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  1. You know, I wasn’t aware of that judges table for several years myself. I have to believe there is something that can be done to better promote that.
    I took advantage of it last year, and the guys who volunteered to look at the models were absolutely stellar! I learned a lot. As a matter of fact, one model that I just couldn’t figure out what was wrong, The one judge looked at it and after a thorough look he says, here you go lol as he rolled the model in the light, there was a ghost seam , and he said, look in these classes at this level of competition These are the fine detail things that people look for. I never saw it. If you go to another nationals, I think it’s valuable to take advantage of those guys who volunteer to give your model of once over 🙂

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  2. I have Tamiya's F-15J in 1/32 scale and I have 2 questions:

    1. It has no PE or resin in the kit but it does have white metal landing gear. Reading the rules I think this statement means it would still fit in this BKB class:  As a general guideline, kit parts that are necessary to complete and support the overall structure of the completed model are allowed. Can you let me know if metal gear that are included in the kit fit the intent of that statement?

    2. If I were to build it in-flight will it be forced into the Elevated Aircraft Entries category? With respect to my 1st question it relates to whether I would buy aftermarket for it. I will build it in flight regardless, I just always had this question about that rule but it didn't mean anything to me until BKB came around. I definitely like setting up the build for BKB if I can. 

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  3. Hey Steve thanks for the ideas and the feedback! It was late in the day before I noticed the note on my entry form. Glad I was able to connect with you 🙂 I think you and James are onto something there. I was getting to complicated with the trials I was doing to display it. Just a clear plexi riser may be just the trick. Will be a good winter project for me. Although...I got really excited about carriers after talking to James about his Connie. I have the Kitty Hawk in my stash and I am almost positive it's coming out this Fall. I am going to do something with it to lift the deck and display the hangar bay so these ideas will get put to good use! You'll see it in 2 years if you guys are in Wisconsin I bet.



  4. Hey guys I had a note from a judge whose name was Steve to get in touch with him at the Show on Saturday. I had been over at the judges table where they were doing model reviews, but hadn’t seen the note at the time so I’m wondering if somebody knows who that might be? The note was on my USS enterprise aircraft carrier if that’s helpful. Steve if you happen to read this or if any of you guys know who Steve is would you please have them contact me through the private message here.


  5. Wish i could help but I don’t have enough info. I can tell you the 1 pontos set I’ve bought and used was better than anything else I’ve used by far. Now the real question is whether you’ll scrap this whole thought process and buy the new 1/200 one!

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