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Dragon Models USA is pleased to announce today that it has been appointed the exclusive distributor for Aoshima Models for North America.

AOSHIMA was established in 1923 in Shizuoka, JAPAN as an airplane research institute. In 1929, Aoshima Models started to manufacture wooden model kits utilizing their accumulated knowledge and experience from airplane operations. The success of their model kits allowed them to carry their passion for quality to other outstanding hobby products.

AOSHIMA has continued to grow and has become one of the leading manufactures of plastic model kits in JAPAN and its brand is well known for high quality among the hobbyist throughout the world. AOSHIMA will continue to work on new and innovative projects to fulfill their customer needs.

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I would like to thank IPMS for the great contribution to Red River Scale Modeler’s first ever make & take event.  We must also thank the East Grand Forks Campbell library for taking an interest in our beloved hobby and asking us to host the event as part of “Professor Marvel’s - Marvel’s at the Library” summer activities program.  We had initially agreed on 32 attendants.  Upon registering kids, the event was bumped up to 40 attendants with a waiting list!  We had two rooms set up with models - one for 20 kids ages 6-8 (kindergarten to 2nd grade) and the other with 20 kids ages 9-11 (third to fifth grade).  Fortunately, the library has employees and youth volunteers that were able to assist with the younger crowd!   

Our club president Chuck Bush, and our Vice President Tom...

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On Monday, June 13, 2011, IPMS Northern Virginia Modelers delivered 140 kits to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a gift to our Wounded Warriors. The kits were donations from chapter members, the IPMS DC chapter, attendees at our recent Model Classic show, as well as a legacy donation in memory of a former chapter member, Mike Lampros. The kits were divided between the Red Cross unit at the hospital and the Army's Warrior Transition Brigade.

Earlier this year (January 14, 2011), the club shipped three boxes containing 67 kits to three of the POCs listed on the IPMS web site. The kits were donated by our members at the January chapter meeting and consisted of aircraft, armor, auto, and Star Trek kits.

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MRC is having a 1/35 scale armor Plastic Model Contest with a $100 merchandise credit for the winner. Submissions must be received by July 30, 2011. Specific Information on MRC's Facebook page.

New gallery for The Diego Garcia Modelers Ferrari F50 Model Contest last October.