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    3011 Maingate Ln, Kissimmee, FL, 34747 Florida's Largest 3 Day Scale Model Show! Near The Theme Parks In Orlando. Bring The Family! 12,000 Sq ft everything scale models! Over 100 tables of vendors! Once-a-year deals! Lectures & seminars! Win big at the raffle, $1 tickets! Over 500 models on display in all genres! Enter yourmodels into the juried contest! Shootout Contest! Who's the best club? Demos! Contest only $25 online for 10 entries ($30 at door, Inc. admission) Only $5 general admission Near Disney and all Theme Parks Free Theme Park Shuttle For Hotel Guests Modelpalooza.org Region 11 - Florida Modelpalooza.org IPMS Orlando Asad Bangash IpmsOrlandoFL@gmail.com 407-555-5555 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/modelpalooza-0
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    10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX, 77477 ModelMania is Houston, Texas's largest fine modeling show. It is held annually in the Stafford Centre in Stafford, Texas, a suburb of Houston, Texas. Where wehave a large contest room with a larger vendor room. The vendor room has 96 tables available. So, we have lots of vendors. We will have door prizes and a raffle with larger prizes, The drawing for door prizes occurrs throughout the day until the awards ceremony. During the awards ceremony we will draw the raffle prizes. With the date of the contest beingwhat it is, the theme is obvious. Presently, we are working on the details and will provide updates here and on our webpage. Region 6 - Southwest IPMS HOUSTON For Excellence in Scale Modeling IPMS/Houston Kenneth Jackson kw.jackson.1@hotmail.com 12814350666 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/modelmania-2024
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    1615 NOBLE ST, Anniston, AL, 36203 The 2024 PhantomPhlasher Phurball Saturday, April 6th at the Anniston City Meeting Center VENUE: THE ANNISTON CITY MEETING CENTER 1615 NOBLE ST ANNISTON, AL 36201 DIRECTIONS: THE ANNISTON MEETING CENTER IS LOCATED ONE BLOCK OFF QUINTARD AVE. (US HWY 21) BETWEEN WILMER AVE & NOBLE STREET DIRECTLY BEHIND THE HOTEL FINIAL. TRAVELING SOUTH, TURN RIGHT ONTO 17THSTREET. LOOK FOR THE “MODEL SHOW” SIGNS. Contest Themes & Special Awards BUILD A MODEL! BRING IT! HAVE FUN! Featuring the Best Grumman Aviation Subject! Also featuring the Best Ford Mustang Award! Registration & Vendor Information: FREE ADMISSION! PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR! Doors open at 9:00am Model registration is $10.00 for your first model, $1.00 for each additional model. $2.00 IPMS member discount.Junior modelers 17 and under: $5.00 unlimited models! Registration closes at 12:00. Judging begins at 12:30. Vendor Tables: $20.00 each. Reservations of more than 5 tables will be charged $20 for the first table and $15 for each additional table. Vendor setup begins at 7:00am Vendor Contact: Trey Rush at: PHANTOMVENDORS@GMAIL.COM (205) 478-4091 Contest Contact: Joey Richardson at: PHANTOMPHOCUS@GMAIL.COM (205) 388-0269 John Cornett at: JCORNETT@MTMENGINEERS.COM (205) 283-5881 Will Nichols at: PHANTOMPHOCUS@GMAIL.COM (205) 616-5499 Region 3 - Southeast phantomphalshers.org IPMS Phantom Flashers William Nichols phantomphocus@gmail.com 205-616-5499 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/2024-phantom-phlashers-phurball
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    10600 E 96th St. S, Tulsa, OK, 74135 Tulsa Modelers' Forum's annual show and contest. Region 6 - Southwest Tulsa Modelers' Forum Tulsa Modelers' Forum / Tulsa IPMS Greg Kittinger greg.kittinger@gmail.com 9182608349 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/route-66-model-expo-0
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    1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN, 46052 The Midwest's largest model show - Contest Info: ipmsrtcontest@gmail.com - Vendor Info: ipmsrtvendor@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook as well. Region 4 - Great Lakes IPMS Roscoe Turner IPMS Roscoe Turner Chapter Ron Young ipmsrtcontest@gmail.com 317-999-3158 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/ipms-roscoe-turner-indianapolis-invitational-contest-swap-meet-1
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    800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle BEach, SC, 29577 Region 12 - Central Atlantic Grand Strand Scale Modelers IPMS Grand Strand Scale Modellers Rick Reinert b2flighttest@gmail.com 843-630-2346 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/beachcon-24
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    1591 W. Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, FL, 32935 Region 11- Florida ipms spacecoast IPMS Space Coast R 11 Charles T Smith bcsmith@cfl.rr.com 13216155373 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/model-fest-2024
  8. Reviewed by: Tim Hortman Company: Detail & Scale, Inc. You may be thinking that “I have the previous version (1982) of this book, so I don’t need this one.” – Well, you’d be unwise with that line of thinking. This new volume on the F-105 Thunderchief has been totally updated. The text and photo captions have been rewritten and when possible, the photographs have all been printed in color. The plastic modeling section has also been updated to include the latest kit releases. The book starts with a short introduction and history of the Thunderchief, followed by a detailed study of each of the Thud variants. more...View the full article
  9. Reviewed by: Allan Murrell Company: Casemate Publishers This is the 40th book in the Tank Craft series which details tanks and also covers model kits and accessories to build the tanks covered in the book. This book covers the German Army Light Tank Panzer III in North Africa El Alamein to Tunis 1942 to 1943. The Panzer III was the mainstay of the German Army’s Panzer Divisions in the early tears of the war made up the bulk of the North Africa Armored forces. Although it was not as heavily armored as some of the opponents tanks it was very reliable, sturdy and its main gun was as powerful as the enemies armaments. I found this book a fountain of information and rare pictures of both tanks. The Profile pictures are a particular favorite and awesome source for modeling. more...View the full article
  10. Reviewed by: Chris Smith Company: ICM It's not hard (at least not for me), to remember when anything related to Soviet military equipment and operations was a mystery in the west. Not until the cold war Soviet Union fell apart in the 1980s did, we get a good look at what the Soviets had been up to. This set from ICM give us the basics needed to portray what we might have seen behind the “Iron Curtain”. This kit includes two ZiL-131 utility trucks, a Mig 29 9-13 variant and 32 PAG-14 prefab airfield paving plates to create a base. more...View the full article
  11. Reviewed by: Jarrod Booth Company: ICM ICM continues to pump out high quality model kits for us eager, plastic hungry modelers around the world! This is the second release of the Bristol Beaufort and represents the Mk.1A with tropical filters. These filters mounted on top of the engine pods and were used in hotter/dustier Mediterranean and North African environments. The downfall was the larger filters increased drag and reduced the cruising speed by about ten mph. The Mk.1A was an improvement over the Mk.1 incorporating a new machine gun turret and an ASV radar for torpedo bombers to search for surface targets. The Beaufort and her crews were relatively forgotten and unsung heroes of the Second World War. more...View the full article
  12. Reviewed by: Chris Vandegrift Company: Hauler History Back in 1935 Texaco was thinking of the future. Commissioned to help market the company it is believed there were 6 Doodlebugs produced. Coincidentally it was the smooth streamlined look of it that drew me in and motivated me to build this for my 1st IPMS review. It was only 6’ tall, carried 1500 gallons of fuel, and featured a unique compound curved glass windshield. I think you would be hard pressed to find a car in the 30’s with this kind of silhouette, let alone a heavy tanker truck. The Kit more...View the full article
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    766 North Maple Street, Monticello, IA, 52310 Please join the Alexander Lippisch Chapter for their 20th annual show and contest. The event will be held at the Berndes Center kin Monticello, Iowa. We use an open judging format for judging all categories, and a contest format for judging the 'Best of' and special awards. IPMS rules apply for both types of judging. Information on cost and categories will be available on the club website. Special awards include Best 1/72 scale armor, Best Japanese subject, and Best Vietnam subject. Doors open at 8 a.m. with model registration. Judging will begin shortly thereafter. Theme will be determined at a later date and posted on the Club website. Region 14 - Mid Central Lippisch Model Club IPMS Alexander Lippisch Dave Siemer dksiemer223@gmail.com 319-202-1663 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/fleacon-20-0
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    Calle 6 F-19 Hermanas Davila, Bayamon, 00961, Puerto Rico Region 13 - AK, Satellite, International and Cyber Clubs IPMS BUCCANEERS IPMS Buccaneers Jorge Becerril jorgebecerril@gmail.com 7879490826 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/7th-model-expo-2023-ipms-buccaneers
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    5375 West Henrietta Rd., Henrietta, NY, 14586 ROCON41 Scale Model Show and Contest 74 Judged categories including Master, Out of Box and Junior 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards with 11 special awards Senior entries $10, 1-3 entries, $15 unlimited Junior (15 years and younger) $1 each model General Admission - $5 (12 & under Free) Vendors on site Food available on site Region1 - Northeast Roc City Scale Modelers IPMS Roc City Scale Modelers / Rochester, NY Kenneth R. Brent Jr. f111dmodel@gmail.com 585-358-1088 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/rocon-41-scale-model-show-and-contest
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    9655 W. State St., Boise, ID, 83714 Join us for a fun-filled day of model enjoyment. This year's theme is 'Idaho' but all subjects are welcome. We will have special sponsored award categories, vendor tables, and raffle prizes. Please visit our website for contest details, as well as photo galleries of our previous contests. Region 7 - Northwest IPMS Boise IPMS Boise Brian Geiger modeler63@yahoo.com 208-830-7377 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/ipms-boise-fall-show-2
  17. Reviewed by: Rod Lees Company: Aires Hobby Models First the usual “thank you very much” to Aires for providing us another of their excellent resin items for review. We at IPMS USA truly appreciate your support… This is a simple set for Trumpeters’ Mig-19 “Farmer”, in that the kit seat does not provide a figure for those of us who actually use them for scale and human factor in a kit. Consisting of five molded resin items (torso with legs, head/helmet, two arms, and ejection seat upper brace) on one pour stub, it is simple to primer and paint for a final product. All ensconsed on one ejection seat. AND, a painting guide is included for the seat and figure. Yay! First, the seat appears correct and accurate in design and layout. Simple gray paint and it’s done! more...View the full article
  18. Reviewed by: Andy Taylor Company: Avonmore Books “There were lots of ways to get killed in the Southwest Pacific and weather was one of our worst hazards.” – Lightning Pilot Leroy Ross. Author Michael John Claringbould begins his book with the following first paragraph of the Preface, “The day of Sunday 16 April 1944 marks the biggest non-combat loss the USAAF incurred in any theater in World War II. After a delayed morning departure more than three hundred Fifth Air Force aircraft departed to attack Japanese airfields and installations at Hollandia in Dutch New Guinea. Not one aircraft was lost to enemy action, but over three dozen were lost to a vicious weather front. The date quickly became known as Black Sunday within the Fifth Air Force.” more...View the full article
  19. Reviewed by: Michael Novosad Company: DEF Model Base Model Background-From Wikipedia The Oshkosh M-ATV is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle developed by the Oshkosh Corporation for the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) program. Intended to replace M1114 HMMWVs (Humvee), it is designed to provide the same levels of protection as the larger and heavier previous MRAPs, but with improved mobility. Base Model-Ryefield Models more...View the full article
  20. Reviewed by: Steven J. Corvi Company: Arma Hobby What is in the Box 2 gray injection molded plastic sprues 1 clear sprue 1 3-D printed resin parts 1 set of pre-cut masks 1 decal sheet with 5 markings options 1 instruction book Construction more...View the full article
  21. Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. Company: HK Models Co The B-17 Flying Fortress. Is there a more iconic aircraft of WWII? I’ve always loved the aircraft, especially the B-17F. The beginning of the air war in Europe was spearheaded by the B-17F. The most famous is the ‘Memphis Belle’, but there were other B-17s that flew much longer than that. One of those was assigned to the 303rd Bomb Group, ‘Knockout Dropper’ was one of the first B-17s in the 303rd, it was also the first to finish 50 and 75 missions over Nazi occupied Europe. Until recently you were only able to build a B-17F by using the old Revell kit. When HK Models announced the B-17F and after seeing it at Telford in 2019 I had to build one. more...View the full article
  22. Reviewed by: Frank Landrus Company: Helion & Company more...View the full article
  23. Reviewed by: Rod Lees Company: Key Publishing Ltd First, thanks very much to Casemate Publishing for providing IPMS USA a copy of this well formatted and image-rich minigraph. We appreciate the opportunity to review this book! Travis AFB almost 30 years ago, (’93-‘]96) was one of my frequent TDY locations while overseeing the KC-10 fleet as the KC-10 Maintenance Chief for Air Mobility Command. Lots of great memories in working that place, and the people are still doing a fantastic job as the West Coast hub for Air Mobility Command. more...View the full article
  24. Reviewed by: Chris Gibson Company: Pen & Sword This is one book in a line of military aircraft books from Pen and Sword in the Flight Craft series #27 Boeing B17. Now there have probably been hundreds of books published on the Boeing B17, many of which I have read. This is the first one I have read that incorporates design and development, camouflage and markings, in service and in action, B17 variants, with modeling the B17 and showcase models. This book seems to be aimed at the modeler who wants to incorporate more detail into his modeling. more...View the full article
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    3633 Level Village Rd, Havre de Grace, MD, 21078 MARAUDERCON 2024 will be held at the Level Vounteer Fire Company; located at 3633 Level Village Rd, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Saturday, October 19th 2024, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET Region 2 - Mid-East IPMS Baltimore MARAUDERCON IPMS Baltimore Bob Nowaskey julbobn1@comcast.net 443-307-1898 https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/event/maraudercon-2024
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