Just got word from one of our members that there will be a yard sale tomorrow, 2 November, at 1701 Vilas in Leavenworth. Doors open at 8:00 a.m., and there is supposed to be more than 200 unbuilt kits for sale.
Hello all, the 2013 contest results page is now live. Thanks for all the modelers who came to our show and made it a success. Here’s the link to the page. If I’ve spelled any names incorrectly, please let me know.
Save the date– the date for the 2014 contest is 20 September at the same location in downtown Leavenworth (pending our IPMS region’s final approval).
It was a great contest in downtown Leavenworth yesterday, and we would like to thank all of you that came out and supported the hobby.
I will be posting the results and some photos in the next few days, but to let you know, we had 56 modelers enter a total of 243 models in the contest. We also had a display which included an eight foot long radio controlled U-boat in 1:35 scale.
Thanks again for making this contest a success.
Hello all. The 2013 contest is only hours away. We just finished setting up the room, and will be ready for the rush when the doors open at 0900 tomorrow morning. The registration runs from 0900 to 1200, and if you want to save time you can fill out the registration forms at home tonight. They are available here.
We have some excellent raffle prizes, and a room full of vendors. We also have a local radio controlled modeler who is displaying his fully operational 8 1/2 foot long German U-boat. He also has a German midget sub in 1/12th scale and PT 109 in 1:32nd. All are incredible to see.
The address is 109 Delaware Street in downtown Leavenworth in the Heritage Center. We are convenient to the Carousel Museum, River Front Park, and local restaurants and quilt stores, just to name a few things.
Hope to see you tomorrow.
Reminder that we’ll be having our monthly meeting on Wednesday night, 18 September at 7:00 pm. We ‘ll be discussing last minute items for the model contest on Saturday, 21 September, including finalizing judging assignments, forms for registration, etc. Please try to make the meeting.
As for the contest, set-up is at 0800 on Saturday with the doors opening at 0900 for the general public to register. If you are a vendor, you can get in at 0800 to set-up, but for everyone else, please wait until after 0900 to bring in your models. We may have to move tables around at the last minute, and would hate to damage a model that you have spent so much time on.
Hope to see you all on Wednesday, and even more importantly, on Saturday!
Just wanted to give a shout out and wish all our members traveling to the Nationals the best of luck and safe journeys. Hopefully, you’ll have some great stories to tell!
Shane and I had the chance to visit the KC Slammers monthly meeting in north Kansas City. A fun bunch of modelers with a lot of joking and kidding. We were there to ask for some judging expertise for our judging clinic during our August meeting. A couple of guys volunteered to bring up to our meeting and show us the ropes.
Thanks for the warm welcome.
At our July meeting, Shane Curtis mentioned the upcoming airshow at New Century Airfield. It’s 24 and 25 August. More details here: http://kcghostsquadron.squarespace.com/events/2012/11/3/air-expo-featuring-the-caf-airpower-history-tour.html
Hello, I know we are getting into the hot summer months, but the June meeting of the IPMS Prison City Modelers is right around the corner.The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. on Wedneday, 19 June at the Leavenworth Public Library. Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that our monthly meeting is Wednesday, 17 April at 7:00.
from our president, Shane:
Just a quick note to remind everyone about our monthly meeting this week on Wednesday. A few of us will be meeting a half-hour early, at 6:30 PM, to discuss categories for our upcoming contest. I want to do this outside of our normal meeting time because I know that it can be a little tedious when we spend too much meeting time on contest topics, even though they are necessary. If you want to come early and join us, you are more than welcome. My goal is to quickly work through the categories and come up with a draft category list, which I will send out to everyone for discussion before we finalize it.
I’d like for everyone to come to this month’s meeting with an idea of something you’d like to learn more about–it could be very general, like how to apply decals or how to use the internet for research, or it could be very specific, like how do you tell the difference between an M4A3E2 “Jumbo” Sherman and an M4A3E8 “Easy Eight” Sherman. We’ll throw the topics around and recruit someone to put together a demo on these ideas.
Hope to see you all there!