Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Modele » Tue, 03 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Header sez it all...

Thanx
V. Pedulla
Proud SGF (Skilled German armor Fan)

 
 
 

Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Todd Enlu » Tue, 03 Sep 1996 04:00:00


        The  1997 U.S. Nats is in Columbus, Ohio.

     Todd Enlund
     F-15 Weapons, LA Air Guard

"Bandits at 3 O'clock"
"Roger.  What should I do 'till then?"

 
 
 

Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Mark Cab » Tue, 03 Sep 1996 04:00:00




Quote:
> Header sez it all...

> Thanx
> V. Pedulla
> Proud SGF (Skilled German armor Fan)

Columbus, Ohio. For more info, check out their web page. I don't have the
URL handy, but you can link to it from the Military Modelers Club of
Louisville page at

 http://www.iglou.com/kyclass/mmcl.html

-Mark

 
 
 

Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Gary Zuerch » Tue, 03 Sep 1996 04:00:00




Quote:
>Header sez it all...

>Thanx
>V. Pedulla
>Proud SGF (Skilled German armor Fan)

Everything you need to know is at:
http://www.lanshark.com/~ipms97/

--
Regards,

Chroma

http://www.chromaconcepts.com

 
 
 

Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Robert Beac » Tue, 03 Sep 1996 04:00:00


V.: There is a web site (!) for the convention; it is at
http://www.lanshark.com/~ipms97
Great!
--
Respecfully Yours in Glue,
Robert Beach
Norfolk, VA  USA
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Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Doug Hal » Thu, 05 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>        The  1997 U.S. Nats is in Columbus, Ohio.

The Columbus club always puts on a good show, too.  They have an annual
event in February which can and has easily outrun some of our Regionals
in number of entries and vendor participation - and they're actually
going to have it again in '97, even though they're hosting the National.

BTW, the word's out that they plan on topping ***ia Beach.  From what
I heard via r.m.s. and some of the show-goers in our club, that's gonna
be a tough one!  'Course, having the Dayton Air Force museum just "down
the road" gives 'em a good attraction for everyone.

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Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Charles T. Davenpo » Thu, 05 Sep 1996 04:00:00


 oing to have it again in '97, even though they're hosting the National.

Quote:

> BTW, the word's out that they plan on topping ***ia Beach.  From what
> I heard via r.m.s. and some of the show-goers in our club, that's gonna
> be a tough one!  'Course, having the Dayton Air Force museum just "down
> the road" gives 'em a good attraction for everyone.

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Not much of an attraction for armor, car, ship, sci-fi, and figure
modelers.  Did I leave anyone out?  No wonder it's so hard to attract
people to IPMS...and I'm a military builder.  Perhaps folks in these
disciplines can comment on what might attract them to IPMS or the National
Convention.  The Nats really are like the Olympics of modeling. The judgin
and competition is really exacting and unforgiving.  You place at the Nats
and you deserve it!

--
Regards, Chuck

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Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Scott Shark » Fri, 06 Sep 1996 04:00:00




Quote:

> oing to have it again in '97, even though they're hosting the National.

>> BTW, the word's out that they plan on topping ***ia Beach.  From what
>> I heard via r.m.s. and some of the show-goers in our club, that's gonna
>> be a tough one!  'Course, having the Dayton Air Force museum just "down
>> the road" gives 'em a good attraction for everyone.

For the A/C guys, we'll have a dozen open***pits in the USAFM on friday
evening, plus a special speaker and some other stuff.

Quote:
>Not much of an attraction for armor, car, ship, sci-fi, and figure
>modelers.  Did I leave anyone out?  No wonder it's so hard to attract
>people to IPMS...and I'm a military builder.  Perhaps folks in these
>disciplines can comment on what might attract them to IPMS or the National
>Convention.  The Nats really are like the Olympics of modeling. The judgin
>and competition is really exacting and unforgiving.  You place at the Nats
>and you deserve it!

OK, for the car guys, we'll have a tour of the Team Rahal and Tasman
Motorsports race shops and a Tasman show car, plus the US Motorcycle
Heritage Museum.  

For the Ship guys, we have the world's most accurate replica of the Santa
Maria, docked 3 blocks from the hotel.  It's the most accurate bacause they
never sailed it, so it didn't have to comply with current regulations.

The Space Modelers may want to make a side trip to Wapokenta (about 2
hours away), home of the Neil Armstrong Museum, plus the stuff at the USAF
museum.

We're working on having some military vehicles for the armor folks (nothing
confirmed yet, and we're open to suggestions).

We will have armor seminars by Cookie Sewell and Jim Mesko, plus seminars on
figures, cars, etc.

We're open for other suggestions, but actually I think we've got everyone's
interests represented pretty well.  For more information, check out our web
page at http://www.FoundCollection.com/~ipms97.

-Scott Sharkey,
1997 Convention Treasurer

 
 
 

Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Jeff Zimmerm » Fri, 06 Sep 1996 04:00:00




Quote:

>> BTW, the word's out that they plan on topping ***ia Beach.  From what
>> I heard via r.m.s. and some of the show-goers in our club, that's gonna
>> be a tough one!  'Course, having the Dayton Air Force museum just "down
>> the road" gives 'em a good attraction for everyone.

>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------

>> Owner/Operator of North Coast Modelworks
>> http://www.FoundCollection.com/
>> VISA and MASTERCARD accepted.
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> I don't know much about art, but I know what I like!"
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------

>Not much of an attraction for armor, car, ship, sci-fi, and figure
>modelers.  Did I leave anyone out?  No wonder it's so hard to attract
>people to IPMS...and I'm a military builder.  Perhaps folks in these
>disciplines can comment on what might attract them to IPMS or the National
>Convention.  The Nats really are like the Olympics of modeling. The judgin
>and competition is really exacting and unforgiving.  You place at the Nats
>and you deserve it!

>--
>Regards, Chuck

Chuck's right, it is hard to satisfy all of the people, all of the time.
I don't think we set out to "top" the VA Beach folks. I went there and had a
great time, it'd be hard to do.

I'm part of the 97 Nationals Committee, and I can tell you what I
know as to what we have in store so far as tours; the USAFM is on the list,
including an open***pit night. We've also made contact with Tasman and Rahal
Racing, and it looks like we will have a tour of both of these facilities as
well (even though that Saturday is a race weekend in Cleveland for the Rahal
people). The exact times for these have not firmed up yet, but they are all
going to happen, unless there is some major disaster between then and now.

There's a full size replica of the Santa Maria two blocks away from the hotel.
This ship was built to accurately represent the actual vessel Columbus sailed
on during his voyage to the new world. It really is a marvel to behold. I
can't believe that a bunch of people sailed many months across the Atlantic in
such a tiny ship. Gives me the heeby jeebys.<G>

The American Motorcycle Museum is a 30 minute ride from the hotel as well. A
pretty interesting place actually.

Jeff Zimmerman
IPMS#29172
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker Chapter

 
 
 

Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Don_Schm.. » Fri, 06 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Commenting on forthcomming IPMS nationals:

Quote:
>Not much of an attraction for armor, car, ship, sci-fi, and figure
>modelers.  Did I leave anyone out?  No wonder it's so hard to attract
>people to IPMS...and I'm a military builder.  Perhaps folks in these
>disciplines can comment on what might attract them to IPMS or the National
>Convention.  The Nats really are like the Olympics of modeling. The judgin
>and competition is really exacting and unforgiving.  You place at the Nats
>and you deserve it!

Thanks to sheer numbers, the car modeling world has pretty much
put together its own regional and national level competitions, where
the competition is just as fierce as any you'll find in the IPMS.
Auto modelers also have their own dedicated magazines, and a history
of failed attempts to form a national organization.

Although I think it would be a net positive for auto modelers (myself
included) to have more exposure to other areas of the hobby, I'm not
sure what IPMS can offer to make this seem attractive.

Don

 
 
 

Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Doug Hal » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>> BTW, the word's out that they plan on topping ***ia Beach.  From what
>> I heard via r.m.s. and some of the show-goers in our club, that's gonna
>> be a tough one!  'Course, having the Dayton Air Force museum just "down
>> the road" gives 'em a good attraction for everyone.

>Not much of an attraction for armor, car, ship, sci-fi, and figure
>modelers.  Did I leave anyone out?  No wonder it's so hard to attract
>people to IPMS...and I'm a military builder.  Perhaps folks in these
>disciplines can comment on what might attract them to IPMS or the National
>Convention.  The Nats really are like the Olympics of modeling. The judgin
>and competition is really exacting and unforgiving.  You place at the Nats
>and you deserve it!

>--
>Regards, Chuck

Well, actually depends on your frame of mind.  Kinda like a combined r.m.s.
rather than seperate groups...I'm an armor and figure modeler myself, but
the Airforce Museum is still impressive, even to me.  'Course, I don't know
what else they have cooked up...Just MHO.:-)

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Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Doug Hal » Tue, 10 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Although I think it would be a net positive for auto modelers (myself
>included) to have more exposure to other areas of the hobby, I'm not
>sure what IPMS can offer to make this seem attractive.

>Don

Put simply, IPMS offers it's members what it's members are willing to put
into IPMS...much like out here in r.m.s.  

If modelers from any area of interest want attention paid to that
interest, they have to be willing to contribute.  

IPMS is, after all, a volunteer organization of modelers.

Just my $.02 worth - no flames intended.:-)

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Post by Don_Schm.. » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Although I think it would be a net positive for auto modelers (myself
>included) to have more exposure to other areas of the hobby, I'm not
>sure what IPMS can offer to make this seem attractive.

Doug Halke responded:

Quote:
>Put simply, IPMS offers it's members what it's members are willing to put
>into IPMS...much like out here in r.m.s.
>If modelers from any area of interest want attention paid to that
>interest, they have to be willing to contribute.
>IPMS is, after all, a volunteer organization of modelers.

I wrote the original message having misunderstood a previous posting
that I thought was questioning the appeal that the '97 Nats might have
for car modelers.  Since its practically in my own back yard, *this*
car modeler is sure going to be there, but car modelers in general don't
get very e***d about it.

The point I was trying to make is that car modeling has developed
similar, if more informal, versions of IPMS clubs and contests.  While
I don't think segregating themselves in this way is a good thing, I
was wondering what IPMS might offer over what they already have that
would entice car modelers into joining IPMS. I know there are already
lots of car modelers in IPMS, but I think car modelers are probably the
most under-represented - there are lots of car-only-clubs, but few
armor-only, sci-fi-only, etc clubs.

Any other car modelers care to comment?

Don

 
 
 

Where's '97 IPMS Nats?

Post by Don Stauffe » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> >Although I think it would be a net positive for auto modelers (myself
> >included) to have more exposure to other areas of the hobby, I'm not
> >sure what IPMS can offer to make this seem attractive.

> Doug Halke responded:
> >Put simply, IPMS offers it's members what it's members are willing to put
> >into IPMS...much like out here in r.m.s.

> >If modelers from any area of interest want attention paid to that
> >interest, they have to be willing to contribute.

> >IPMS is, after all, a volunteer organization of modelers.

> I wrote the original message having misunderstood a previous posting
> that I thought was questioning the appeal that the '97 Nats might have
> for car modelers.  Since its practically in my own back yard, *this*
> car modeler is sure going to be there, but car modelers in general don't
> get very e***d about it.

> The point I was trying to make is that car modeling has developed
> similar, if more informal, versions of IPMS clubs and contests.  While
> I don't think segregating themselves in this way is a good thing, I
> was wondering what IPMS might offer over what they already have that
> would entice car modelers into joining IPMS. I know there are already
> lots of car modelers in IPMS, but I think car modelers are probably the
> most under-represented - there are lots of car-only-clubs, but few
> armor-only, sci-fi-only, etc clubs.

> Any other car modelers care to comment?

> Don

I think one thing that car modelers (and I am one, not criticizing from across the
fence) from the aircraft builders is more of an appreciation for scale, particularly
in dimensions.  While kits are getting better, I think we car modelers have tolerated
out of scale kits that airplane people would be pounding on the doors of
manufacturers about.

Another Don