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Wisconsin Roll Call
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 05:08 AM UTC
Dave here in Waukesha.
I'm a Jeep fan. Favorite scale is 1/24 but will build 1/35 since the picking in 1/24 scale kits are slim and the after market stuff is almost none existent.
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 06:22 AM UTC
Sounds good, Dave. You'll like your new scale-- a little harder to get your fingers in the nooks and crannies, but you can fit more of them on a shelf!
- Sean H, Madison WI
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 02:19 PM UTC
What can any one tell me about the Mad City Modeler IPMS annual model contest in Cottage Grove.
Is there a date set for 2013. I don't know if I'm looking in the right places for scale model shows I have not seen any around Milwaukee in a long time. again I might be missing some thing. Thanks Dave
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 03:11 PM UTC
I'm not a member of IPMS, but I went to Cottage Grove 3 weeks ago or so. I won first prize in the aircraft diorama category for my Viet Nam OV10A in flight, and we all met Aaron Skinner from Finescale Modeler magazine.
You should try to search out the Richard Bong Chapter in your neck of the woods.
-Sean H.
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armyguy
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 04:15 AM UTC
Congratulation on your win.
Missed it catch it next year. From what I've read sounded like it was held in May usually.
Hope some one will post the date here next year.
Dave
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 12:59 AM UTC
I heard this year's show was pretty good although I have not seen any pictures.
The location is not the greatest and I feel it is quite cramped.
Mike
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 01:37 AM UTC
It was very cramped-- contest entries butted right against each other crammed on the display tables.
I looked for photos too, but the IPMS Region hadn't updated their photos for 2 or 3 years.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 10:00 PM UTC
For those that do not know, a new hobby shop has opened in Oak Creek.
It is called "Panther Hobby Supply". It is located at:
8041 S. 13th Street

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 01:09 PM UTC
Thanks for the heads up on the new hobby shop Mike.I'll have to take a run down there and check it out and as long as I'm passing close to Greenfield hobby I'll stop in there.
As long as I have a post going here on the Wis roll call I'll post a photo of my build for the Jeep campaign in case it might have been missed by some. Dave
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 05:50 PM UTC
Nice work Dave. I like the MP idea. Very original !
Tom
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 04:22 AM UTC
Anyone going down to the IPMS Region 4 convention in Dayton next week?
Mike
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 02:50 AM UTC
Mike that new hobby shop in Oak Creek the panther in it's name is that as in tank.Could use a hobby shop that leans more towards military modeling like the defunct Big Bear hobby shop did.
I have a question for any one that had a relative in the 32nd Division at the end of ww2.Were the MP jeeps painted like the one I built , my build is based on the Hasegawa kit painting and marking guide.
Thanks Dave
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 03:34 AM UTC
Panther as in tank yes. He wants to be another "Big Bear" and in time I believe he will. The owners are very nice. He wants to know what we want.
Pay him a visit, I spent some $ there on my first visit and I have special orders in now.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 02:18 PM UTC
Finely got down to Panther hobby.
Easy to find not far from the interstate.Their in store selection was a little limited but interesting,resin figures, stowage sets, PE sets.
I will definitely be visiting Panther Hobby again.
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 02:20 AM UTC
While nobody can replace the Big Bear I hope this new place in Oak Creek can come close. Choices in SE Wisconsin are a little slim. First "quiet" day I will head down and check him out. Thanks for the tip guys !
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 03:06 PM UTC
I like to do epic vignettes. Right now I am working on a Goliath tank with three figures. I just ordered a Panzer III for my next project.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 06:03 PM UTC
Welcome Ann, looking forward to seeing some of you vignettes. Welcome to Armorama !
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:02 PM UTC
Ladysmith.. Armor..
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 05:53 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Robin. You'll enjoy it here. Lots of good and helpful people.
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Posted: Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 12:46 AM UTC
Anyone going to the IPMS Nationals in Colorado next month? I thought maybe we could all meet up at some time while we are there.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 04:55 AM UTC
Nobody going?


Mike
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 07:02 PM UTC
When I saw the title of this thread, I had to chime in.

I was born and raised in Wauwatosa, but have been living in Sweden since 27 years... I don't get home enough, only have cousins left in Milwaukee. The rest of my family is in Phoenix, AZ.

I build mostly wheeled vehicles in 1/24 and 1/35.

Once a Cheesehead always a Cheesehead!!

(Days like today I miss living in the US, need to get some more supplies - mostly paint...)
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 03:09 AM UTC
Welcome Brian,
WOW ! Stockholm. Any sports bars where you can catch Packer Games ? Keep in touch !
HunterCottage
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 09:07 AM UTC
No I only get to see the Packers play when they are in a playoff or the Superbowl...

American football isn't that big here!!