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I built 50% of this kit over 15 years ago. Eventually, the box was too large to ignore. This is what I always wanted to do to my real E Type.

This kits ’reputation’ didn’t disappoint: I see it as a vintage toy kit that always wanted to be a ‘presentable’ scale model. Despite the many challenges, there are a few master modelers who do museum grade builds of this kit. They represent my inspiration for this attempt.

Examples of the challenges I encountered:

  • The large front windscreen has a rectangular cut out at top center? Perhaps to fit the windscreen with the rear view mirror already fitted? The right angles of this cut out are at the greatest tension point of this part…crazing and usually causes cracking of the windscreen. I had just finished the model...
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Here is the PDF of the IPMS/USA National Business Meeting, July 2022, presented at the National Convention.

Here is a PDF of the Mad City Modelers IPMS/USA National Convention Proposal for 2024.

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Officer/Staff Reports 

Dave Lockhart – President

  • DL called the Zoom meeting to order at 7:23PM, EDT
  • DL requested a tally of which Executive Board members will be attending the National Convention in Omaha this summer.  All board members confirmed that they will be in attendance.  PP will help with judging, and RB, JB and DL will be assisting Eileen Persichetti with data entry for the contest.
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Welcome our new Region 11 Coordinator, Bruce Drummond Sr. Bruce is a long time modeler. His IPMS/USA odyssey started in Long Island in the 80’s. He migrated (as many northerners do) to the West Palm Beach are in FL and was involved in many chapters there. He was instrumental in creating the South Florida Scale Model Consortium in West Palm Beach in 2012.

His first of many nationals was in 2008 in Virginia as well as his first experience in judging. He was the head judge for the Miscellaneous Category in Phoenix.

We are glad Bruce stepped forward to help out Region 11 and look forward to working with him.