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  1. I will have these two kits with me in Omaha for the Nationals. I will be at the Jr Chapter display table in the model room most of the time. If I'm not there, someone will be, who can call me in an instant. Not looking to ship these. If no takers here, then I'll dump them off in the vendors room.


    Hasegawa 1/350 Japanese Agano $90

    Hasegawa 1/20 Wing of Yamaha sail boat racer $50


    If interested, stop by and we can wheel and deal.


    Bob Blevins







  2. The fine folks from Fort Crook IPMS are giving us a display table at the Nats this year. The IPMS Motor City Kids will have a display of their work for attendees to view. We'll have info for those interested in starting a Junior IPMS chapter in their own home town. You'll be able to see photos of the kids "in action" as well as seeing some of their creations. A couple of the young members will also be making the trip and manning the table at times. All of the club's instructors will be there to talk about how our club works and give advice and tips to those interested. This won't be a promotion of our club as much as it will be promoting Junior chapters in general. As of this date there are still only two Jr chapters in the USA. I hope some of you will stop by and check it out.


    Bob Blevins #41445

    IPMS Motor City Kids

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  3. Invite is always open Rudy. We would be happy to share tips and techniques with anyone, anytime. We just had our bi-monthly Model of the Month contest so December's meeting will be some sort of demo or discussion. We haven't decided yet. We are working on a complete schedule of meeting plans for next year, so we'll have that before the first of the year. Looking forward to meeting you. By the way...are you planning on attending the DAAM show this Sunday? If so, I'll look for you there.


  4. Here's an idea. Take that money and spread it around to current chapters who want to start a Junior IPMS Chapter. There's still only two in the entire country!!! Give maybe $100 to the club to cover supplies. Have the Jr Chapter meet once a week like ours does. You can meet at a hobby shop, library, museum, church, etc. All it takes is a couple of dedicated IPMS members to work up a club plan and go from there. Advertising can be word of mouth, flyers at hobby shops, schools, churches, libraries, etc. Some of our club members have been showing up for more than 5 years. It really works!!! All it takes is someone with a passion for teaching this great hobby to kids!!! If anyone is interested in how to accomplish this, please feel free to PM me and I'll be more than happy to help.


    If the National officers are reading this...Why don't we do more to promote Junior IPMS chapters??? Perhaps we need a sit down at the National Convention to discuss this. What's the worst that could happen? Maybe we get hundreds of new junior members? Maybe we just might save this hobby from slowly fading away. Just my thoughts.


    Bob Blevins

    Founder and Chapter Contact - IPMS Motor City Kids

    V.P. - IPMS Livonia

  5. I think I may have scored big on this one. I met a gentleman at a local hobby shop last weekend and he was telling me about the 1/92 scale USS Missouri he was scratchbuilding. The hull is 9 feet long!!! He then told me he had bought the Trumpeter 1/200 scale USS Missouri complete with the Pontos super detail set (w/blue deck), and was really wanting to get rid of it as it was too small of a scale for him (that's the funny part!). He promptly sold the whole set to me for $150 !!! Building begins this weekend. The strange thing is I was thinking about buying the combo at the Nats this year but decided against it due to the cost. I guess timing is EVERYTHING!


    Bob Blevins #41445

    IPMS Livonia

    IPMS Motor City Kids

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