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Dick Montgomery

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  • FirstName
    Dick
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    Montgomery
  • IPMS Number
    14003
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    IPMS Alamo Squadron
  • City
    San Antonio
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    TX
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    San Antonio, Tx
  • Interests
    I enjoy all aspects of modeing and build a little of everything, but my favorite subjects are Spacecraft, both real and Sci-Fi, and 1/48 scale aircraft

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  1. We tend to focus on our own IPMS/USA National Convention, and rightly so. But we are not the only IPMS Branch that hosts an annual convention. Each year IPMS/UK hosts their national convention in Telford, England, a mid-sized town not far from Birmingham, or about 3 hrs from London if you dare to drive on the opposite side of the road. The facility is a massive complex called The International Centre. Vendors and SIG or Club Display tables consume most of the space while the contest space is rather small compared to what we see at the USA convention. This year the event was very well organized, well attended, and quite the location to be for a day and a half. Saturday is the big day and the convention running on Sunday to about 16:00 (or 4 o'clock). The quality of the models as seen on the SIG and club tables is outstanding, and the quality of the models in the contest area is absolutely staggering. People are friendly, food is available at a couple of kiosks, and you'll put quite a bit of mileage on your feet as you walk throughout the building. I've been lucky enough to have attended 3 conventions at Telford, but that's nothing compared to some other USA modelers who are now pushing 20 convention visits! If you've never gone to Telford you need to add it to your bucket list! Thanks to the IPMS/UK folks who put on a world-class event!
  2. Embassy does not have a shuttle for the Amtrak station. Your best bet is UBER, a cab, or similar transportation system.
  3. And don't overlook Black's BBQ and Hays County BBQ, both in San Marcos. Hays County is just a mile or so from the Convention Center.
  4. Eric has most likely identified the issue. Either the clubs have not updated their profiles via Wild Apricot or those chapters are no longer registered as IPMS chapters.
  5. Benefits - Your chapter will be listed on the IPMS website (assuming you've completed the Chapter Charter process) and that helps interested modelers locate chapters in their areas. The Regional Coordinator can help you to plan and execute your annual chapter contest, should your group decide to host one. Possessing a chapter charter allows your chapter to apply for insurance coverage of the type of event described above. In short, being a chartered chapter (literally) puts you on the map.
  6. Can't see the eyes very well ("see" what I did there?) but it looks good to me!
  7. MODELFIESTA 40 UPDATE Jan 8, 2022 New Braunfels Civic/Conference Center-New Braunfels, Tx Please share with your members. Pre-Registration for model entries is now underway. Pre-Registering your contest entries will significantly reduce your “time in line” on the day of the event. It’s a simple process. Go to alamosquadron.com and navigate to “ModelFiesta 40”, and then “Registration”. The Pre-Registration forms can be downloaded and there is additional information concerning submission of the forms via email. THIS JUST IN! Tamiya is sponsoring the Armor Class and also is sponsoring an Individually Sponsored Award for “Best Tamiya Model”. Remember that the entrant must “log in” any model eligible for an ISA (Individually Sponsored Award) in a folder at the Theme/ISA Station (There will be signs!) The Vendor Area continues to grow as each week more tables are reserved. If you are interested in vending at ModelFiesta 40 you can find information about how to reserve a table on the Alamo Squadron website. ( alamosquadron.com) Please feel free to contact alamosquadron@gmail.com if you have any questions.
  8. Thanks Eric. And I assume that those who have been chosen to serve will take office on Nov 1?
  9. I thought that there was a deadline of Sept 15th for votes to be received either by the online voting system or by paper ballots being sent to the IPMS Office Manager's address. Checking today I see no note that voting has been closed, and in fact, the message on the Online Voting System link shows it is still open. What is the deadline date? When will the results be announced? And I assume that, as in the recent past, the newly elected will take office on Nov 1. Is that correct?
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