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PeteJ

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PeteJ last won the day on August 13

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About PeteJ

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    Styrene Junkie
  • Birthday 11/05/1949

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  • FirstName
    Peter
  • LastName
    Johnson
  • IPMS Number
    45343
  • Local Chapter
    San Diego Model Car Club, IPMS
  • City
    San Marcos
  • State
    California
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    Male
  • Location
    San Marcos, Ca.

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  1. Logged in promptly at 1 PDT and had all the room options available. Got one of the premium rooms at a standard rate. That may have been a function of my Hilton Honors membership. Not that I need snacks and beverages, but it is nice to have. Just went on line today and it seems the block is gone. That was quick.
  2. A simple question. Of those participating in this discussion do any of you actually build OOB? I do. I prefer the non-OOB method for most of my models, but from time to time I like to test my basic skills with OOB builds.
  3. Say what you want about OOB but I contend it is the most difficult category to win. Yes, kit selection is quite important, but the fact that you can't wow anyone with the extra effort and still have to nail your basic skills on every aspect of the model is a challenge all unto itself. Yes, models have evolved and so have modelers. It is no longer about building a crappy model to perfection, it is still about a very level playing field. Everyone has a shot at any kit and is limited to what is in the kit. The only way to make it more fair would be to select a single kit for all.
  4. Yahoo! I'll be there. Five hour drive from most of SoCal. My guess is you will have a huge California presents at the show. Better make space for all the cars!
  5. 2021 is at the Rio?? Ok, that is a good location just off the strip. When my wife and I go to Vegas, we like to stay in either Caesar or the Bellagio, but we generally go for a particular show(Elton John last time). We are going in December to see Andre Bocelli and staying at the MGM Grand. The Rio is home to Penn & Teller. They put on a great show! Worth seeing! Plenty of other entertainment if you get bored with looking at models. Also some great stuff for significant others to do while you are ogling models. If she goes off to the gaming tables, you can use her winnings to finance you plastic habit it she wins and justify it if she loses.
  6. Didn't know were to put this bit over the weekend and now I have noticed that the website is extremely slow loading and changing from screen to screen. Several times I have given up on it and moved on. If it is just me, fine, but if not, perhaps the administrator can look at it.
  7. Scale Motorsport has just announced a new super detail set for the Revell GT 40 kit. It is not on their web site yet, but it is up on their facebook page. No information about what will be included but if I know Matthew Wells(and I do) it will be outstanding! Glad to see new product coming out! It has been a while.
  8. The bottom one looks like a #12 scalpel blade. Google that and it should be a good start. Several companies look like they make variation labeled as 12a, 12b etc. Google is your best friend for this. A little time and you should be able to find just what you want.
  9. Ok, they must have some time on their hands at the museum today. This is the second video release in the last hour.
  10. I follow the Air Force museum Face book page and they just posted this video of the cockpit of their 262. I was somewhat taken back by the simplicity of it. I suppose that is because I am more use to cockpits that have more Nav/aids. At any rate, enjoy.
  11. https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/wonder-woman’s-invisible-jet-now-display πŸ€¨πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰
  12. Gil, I love the old Dave Deal designs! Never built them though. As a kid, I did do a lot of Weirdo's though. We really had a lot of strange stuff when I was growing up. Do you remember the old Flap Jack model. I still have one new in the box. I really need to get around to building that one of these days.
  13. I was going through sorting photos last night and realized that over the last 20 years or so, I have done some pretty weird models. I've done my fair share of "normal" models as well, but here are some of the strangers ones for your enjoyment.
  14. Just a personal life changing story on the subject. Years ago(twenty years ago now) I built a custom model car that I entered in a local contest. I worked very hard on the model and was quite proud of it. It didn't place in the contest. After the show I took it to the head judge for the category. As it happened the judge was Drew Hierwarter. Many of you may know him as a long time staff writer for Fine Scale and Scale Auto. Drew took the time to go through the model with me, pointing out flaws and other things that were detractors. We were both very respectful of the other and it made a difference. Well to make a long story short, I took the model home, set it on the bench and took a deep breath and tore the model apart to rebuild it. The end of the story is that the following show I took it to was Tamiya/Con and it won Best Extensive conversion and an all expense paid trip to Japan for a week. That set me on a lifetime path of working to make the best models I can and seek advise and critiques from many sources. My experience with a judge may not be typical, but it could be. When I judge, I remember my experience and am willing to help any modeler who asks.
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