Mad City Modelers 12th Annual Contest

Discussion in 'North America' started by cgutzmer, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. cgutzmer

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    Well I just got back from the show - it was a really great time! Most people were really open to card modeling which was very nice. I met a lot of great people and it was super to meet Dave and Ryan in person! Looking forward to seeing them again sometime. Here are some pics! OK - a lot of pics - mostly Daves models..... The cars are Ryans as well as the Sopwith Snipe
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  2. Amazyah

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    Very cool Chris! Thanks for sharing all those pictures!
    I hope you made lots of converts and brought a lot of newbies into the fold.

    Sure looks like a great way to spend the day, wish I could have been there too.

    Russell
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    Very cool Chris! Thanks for sharing all those pictures!
    I hope you made lots of converts and brought a lot of newbies into the fold.

    Sure looks like a great way to spend the day, wish I could have been there too.

    Russell
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    That cutaway Mig 15 is just way cool. The exhaust nozzles on the Phantom are impressive as well. What kit is that?
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    That cutaway Mig 15 is just way cool. The exhaust nozzles on the Phantom are impressive as well. What kit is that?
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    What a collection -- great job guys! Like a virus, we can take over the world, one infected convert at a time. (Not to imply that paper modelers are diseased, except on very rare occasions....)
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    What a collection -- great job guys! Like a virus, we can take over the world, one infected convert at a time. (Not to imply that paper modelers are diseased, except on very rare occasions....)
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    I Envy You Chris!

    I have no idea why Vancouver (Canada) has no event like this whatsoever!:???:

    Thanks so much for printing/distributing my stagecoaches - I really appreciate it!:-D

    Was there a cross-section of models, or were they just mainly aviation/automotive related?

    Terry
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    I Envy You Chris!

    I have no idea why Vancouver (Canada) has no event like this whatsoever!:???:

    Thanks so much for printing/distributing my stagecoaches - I really appreciate it!:-D

    Was there a cross-section of models, or were they just mainly aviation/automotive related?

    Terry
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    Man, I wish I could have made it out there.

    Great looking display!!!
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    Man, I wish I could have made it out there.

    Great looking display!!!
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    That's GPM's F4 Phantom "Mig Killer" in Vietnam-era livery. Nice kit, went together well. And it's always an attention-grabber, in part because it's BIG. The Gomix canopy fits beautifully.

    The cutaway Mig is from Fly Model's Mig-15/F-86 kit. When I put together the exhibit at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, I wanted to show how the models were constructed. That seemed like a good way to do it. Looks great from the other side, too.

    Chris and Ryan and I had fun preaching among the heathen today. One bonus from today's meet: Two of Ryan's models are going into the EAA exhibit--the Sopwith biplane pictured above and his Wittman "Bonzo" racer. The latter should be a special hit at the museum. I have to return a bunch of models to the museum on Monday morning and I'll take pictures of the exhibit for this forum.

    I don't know how many people we converted but we handed out a lot of my flyers and a lot of freebies, caught a lot of people's interest. It never fails to amaze me that contest-winning plastic modelers will look at our paper models and say, "That's amazing; I could never do that." Maybe we should take simpler models so they don't feel so inadequate.

    Nah, I like it when they feel inadequate.

    One of my plastic modeler friends made an interesting suggestion: We should promote this as a "Green" hobby--no petrochemicals. I'll think about that for my next exhibit.

    No worries,
    --David
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    That's GPM's F4 Phantom "Mig Killer" in Vietnam-era livery. Nice kit, went together well. And it's always an attention-grabber, in part because it's BIG. The Gomix canopy fits beautifully.

    The cutaway Mig is from Fly Model's Mig-15/F-86 kit. When I put together the exhibit at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, I wanted to show how the models were constructed. That seemed like a good way to do it. Looks great from the other side, too.

    Chris and Ryan and I had fun preaching among the heathen today. One bonus from today's meet: Two of Ryan's models are going into the EAA exhibit--the Sopwith biplane pictured above and his Wittman "Bonzo" racer. The latter should be a special hit at the museum. I have to return a bunch of models to the museum on Monday morning and I'll take pictures of the exhibit for this forum.

    I don't know how many people we converted but we handed out a lot of my flyers and a lot of freebies, caught a lot of people's interest. It never fails to amaze me that contest-winning plastic modelers will look at our paper models and say, "That's amazing; I could never do that." Maybe we should take simpler models so they don't feel so inadequate.

    Nah, I like it when they feel inadequate.

    One of my plastic modeler friends made an interesting suggestion: We should promote this as a "Green" hobby--no petrochemicals. I'll think about that for my next exhibit.

    No worries,
    --David