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Dakimbrell

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Dakimbrell last won the day on September 8 2014

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About Dakimbrell

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  • Birthday 06/25/1954

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    david
  • LastName
    kimbrell
  • IPMS Number
    39410
  • Local Chapter
    oklahoma historical modelers society
  • City
    norman
  • State
    oklahoma
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Norman, Oklahoma
  • Interests
    Everything, I learn even from the silence of stones.

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  1. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    Yes, they seem overly sensitive to me. Particularly sense the only ones posting areclearly adults and not upset with the discussion. Dak
  2. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    Yes, I check before hand if I think there is a question. But every now and then something gets moved for what is and arbitrary reason. In the past, I tried to find out why, and got double talk. Dak
  3. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    Actually, many things said on prime time tv would be band here. Dak
  4. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    They do seem overly dramatic.
  5. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    Disqualifying models at an American contest is what sends mobs into the halls with torches and pitchforks while the judges run like hunted animals. 😝
  6. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    Like I say, if they move it, I simply withdraw it. I got tired of the rationalization about why something should be moved. It's just easier and causes less headache. Actually, I disagree with the idea judges have more experience than the entrants. I think it is about even. Lots of contest goers ….like me... have been doing it for decades. Dak
  7. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    Everyone likes validation from their peers. Why do people get upset when their favorite sports team loses? Some even get so angry they threaten coaches and players. Yet, that is often considered "normal". It's not a hobby for me; it's a way of life. I have several hobbies, but building models is not one of them. I do not do it to relax, but as an art form and I work at it almost everyday in the same way a musician practices or an athlete works out. I don't get grossly upset if my model doesn't win if it is in a category with lots of good work, but there has been more than one case that left me going "huh?". Still, I read the rules and place my model in the category where I think it has the best chance of winning. If the Judges move it.....splitting is not moving.....I just take it off the table. The last time I let that hat happen was in 2011 when they moved a figure diorama to a vehicle diorama category. Dak
  8. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    I generally agree, Nick. However, I’ve seen a couple things in recent years that left me puzzled. If I disagree with the move, I just withdraw my model. No arguments. Dak
  9. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    Now days, I withdraw the model if they move it. Dak
  10. Dakimbrell

    Judging Question

    I don’t think I have ever seen anything disqualified, but just moved to the appropriate category. Of course, that sometimes starts arguments. I once argued my V-1 should be in Field Rockety and the head judge wanted it in Jet Aircraft. I was basing my opinion on how the V-1 was deployed and the unit operating it. Now days it gets put in Drones and UAVs. 🤔 Dak
  11. Dakimbrell

    IPMS USA PERMANENT VENUE?

    My remarks were polite, specific, and informed. Dak
  12. Dakimbrell

    IPMS USA PERMANENT VENUE?

    In part, because of low pay in certain jobs. But in places like convention hotels, many guests are on an expense account and tip bigger because it is not directly out of their pocket. The hotel staff tends to believe ALL convention goers are that way. Dak
  13. Dakimbrell

    IPMS USA PERMANENT VENUE?

    Now, you are just being insulting for no reason. For many, this is a vacation and we like to be comfortable. I like a microwave and refrigerator in the room. I want a bathroom big enough that I don have to step in the bathtub to open the door. I don't want to be expected to tip everyone at the hotel, at every turn. ( I went down to the store and bought a soda and candy bar, and when done paying, the clerk said, "No tip?") I don't want to pay to park. Cost is part of my consideration for every convention. IMO, everyone got far more for their money at Omaha, than Columbus. For what Marriott charges, I felt ripped off in Columbus. I had a very good time at the show and thought they handled that part very well. I just found the hotel to be of poor quality. I have a room at the Chattanooga Marriott, but don't expect it to be as nice as the Embassy Suites. I am well aware of the difficulties of planning an event several years out and that some locations don't offer the accommodations I prefer. I am also aware there are not scads of chapters offering to put on a National. So, you take what comes because each event is almost unique. Still, I think more thought can be given to the venue amenities and how they will effect the costs for the convention goer. Disney World was a lousy venue. From all accounts, the vendors did poorly because so much money was spent at the park. Sure the families loved it, but I specifically did not go because I knew it would be far more expensive than I was willing to pay and based on what those who went said, I was correct. Maybe you enjoy roughing it, but I have reached a stage in life where I want to be comfortable. When you come to turn down my bed and put a mint on the pillow, don't expect a tip. 😀 Dak
  14. Dakimbrell

    IPMS USA PERMANENT VENUE?

    You misquoted me. I said I do know how hard it is to put on an event. Dak
  15. Dakimbrell

    IPMS USA PERMANENT VENUE?

    I disagree, Nick. Nit picking is complaining about the restaurant not having diet Dr. Pepper. Having to pay for daily parking or having to walk several blocks is not. That is incredibly poor planning by those hosting the show. I do know how hard it is to put on an event, but with no feed back, no one will try to make improvements. Omaha and Loveland were great venues. The Marriott in Chattanooga May be wonderful, but based on my reading of their amenities, it doesn’t sound great. In the future, perhaps those choosing the venue will be more thoughtful about the overall facility. Dak
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