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dvonalmen last won the day on July 29 2019

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About dvonalmen

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    Plastic Habit
  • Birthday 08/26/1951

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    Von Almen
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    IPMS Gen. R. L. Scott
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    Northshore of Oahu
  • Interests
    Building mostly automotive subjects - especially Corvettes. Have begun building a couple of ship models - nice change of pace.

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  1. Dak, Great job. Reminds me of the back room at the Habitat ReStore. Have a nice day and keep on modeling. David Von Almen, Gentleman modeler in the islands
  2. Welcome to IPMS/USA. It is a great place to meet fellow modelers and if you are a remote modeler it keeps you in touch with the hobby. Have a nice day and model on. David Von Almen, Gentleman modeler in the islands
  3. Wow, these sound great to me. One question - do you ship to Hawaii? Have a nice day. David Von Almen, Gentleman Modeler on the island
  4. Rick, Nice job on these cars. Open wheel racers are really nice when detailed like you have them. Thank you for sharing them on the forum. David Von Almen, Gentleman modeler
  5. Mark, Very nice work. I really like the small scale cars but my eyes just don't like them much any more. Thank you for sharing. David Von Almen, Gentleman Modeler
  6. Very nice job. I like both the forklift and the pallet jack.. David Von Almen, Gentleman Modeler
  7. Wonderful build. I really like the Pixar lamp logo. David Von Almen, gentleman modeler in the islands
  8. Sorry you have been having this issue. I find white to be the most difficult color to paint. On my 1953 and 1954 Corvette models I used a gloss clear that said it never yellows but over the years both have begun to do just that. Now for the question. Did you prime the body before painting? On my 1954 I primed the body with white primer and on the 1953 I used gray then white primers. The '54 has yellowed the most but it was built about 10 years earlier than the '53 and I learned a little more about paint. Sorry I don't have any idea why your paint dried flat but I just had to respond
  9. Thank you sir! Yes i have attended a few meetings and I love it. It's my first ever club so very excited about that

  10. Hello Julio. Welcome to the forum. I see from your IPMS number you have known just how great being a member of IPMS/USA really is. I see you are in Perry, Georgia. Have you looked into the IPMS Gen. Robert L. Scott Chapter that meets and the Museum of Aviation? A great bunch of folks. I have been a member of the chapter for 35 years. Now I am their long distance member living in Hawaii. Check them out if you haven't already. Have a nice day. David Von Almen, Gentleman Modeler (in paradise)
  11. Wow! What a great read. I feel IPMS/USA is alive and well. As for shows I have to say I miss those parts of the Society the most. Living in Hawaii the shows are very far away and talk about expense of getting there - over the top. However, I am really looking forward to the 2021 Nationals in Las Vegas as Las Vegas is known as the ninth island here in Hawaii and there are a lot of flights from here to there so I will be there and hopefully with a couple of models to show off. Keep building. David Von Almen, Gentleman modeler (in paradise)
  12. Paul, Enjoy screaming down the Autobahn. I drive a Corvette Grand Sport Convertible on the island but with the average speed limit of 35mph on the island there is no screaming going on here just fun top down cruising. Have a nice day and build a model. David Von Almen, Gentleman Modeler
  13. The first thing we need to do for our own PR is talk up modeling when ever you can. Modeling is a solitary hobby mostly done by yourself in your hobby room so a Society like IPMS/USA is a great way to make new friends and meet people with like interests. My own experience came over 33 years ago when I joined my local club and was the only automotive modeler in the group. Took some time to get in with the group but I helped myself by inviting other automotive modelers I met along the way - 6 to 8. Some stayed and some left rather quickly and life took it toll also. PR is up to all of
  14. Wow Paul been a while. Germany is a long way from good old Warner Robins. I too have left the area and now reside on the lovely island of Oahu on the North Shore. Good to know where you are these days. David Von Almen, Gentleman Modeler
  15. Wow! this has been such fun. Reading all the things - wanting change in the National Convention & Contest, reading how folks have left the Society over the years for one thing or another, and realizing that everyone has an opinion - or at least the 18 to 20 members that have taken the time to get involved in the conversation on this thread. It all comes down to one thing - get involved, period. It is the only way change can be done. If you look at the ballot in the May/June 2019 issue (not the July/August 2019 issue as printed on the cover of the latest issue) you will find that each offic
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