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  1. The Marriott is up and booking now. Did not open till 0800 EST
  2. Tim, while you do make some valid points please tell the whole story. I met one of your friends Thomas at the Nationals with his two little girls who both entered the contest and won awards in the junior category. I am sure Thomas also told you that he had his family membership refunded due to the fact that another IPMS member payed it forward. There was another junior that his membership taken care of the same way. He also had entered in to the contest and won several awards. Marie the Office Mgr made sure to seek out juniors to pay there membership from the kindness of the anonymous member. I also personally gave a young modeler a kit that I won in the raffle that I would have never built, it was a 1/32 scale P-51 Mustang that he was more than enthusiastic to get. I also gave another a book on helicopters and they were just as appreciative to get it. As far as entry in to the convention, there has always been a reduced charge. I know it doesn't seem like much, but there are people (including E-board members) who try to do things to encourage younger modelers. I also took time to talk to Thomas and the mom of the other young modeler. Mike Van Schoonhoven IPMS/USA 2nd VP
  3. The dates for the shows are: Phoenix July 31 - August 4 2018 Chattanooga August 7 - 10 2019 Corrected the dates. Still suffering from convention lag.
  4. jsimon, please contact the IPMS/USA office manager Marie @ omipmsusa@gmail.com.. She will look into it and get you taken care of. Mike Van Schoonhoven
  5. Contact the new office manager (Marie) at omipmsusa@gmail.com and she can look into for you.
  6. Try this website. They have a lot of instruction sheets with the kits. www.1999.co.jp Just search Hobbyboss FJ-4 and will pop up. Can't provide a link as I am on my cell, but I did find it. Hope that helps! Mike
  7. I like it Dennis. Glad you posted a picture as I never got to see it on the table in Columbus.
  8. Awesome looking model. The paint and finish look really good!
  9. Gil, if I were you, I would not count on it. Here is the link that I found for the form. http://www.ipmsusa2014.com/2014_IPMS-USA_Convention_Registration_Form.pdf Mike
  10. Not trying to muddy the waters as I understand that you are asking as a beginner modeler. First you need a little information in regards to the weapon. By this I mean that there are different types of finishes that are applied to the real deal to basically protect the metal from rusting. Two of the most common finishes found on military are blued and parkerized. To replicate blued finishes you could mix equal parts dark blue and black as it is a very dark color. As some have suggested black would work as well and then use graphite rubbed in with your finger. Parkerized finishes are a little bit more complicated. The reason is they can range from almost black to a grayish green. The grayish green can be replicated using a dark gray with a green wash. Examples: M1 Garand = Parkerized metal M1 Carbine = Parkerized metal K98 = Blued Mosin Nagant = Blued Type 38, 99 = Blued M1911 = Parkerized I hope this helps and I hope that it did not make it more confusing. Mike
  11. Booked my room yesterday via the tellie and had no problem. $134 a night and the block is good three days before and three days after.
  12. Here is a link to a 1/72 resin one. http://anigrand.com/AA2083_B-32.htm HTH, Mike
  13. The tables are 8'x24". This is what is listed and what is in the vendors terms and conditions sheet. Mike
  14. Mark, Don't know if this will help you, but here is a link for a review. http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/aca/kit_aca_2182.shtml Mike
  15. Hey Pappy. Try Tamiya Khaki Drab. I have used it on a couple Shermans that I built. If you airbrush, put down a base of 50/50 Khaki Drab and Black. Next spray straight Khaki Drab, kinda of in a cloud pattern in the center of panels leaving the darker base towards the edges. Once that is complete spray 75/25 Khaki Drab/Desert yellow. This you want to spray on your upper surfaces as this will give a faded appearance. All paints are of the Tamiya line. I thin with Mr. Hobby thinner. This works for me. I will try to post some pics or find a link to one of my Shermans. HTH. Mike
  16. Gil, Please put the xacto, glue and instructions down and step away from the workbench. Take a deep breath and count to ten. You will be alright. Repeat as necessary. Just thought I would try to help Gil. I was in the same position last night, but I beat it. You can too. See you in Phoenix Mike
  17. Carl, Here is a start for you. I just glanced at it and think you might find some useful info. http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737family/ Mike
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