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SkyKing last won the day on January 25 2022

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    Airliners (Braniff), civil aircraft, real space, sci-fi (Star Trek)

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  1. Jmarc, your models are simply superb! I hope to see them in person at a future U.S. National Convention/Contest! Come on down!
  2. Part of the problem with the kit’s nose gear is that some of the design is fictional. I’m working on a detailed explanation and correction; stay tuned!
  3. Front landing gear is too short. The airplane had a definite nose-high attitude when on the ground. Other than that, which is probably the fault of the kit, excellent model!
  4. This discussion begs the question “Why is there no Vignettes category for Automotive entries?”
  5. To a certain extent, yes. Would those non-members have a local show to attend, where they can buy those raffle tickets and shop for bargains and potentially win an award to take home and put on their mantel, without IPMS? Probably not!
  6. The Executive Board must have seen a different President’s Message from the one that was in my copy of the Journal, for I don’t find anything offensive about it at all. I’ve been a member since 1967, and I’ve seen too many of the “trophy hounds” of which David speaks, as well as too many critics of IPMS on various on-line forums who do nothing but complain and obviously don’t know what they are talking about. I have personally responded to many such critics to address their misconceptions, but usually to no avail; it seems in most cases their minds are made up and there is no point confusing them with facts. So I completely understand David’s point. Further, I certainly didn’t see anything in David’s message remotely hostile toward or denigrating modelers who favor “newer, non-traditional modeling genres such as Gundam/Gunpla, Mecha, MaK, Anime and other Science Fiction subjects” as the Board’s report implies. I think the Board owes David an apology.
  7. Brought to you by IPMS-North Central Texas! When: Saturday, June 3, 2023 Where: Grapevine Convention Center, 636 South Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For entry forms, contest rules, and further info, visit: http://ipmsnct.net/Scalefest.htm
  8. Nice build. But it’s not “Northrup;” it’s “Northrop.”
  9. Received today (Friday, April 28) the mis-sent items from Mr. Zeller. The space-time continuum has been restored and all is well.
  10. Mr. Zeller and I both placed orders from the same UK seller at about the same time. Due to a screw-up by Royal Mail, he received my order and I received his. Upon learning of the problem, the seller sent us each other’s postal address so we could exchange the items as agreed. I mailed Mr. Zeller’s order to him on March 28, including a cover letter with my email address and phone number in case he needed to contact me. USPS postal tracking reports that the parcel was “delivered at the front door or porch at 4:04 pm on March 30, 2023 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87114.” However, as of today, April 19, I have neither heard from him nor received my items. If any IPMSers in the Albuquerque area know Mr. Zeller, I would appreciate it if you could contact him on my behalf and remind him to send my items to me. They are irreplaceable from any other source and were the last such items in the inventory of the seller. Thanks in advance.
  11. They occasionally show up on eBay at outrageous prices. Are you prepared to pay as much as $1,500.00? This probably one of the rarest kits ever. I think it was only in Revell’s catalog for a year. It was a poor seller when new.
  12. SkyKing

    USS Choctaw

    I knew Rusty, and I know too he would be quite pleased with your work.
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