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  1. Let's think this through and think ahead. What does everyone want the E-boatd to say ? 1) Were waiting to see what happens.... then everyone piles on them for not canceling now to save mankind as we know it. 2) Were cancelling. Great then what happens? everyone cancelles their room nights, the hotel sees whats up and starts asking questions as to why? which will adverse effect us in the contract. AGAIN it may very well be that the Eboard is planning on cancelling, But they 1) are hoping the state closes to save the 6 figures and 2) staying silent to protect their contract
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  2. Kevin....I've been as vocal a critic of past Eboards as anyone (and been fired as an RC for it!), but I think you're not giving them any credit and asking for something they really cannot provide at this time. First of all, WHAT can they say that has not been said here? The situation is in flux, data and info is changing week to week, if not day to day, and yet it sounds like you want to have them give some sort of "definite" statement. The same goes for the San Marcos hosts, who HAVE stated that they are in constant touch with the hotel and the local county officials and do make periodic
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  3. The eternal optimist, I'm waiting a couple more weeks before I cancel any reservations. Personally, I blame the French. I'm sure this is all a plot by them to destroy the Texas wine industry for remarks by a Texan about the quality of French wine during WWII. They have only waited this long to put off suspicion. Dak
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  4. Hi all, I built this about a year back, it was for a friend that served our country and operated one of these. It was originally going to be a clean desert scheme but, I wanted to make it special for him, Hope you like. It was my first real attempt at a diorama. Any feedback is always welcome. Thanks,
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  5. Good afternoon, modeling friends. I do not want to speak on behalf of any 2020 Nats coordinators or officials, but I will share this: It is my understanding, having communicated with one of the contest workers, is that the national organization currently has legal counsel going over the contract with a fine tooth comb. They are also in regular discussion with Embassy Suites leadership. All parties are closely monitoring the communications from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services as well as from the office of Governor Abbott, and this in large part is affecting both the decision m
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  6. Again, I would like to hear something from the IPMS National leadership as well as the local Nats leadership. Why are they remaining absolutely silent? Totally irresponsible, especially our National leadership. No, I am not going - I cancelled - so I don't really have a horse in this race, but as a member of IPMS, I want to hear from our National leadership as to what their thinking is. Frankly, shame on them for their stonewalling.
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  7. I have a Chess event at the Rio in September. Today I received a mailing that explains their specific requirements, in detail, about wearing masks. The event organizers have prominently posted that players will not be allowed to bring their own boards and pieces ... they will be provided by the tournament. I expect they will be wiped down after every match. Social distancing will be observed in the placement of tables. All in all, I know what to expect in September; I don't know what to expect in July. And that is my issue.
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  8. I'm hearing a lot of quibbling, wondering what the State of Texas is going to do. The government is making decisions based on politics and economics as opposed to health. But even now the Texas government is showing signs of panic. The fact is that since opening Texas COVID cases are on the rise in a BIG way. They are reporting record days. Yesterday coming in at almost 3.9% higher than the peak day in April. That's not just extra testing folks. This virus is not leaving anytime soon, is as potent as ever, and there's no cure. The RESPONSIBLE thing to do is cancel this event for the sa
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  9. How long have I been asleep? When did Michigan become an East Coast state? I did not think tectonic plates moved that fast! Nick
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  10. While I can see your tape problem, it looks like overall you're getting the "look" you're shooting for. I always use the lowest tack tape I can when masking over any NMF, and also remove it ASAP after painting so that the adhesive has the very least time to interact with the surface. The "polished" types of Alclad are much more susceptible to tape marring than the regular Aluminum shades, and I usually also try to reduce tape tackiness by sticking it on my forehead (applies skin oil) and then pulling it through my fingers (removes excess skin oil) before applying it. Hope this helps! Looking f
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  11. Thanks Mark! You were not kidding about edge of your seat action in that episode. I knew he got a kill before he had his gear up but the whole story is so much more than that. I put down the aluminum on the wings. It didn’t come out perfect but it’s a good first attempt. I used some Tamiya polishing compound on it and I must not have washed it all off well enough as there is some discoloration. The bottom starboard wing is growing a beard by the looks of all the little dust hairs on it. It’s funny the mishaps you have during a build and how they teach you things. Like, don’t fill th
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