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ralph4hand

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  1. Suggest you contact Chuck Holte, the Convention Chairman at; chair@ipmsusa2013.com He's in the best position to know about or check into this. There have been past reports of "Sold-out" by Hotel Staff that were incorrect. Good Luck and TAKE CARE, Ralph
  2. The official 2013 Convention web page came on-line today and is an excellent presentation of information on the event. My congratulations, to Eieen Persichetti, Webmaster, on her exceptionally well designed Convention web page. It's easy to navigate, well thought out, and above all; very informative at this stage of development. THANK YOU Eieen. :-)
  3. Yes, it was a "Special" inserted into a Journal issue.
  4. My congratulations to our hosts on an exceptionally well run convention. Everything exceeded my expectations and I came home me with many fond memories. My sincere THANK YOU TO ALL.
  5. Booked my room today and received my Confirmation via eMail. Making my Reservation went very smoothly :-)
  6. It would be very helpful if someone "in the know" from the CO Convention group could chime in here. PLEASE
  7. Mike, THANK YOU very much for your prompt and very specific response to the queries on this Forum. Your info is certainly most interesting and intriguing. See You in Orlando and TAKE CARE,
  8. Ah - the ever useful spreadsheet. Each year I map out my personal schedule using an Excel spreadsheet. It has each day by half hour in a simple 3-fold one page (Tues - Sun) 3 days each side, pocket size schedule with space for friend's cell #s, must-see Vendors, etc. Anyone wanting my Excel template is welcomed - e-mail me directly at; ralf7@verizon.net See You in Orlando, have a SAFE TRIP, and TAKE CARE, Ralph
  9. A real Beauty. I'm jealous of both your obvious modeling skills and patience. Thanks for sharing your model and story.
  10. Nor am I a Twitter user - But I hope members posting original info on Twitter will also post it on these official IPMS/USA Forums. See you in Orlando - till then TAKE CARE,
  11. John. THANK YOU for your quick response to Rick's query. It is very important for any one of we members to respond to a potential IPMS/USA member's questions ASAP. Nothing will "Turn-Off" a prospective member quicker than being ignored. TAKE CARE and Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando.
  12. Bill, Absolutely love your Build;-in-Progress photos Keep em' coming... Happy Thanksgiving and TAKE CARE
  13. Vince, I'm delighted you are interested in our meeting. I've sent more meeting info via Personal Message on this Forum. See you soon and TAKE CARE,
  14. Hi Neighbor , Welcome to the Forum. You will find it both interesting and helpful. A Help - We have a small local model club, Cecil County Plastic Scale Modelers (AKA - IPMS Chapter Wanna-bes) here in Elkton, We meet the 2nd Friday night each month to share our models and talk modeling in an informal atmosphere. Our members have a variety of modeling interest. You are cordially invited to our meetings and we certainly would enjoy meeting you. Looking forward to hearing from you.. TAKE CARE, Ralph ralf7@verizon.net
  15. Dave, Hmmm interesting listing. Luckily I've been to 20 - (14 of last 15), plus the 2000 IPMS/UK International. Several took place in cities I otherwise wouldn't have visited.They have all been GREAT! I'm looking forward to seeing you in Omaha.
  16. YEA!! I received my Journal in today's mail. Looks like another delightful issue. Again my heartfelt THANKS to Chris, John, and crew for all their efforts for us. I'm really looking forward to Thanking You in person in Omaha. TAKE CARE and let's all have a Safe Trip.
  17. Bill, Welcome back into IPMS/USA. I remember you well from our old NorDelModelers Chapter days in the early 70's. I also recall you flew Seaplanes up/down the Delaware River in your time-off. Are you still doing that? I'm really enjoying IPMS and especially being retired. I'm now a real IPMS Convention Junkie (attended 14 out of the last 15) Nationals plus the Y2K IPMS/UK International. There are numerous local and regional shows within hours of us - all really enjoyable. Often we take group trips to the shows and they are always very enjoyable. We're just starting a new group - future IPMS ;-) in Northeastern Maryland (Elkton area). You are of course cordially invited to attend our meeting and I would be delighted to see you again. Our meeting are like our NorDel Modeler meetings - informal, no dues, no politics, all models and modeling info. Looking forward to seeing you again and TAKE CARE, Ralph
  18. ralph4hand

    Uglyist Airplane

    A couple of those French Bombers of the mid 30s. BTW - the TRIPLE UGLIEST KIT I ever saw has to be Revell's 1/72nd P-51D of the mid-late 60s. Amazingly, Revell had the nerve to put a photo of the model on the box and continued to market the kit in spit of it's poor quality. It was the only 1/72 P-51D kit (or should I say atrocity?) available at the time.
  19. I spray a small amount of paint thinner (always same brand as the paint I'd just used) through the airbrush - also for cleaning the disassembled airbrush parts.
  20. How do you determine the placement, and minimum amount, of counter-weight/s for your tricycle landing gear aircraft models What is your preferred choice for weights and glue/whatever to secure weights .
  21. I'm with Ron - the F4U-1D Corsair - with the P-38 F a close second.
  22. Gene, Welcome to IPMS/USA. It's a wonderful group and I hope you enjoy all it's benefits as much as I have. You will shortly receive a Membership Card via regular mail and your correct Membership Number will be obvious on it. NOTE - The membership Number #2572, in the info on the left of your e-mail posting above, is not correct. The only IPMS/USA Member account is in the IPMS/USA Membership database, and members do not have access to that. However, member inquires about their account are promptly answered by the national office in Canton, OH. Welcome Again and TAKE CARE,
  23. No, But I do put a drop or two of thinner (always same brand as paint) in the container if I've had it open for a few minutes. This replace any thinner lost due to evaporation and counters paint thickening over time. Works for me.
  24. Ron, I recently copied the following from here (or somewhere?); "For Photobucket: put your cursor over the pic you want to post and a set of URL's will appear below the pic. Highlight, COPY the DIRCT LINK url.. When you come here, put the cursor where you want the pic to be in the "reply" box. Next, click onto the "insert image" box (2nd small box to the right of the smiley icon above the typing area). When you click onto it, another rectangular box will appear at the top left of the screen with a blue "http" in it. Put your cursor over that blue http and RIGHT click your mouse. Scroll down to "paste" and click it. The direct link url that you copied from Photobucket should appear in there. Once that url is there, click the "OK" button and the pic should immediately post into the reply box. If it doesn't, a step got skipped somewhere. Hope this helps!" I managed to get the image below to load (on my MAC ) using the above procedure. Good Luck, See you in Phoenix, and TAKE CARE.
  25. Many year ago a member of our club made a few stirrers out of a small ship propellers wedded to straight sections of steel rod. Mine works great in my battery powered drill. I also use the non-business end of a paint brush to break-up settled paint before stirring. See you in Phoenix.
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