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RONBO

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  1. Gentleman, You may want to check what is posted. Mr Bell is still president and the information provided is very out of date. I am sure with what is going on during this pandemic other things are important. Just a heads up. RONBO.
  2. They are still there as I type. Don't understand it. After each new event contest whatever. The date is the last line. All of the upcoming contests have a date December 31 1969. Go figure. Ronbo
  3. On the main page it seems that December 31 1969 is a popular date for contests. How can I get on the time machine. I could change all the mistakes I made in my life. Just kidding. But the dates are wrong. RONBO Head bottle washer.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  12. Smooth like Coolwhip! Great work James Ronbo.
  13. 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.
  14. I have always found it easier to buy direct from the manufacturer. Costs are lower and shipping times 10 days or less. Ronbo.
  15. I just received the Journal yesterday. I was concerned myself mine most times shows up at beginning of the month. RONBO.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  19. Is there an option to enter armor models in the IPMS contest? If one wants not to have their armor judge by the AMPS style. RONBO
  20. I am sorry to hear about that. Is there an option for armor builders to enter the IPMS contest? Ronbo
  21. Thanks everyone. I will just go with what's in the kit. And Don I will be in Indy that weekend. Pick different dates will ya! Once again thank you to all. Ronbo.
  22. I just picked up the Rob Walker Team Lotus Type 72C 1970 The decals seem sort of tame ,lame Ect.... I was looking for the sponser decals. Any leads would be of great help. Also I would like to wire up the engine. I would think I could use old Tamiya F1 car to guide me there. I anyone can point me in the right direction that would help very much. Thank you. Ronbo
  23. We had a great time at the Kontest on Saturday. Great models and very good vendors. I look forward to next year. Clare, Jack sezzz hello. I like the new venue also. Ronbo.
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