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  1. Thank You Rusty. That will be my Course of Action. I never had any intention on 2020. Appreciate the constructive exchange ,sad so few indulged. Regards Bill
  2. Hello It has been 14 days since I started and I Figured it was time for a few notes. Besides the decals are now drying on my F-15. Why did I start this conversation ? Three main Reasons I absolutely despise the need to run on Saturday evening after the awards to see the winning entries and congratulate those builders. I do not believe the 1-2 second photo and the Miniature Picture in the Journal is enough to take a good look at the Judged winners. After attending the Telford World Model Expo, I found the ability to see who and what was awarded was fantastic. Clubs needing to be "Guiana Pigs / Lab Rats" is not really a needed concept. There are three major shows that post their award winners before the end of show...Scale Model World (Telford), Eday(Czech Republic) and Scale Model Challenge (as mentioned by Mr Bonnani above). Attendees leaving early has been mentioned in posts above and as I stated in my opening post ,there are way to many reasons for my time spent at the convention, contest results are not one of them. As mentioned above, all the factors involved in attending a IPMS convention preclude departing early (Travel Plans,Vendors,Comraderie, ETC ETC). Couple of people have mentioned Surveys, but in the next breath note that they are mostly futile.(PS..Survey of Forum respondents is 2 against and 7 Interested) As a previous Product Manager , I suggest put the concept to a test and review the results. If Good- it remains, If bad- remove and continue. Again as mentioned above ,things have been tried, failed, modified and implemented, without the failure of the IPMS convention. I do not believe The IPMS Nations are "Not Broke" rather I would like see them as a "Work in Progress" and looking at the worldwide modeling community learning from each and continue to grow the US Nationals . As we would say at Product Management "sooner or later you have to shoot the engineers and build the product"...I would like to move this idea forward to IPMS Leadership. Any Ideas How ? Have enjoyed the conversation. Best Regards Bill
  3. Middle of night update. Word on the street this is a Classic Airframes A4 Mold. Cheers Bill
  4. Hello Guys My focus in this discussion is the Placement of "Award Winner " cards with the winners on Friday evening. Allows Saturday for all attendees to see, in a Timely manner, what models were winners. I appreciate the Banquet and photo discussions, but my main point is for attendees to view awarded models all day Saturday, not just a brief photo at presentation or when models are being "packed Up" Saturday evening. Thanks for Interest Bill
  5. Thank you for your comments. My thoughts are mostly to post the notifications with the models on Friday evening to allow attendees to actually see what “placed” at the IPMS Nationals. the Banquet and Slide show are just the argumentative side of the concept. Cheers Bill
  6. Hello I would hope this stimulates some spirited discussion. Concept: As each Category is Judged, Notices are placed as to what has "Placed" in each category : No Longer place "Category winners"(Announced at Awards presentation) Judges simply place a "IPMS Nationals winner" card with model (category and entrant number written on it). Awards Show will be Category and Special Winners (1st,2nd,3rd will be placed with models during Awards ceremony, as done now) 1st,2nd,3rd will be published in Journal and Social Media and discussed during Saturday evening model-rush. - Debate Points Non-Winner will take Models and Leave...(My Opinion...I am there for the Convention ,not only as a competitor, Thank God) Banquet will suffer....( Banquet is about Camaraderie, IPMS recognitions and Thank You's, not awards.) Judges may be asked to justify their decisions...They should be able to do so even now. +Debate Points Winning models can be viewed in a Timely manner during Saturday Brief Photo Show and Announcement no longer needed during Awards Ceremony Winning Model Builders can be congratulated and discuss their methodology during the day. Details can be added or subtracted as Needed Comments PLEASE Bill
  7. No label from other manufacturers. Thought it Abitur unusual,but not to bad.
  8. Mark for the Middle East Group Finished today AZ Skyhawk Vallejo Air Paints from Israeli Box Set Built Mostly out of Box including very good Kit decals Lots of Uhu Tack for worms and Frog tape for masking Thank for taking a look Comments are always welcome Bill D.
  9. Nice Aircraft Gil. Love the Red and White markings
  10. Thanks Guys. Gill, the nose section did decline and was the predecessor to the front of the SST. Pretty cool,huh? Cheers Bill
  11. A 1/144 kit of a really cool British experimental Aircraft I wanted to bring something back from Telford this Year and this kit looked really cool. Since travelling through London baggage space is critical. Smaller is mandatory, This was not a hard kit but there were a few curves tossed here and there. Dry-fitting and Sanding were the word of the day. I added some details to the landing gear such as retractors and braces, using Albion alloys real small tubbing. Kit decals were used and the were mostly very good except the red forward sections on the nose, I used some Vallejo red for touch up. Checking steady-ness of my hands. This was a Beautiful aircraft and I am quite happy with the small version I have. PS the Paint is much smoother than the Magnified photos reflect. Thanks for taking a look and Comments welcome Happy New Year Bill
  12. Thanks all for the Compliments
  13. Thanks All for the Positive feedback. Off to a 109G-10 project
  14. Shiny Korean War veteran Alclad for Metal sections over Gloss Black Tamiya Decanted. Painted Yellow and Black ID Bands and nose. Older Microscale Decals used.CMK Interior was beautiful .Sorry I couldn't photo well. Airfix Kit was highly rated but my opinion is Hobbycraft and Fujimi are better F-86 kits. Airfix was missing some basics,Upper inlet,Upper fuselage panel, Side small Vents, Under-nose lights, nose radar scribing. Most of these were added but not all. Some small issues on the wings ,so 3ft is a good viewing distance. There is no dark area in front of gun panel, just a photo lighting issue. Thanks for Looking Comments always Welcome Bill D
  15. Hello On behalf of the Three Rivers IPMS club ,I would like to hear about this status. Anybody else with Tax-exempt status. This was recently questioned as we attempted to purchase awards for our Annual Show. Love to see some Information Regards Bill D.
  16. Thank You All very Much for the Positive feedback Regards Bill
  17. Thank You Gil We are blessed to have some great modeling talent in Pittsburgh and their willingness to share their skillsets has been a boon to our Club. Thanks for the memories and I will pass to Mr Ritter and Barry Best Regards Bill
  18. For the National American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor (ADBC) Museum, Education & Research Center Here is a few photos of the 1/72nd aircraft being donated. Academy B-17D built by Bill Ritter and Painted by Bill Dedig Special Hobby B-18 Donated by Mr Eric Robey ,Built and Painted by Bill Dedig Special Hobby P-35..Built and Painted by Bill Dedig Hasagawa P-40E..Built and Painted by Bill Dedig Thanks for Taking a Look These will be donated from Three Rivers IPMS in Pittsburgh Regards Bill D
  19. Mike from all the Guys who visited from Pittsburgh...😃 Thank You & Your Team.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. That is a Very Nice Viper Regards Bill
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