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  2. As an avid model builder, enthusiastic trophy hound and practicing National Contest judge, I have never had nor have I any problem with OOB. Neither do most people who enter these categories- at least in my personal experience. I agree with Jim, based on it’s popularity and participation, these categories should be kept. While changes in contest categories are at the discretion of the NCC, heretofore, they have, appropriately, based such decisions on the perceived preferences of the National Contest contestants - usually expressed in the numbers of entries in a category from year to year. T
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  4. OOB is obsolescent. Its only current value is to increase the numbers of categories and this could be do with less wailing and gnashing of teeth over the rules. Dak
  5. As posted on HyperScale: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filed. Court Texas Northern Bankruptcy Court Case number 3:2021bk30105 Assets $500,001 to $1 million Liabilities $10,000,001 to $50 million Judge Michelle V. Larson Chapter 7 Filed Jan 19, 2021 Type voluntary Updated Jan 20, 2021
  6. Thanks Gil! I'm thrilled to see you're still watching my production. Stay tuned my friend; more to come.
  7. It could be as easy as altering the language from "Decals other than those included with the kit may be used" to "Alternate paint and markings schemes are permitted." As for items like the Quinta cockpit details, they may be printed on decal paper, but I see them as the plastic evolution of photoetched parts. That's just me... Cheers! Ralph
  8. Wow I apologize for missing this thread and not checking the forum sooner. As Ed Grune mentioned in regards to the aircraft class, I have made some suggestions to the Head judge regarding OOB. Weather they are implemented or not is up to Mark P. I have personal feelings on OOB, but as a Class head judge I can't let those interfere with the administration of our rules in regards to OOB. As for now it's here due to it's popularity and participation. I Agree, the OOB rules are clear as mud and could do with some house keeping hence the suggestions to Head Judge. Hopefully some clarif
  9. Looking forward to your umpteen builds a month! As always, I'm amazed at how you can keep so many projects organized and prioritized at the same time! Gil
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  11. Can someone provide the name of the hotel/convention center which served as home base for the 2006 Convention in K.C.?
  12. Beautiful scores Phil! I also have a 1/72 scale Millennium Falcon, but not the prefect grade. I also have the same Snake and Mongoose kit as well. Mine was signed by Tom McKewen too. You'e going to enjoy that Saturn V too. I sure did! I'm looking forward to seeing these started.
  13. Thanks Mark. This build literally tested just about every skill I had as a modeler.
  14. Thanks Mark. I built the 1/25 scale MPC version myself as a kid. This one here is the Revell 1/25 scale Pro Modeler Charger kit using the decals from an MPC General Lee offering. I was going to build the MPC version till I looked closer at the kit. It just simply no comparison to the Revell kit. Light years ahead of the MPC in terms of detail, fit.....hell everything.
  15. Dave, you mentioned the Lancaster mock up that was yet another big and highly detailed kit project. And yes, probably going to be very expensive too! Not surprised that the remaining kits are probably being sold on eBay at ridiculous prices and some retailers jacking up prices as well to make a quick buck out of diminishing stock. Cannot blame them if people are desperate enough to shell out large sums of money on those kits. Market forces etc etc. A pity that Wingnuts bit the dust as the kits were exceptional, but catering for a very niche market depending on the well heeled modelle
  16. I bought the same decal sheet. It turns out that the German portion of the decals are pretty much a copy of Tamiya's SS and Afrika Korp decal set (12641) and thus you could use the info from that set. Theres an online copy of the instructions at scalemates: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-12641-wwii-german-military-insignia-decal-set--102643
  17. YI have a few so far this year. First off a trade to acquire 2 car kits that were lost in one of our moves when I was a teen. The Revell rerelease of the Monogram Mongoose and Snake Funny Cars. Next was a preorder that finally came in at CultTVman, the Dragon 72nd scale Saturn V. As a bonus he threw in a 1/2500th USS Enterprise which will probably be my first build as it should take about 5 minutes. And today I stopped in at MRS Hobbies and picked up a couple more 72nd scale kits. The Bandai Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon and a Dragon Sd.Kfz 232. Think that might be enough
  18. Hey everyone! Happy New Year and welcome to the new Grand Opening of Maddog Manufacturing for 2021. Most of which I'm going to show right off is work I did just before heading out on vacation back in December. Since it didn't get posted then, I'll be showing it here. So, all aboard the tram and remember to keep hands and feet inside at all times. Enjoy the tour! To start with, these are my most active projects currently going on right now: A lot of the work you see here has already been chronicled, but just before I left, I did some airbrushing
  19. Okay, here is what i was able to pick up during my vacation to Florida. Some of this is stuff I got from my sister but most is what I got for myself. Then I also got something from my nephew that I'd been waiting for since August... Okay, here is what my sister got me: The clamps are actually small models you assemble and then can use... I like it! These are my scores that I got at John's Models in Pensacola. He is now the only hobby shop left in Northwest Florida since Bobe's Hobbies closed down. I was able to get these from John's:
  20. Very, very nice. Look like you could get in and drive. I built one when I was a kid, and if I remember correctly MPC did it 1/16 scale. What scale is your kit
  21. When I started this build I had no intention of building the General Lee as everyone knows it. I am a Charger fan long before I am a "Dukes" fan but still like the look of the General Lee so I hope I don't hurt any GL purists out there looking on. I built one as a kid and have always wanted to have a second shot at it. Only this time I got to add my own touches to it. I started with the stance. I didn't like the high stance of the Lee at all so I set out lowering a bit all the way around. I also went with wider wheels from the AMT Eckler Corvette kit and used a set of tires(which I turned int
  22. You're doin' alright Mark so don't worry about what people are thinkin'. You're sharing and while doing so you're gonna get better at this. Negative self talk will turn into a negative self perceived outcome every time. Just do what you're doing, ask questions, watch others and learn. You WILL get better with every passing build. That truck looks great man.
  23. Nothing will be produced UNDER the Squadron name anymore.....BUT, if you need vac canopies, THOSE were always made and supplied to Squadron by Falcon, so look for those to be picked up by someone else, or for Falcon to supply them under their own name to a US supplier (I hope!). As for the True Details resin stuff....you'd think those molds would be bought by someone and re-released under a new name....but who's to say for sure? There's certainly enough resin competition to perhaps keep someone from doing so, even though many of those sets were still quite popular. I believe that som
  24. From what I hear, they are gone as well. Nothing Squadron did will be produced anymore.
  25. Like most who have posted here, the Sept/Oct issue came in pretty much normal time. All I can suggest is patience. Between Covid-19, all the political furor and the postal service being overloaded with stimulus checks, we're about to the point of just being glad when anything shows up, no matter how long it takes! Case in point, there's a fascinating camera mount that I would love to have...and it's cheap, too. Only $35.00...but you order from the manufacturer in England and because they can't ship from England because of the lockdowns. Instead, they ship from their fulfillment center in
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