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  1. I remember they had a strong presence at the last few Nats I went to with their logo everywhere, I guess they bailed on it this time around.
  2. I'm surprised sprue bros isn't on the vendors list this time around?
  3. As much as I hate to say it unless there becomes an app available on a smart phone to make models, not too many kids are going to get interested in the hobby. I haven't seen very many kids get into model building anymore, most are more interested in the social media aspect of modern society. If the kids are on youtoob i'll bet 90% aren't looking for model info sadly. If you think about it most of us 'back in the day' were lured into the hobby because we wanted to be pilots, tank drivers ship captains or some sort of military related career and build subjects as such. How many kiddos do you see in a local hobby shop in the model section or club meetings? I tried pretty hard to get my kids into the hobby but they had ZERO interest in it and I am a lifelong modeler. Our club has had countless make and takes over the years and guess how many kids from those sessions became interested in the hobby let alone joined the club? Pretty much none of them. Matter of fact 80% of the MnT models got broken and tossed into the trash can on their way out. Plus the price of most kits now are out of the price range for many kids and their parents. I am all for everyone trying to get more kids into the hobby but I ain't holding my breath on getting a sizable influx of youngsters into the hobby.
  4. I agree, I liked the Embassy Suites hotels because of all the extras. I have even started to stay at them on family road trips. I was also able to get my room before they sold out. Looking forward to the show!! (but not the snuggling part)
  5. All these WWI builds are looking great, good work guys! As for me I haven't dropped off the face of the of the earth and haven't abandoned my wingnut wings fokker D7. I recently stopped internet service on my home PC among other services to save expenses. My only online connection now is via my vintage droid cell phone lol. I completed my D7's fuselage and lower wing and in the process of working on the upper wing and fiddly bits. Once I figure out how to effectively post pix, I will asap.
  6. Thanks for the comment Chris, got a little more done the last few days. Cockpit is done. Engine in progress. sorry for the slightly fuzzy pic... Seeing all the cool builds and people enjoying them in this thread i helping me fire the burners to build.
  7. ok, I had a lot of time last night and today (about 8 hours total) to start this project off, I got part of the cockpit and ammunition/gas tank done: Painted the subassemblies last night and put them together and weathered them today. Right in the middle of working on the instrument panel now:
  8. ok I have decided what I am going to build: 1/32 fokker dVII in this scheme, Nothing fancy just an out of the box fun build. Hope to start in the next few days...
  9. I still plan on doing this. Unfortunately between fighting building burnout and trying to finish a previous project that won't end up on the shelf of shame it's getting difficult. Hopefully I can fire the burners and get going again..
  10. Cool, I can probably get in on this but I will have to decide on which of my 20 Wingnut Wing kits to do though.
  11. IIRC wasn't it marine corps green FS34052? Not 100% sure on that though ...
  12. My favorite was the 1/200 Bismarck. I don't think it won any awards, sadly, but it was impressive to see on of those superkits built up. I breifly talked to the older gentleman that built it as he was taking it out at the end of the show.
  13. I"m leaving in about 45 minutes to head to Colorado, looking forward to seeing everyone there!
  14. No shortage of tenax at our local hobbyshop. There are 4 boxes (48 bottles) sitting there on the shelf... :)
  15. He has a pretty secure system to transport all his stuff plus he has a big GMC Suburban to haul his big models like that around. :)
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