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    Judging Question

    Always read the rules. There are almost always wonderful little loopholes. Dak
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    Judging Question

    Actually, I am referring to some old hands more than newbies. Several old hands I know have come up sharp because they failed to keep up with the rule changes. One, who was a long time National attendee and vendor, found his model un-expectedly put into the dioramas. Dak
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    Judging Question

    What gets me is all the people who seem to be totally blind sided by the rules. The stuff is readily available and yet, many appear shocked when they get moved to a different category or simply don't win. Dak
  4. I bet everyone has some stuff they have been saving for that “perfect” project. What are they and how long have you had them. Mind is the Heller Chebec. I got it in 1979. Dak
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    THE SHELF OF WOE

    All serious model builders have a Shelf of Woe. That shelf (or shelves) of unfinished models. I have about 50 uncompleted projects. How about the rest of you. Here are a few of mine. Dak
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    THE SHELF OF WOE

    I always called it the Shelf of Woe because the stuff is not dead, but because I stopped working on it for various reasons. Last year I revived several and finished them. They set there mocking me. Dak
  7. Now, if we can just convince pretty girls that it is like community college. Dak
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    What is the oldest thing you are saving?

    I write the date I acquired something on whatever it is. This is great incentive to use stuff. "What ? I can't have had this 15 years!" I still have parts from the Aurora Mummy kit (I built it when I was 10) which I've been saving for a special scifi or fantasy project. Dak
  9. Neat! This is the kind of thing I would like to see more of promoting the art of models and IPMS. Dak
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    A DYING HOBBY?

    I often hear we are in a dying hobby. I disagree. Today I just got this delivered. A 1/35th Maus tank with interior. In1987, the only kit of this tank was a horrible resin kit. Now we have a kit with a full interior along with three others by Takom and DML, in 1/35th. I find it hard to believe Trumpeter would go to all the effort if there was not money to be made. After all, who builds VCRs any more, right? Dak
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    A DYING HOBBY?

    This is just the silly nonsense which drives many from IPMS. None here are calling names, we are all adults and the only “porongrahic” reference was in context of the discussion. It’s time IPMS grew up and accepted the bulk of its members are adults. I would agree profanity is ill-manner and posting insults are uncalled for. Non-IPMS politics are mostly off topic, but some things are pertinent to the conversation. Under the rules, posting about some of the policy’s of WWII would be a violation of policy. And you should update what you hear on prime time, there is plenty of stuff said suggestively there that can’t be said here. Dak
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    A DYING HOBBY?

    What I do mostly is talk to people. Show them pictures on my phone. Write articles on almost every model I build and submit them to the Journal. i am currently working up some stuff.....photos and background to submit to local art museums. We recently ran an ad in the local college newspaper. Dak
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    A DYING HOBBY?

    My comment on ancestry was ment as a joke. I don’t really care about it one way or the other, except in historical context. In this day and time in America, it is a trivial thing to get hung up over. For me, I am an American, everything else is second, period. My following remarks were about worthless censorship imposed on IPMS adults because someone MIGHT get offended. Censorship is one of the world’s greatest evil. The idea of videos on YouTube is merely an idea. I have no idea what is already up, but it falls in the parameters of cheap, easy, and can reach a lot of people. Dak
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    A DYING HOBBY?

    Personally, I don't care about ethnicity. Like the exact shade of paint, it is a silly thing to get upset about, in the United States. However, it is my experience that minority groups often take umbrage with words not intended as demeaning or insulting. But on the subject of what we can do to enlarge our "market share", the idea of videos on Youtube sounds better and better. While some tutorial stuff would be good, I think it would be better to show more of the finished work. Watching a model being built is pretty boring stuff, unless you have an immediate interest the particular subject or technique. Footage of contests showing all the highly skill works and the vast variety of stuff would draw a lot of intertest. I no idea what might be currently been done in this direction because I don't do more than occasionally graze YouTube. Maybe we should plan on making such an effort at the Chattanooga show, if someone isn't already doing such a thing. Dak
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    A DYING HOBBY?

    Noel, I disagree with you on the Civil War PC stuff. I was just out at Barnes & Noble where I saw numerous magazines related to the CW. At least one had a Confederate flag prominent on the cover. I think your take is a bit tainted with over conservatism. Times change and the attitude of people change. I grew up in the heart of Civil War country. My great-grandfathers fought for the South. One was part of the militia that captured John Brown and stood guard on his body. But I think a large portion of the Confederate monuments SHOULD be taken down because they are used as rally points for the neo-nazis and KKK. The world lost the right to the swastila because of Hitler and company. America gave up the confederate flag when the KKK and others started using it as a symbol of terror and no one spoke out against it. Things like the changing name of the Redskins is a result of pubic pressure. If the people as a whole didn't care, there would be no change. It is not always mere correctness, but a sea change in public awareness. The pictures from Dachau changed the way many felt about Jews, the war, and racial superiority, in general. I have no problem with re-enactors, or models of the Confederacy. I don't have a big problem with models of aircraft flown by hardcore Nazis like Rudel. But it does make me angry that stuff related to Rudel can be displayed at a contest, but a scene depicting something like the train at Dachau in 1945 is forbidden. I think IPMS has often acted on the opinions of a tiny handful obsessed with not offending anyone. BTW, my family goes back before the Revolution, so if you aren't Native American, you're all immigrants. LOL I think Richard Marmo has some very good ideas. Posting shots from a contest on YouTube would be a way to go. Put up something every year showing the National and the works displayed would be a good way to go. Show the stuff as ART. Show the content of the vendor's rooms. This is the kind of thing which spikes people's interest. Dak
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    A DYING HOBBY?

    We had a couple people come by the club. No string takers, but I have pursued it like I planned....life, you know. But the big thing about advertising is persistent. However, the idea is relatively free and easy. Dak
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    A DYING HOBBY?

    Yes, they deleted my post about my figures. This is exactly the type of thing that drives people out of IPMS. We are adults having an adult conversation. Yet, we get treated like we we naughty middle schoolers! Yet, nose art of a naked woman with suggestive captions are quite acceptable! Extremely inconsistent. Bill, your idea is very similar to what I did. I got back issues of the Journal and put them around in local doctors and dentist offices. Dak
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    Iraqi Mig-25RB

    My ICM 1/48th Mig-25 is almost done.
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    A DYING HOBBY?

    Unfortunately, IPMS/USA still tends to think in “juvenile” or “family” terms and are overly concerned about lawsuits if someone gets offended I’m 65 and am quite able to look at figures of naked people, Payton peeing in the Rhine, or scenes showing violence like a concentration camp without being offended by them any more than the Christ on the cross diorama, I saw one year. It does bother me there are SS troops all over the place, but showing their victims is verboten Dak
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    PZL P11 III “Cleveland” 1932 scratch scale 1/32

    Excellent, and with a figure, too!
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    Iraqi Mig-25RB

    Thanks guys, and here it is complete with the pilot.
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    Nice Shooting!

    A Macchi C.200 shot down by an LRDG patrol. This is the pacific Coast kit and is really horrid. There is a HUGE gap at the wing roots and the landing gear has a rotten fit. The resin engine needs lots of detail work. D-Day figures. Dak
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    Capturing the moment

    The AFVCLUB kit with figures from Alpine, Stalingrad, Bravo6, and MiniArt. I think the DML 251 is a better kit. Dak
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    A CHALLENGE FOR THE NEW YEAR

    I am challenging everyone to put a scale figure with EVERY model they build in 2019. Scale doesn't matter nor the number you should add, but try adding at least one. Dak
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