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2010 IPMS-USA Nats - Show Report
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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 04:42 PM UTC
Jim shares the full show report for the recent 2010 IPMS Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona. More photos, vendor reports, and more.

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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 05:16 PM UTC
Thanks for the report, Jim. I trust Kirsten and Em didn't get too bored while you photographed and hob-nobbed with fellow plasticerians? Speaking Em, I saw a pic of her on another site - surrounded by their members holding up the site logo... little traitor! (mail or PM me if you want the link )

I was (pleasantly) surprised to see a SAAF Cheetah Squadron SIG. No doubt Ex-Pats.



Thanks again

Rudi

p.s. Are there always so few figures at the US IPMS shows?
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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 06:53 PM UTC

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Speaking Em, I saw a pic of her on another site - surrounded by their members holding up the site logo... little traitor! (mail or PM me if you want the link )



Hmm... at first I thought this was the photo I took (further into the thread), but then I realized Emily wasn't in that photo. Mike told me about someone taking this and his second thoughts about having Emily in the photo. To be honest I would rather NOT see someone posting her picture and have her name in the text as well. If you can get a moderator over there to remove her name that would be good.


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p.s. Are there always so few figures at the US IPMS shows?



There actually were a lot more figures at the show. Sadly I ran out of time on Saturday to take all the photos of non-aircraft/armor/ship entries. Those I was able to get a majority of.

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Jim
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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 07:06 PM UTC

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Lol... who do you think took the photo!

There actually were a lot more figures at the show. Sadly I ran out of time on Saturday to take all the photos of non-aircraft/armor/ship entries. Those I was able to get a majority of.



LOL!

Time.... always an issue when the family is in tow at a model show
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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 07:17 PM UTC
Rudi,
See my amended text above.

Thanks,
Jim
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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 07:23 PM UTC
No worries, Jim. Will PM the site administrator.
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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 08:26 PM UTC

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I was (pleasantly) surprised to see a SAAF Cheetah Squadron SIG. No doubt Ex-Pats.



Sorry I should have added this info. Believe it or not many (if not all) of these actually came overseas to be at the show. There was a guy from the UK chapter of the What If SIG and he had brought most of these over with him and some What If models as well. Brave guy! I think he did say he use to live in SA.

And another example of the British Invasion.

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 08:48 PM UTC
Hi Jim,

Excellent report! It must have been a hell of a job once again to edit it and publish it. thanks a lot!

Seeing your article makes me looking forward to the next Nürnberg Toy Fair in february but also the Thionvile Expo of October.

Again, great job!

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 02:54 AM UTC
Excellent report Jim. That When Worlds Collide missile on page 11 was built onsite at the convention in a little over an hour by my buddy and owner of Maus Werx, Dekker Zimmerman. It was so funny to watch him build that thing. It was as though he was 6 years old again. Crouched over one of the folding chairs in the vendor room, he was in the zone. He even earned a 3rd place finish with it. There were 15 of us from Colorado Springs on hand for the event and all had a great time. Entries were a little down from previous conventions at 1705, but overall it was still a good show. Thanks for the report, see you in Omaha. "Q"
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 04:43 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing the rest of the show and your thoughts about it, Jim!
Some good news and new items to follow with interest

Cheers,
Rui