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AeroNutTom

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About AeroNutTom

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  • Birthday October 29

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  • FirstName
    Tom
  • LastName
    DeMichael
  • IPMS Number
    49640
  • Local Chapter
    Eddie Rickenbacker (Columbus)
  • City
    Painesville
  • State
    Ohio
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    Male
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    Buckeyes, Browns, Panthers, Indians. 48th scale aircraft. Video games. Specialize in sarcasm.
  1. Just wanted to throw this out there for discussion. I saw some talk on another forum about this past weekend's show in Indy and how someone bought out entire tables early on in the show. IS this a general issues across the country? If so should we consider mending rules/guidelines to restrict buying out tables to a time limit? IE someone said Cincinnati has the option to buy out a table only after 12 PM. Which can give anyone time to browse through all the vendors at least twice (IMO). I've been to a few shows and I know a guy who walks around for the sole purpose of buying out tables to re-sell on eBay and I know the vendors are there to make money and a buy out could almost be a dream to some of them. I don't want to deter people from doing that. But I am curious as to what the general consensus is on this. thanks all Tom PS moderators if this is in the wrong forum please advise, I wasn't really sure where to post it.
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    Looking for a spare part A3D 1/48 Trumpeter

    haha i feel even worse now! I apologize! Get anything good while here? Tom
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    Looking for a spare part A3D 1/48 Trumpeter

    wow Dave i'm so sorry I used to get email notifications when someone respond's to these posts. I didn't get one for this. I have however found someone who was willing to part with the pieces. So I should have them on hand soon. Thank you for offering though! Tom
  4. Soooo this is going to be a long shot, but I'm working on the A3D Skywarrior (1/48 Trumpeter) that was given to me by a friend who passed away. I'm trying to make it in time for Blizzcon ( Feb 20th) and as I'm working I finally realize I'm missing one of the wheel rims for the front landing gear. Would anyone be willing to part with one rim? I know this is a stretch, but I was hoping I'd be able to finish this in time for the show (since he was a Columbus member and judge) for his memory. Please let me know. Ps I know there are resin wheels, I'm not a big resin fan was hoping to build the kit OOB. thanks Tom
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    What was your first model store like?

    Unfortunately, my first hobby store was hobbytown USA, but at the time the people who owned it from what I remember really enjoyed the modeling hobby not the RC part of it. It's become very disappointing to go to now, and I only go there if I have a gift card. I much prefer to shop at Stewart's Hobbies in Willoughby now, love the people who own it, very down to earth nice people. But that being said I guess Hobbyland was my first REAL model store. oh the friday memories... i miss living in Columbus.
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    Omaha?

    I understand your disappointment and sympathize with you. I've heard a lot of people wishing that san diego would place a bid for the nationals but i've also heard they can't get their hotel prices down and that their venue costs are astronomical. Which from what i've heard is just how the west coast is.
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    Omaha?

    True, but I'm just saying that I'm not going to spend 6 days(out and back) driving to go the Nat's. That 4 additional hotel nights and gas. Phoenix would have been an easy days drive. Not that it matters to anyone but we west coasters but that means that there will have been at least 5 middle or east Nats until we get something we can drive to reasonably. Yea, I know west coast is not convenient for the east coasters. I'm just kind of disappointed that they didn't give a little more consideration to Phoenix. I got a bit excited when Phoenix bid. I'm just disappointed, but I am sure the modelers from the flyover states are excited. yeah that's understandable but I think they did give both a reasonable amount of consideration and if you dont want to spend the 6 day trip to go then you could fly that would save you $$ on your trip. It's not that I don't think I would like to go to Omaha, I'm just disappointed that they haven't had something a little closer to the left coast. It will have been a while before another one is within reasonable driving distance. just curious, what is considered reasonable? To me reasonable (a day trip) is between 12-15 hours. Did you have the chance to go to Colorado?
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    Omaha?

    True, but I'm just saying that I'm not going to spend 6 days(out and back) driving to go the Nat's. That 4 additional hotel nights and gas. Phoenix would have been an easy days drive. Not that it matters to anyone but we west coasters but that means that there will have been at least 5 middle or east Nats until we get something we can drive to reasonably. Yea, I know west coast is not convenient for the east coasters. I'm just kind of disappointed that they didn't give a little more consideration to Phoenix. I got a bit excited when Phoenix bid. I'm just disappointed, but I am sure the modelers from the flyover states are excited. yeah that's understandable but I think they did give both a reasonable amount of consideration and if you dont want to spend the 6 day trip to go then you could fly that would save you $$ on your trip.
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    Omaha?

    Omaha is as pretty much dead center as you get. to drive from Boston to Omaha it's about 21 hours to drive from San Marcos to Omaha it's 22 hours. Not sure how much more centralized you can get than that. just my 2 cents.
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    What won best of show?

    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/2015%20IMPS%20Nats/DSCN7939.jpg that was best of show. -Tom
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    Got any models from childhood on display?

    These are from when I was roughly 10-13, so 15-18 years ago...
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    1/48 B-47 build....

    fantastic but I thought the B-47 was the Stratojet not the stratofortress (saw your post on hyperscale, j/w)
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    1/72 C-5 & C-17 at a reasonable price

    they could do it in 48th scale too that would be impressive :-P
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    1/72 C-5 & C-17 at a reasonable price

    wow that would be incredible if someone would come out with that i would be so excited!
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