Recent News from IPMS/USA.
Here is the list of Awards for the 2011 IPMS/USA Nationals held in Omaha, Nebraska. Its in PDF and CSV format.
The 2012 IPMS/USA National Convention web site is now online.
The 2012 IPMS National Convention will be held August 8th thru 11th at the Convention Center at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The web pages for the Adult Builder Course (ABC) are now located on the Reviews web site at http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/adult-building-course.
Product: The “RACK”
Reviewed by: Ed Kinney IPMS # 2989
Manufacturer: Alclad II
OK…Now I ask you…how many times in your life have you told a guy that he has a really nice rack?? To date, it’s only happened to me once. UPS delivered a surprise package from Tony Hipp in the form of his new point of purchase display racks being shipped to most hobbyists currently. These racks, as the image shows, contain room enough to hold multiple bottles of all 49 colors and clear coats of varying sheens that this manufacturer has to offer. Remember that these are ALL airbrush thinned and ready to spray right out of the bottle. Visit his website at www.alclad2.com to view product choices, tips and techniques and his gallery of examples. And look for the rack in hobby stores near you soon!
As part of the US Navy Aviation Centennial celebration the San Diego chapter of IPMS and the Coronado Public Library teamed up for a Make 'n Take on July 23rd, 2011. The Library's curator, Candice Hooper supported the event with space, setup, shipping, supplies and a host of other items, including pizza for lunch! IPMSSD provided eight volunteers, and all of them were kept busy. Revell provided models and IPMS Junior Coordinator provided guidance. The models were Revell Snaptite 1:72 scale F-14 Tomcats, in keeping with the Centennial theme. Our sincerest thanks to Revell for the support.
Dragon Models USA is pleased to announce today that it has been appointed the exclusive distributor for Aoshima Models for North America.
AOSHIMA was established in 1923 in Shizuoka, JAPAN as an airplane research institute. In 1929, Aoshima Models started to manufacture wooden model kits utilizing their accumulated knowledge and experience from airplane operations. The success of their model kits allowed them to carry their passion for quality to other outstanding hobby products.
AOSHIMA has continued to grow and has become one of the leading manufactures of plastic model kits in JAPAN and its brand is well known for high quality among the hobbyist throughout the world. AOSHIMA will continue to work on new and innovative projects to fulfill their customer needs.
The AOSHIMA Models line features a wide range of products now being offered including:
I would like to thank IPMS for the great contribution to Red River Scale Modeler’s first ever make & take event. We must also thank the East Grand Forks Campbell library for taking an interest in our beloved hobby and asking us to host the event as part of “Professor Marvel’s - Marvel’s at the Library” summer activities program. We had initially agreed on 32 attendants. Upon registering kids, the event was bumped up to 40 attendants with a waiting list! We had two rooms set up with models - one for 20 kids ages 6-8 (kindergarten to 2nd grade) and the other with 20 kids ages 9-11 (third to fifth grade). Fortunately, the library has employees and youth volunteers that were able to assist with the younger crowd!
I remember when I was young; I would go to the firehouse with my father and loved looking at these tankers at the fire company. I just enjoyed looking at their sleek sides, and I was in awe knowing that it carried 2000 gallons of water. For a kid, that is a lot of bathtubs. And when the truck was running, the thunderous sound of the Detroit Diesel made it sound like a powerhouse of a machine. I never knew that when I got older, this tanker would eventually be a mark in history for the New Hackensack Fire Company as the longest in-service vehicle. And I also never even dreamt that I, as an active member, would eventually be able to drive this truck to calls myself.
On Monday, June 13, 2011, IPMS Northern Virginia Modelers delivered 140 kits to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a gift to our Wounded Warriors. The kits were donations from chapter members, the IPMS DC chapter, attendees at our recent Model Classic show, as well as a legacy donation in memory of a former chapter member, Mike Lampros. The kits were divided between the Red Cross unit at the hospital and the Army's Warrior Transition Brigade.
Earlier this year (January 14, 2011), the club shipped three boxes containing 67 kits to three of the POCs listed on the IPMS web site. The kits were donated by our members at the January chapter meeting and consisted of aircraft, armor, auto, and Star Trek kits.