Join IPMS!

Join IPMS!

Post by msag.. » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 12:07:13



Fellow Modelers:

I've been "in the hobby" since I was a kid back in the '60s
and always planned on joining the International Plastic
Modelers Society otherwise known as IPMS, but never got
"around to it".  I finally relented with the prompting of a
friend who is a member and joined the local IPMS chapter back
in February.

This was the best thing I'd done concerning my model building!  
I was really impressed with the comraderie of the group and
their welcoming of new members.  For some reason, it seems that
I joined at a time when there was a wave of new recruits.
I expected to see a bunch of old guys (like myself), but was
pleased to see a grade schooler, some women, and some younger
guys ('20s).  It really is like group therapy for someone
like myself whose model building buddies have "outgrown" the
hobby and I was left to cruise the hobby shops all by myself.
This newsgroup has helped me tremendously in enjoying the hobby
but actually getting together with a group of people who are
as fanatic about models as you are really does a lot for your
self esteem.  Finally!  I can talk about metal finishes and
airliner markings with people who actually "give a damn"!
The building seminars held during the meetings have really
been helpful in exposing me to new techniques and building ideas.
I've only been to four meetings so far, but my modeling
production has increased sharply.  I'm even getting very close
to actually finishing a kit! ;^)

One of the unexpected benefits of joining the local IPMS chapter
is the model auctions that take place periodically which turn
out to be a source of inexpensive and out-of-production models.

If you have been putting off joining IPMS, I urge you to get
out of the house and sit in on your local IPMS chapter's meeting.
More IPMS info including local chapter information can be found
at www.ipmsusa.org (assuming you live in the USA).

Joining IPMS can take your hobby to a whole new level.  I know it
did this for me and I wish I had joined years ago.

Martin
Denver, CO

 
 
 

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Post by Larry Grapenti » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 13:11:12


I agree.  I joined our local chapter a few years ago, and it's been a
lot of fun.  I even got involved with the club by volenteering to run
the club's website, and helped run several local contests and a
Regional.  Right now we have just finished up our bid for a National
Convention.   I have made a lot of freinds, learned a lot about model
building, and got to check out thousands of finished models.

Larry
-----------------------------------------------------------

Larry Grapentine
IPMS #40310
Peoria, Arizona, USA

 visit the IPMS Craig Hewitt
  Chapter web site at
   www.ipms-phx.org
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Post by Ian Collin » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 05:16:31


Quote:
> If you have been putting off joining IPMS, I urge you to get
> out of the house and sit in on your local IPMS chapter's meeting.

Is there a UK-based IPMS chapter?

~~
I.C.

 
 
 

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Post by Do » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 05:23:23


"Ian Collins" sent the query:

Quote:
>> If you have been putting off joining IPMS, I urge you to get
>> out of the house and sit in on your local IPMS chapter's meeting.

>Is there a UK-based IPMS chapter?

>~~
>I.C.

There's lots of them. The IPMS originated in the UK.
To start, try here:
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ipmsuk/

HTH


Don McIntyre
Lancaster, PA

 
 
 

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Post by DMerim » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 10:01:55


Quote:
>> If you have been putting off joining IPMS, I urge you to get
>> out of the house and sit in on your local IPMS chapter's meeting.

>Is there a UK-based IPMS chapter?

>~~
>I.C.

why join?

David D. Merriman, lll

r/c submarines, 'the only way to fly!'

Aniara

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Schyner » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 15:29:09



Quote:

> >> If you have been putting off joining IPMS, I urge you to get
> >> out of the house and sit in on your local IPMS chapter's meeting.

> >Is there a UK-based IPMS chapter?

> >~~
> >I.C.

> why join?

> David D. Merriman, lll

> r/c submarines, 'the only way to fly!'

> Aniara

Indeed. There's no advantage to scale modelers having a strong
organization that would facilitate national judging standards for the
hobby, provide a framework for a national contest, offer insurance
protection for local club meetings, maintain a website that provides a
variety of links to other hobby-related sites, and protects our youth
and those of delicate sensibilities from controversial model exhibits.
Now, whether the IPMS as constituted is strong, or effectively
accomplishes any of the above-noted goals are perhaps other questions.
The fact is, if we spent all of our time on scratch-built projects
instead of those contemptible boxed kits, we would all attain such a
state of unremitting bliss that the vagaries of hobby organization would
have no more relevance to us than a "buy one, get two free' sale on
Tamiya Famos.

Mark Schynert
I would await the millenium, but I think it's already walked right by
me...

 
 
 

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Post by Dan » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 20:15:48



Quote:


> > >> If you have been putting off joining IPMS, I urge you to get
> > >> out of the house and sit in on your local IPMS chapter's meeting.

> > >Is there a UK-based IPMS chapter?

> > >~~
> > >I.C.

> > why join?

> > David D. Merriman, lll

> > r/c submarines, 'the only way to fly!'

> > Aniara

Mark --

Don't even bother.  Merriman's just trolling again.  He's been infesting
this ng long enough to have seen this topic come up over and over.

I guess his TV must be on the blink or he's otherwise bored.

 
 
 

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Post by Francis X. Kranick, Jr » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 22:06:58


(snip)

Quote:
> Don't even bother.  Merriman's just trolling again.  He's been infesting
> this ng long enough to have seen this topic come up over and over.

> I guess his TV must be on the blink or he's otherwise bored.

    Still, I'm curious about 'ol Dave.  We haven't heard much since he beat
his *** about running a seminar at the Nats next month and than admitting
to not being an IPMSer.  And, his having more pull than others and a
straight shot to the IPMS/USA E-Board...  What ever happened to that one?
    Sure has been quiet...

--
Frank
IPMS/USA 20352

"Watch it - I say - watch it fizz!"
              -   Foghorn Leghorn
*****************************
Francis X. Kranick, Jr.
CAD Drafter/CAFM Administrator
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA  USA


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(570) 941-6220 - facsimile

 
 
 

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Post by plasticmodele » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 06:55:09


Because,  Dave he is an assembler of kits!

--
Scott A. Bregi

Model Building is FUN!.........model building is fun.......model building is
?$#!!*?##!%$?&%$##!!

Quote:
> >> If you have been putting off joining IPMS, I urge you to get
> >> out of the house and sit in on your local IPMS chapter's meeting.

> >Is there a UK-based IPMS chapter?

> >~~
> >I.C.

> why join?

> David D. Merriman, lll

> r/c submarines, 'the only way to fly!'

> Aniara

 
 
 

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Post by DMerim » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 08:49:22


Quote:
>Because,  Dave he is an assembler of kits!

>--
>Scott A. Bregi

Ah... so!

David,

David D. Merriman, lll

r/c submarines, 'the only way to fly!'

Aniara

 
 
 

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Post by Royabulg » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 10:32:25


Quote:
> Still, I'm curious about 'ol Dave.  We haven't heard much since he beat
>his *** about running a seminar at the Nats next month

Maybe Rusty White  heard "***" and banned him.  Kim M
 
 
 

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Post by msag.. » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 17:04:16



Quote:
>> > >> If you have been putting off joining IPMS, I urge you to get
>> > >> out of the house and sit in on your local IPMS chapter's meeting.

>Don't even bother.  Merriman's just trolling again.  He's been infesting
>this ng long enough to have seen this topic come up over and over.

>I guess his TV must be on the blink or he's otherwise bored.

Sorry,

This time you're wrong.  I'm not Merriman and the original "Join IPMS"
posting IS mine and it IS sincere.

Martin

 
 
 

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Post by David O » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 18:18:43


He was referring to Merriman's surfacing down the thread; not yours which
was a good post.

David O.

 
 
 

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Post by David O » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 18:20:06


I just thought what would make a great IPMS Nats seminar.  How to create
your own website, etc.

David O.

 
 
 

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Post by DMerim » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 18:35:51


Quote:
>He was referring to Merriman's surfacing down the thread; not yours which
>was a good post.

>David O.

And mine was a 'bad' post, David?

Please.

David D. Merriman, lll

r/c submarines, 'the only way to fly!'

Aniara