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Dick Montgomery

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Dick Montgomery last won the day on June 8

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    IPMS Alamo Squadron
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    San Antonio, Tx
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    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. Great job on an antique kit!
  2. Very impressive!
  3. Two Tamiya kits, just having a little fun with these guys.
  4. Mr. Bell, Sounds like the voice of experience.
  5. A nice job on a model that needed a lot of TLC!
  6. Impressive "paneling" paint scheme......
  7. Noel is absolutely correct! I've been to the Telford Convention only three times and each visit was a fantastic experience. The convention center is massive, with food service, restrooms, lounge areas where one can sit down and relax for a while, and good lighting. Noel mentioned that the hotels in Telford are usually filled to capacity and that happens very early, in fact, some book their rooms in the Telford hotels before departing from the convention currently under way. In 2018 the three gents I traveled with and I stayed in the Prince Rupert Hotel in Schrewsbury. Schrewsbury is a very short and enjoyable train ride from Telford, and the tickets were inexpensive. The walk from the Prince Rupert to the train depot was under 10 min, and when arriving in Telford the Convention had hired a shuttle bus to transport us from the train station to the Convention Center. Even the walk is only about 15 to 20 minutes. If you have the time and transportation be sure to visit the RAF Museum-Midlands located near Cosford. The drive from Cosford to Telford is about 15 minutes. The museum is spectacular! You can enter the contest (IPMS membership required) but it must be done prior to the event and not onsite. Contest entries are uniformly stunning! The SIG displays are awesome and the SIG members manning the tables are friendly and informational. A Telford visit should be on everyone's bucket list!
  8. This is my first Arma kit and I concur with a comment made in another forum thread about the high quality of Arma kits. The amount of detail and the high quality of the molding is outstanding. Just to show some of that detail here is a photo of the cockpit sub-assembly. A few more bits are to be added. The "fit" is exquisite. A thorough examination of the instruction illustrations is helpful when locating the parts properly. Arma recognized an error or two in the instructions so a separate "flyer" is included that provides a visual "description" of how to fix the issues. It was no trouble at all and took very little time to execute the "fixes".
  9. Very well done and especially on a vintage kit!
  10. In the meantime, I won't be purchasing parts from this supplier.
  11. Quite a challenge..................very well done!
  12. 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!
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