Wed night through Saturday night, 4 nights stretch, that's a bill. Probably as much as I would spend at the vendor tables. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:47 PM

Same. Room is booked, Now it's time to go through my stash and make some money on eBay for the trip!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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