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  1. Just FYI. If you kept your name badge from the national convention, take out the inside card and your CDC covid vaccination card fits in it perfectly. You should not laminate it as it may need to be updated, so this protects the card without hindering any future processing.
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  2. The juxtaposition of snipe and beach really catches my attention. IMHO, this is a great example of a vignette telling a story.
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  3. The sarcophagus was a lot of fun Dave
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  4. We've reached the age and time where the people who moved and shaped (literally) the hobby of plastic modeling are starting to pass on. We can be thankful that such artistic and talented people opened doors for the rest of us to a lifetime of enjoyment. I hope the pride the family takes in his accomplishments, and their loving memories buoy them through their grief. Gil
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  5. This is sad to hear. May he rest in peace and may his family find strength in the face of this loss. I'll be praying for them.
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  6. I agree. One thing that gets lost is that new folks to the hobby will get turned off if you're going deep into their pockets before they even walk through the door. And it is often overlooked that you will get money from them sooner or later, either via raffle ticket sales, SWAG purchases (T-shirts, pins, and the like), or indirectly via the vendor tables. That last one sounds odd, but the better the vendors do, the more likely they are to come back year after year, and the patrons will get that taste for the excitement that the Convention brings and they'll likewise keep coming back. That's one reason our local show doesn't charge for walk-ins. Our vendor table rentals cover most of the venue costs, the contest supports itself, and the raffle fills the gap. As long as we break even on our local show, we're happy. Cheers! Ralph
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  7. I believe a nuisance fee is a good thing to keep out those that really have no interest, but just happen to be bored and looking for something to do. A fee of a dollar or two is fine. However, bigger fees work against us. I know few people who aren't serious model builders who would come in for more that a couple hours. They definitely wouldn't keep coming back every day. In 2003, I told a coworker about the convention and he brought his whole family only to be hit with a big fee which he wasn't willing to pay. He was really angry about it. No good will there. If you want to attract people, then let them in. Trying to make a profit on visitors is counter productive. Dak
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  8. Here is a P-40 in production in late 1941… original color from Life Magazine archives…looks like interior green in the wheel wells.
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  9. Seeing how it’s a Curtiss product, as was the P-40, I’d suggest using a P-40 of the same era for a reference.
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  10. Thanks Pete! I'll pass this along to the Powers That Be.
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  11. Nick, I haven't seen anything that will help you, but consider that the XP-55 was exactly that, experimental. Chromate yellow in the wheel wells would be quite reasonable. And given the lack of documentation, no one can say you'd be wrong.
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  12. 'A day at the beach'. A deserted beach I would reckon with the sniper weapon being so conspicuous! LOL Nice tongue in cheek model though David.
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