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  • 2022 Best of Class, Best Diorama - Battle of Amiens, by Greg Cihlar

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    2022 Best of Class, Best Diorama - Battle of Amiens, by Greg Cihlar

  • 2022 Best of Class, Best Ship - HMS Belfast, Nathanael Jansen

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    2022 Best of Class, Best Ship - HMS Belfast, Nathanael Jansen

  • IPMS Nationals 2022

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  • 2022 Best of Class, Best Space or Science Fiction Vehicle - UDK 38 Schenkel, by Bryan Kreuger

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    2022 Best of Class, Best Space or Science Fiction Vehicle - UDK 38 Schenkel, by Bryan Kreuger

  • 2022 Best of Class, Ken Robert Best Aircraft - Friedrichshafen FF.60, by Steven Hustad

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    2022 Best of Class, Ken Robert Best Aircraft - Friedrichshafen FF.60, by Steven Hustad

  • 2022 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle - US FWD Type B Artillery Recovery Truck, by Mi

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    2022 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle - US FWD Type B Artillery Recovery Truck, by Mike Tsoumpas

  • 2022 Best of Class, Tom Kolk Best Junior Model - Antarctic Observation Ship Soya, by Elizabeth Simon

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    2022 Best of Class, Tom Kolk Best Junior Model - Antarctic Observation Ship Soya, by Elizabeth Simon

  • 2022 Best of Class, Best Automotive - Maserati 250 F1 Racecar, by Nestor Espinoza

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    2022 Best of Class, Best Automotive - Maserati 250 F1 Racecar, by Nestor Espinoza

  • Anime Mosaic

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  • 2022 Best of Class, Best Miscellaneous - WWII Long Hull (306 ft) US Destroyer Escorts, by Richard Sl

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    2022 Best of Class, Best Miscellaneous - WWII Long Hull (306 ft) US Destroyer Escorts, by Richard Sliwka

  • 2022 Best of Class, Best Figure - Orc Impaler, by Greg Cihlar

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    2022 Best of Class, Best Figure - Orc Impaler, by Greg Cihlar

  • Y-Wing Mosaic

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Announcements

One of the first actions of business by the current Executive Board was to agree to provide complete transparency to the membership in our governance of the business of the Society. As a part of that effort, the Board commissioned a committee composed of Executive Board members to perform an extensive review of the current (2017) text of the IPMS/USA Constitution and By-Laws. The committee was tasked with proposing revisions to "clean-up and clarify" the existing text language, and to offer amendment proposals that more accurately reflect the Board's understandings of a consensus of the... read more...

I am pleased to announce that the new Director of Local Chapters is John Figueroa. John is originally from southern California. He was in the Navy for 20 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. His specialty was computer technology. While living in the DC area, he's a past president of IPMS Northern Virginia. He now lives in Ft. Wayne, IN and is VP of the Roscoe Turner chapter as well as Regional Coordinator for RC 4. He brings a lot of leadership skills to IPMS/USA which will serve all well as the DLC.

David Lockhart
IPMS/USA
President

IPMS/USA members, we are happy to let you know that we have been able to establish our own custom domain name for the membership, online store and convention registration part of our web site. Where you saw "ipmsu28.wildapricot.org" in the past you will now see "myipmsusa.org". All of the features of the site remain the same and are still supported by Wild Apricot. The are no changes at all to the site pages using the "ipmsusa.org" domain name.

If you have bookmarked any ipmsu28.wildapricot.org web pages, please change them to the new URL you will... read more...

Here is the final list of winners for the 2022 IPMS/USA National Convention contest.

If you have any feedback about corrections or questions, please direct them to NCC@ipmsusa.org so the NCC can address them directly.

Also, here is the gallery for the Awards Presentation Slide Show by Vladimir Yakubov.

News


  • Hornet, Headed for History - Building Trumpeter's 1:350 kit to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, by David Kopielski
  • Cliff Diving In Beirut - Building the 1:35 MiniArt T-54B as an abandoned PLO vehicle, by David A. Kimbrell
  • Well Suited to Fun - Getting your modeling mojo back with Bandai's Gundam Age-1 Normal, by Ro Annis
  • Visibly Impressed - One modeler's history with Renwal's see through model kits, by Dick Engar
  • Outdated but Upgraded - Using aftermarket details to upgrade the 1:48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom II, by Michael Novosad
  • Dreidecker Duster - Scratch-building the experimental DeKellis Air Truck in 1:72 scale, by Brian R. Baker
  • Adriatic Hummingbird - Helping MiniArt's 1:35 Flettner 282 V-6 Kolibri take flight, by David Kimbrell

New Reviews

  • F-16 Fighting Falcon Part 2: International Versions   

    F-16 Fighting Falcon Part 2: International Versions   

    November 27, 2022

    Reviewed by: Phil Peterson
    Company: Phoenix Scale Publications

    Phoenix Scale Publications is a new publishing company in the world of scale models consisting of several veterans of the business. They have released two modeling magazines, one on all types of models and this one just on the aviation side of builds. They also have released several aviation modeling books of which this one is the 2nd in their Real To Replica Series.

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  • Phoenix Aviation Modelling, April 2022, Issue 3

    Phoenix Aviation Modelling, April 2022, Issue 3

    November 27, 2022

    Reviewed by: Phil Peterson
    Company: Phoenix Scale Publications

    Phoenix Scale Publications is a new publishing company in the world of scale models but the team is made up of several veterans of the business. They have released two modeling magazines, one on all types of models and this one which is just on the aviation side of builds. They also have released several aviation modeling books.

    Do we need another scale modeling magazine about aircraft? The more the merrier I say but Phoenix has put together a quality product that covers a lot in its 82 high quality, glossy pages.

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  • AMMO Terraform Premium Textures: Road Sand

    AMMO Terraform Premium Textures: Road Sand

    November 17, 2022

    Reviewed by: Ben Morton
    Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

    "Communication Chief Lizbeth informed me that we were receiving an automated distress signal from a terra forming station on the planetoid LV-426. While not exactly on our current flight path we were the closet ship available to investigate...."

    AMMO by Mig Jimenez offers a plethora of finishing and diorama accessories for just about any modeling need: paints, static grass, scenic plants, and pliable terrain among others. One such item is from their Terra Form Premium Textures line of acrylic base ground textures. Case in point is item 2178: Road Sand.

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  • WWII US Tank Tools

    WWII US Tank Tools

    November 16, 2022

    Reviewed by: Ben Morton
    Company: Brengun

    For modelers, in the one true scale (1/144), Brengun has added an especially useful photo-etched set of WWII armor tools to their catalog. Associated with the U.S., that label shouldn't prohibit anyone for using them in any setting where appropriate.

    The small, metal sprue contains four examples each of the following:

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  • Never Ready: Britain’s Armed Forces and NATO’s Flexible Response Strategy, 1967-1989

    Never Ready: Britain’s Armed Forces and NATO’s Flexible Response Strategy, 1967-1989

    November 16, 2022

    Reviewed by: Marc K. Blackburn
    Company: Helion & Company

    Casemate publishing continues its ongoing series of post-World War Two conflicts in Europe with an interesting volume that concentrates on Britain's contributions to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the last phase of the Cold War. This is an unusual volume in that the text is derived from the author's Ph.D dissertation on the same topic. The volume is richly illustrated with color photographs, which I imagine would be well received by the modeling community. As with other publications in this series, it includes maps and 22 color profiles of vehicles, aircraft, and uniforms from this era.

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  • Attack Aircraft of The U.S. Navy And Marine Corps

    Attack Aircraft of The U.S. Navy And Marine Corps

    November 16, 2022

    Reviewed by: John Shimek
    Company: Detail & Scale, Inc.

    Attack Aircraft of The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by Detail and Scale Aviation Publications was published 17 June 2022. This is the fourth publication by Detail & Scale that covers aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps from the end of WWII through the deployment of the AV-8B Harrier II.

    The book covers 13 aircraft - Vought AU-1 Corsair, Grumman AF-2 Guardian, Martin AM Mauler, Douglas AD / A1 Skyraider, North American AJ Savage, Douglas A2D Skyshark, DouglasA3D / A-3 Skywarrior, Douglas A4D / A-4 Skyhawk, North American A3J / A-5 / RA-5C Vigilante, Grumman A2F / A-6 Intruder, Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II, Hawker SiddleyAV-8A / AV-8C Harrier and the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II.

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