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RONBO last won the day on September 16 2016

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    Thorne Jr
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    IPMS Lakes Region
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    Cedar Lake
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    Long walks in the rain,Plastic glue fumes.Any Adult Drinks,Jail with my friends,Wondering how we got there in the first place,Fast cars & fast woman, Model Meetings every week,And to rule the world with an iron fist.
  1. RONBO

    Jim Woody

    This is a sad announcement. I got to meet him once. He was a fine modeler. Also a credit to the Society. He will be missed. RONBO.
  2. Good Golly Ned, I don't envy being a judge at JAXCON. That is a lot of fine work on the tables. Gil it looks like another great show. RONBO.
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    End of an era

    The only thing I can think of now is Bob Segar's Turn The Page. Damn Paine,Verlinden my heroes are dying and or retiring I will miss them all. The clock it sure ticking fast these days. Ronbo.
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    2018 Convention

    Chattanooga 2019 I think is the correct dates. A month of National conventions that would be a kick butt fun. But at my age I am not sure I could handle all that excitement. Tho I am willing to give it a shot. Just like France take the whole month of August off. Model stuff all day and night for 30 days. Just kidding here. Ronbo.
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    What's happened to MidTenn Hobbies?

    I am 99.9% sure the the shop was liquidated.The last I was aware of he was selling Grex air brushes. The last time I was vending in Tennessee he sold his whole inventory to one man that was at 2 yrs ago. Ronbo.
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    Is buying out a table an issue at shows?

    As a vendor and model builder I would never sign such a contract. As a contest participant when I am ready to leave after the judging is completed.I retrieve my models pack them up then take my leave. My models my decision. As to the vending issue everyone thinks this is a new problem vendors buy out other vendors at shows for decades right at the venue. Nothing new here.The only thing now is the E-bay sellers are more blatant and and undercut the actual worth of the vendor table. The whole reason the are there in the first place. Most that I see at contests cherry pick the table and move on. But some vendors just want to get rid of kits at almost any price. The clubs has made some money by selling the tables in the first place and I have never seen these buyer ever buy out a vendor room. It's not like you have a lot of hobby shops vending anymore you have what I like to call privateers modelers emptying out their collections. Let's face it most of us have more models than we can ever build. So rather than let someone else in my family or friends deal with it. If someone is willing to give me the proper number to buy my kits I will sell them. The last time I looked I was in America part of this is free and fair trade. So if one wants to compete in the vendor room one has to be there early and compete . The early bird gets the worm? Most of the privateers have enough models to keep buying vendor tables for years to come. RONBO.
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    1/24 vacuform P-51B Mustang

    Gil, Trumpeter has produced a 1/24 P-51 D. The kit was released about 6-8 yrs ago. Also included two resin pilots. Missed you in Chattanooga it was a great show. Ronbo.
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    Mark V*

    Gil, that is exactly what the paddles are semaphore to signal other tank when to turn without exposure to a lead filled environment. Mr. Bell your tank is very nice. Takom has a Mk IV & a MkV also. Ronbo.
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    Hasegawa 1/32 Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8, Hans Dortenmann

    Smooth like Coolwhip! Great work James Ronbo.
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    Member of 2 Chapters?

    I am member in 5 I.P.M.S. clubs an officer in one. I know my number is used to make the the required national member quota in at least one of the clubs. I have no problem with any club using my IPMS number that I am a paying member of. I consider it a service to the club that I can do to help. I also belong to 3 other modeling clubs. Needless to say I have a model meeting every week and twice a month two in one week. It's good to be retired. Add to that 33 models shows a year vending,entering contests,and looking at a lot of models. Ronbo.
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    OPINION: Online Hobby Shop

    I have always found it easier to buy direct from the manufacturer. Costs are lower and shipping times 10 days or less. Ronbo.
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    Missing June issue of Journal

    I just received the Journal yesterday. I was concerned myself mine most times shows up at beginning of the month. RONBO.
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    M4 Sherman "Fury" from the movie

    James, I think you can find the kit in the same configuration that you seek .The first Dragon kits in the red box has a Sherman with the 76 mm cannon and with a little cutting the Easy 8 running gear. I think I may still have one. From what I remember take that for what's it worth that configuration was used in late '44 thru the end of the war and beyond with various countries. I hope this helps. Ronbo, Head Bottle Washer.
  14. The Northshore club put on a great event the models were very nice. They even had a disco ball during the raffle and the during the award ceremony nice touch. The food was also very good. The vendors were excellent also. A good time had by all. Ronbo
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    SEA Decals

    Would anyone know if there are decals for the Air Force 4 Seat Skyraider in a SEA scheme? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ronbo