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  1. Mike from all the Guys who visited from Pittsburgh...😃 Thank You & Your Team.
  2. Greetings Rick I have done this the last few years and had a good time. I have done Space & Sci-Fi and also Juniors. My contact info is wedjr@aol.com and Cell is 412-449-7505 Let me Know Bill
  3. Greetings David In the section on the Judging Survey I have posted some information regarding the "Open Judging " used by Pittsburgh. I would be more than willing t talk to you regarding this system and why Pittsburgh has chosen it. Dave Morrissette has posted my email and my mobile number is 412-449-7505. I would be more than happy to talk with you and offer any support needed. Best Regards Bill
  4. Hello My name is Bill Dedig, I am currently President of Three Rivers IPMS ,Pittsburgh. I am a Senior Judge for IPMS Nationals and I have been involved with the Three Rivers Contest since its inception. at present I am the head judge for Aircraft for our show. Three Rivers has been using an Open Judging system for quite a few years and we are quite satisfied with our methodology and the feedback from those who have entered our contest. ( measured by Social Media postings and personnel interactions) To decrease the wording I will use some bullet points Our show normally runs about 300 models on the table We have numerous Category locators ,but only for ease of model placement and keeping like models together,( Example 1/48 Aircraft, Figures ,etc) We do not judge with a numeric system ,but a simple subjective selection of Gold,Silver,Bronze,Nothing. ( Our judging process was described in detail and few posts ago by Mr. Morrissette from our website ). Numerics are involved at the computer operations for result summations. We use three man teams and we try to ensure that we have a club member on each team to provide continuity. We start judging at our show when we start to see numbers of models on the table. (Start time is usually around 11:00 Am) After Judges Meeting. Models are awarded Gold- Silver- Bronze awards based on normal model finishing standards, Construction,Alignment,Finish, ETC Category "IE Best Aircraft, Best Armor etc" are selected from the Gold Medal winners by the category judges. Best of Show is selected from Category winners by the category Lead Judges. Pittsburgh has used Gold, Silver and Bronze award medals for quite a few years and the participants have given us Very Positive Feedback. Pittsburgh normally has around 12/14 Sponsored awards from our club members that are judged by the sponsors and paid by the sponsors( I normally do Best USAF Aircraft) Things we do not do We do not wait for all models to be registered in order to start judging, as this is not necessary in the "Open Judging" system. We do not provide written comments on each model. ( I have given feedback when asked about a particular model... Good & Bad) We do not limit how many awards any individual may be awarded. We do not announce every winner. We place Bronze and Silver awards just before we announce Golds and Specials. Logistics We have statistics from last 5 years and we purchased normally two years of awards based on the statistics. We have seen numbers move up or down but never drastically. Sponsored awards and Best of Awards are purchased Annually. Summation: For those that ask for details I have responded, I have kept mostly to the facts as to how Pittsburgh" Open Judging" functions. Finally here is my only opinion.."GSB" is nothing but an abbreviation for an award type, not a Judging Methodology ( but I get it) Best Regards Bill D
  5. Thanks Guys...Sorry for Delay in Response. Gil.. Stripes are painted and Black undercoating for Alclad was the Black section of the Stripes. Heres a Look at the Business end and the Karaya Gun Barrels that are really nice. Regards Bill
  6. Model built for a Local Boy Scout Troop to Honor a local pilots service. P-38J from 394th FS of the 367 FG. Pilot perished in the channel on July 20 1944. Pilot was 1st Lt William L Mushrush from Steubenville OH Minecraft 1/48th P-38J with True Details interior, Eduard tires and Karaya gun barrels.The Aftermarket stuff way surpassed the Minicraft kit. Uschi Lines for antenna into a filament spring( Which you really can't see🙃) Alclad Polished Aluminum over Gloss Black Thanks for Looking Regards Bill D.
  7. Gil Thank you for a quantitative answer and clear direction regarding this "Open Judging" system. IPMS E Board I look forward to the survey and the ability to voice my opinion regarding the two systems as put forth. Regards Bill
  8. Greetings The two replies offer more "definition " than anything in the original posting. Thank you Barry and Gil for clear and detailed information. Your replies shall be 100% more effective in informing members of some of the details regarding "Open Judging" and 1-2-3 Judging. As President of Three Rivers IPMS, I will do my best to ensure our club members are reading this forum and actively involved in this discussion. A. IPMS E-Board please try for an open mind regarding this subject.The survey looks to be a step. B. Thank you Gil and Barry for your time. Regards Bill Dedig
  9. Hello I look forward to the Survey. I am Glad I am an Informed IPMS Judge, and familiar with the details involved in Open Judging (G_S_B). If i was depending on the above Definitions or explanations I would be hard pressed to make any type of informed decision. I would hope individuals involved in this "discussion /Survey would please look up the definition of : "DESCRIPTION" and "LOBBY CHAMPION" So disappointing in these items to be used to INFOM membership of different systems used in the modeling contest world. Regards Bill Dedig IPMS 36229
  10. That is a Very Nice Viper Regards Bill
  11. Thank you Sir I don't accomplish many WW I aircraft so I was happy finishing this one. Regards Bill
  12. Thank you all for the positive feedback. Gill my coffee intake was severely limited to decrease "Shakes" 😎 Cheers Bill
  13. As Both Bill Thaw and myself are Pittsburgh natives, I decided on one of his aircraft. For those not familiar with Mr Thaw he was one of the founding members of the Lafayette Escadrille. This is the 1/48 Eduard Nieuport. Kit markings for National Insignias and Thaws Markings which was the "T" and the Indian Head was provided by fellow Modeler Tim Swisher (Local Thaw expert) Used Alclad High Speed Silver for the doping I used Uschi Line for Rigging and Bob's buckle eyelets for attachments,Albion Alloys Turnbuckles also used. This mount of Thaws had two guns and this is the over-wing Lewis I choose to build. Thanks for Looking Comments Always Welcome Regards Bill
  14. Just tossing this out. I believe there was a B-25 used as camera aircraft with that type of front turret for Camera position. Is it possible the Photo bird made the Movie?? Who knows. Cheers Bill
  15. Thanks for the Comments Cheers Bill
  16. Wow Thank you Mark..I followed the "every once in awhile a blind squirrel scores an acorn" methodology. Cheers Bill
  17. Hello Mike

    A thought from a Senior modeler(65).

    Any concept of posting notices with Award Winning models  for viewing Saturday during Show hours.

    1. Cards with models stating Award Winner. (1a) Not what the award is ,only that it is a winner.

    2. Concerns about Banquet attendees are mute as awards are announced after Banquet.

    3. Models leaving if not winners is a risk but as a National attendee I am there for the whole convention ,not just winning an award. (3a) Registration rules state models are not to leave showroom until after Awards ceremony.

    4. Allow much more review of show results, rather than just a brief slide photo and glimpse before packed Saturday night.

    5. This method of display has been accomplished in numerous shows worldwide, including World Model Expo in Telford England.

    Cheers

    Bill

  18. Hello

    Greetings Mike 

    Just letting you know the IPMS Nationals Link for 2019 on the IPMS Main page is not correct. 

    Cheers

    Bill

    1. wdedig

      wdedig

      I see it is fixed...Thanks

      Bill

  19. Thanks for the Compliments Bill
  20. This was a "Out of Box" project. This kit I will recommend as not a difficult build but loaded with nice items such as Missiles nice interior,Great Decals. This is my first attempt at a F-14 and their interesting "wear" schemes. Kit decals were by Cartograf and worked very well. Paint was Vallejo for most part with Gunze used for the Cockpit exterior section. Final finish was Testors "Dull-Coat" decanted. A friend of mine with aircraft photography said dirty and flat is accurate. Most photos I found verify this. Thanks for Looking Comments Welcome Regards Bill
  21. Thanks Sir appreciate the positive comments Regards Bill
  22. Thanks for the positive feedback All Bill
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