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  • By Modelers... For Modelers

    By Modelers... For Modelers

  • By Modelers... For Modelers

    By Modelers... For Modelers

    2015 Best of Class, Best Ship - USS Intrepid CVA-11, by Ryan Labieniec

  • 2015 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle - M1126 Stryker, by Nathan LaPorte

    By Modelers... For Modelers

    2015 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle - M1126 Stryker, by Nathan LaPorte

  • Tri-motor

    By Modelers... For Modelers

  • P-47

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  • 2015 Best of Class, Best Automotive - Porsche 917/30, by Steve Bright

    By Modelers... For Modelers

    2015 Best of Class, Best Automotive - Porsche 917/30, by Steve Bright

Announcements

2022 IPMS/USA National Convention Logo


The website for the 2022 IPMS/USA National Convention is online at: https://ipmsusa2022.com

The New IPMS/USA Membership and Convention Registration System is coming January 1, 2022!

That may not seem like an exciting announcement, but it means a big change for the better in the way IPMS/USA manages our member database and registers members for the National Convention. Here are some of the highlights of the new system, and how it will improve the way you as a member will interact with IPMS/USA.

  • Membership, Convention Registration and Payments combined into one system. Because everything is in one system you won't have to re-enter your information into separate systems or have different passwords to remember.
  • Online access to your own profile data that you can update yourself. Want to know if we have your current address or when your membership is up for renewal? Want to change your phone number or email, or add a Nickname? You will have the ability to do it yourself through new pages on the IPMS/USA website.
  • Fast and easy National Convention Registration. The new system will let you register, sign up for special seminars or banquets and buy t-shirts all on the same page, and will pre-fill your member information for you. Payment is quick and easy using credit cards or PayPal, and you can print a receipt on the spot or just leave it in your membership file.
  • Keeping you better informed! Starting January 1, 2022 we will begin sending emails to remind you of your upcoming IPMS/USA membership renewal. No more wondering when it is time to renew or waiting to see if there is a renewal card in your next IPMS/USA Journal! We'll also be able to inform you of important IPMS events like the National Convention via email.
  • Here is how you can help. Watch for emails from IPMS/USA in December with details of how to get started on our new membership system. We'll ask you to review your profile and make sure it is just the way you want it once the system opens to the public on January 1, 2022. You can update any missing or incorrect information or renew your membership. On February 1, 2022, we are planning to start registration for the 2022 National Convention in Omaha using the new system. It would be helpful if you have visited the IPMS/USA website and updated your profile before then if possible.

We hope the changes that are coming make IPMS/USA even better for you. More changes are coming as we improve the website later in 2022. Your new Eboard wants to hear your ideas too! Email any one of us at the addresses on the IPMS/USA website with any questions or ideas you may have. And as always, we are

"By Modelers, For Modelers"

News


September/October 2021 Cover
  • One Bolshevik Brother Goes to the Nationals Vacationing - Volunteering and visiting the vendors in Vegas, by David A. Kimbrell
  • IPMS/USA 2021 - Election Results
  • Juniors - Category 0
  • Tom Kolk - Best Junior Award
  • Lucky Sevens: Seven Things We Liked in Las Vegas - Dem Brudders' take stock of the 2021 Nationals, by Dick and Bill Engar
  • Aircraft - Category 1
  • Military - Category 2
  • Figures - Category 3
  • Ships - Category 4
  • Automotive - Category 5
  • Real Space and Sci-Fi - Category 6
  • Dioramas - Category 7
  • Miscellaneous - Category 8
  • Special Awards - Categories 9 and 10

New Reviews

  • A-10 ACES II Ejection Seat with Belts and Lambs Wool Seat Covers

    A-10 ACES II Ejection Seat with Belts and Lambs Wool Seat Covers

    November 24, 2021

    Reviewed by: Chris Smith
    Company: Phase Hanger
    Phase Hangar brings us a resin cast replacement ejection seat for most 1/48 A-10 kits. You get a cast seat and canopy breakers with a printed seat rail. This version replicates the lamb's wool cushions seen in some Hogs.

  • A-10A/A+/C Warthog Wheel Set

    A-10A/A+/C Warthog Wheel Set

    November 22, 2021

    Reviewed by: Chris Smith
    Company: Phase Hanger
    This set consists of resin 3D printed main wheels and a cast nose wheel. As the product description implies, these wheels are universal for all versions and kits of the A-10 in this scale. In the attached photos, I compared these parts with the Hobby Boss kit (in grey plastic) and the older Tamiya kit (in green plastic).

  • Saab J 21A, Single No. 31

    Saab J 21A, Single No. 31

    November 22, 2021

    Reviewed by: Frank Landrus
    Company: MMP Books
    MMP was founded in 1996 by Roger Wallsgrove, to publish "Mushroom Model Magazine". This quarterly modelling magazine was developed from "Mushroom Monthly", a club newsletter which ran from 1985 to 1995, achieving a world-wide reputation for quality articles, fearless and honest reviews, and a great sense of humor.

  • Soviet Fighters of the Second World War

    Soviet Fighters of the Second World War

    November 21, 2021

    Reviewed by: Frank Landrus
    Company: Fonthill Media
    With over 650 titles in print, Fonthill Media publishes high quality subjects including Archaeology and Ancient History, Aviation, Biography, Local History and Heritage, Military and General History, Sport, Transport and Industrial History.

  • OH-58D Modernization Conversion

    OH-58D Modernization Conversion

    November 13, 2021

    Reviewed by: David Horn
    Company: Werners Wings
    Werner's Wings has been around for some time and is known primarily for rotary wing subjects offering resin and resin in 1/32, 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72nd scale. Their attention to detail rivals all other resin and decal companies on the market and that can be attributed to the owner, Floyd Werner, who served in the US Army as a helicopter pilot and a helicopter pilot for a local police department.

  • OH-58D Blade Fold Set

    OH-58D Blade Fold Set

    November 13, 2021

    Reviewed by: David Horn
    Company: Werners Wings
    Werner's Wings has been around for some time and is known primarily for rotary wing subjects offering resin and resin in 1/32, 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72nd scale. Their attention to detail rivals all other resin and decal companies on the market and that can be attributed to the owner, Floyd Werner, who served in the US Army as a helicopter pilot and a helicopter pilot for a local police department.


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