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IPMS-USA Nationals 2007 Show Report
The last night of course was the banquet where it was planned to announce some of the main winners from the contest. Alas timing for these shows never quite goes as planned and the net result was food and other news but no winners. In the the end everyone just went over to the contest room to see if their entry had won a prize. Charles was happy to note that he had one a first place and second place award for two of his three entries. The first place winner was his Tubmleweed Tank with was completely scratch-built with the exception of the figure. Jim Wechsler won best of show for his impressive collection of Sherman dio/vignettes. I believe he told me there were somewhere around 70 or 80 of these wonderful items, some of which I had seen before but never all in one place.
The show was certainly a success from my vantage point. Even given all the little things one might grump about these types of shows are incredibly hard to organize and pull-off. I think that even though there were some glitches (early registrations for one) it still was a fun show and there was a lot more large positives than minor negatives. Still I hope to see a better Web site soon for next year. I have been so promised by IPMS Tidewater that they are 'on the job' in that regard and I wish them all the good fortune I can for next years show.
There are more aircraft, armor, diorama, automotive, paper model and ship photos on the following pages. They are somewhat random but I tried to group them a bit. If you have patience and want to view all the photos taken you can find them here in the gallery.
speedy walk through video
If you had actually gone to the show for only 7 minutes, this would be about what you got to see. Minus the score from Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky.