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  1. Loved the Omaha convention. Great crew. Looking forward to it.
  2. The crew from Livonia and the Motor City Kids will be there. Looking forward to a great show (as usual).
  3. Good to hear from our fellow Michiganders. Glad you're bringing a few from our great state. Sounds like only 5 or 6 coming from the Livonia group. Hope everyone has a safe trip. See y'all there. Bob
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    Tamiya Simca 5

    Outstanding! Great job!!
  5. Roll call time. Who's going this year and what are you bringing? I'm going to bring a 1/6 Tamiya Harley Fatboy Lo. My son is bringing a space marine Gray Knight. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Have a safe trip.
  6. I got a great idea. Why don't you pack them up and take them to Virginia!!
  7. Last may, our club participated at Hobbyrama in Mount Clemens,Mi. It was a general hobby show involving vendors and clubs from all hobbies. Although most were train related, IPMS Livonia put on a display that was well received by the crowd. It was a two day event that drew hundreds of visitors. Most were very interested in looking at our display of models, reference material, tools and model related memorabilia. We also set up work stations so club members could work on projects and answer questions about them. I strongly believe that these displays are well within the capabilities of all IPMS clubs and should be taken advantage of to "get the word out" so to speak. Looks like a great Livonia Police lineup !!!
  8. Finished this new Tamiya model last month. Very nicely engineered kit. Haven't finished anything in a while so I gave myself a goal of 30 days. Goal reached. Added the upgrade kit from Tamiya. The only non-Tamiya items are my home made valve stems.(surprised Tamiya didn't include them).
  9. This is looking great! Great job with an "old mold" kit. I'm starting to get into German vehicles and this is some fantastic inspiration.Please keep the photos coming.
  10. Outstanding !!! Great photos. Looks like they had a blast. You're a good man for doing this. Keep up the good work.
  11. Sometimes, a mans got to do what a mans got to do.
  12. I'm sure some of the kids will definitely be there. They're getting ready now for the Regional in Warren. Some are even thinking the Nats in Virginia. I have lots of families interested in Columbus next year. We'll even have club shirts so the kids can show their "colors". I'm going to have the kids decide the actual club colors at the next meeting. My wife had the idea of incorporating tire treads in our logo. Dang, she's good.
  13. IPMS / Motor City Kids is now an IPMS chapter in Region IV. We were formerly known as the Nankin Kids Club, but we now have a new name that shows we are a junior chapter and most will gather that we're from the southeast Michigan area. We have a few adult instructors/advisers and about 25 regular junior members. Unlike most IPMS clubs that meet once or twice per month, we meet every Saturday morning for 2 hours. We run our meetings October thru March. Starting this Summer, we'll try to meet once a month (April-Sept), for a whole day of model building. Please feel free to check out our new website www.ipmsmotorcitykids.com ,and see what we're all about. Even though we're new to IPMS, we've had this club for 7 years now and have introduced more than 300 kids to the hobby. Some try it out and may not stay with it, but for others, they find they can't live without it. Both Nankin Hobby and IPMS / Livonia have been big supporters of our club and we can't thank them enough. If anyone would like more info on starting a junior/kids club, I'd be more than happy to share information with you. All it takes is a few adults and a little time and commitment. Believe me - it's well worth it !! Seeing these kids build and paint takes you right back to when you were a kid. It's the best thing I've ever done with my spare time. Bob Blevins (#41445)
  14. Here's a link to our new Kid's Club website.(www.ipmsmotorcitykids.com) Lots of photos of the kid's builds. Hope you enjoy it. Please leave comments if you like. We're currently in the process of trying to become an IPMS Junior chapter. We'll keep you all informed.
  15. Are there any IPMS Kid's model clubs around? I have a kid's club that I started 6 years ago and thought it would be neat if it was an official IPMS club. I'm sure there would or should be guidelines for being IPMS sanctioned. Anyone have an idea or who I should be in contact with? Thanks - Bob
  16. Wife bought me a Tamiya M1A2 SEP Tusk II with DEF Model basic kit and Eduard PE set. I LOVE MY WIFE!!! Also bought a AFV Club M1128 Stryker MGS with a gift card from my daughter. The girls in my family are top notch.
  17. Looks great. Drilled out portholes seem to make these models "pop out". Keep up the great work.
  18. Thanks guys - I'll make sure he reads this. He couldn't wait to get home from Loveland so he could start his 1/350 Tamiya Missouri.
  19. Looks great so far. I purchased the Academy Indy and the Pontos detail set at the Nats. I think that's going to be my next project. I really admire your work. Keep it up.
  20. The P-51 that took best a/c was maybe my favorite. Hard to say because of so many beautiful pieces of artwork. Perhaps the farmall tractor or the Langley. All were so amazingly built and finished.
  21. A stunner!! Looked even better in person at Loveland. Pat yourself on the back for this one.
  22. Travis has come a long way in just a few short years. I really enjoy the time we spend building together. He'll be a senior in HS this year,so I'm trying to get as much building time in as possible. Who knows what he'll be doing this time next year.
  23. I also just made reservations at Embassy Suites and it checked out at $144 per night. I called and talked to customer service and they said the negotiated rate is $144 not $134. Who's right and who's mistaken? We have plenty of time to fix this but I'm sure there will be many attempts at reservations over the next few days. I also made sure to use the group code.
  24. A very loud WELL DONE to all the members of the host chapters of this years convention! Everything went smooth as far as I could tell. Venue was top notch and the hotel staff were very helpful. Pat yourselves on the back because you all DESERVE IT !!! See you all next year and have a safe trip home.
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