International Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

International Plastic Modelers' Society / USA



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I'm pleased to announce that David Goudie has stepped into the role of Associate Webmaster for Reviews. In this role, David will assist me in preparing reviews for website posting after they are returned from our Reviewers' Corps members. David is a retiree of the Boeing Company, and a US Army Veteran. He currently serves as the Newsletter Editor for IPMS/North Olympic Peninsula Modelers' Society (NOPMS) and builds aircraft and "other things if (his) interest is piqued". Please join me in welcoming David in his new role.

John Noack

First Vice President, IPMS/USA

John Estes, IPMS #3498, donated $200 to the STT program, the money to be used to purchase paint, glue, and assorted hobby items. John is a member of IPMS El Paso.

We have received a check from Mid Michigan Model Makers (John Birdsall Sec/Treasurer) in the amount of $ 150.00 saying "we appreciate the kits for our contest."

There is a new gallery with images of all the Winner's models created by Vladimir Yakubov linked on the new Nats 2010 Results page.

I'm pleased to announce that four major industry members have each responded to a call for support for IPMS/USA's modeling programs.

IPMS/USA, the International Plastic Modelers' Society, a not-for-profit organization, offers three outreach programs designed to connect with people interested in the hobby of building scale models. In summary, these are:

  • Make and Take (MnT), a process that allows young, would be modelers to build what may very well be their first model kit in a structured environment. Typically held at IPMS/USA local, regional and national contests, and run under the supervision of volunteer IPMS mentors, MnT events have exposed over 6,000 kids to the hobby, creating future modelers and members.
  • Adult Building...