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  1. Ah - the ever useful spreadsheet. :smiley13:


    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,


  2. 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.

  3. Hi Neighbor :smiley17:,


    Welcome to the Forum. You will find it both interesting and helpful. :smiley20:


    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..:smiley4:





  4. YEA!! I received my Journal in today's mail.:smiley20:


    Looks like another delightful issue.:smiley17:


    Again my heartfelt THANKS to Chris, John, and crew for all their efforts for us. :smiley32:


    I'm really looking forward to Thanking You in person in Omaha.:smiley31:


    TAKE CARE and let's all have a Safe Trip.:smiley1:

  5. 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,


  6. 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.

  7. How do you determine the placement, and minimum amount, of counter-weight/s for your tricycle landing gear aircraft models :smiley25:


    What is your preferred choice for weights and glue/whatever to secure weights :smiley25: .

  8. I joined online and received a receipt via email. What is my "member number"? Where would I look for it, also does IMPS/USA have a member services area where you can review your account?



    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,

  9. I've got a MAC and want to start posting photos here. I have a photo bucket account all set up with some photos in it. I've tried using instructions I got from a PC person, but they don't work. Anyone have any words of advice/wisdom/instruction?


    PS: I know this has been asked before. It would probably be a good idea if there were instructions on how to do this somewhere on this site, don't 'cha think?



    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 :smiley4: ) using the above procedure.


    Good Luck, See you in Phoenix, and TAKE CARE. :smiley20:

  10. 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. :smiley20:


    I also use the non-business end of a paint brush to break-up settled paint before stirring.


    See you in Phoenix. :smiley17:

  11. ..... All air connections seem complete no leaks are apparent and seems like plenty of air coming out the pointy end. .....


    An old trick :smiley2: for testing connections for leaks is to liberally use soapy water around them and watch for air bubbles while you run your compressor.


    You'll :smiley27: your airbrush once you've got it set-up. :smiley20:


    Happy Holidays.

  12. Gil,


    Love :wub: your step-by-step construction photos and very helpful supporting commentary as you go along.


    Thanks for sharing and I'm really enjoying following your build.


    Looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix and TAKE CARE,

  13. As a mater of fact , I still have and use some of those old T-pins and if you look close you might find the wax paper I used to keep the glues from sticking to everything. Even though I had duplicate or working plans made I still wanted to keep as clear as I could. :-)

    Yep, Ron. As I recall my building base was a couple layers of cardboard box laid out flat, the model plans laid over that, and the wax paper pinned over those, and then the assembly on top held in place by simple straight pins straight out of my mother's sewing machine drawer (with her permission and encouragement :smiley17: ).


    Occasionally I'd spread glue over my fingers because I enjoyed peeling it off after it dried. AH, the joys of youth!!


    Thanks for the memory jog, TAKE CARE and Hope to see you and Robin (I remembered this time :smiley9: ) in Phoenix. :smiley20:

  14. Nice old-school style build going there! ............!


    GIL :smiley16:

    Agree - and it sure brings back fond memories of my early (balsa stick and tissue paper) modeling days in the late 40s. :smiley20:


    Only thing missing is the building base for the straight-pins and wax paper ...... :rolleyes:

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