2010 IPMS-USA Nationals
More VendorsWe spoke to a lot of friendly vendors, manufacturer reps, and publishers at the show. We heard from CaseMate about their recent book release, 60 years of Combat Aircraft - From World War I to Vietnam War. Which they reported was selling very well. They also showed us another popular new release, Robert Taylor's Battle of Britain.
One of the first authors we spoke to was Tommy Thomason with Hanlon Services. His most recent book is on the Fought F8U-3 Crusader III / Super Crusader.
We also spoke to Grex about their airbrushes and other accessories. They reported that their airbrush/compressor combo package had been selling well for them at $570 (SRP). We have had several Grex products reviewed here on KitMaker sites if you aren't familiar with them.
The representative sent from Revell/Monogram informed us about several re-releases for them. Most notably the 1/40 Corporal Missile with Transport, and the Monogram M48 Patton tank.
Pacific Coast Models was also at the show as we reported earlier they had their new 1/32 scale Royal A.F. Hurricane Mk.I in a metal wing version.
We met Jeff Garrity with Rare-Plane Detective, a company he started many years ago to find out-of-production kits. He now owns Nostalgia Plastic as well and is working on moving ahead with that line of kits. He told us about some new Anigrand kits coming out. The Lockheed C-5A Galaxy in 1/72 scale and the 1/44 scale Grumman F7F-3N TigerCat.
AFV Modeller was present as well showing off their new magazine, MAX Modeller. MAX is an all inclusive scale modeling magazine and as such will include stories and info on all genres of modeling. As usual the quality of the magazine was very good and we learned that Kalmbach Publishing is going to be distributing for them at some point soon as well.
And last, but not least, Eagle Editions showed us some of their most recent items which included several hefty and well researched books as well as a conversion for a German torpedo bomber.