Monday, May 12, 2008

Region IV Convention

In mid April IPMS/John Glenn and IPMS/Western Reserve combined forces to host the IPMS/USA Region IV convention at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. It is hard to judge the success of an event you host, but I hope everyone had fun. I was busy dealing with the money side of things and running around like a crazy person, but I still had time to take some pictures of the models. Below are a few of my favorites. On the plastic acquisition front, I was excited to pick up a Hasegawa Beaufighter Mk. I and a UMM razor saw. (I also bought a Revell Mirage III and a ProModeler Bf-109G. Yes it is the end of the world! I wonder if all the DSS guys will leave me along now that I own a 109? I kinda doubt it.) One of the highlights of the weekend was winning the new Airfix Canberra in the raffle (well actually Heather won it). It was also good to catch up with a few friends that I hadn't seen in a while.

A view of the vendor hall from upstairs.

Dr. David's Thunderbolts and pink Spitfire. Those DSS guys and their pink.

Smith's Felixstowe

A nice 1/144 Buffalo

Lee's TCA Dakota

Lee's Tiger Meet CF-104

Larry Davis's Sabre 6

Jim Kelly's Nimrod and 1/48 scale Typhoon

My favorite model on the table was this stunning Hasegawa Lancaster. The finish was perfect.

A beautiful 1/144 CF-188

Slice and dice in 1/48

A 1/48 Hobbycraft Vampire

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A good set of photos. Lots of great models were there. Sorry that I missed you there.