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JOHN THOMAS (king57)


Photos from National Convention



2. August 2015, 11:40
I had a great time at the 2015 IPMS/USA National Convention. It was my first convention. I have been to many local and regional IPMS contest. The Convention hotel was very nice.There were lots of vendors and some great deals. However the only problem was that the contest room itself was too dark, very poor lighting. I dont know how the judges could see to judge the models. I have judged at many local and regional contests and you would need a flash light to see the models. The contest room was large and nice but needed more light. the awards banquet and the food was also well done. 4 days at the convention to me was a bit long and if I go again I would maybe only go for 3 days. I can now check off going to a IPMS National Convention off my bucket list.
2. August 2015, 12:48
Kerry COX
John, Thank you for taking all that time to load all of these most informative images of the convention.

There are certainly some very talented modellers that competed, and I am really surprised you didn't come away with an award mate, as I saw nothing that impressed me more than yours. :)

ZM seems to always put up a huge display.

Thanks again mate.
2. August 2015, 13:04
Thanks Kerry. It was a lot of fun. I am now trying to think of what to do next.
2. August 2015, 13:09
Edgars Bizūns
Photo 56 blew my mind!
2. August 2015, 17:46
Edgars, thanks. That boneyard display is pretty cool
3. August 2015, 11:45
Holger Kranich
Hi John, thank´s for the beautiful images! Great convention!
3. August 2015, 12:13
Kas Grigonis
Some wonderful work there!
3. August 2015, 12:55
Phil Marchese
Thanks John.
3. August 2015, 13:13
Harry Eder
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!
3. August 2015, 13:16
Graham Holmes
As one of the organizers of the convention I am glad that you had a good time. The lighting in the contest room is not the best, but little we can do about it. There were lots of great models, and thanks for sharing your pictures.
3. August 2015, 16:24
Edgars Bizūns
Ah, Graham, as one of the organisators of exhibition in Riga I can tell, that the lightening is always a problem..
3. August 2015, 17:15
Christian Bruer
Seems to me it was a very good show - thx for sharing John!

By the way, there few ship models only :(
3. August 2015, 17:43
Edgars Bizūns
They were all scared by the tought of you there ;) They just knew that they don't have a chance..
3. August 2015, 19:09
Thanks to all
4. August 2015, 12:03
Philip De Keyser
Thanks for sharing, lot of beautiful models
4. August 2015, 16:32

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