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  1. Would the members of the steering committee be actually running the show? That was the goal with this suggestion: consistent show management year after year
  2. Back about 2006 or 7 there was an idea floated about have two standing committees with the key people needed to run the Nationals: Convention. Chair, Vendor Chair, Seminar Chair and Treasurer/Registrar. The treasury got taken over by the EB and national trophy package was offered... and that's about all the idea produced in the end. The idea was that local clubs would express an interest, then if chosen would supply most of the local manpower, including a facility coordinator as a go-between for the EB. One team would run even years, the other odd. This idea has merit facing a lack of bidders and local clubs unwilling or unable to invest the thousands of man-hours needed to plan a national convention. A permanent vendor chairman could even be implemented for a smooth year-after-year operation with largely the same vendors.
  3. It may REALLY be time to implement the Blue/Gold National Committe idea proposed 15-20 years ago.
  4. Why the secrecy? This will be the first time in years (or ever?) the bidding group has been kept from the membership.
  5. It's all here, still in the forums August 2-5, haven't seen an update yet.
  6. Tape it down and try to unwarp it with a hair dryer on low or medium. That should make it pliable to cool at the right shape. The worst outcome would be it is further ruined? Maybe a vac canopy replacement if all else fails?
  7. Even with this photo on the table or in a notebook, I would hesitate to guarantee it would excuse what would be perceived as a "flawed" or "messy" paint job. We have been trained to expect sharp lines. I say this from experience having heard judges dismissing "sloppy" invasion stripes as "poorly executed" in 2009 at Columbus.
  8. Dave, you may be correct that the W12 belongs in 103B, but don't be surprised to find in 710B!!
  9. Yeah, but it's the best I know of even if it was 40 years too early.
  10. The best resource for this used to be the Floating Drydock booklet. Mine is old and now out of print, but they've put it on a CD now https://floatingdrydock.com/books.html About a quarter down the page.
  11. Question: Would waterlining the hull be considered a major modification?
  12. Chris, Is it single media? Ed will ask... A Tamiya PoW truly built out of the Box would likely qualify.
  13. A standing set of Blue/Gold Convention teams and a rotation of set locations with contract guarantees have been proposed several times and it may be time to revive the idea given the expense and lack of bidders.
  14. I will be doing a full length P-6 in 1/72, I've already printed the master and sent it to the caster. At 18 hours, it might not be practical to print them. I am worried about sagging over the long term, especially if the modeler chooses to mount the plane in the launching position. I also have the option of laser cutting the sheet steel out of plastic. As everything is designed, I can print the whole thing in sections. I tried that, but it wasn't something I would have been happy spending a hundred on, so I didn't proceed. The 1/48th is available, but Gil got an early prototype that was completely 3D printed. For production, I have made the pedestal, lower "box", deck and cradle as cast resin parts. The other small bits are still 3D printed. The 1/32 one awaits the arrival of my Elegoo Jupiter printer, it will be able to print the masters, and it will be produced the same way. If somebody really wants a full length one, email me at nautilusmodels@gmail.com and we can talk. James@Nautilus
  15. Except, in the end, they didn't....
  16. I think it fits the intent, but Ed will have the final say.
  17. I got this email yesterday: Dear Region Coordinators 5 officers of the Spartanburg Scale Modelers decided that due to my personal health issues and other Extenuating circumstances beyond our control it was decided to cancel the Sparta Con April 16 2022. This is something We take seriously and not lightly. We have no future plans to hold a convention in the near future. We Remain Spartanburg Scale Modelers Tim Kirkland President 29144
  18. Out of the Box is defunct at the National level; we'll see if it dies out locally. The new category is Basic Kit Build. No extras allowed, even if in the box. The analogy given was think of it like this: Eduard Weekend edition is OK, Profi-Pack (or above) is not.
  19. I was just notified that Johnny passed away last night after along illness. Johnwas a long time member of IPMS and helped revolutionize model ship building. More to follow.
  20. The way things usually go, only 200 would vote, and if approved there'd still be howls of outrage at Omaha that it wasn't advertised enough by the same guys who CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO VOTE! 4000 members, 500 votes for officers, or roughly 12.5% ... which isn't enough to pass an amendment under the old CBL. (10% now)
  21. BMF is treated no differently than paint, when applied as a finished surface. I think the only way BMF would result in movement to a regular category would be as the use as a structural element, such as insulation batting or blast bags on a ship. But that's just my guess.
  22. It sounds like a Basic Kit Build to me.
  23. Are you aware of the Eduard Bunny Fighter Club? It gets you a 15% discount. And buy $250 gets you free FedEx shipping, usually 3-4 days. I go in with some of the local guys to get to the 250 easier sometimes.
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