A Postcard from the
2004 IPMS USA
Days Three and Four
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Friday and Saturday at the IPMS USA Nationals brought more modellers
through the doors, many of whom were HyperScale visitors. It was
great to put names to faces for the first time with HyperScale
regulars such as Phil "Bondo" Brandt, Roger Jackson and many more;
and catch up with others who I have met at earlier conventions.
Fotios Rouch, David
Hannant, Jules Bringuier, Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman, Eli
Saturday afternoon's HyperScale Reception was well attended. We had
a roll call of attendees, then Jules Bringuier from Classic
Airframes presented some surprise awards before the floor was opened
to general questions. The CEOs from both Eduard and MPM/CMK also
made themselves available for questions.
As always, the IPMS USA Nationals were exhausting but a fabulous
opportunity to meet and greet, and to catch up with almost the
entire US model industry under one roof.
If you've never been to one, do yourself a favour some time and see
Roll on, Atlanta 2004!
More new release news from the IPMS Nationals:
CMK / MPM / Azur etc
At the HyperScale Reception, CMK/MPM made a surprise
announcement of a forthcoming 1/48 scale injection moulded Heinkel
He 177 Greif. There will be more details about release dates and the
kit contents in the coming months.
They also had test shots of MPM's 1/32 scale
Polikarpov I-16, due for release next month.
Images of test shots from MPM/CMK's forthcoming releases
will be posted in tomorrow's update.
The test shots for Trumpeter's forthcoming releases were initially
lost in transit but, to everyone's great relief, they finally
arrived on Friday morning. Stevens International had test shots for
a wide variety of Trumpeter kits on display including their 1/24
scale Fw 190D-9, 1/32 scale Su-27; 1/48 scale P-40B, 1/350 scale USS
Nimitz and many more.
Click here to see more detail and images of all the sprues of
Trumpeter's forthcoming releases.
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Created 07 August 2004
08 August 2004
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