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FEATURE: EVENT
2010 IPMS-USA Nationals
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 06:19 PM UTC
We have returned from Phoenix with photos. Over 350 armor/AFV photos!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 06:44 PM UTC
Nice photos of extra nice entries

Rudi

(p.s. I really like the way you always frame each photo and include the event name and sometimes piece title when editing - totally OT to this post, but how do you do it?)
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 09:57 PM UTC
Thanks for posting these. Too much to take in in one go really but i'll be back
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 11:17 PM UTC
Great photos -thanks for starting with dioramas.

Is it me or is it becoming a trend where diorama's are not just 'full' of stuff but they seem to be becoming 'tighter', less space between components? Not a bad thing, just something I seem to be noticing.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 06:00 AM UTC

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Nice photos of extra nice entries

Rudi

(p.s. I really like the way you always frame each photo and include the event name and sometimes piece title when editing - totally OT to this post, but how do you do it?)



Hi Rudi,
I use Photoshop's action system to do them. If they aren't customized per photo (like some of the SCAHMS reports in the past) then it's very speedy. The trick is to make a template file and then use "Place" to insert it over the modified/sized photo.

Glad you guys like the photos.

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 06:09 AM UTC
Jim
Thanks for the photos. There didn't seam to be that many dioramas there. Did you stay to see who won what awards? I left on thursday afternoon, so I did see who won what.
Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 06:42 AM UTC

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Is it me or is it becoming a trend where diorama's are not just 'full' of stuff but they seem to be becoming 'tighter', less space between components? Not a bad thing, just something I seem to be noticing.



Yes - I believe you are seeing a trend, one of several that appear to be popular recently.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 06:43 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

Thanks, great set of pics, and some awesome builds, lots of great dioramas, cool artillery and just excellent kits and workmanship.

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 10:53 AM UTC

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Jim
Thanks for the photos. There didn't seam to be that many dioramas there. Did you stay to see who won what awards? I left on thursday afternoon, so I did see who won what.
Tom



Someone with Silicon Valley (or using their gallery) published this:

http://svsm.org/gallery/phoenix2010-winners

I have to say kudos as well because this is a LOT of work based on number of winners and categories, etc. Also I read on another site that it's in order 3rd, 2nd, 1st.

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 10:59 AM UTC
Jim
Thank you for the beautiful photos.
Here is a link to a great victory James K Wechsler.
Miloslav
http://www.realmodel.cz/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=38&Itemid=41
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 11:11 AM UTC
Ahh... yes that piece was very impressive. I wish I had bumped into Jim at the show. I actually saw Jim Lewis for about 2 minutes and assumed I would see him again (sorry Jim!) but didn't.

The photos of Jim's Stryker are on the last page (photos 6 & 7).





Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 01:23 PM UTC
Thanks Jim, enjoyed that batch of photos also.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 11:13 AM UTC
What an awesome array of photos. Thanks for your work Jim.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 03:38 PM UTC
Thanks Jim, impressive models and photos. Makes me want to go next year...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 04:13 PM UTC

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Thanks Jim, impressive models and photos. Makes me want to go next year...



Next years show is in Omaha, which is pretty centrally located in the upper middle of the US. Does anyone know more about what's in Omaha, NE?

Some driving stats:

From Minneapolis: 378 mi - 6 hours 14 mins
From Saint Louis: 438 mi - 7 hours 19 mins
From Chicago: 474 mi 7 hours 49 mins
From Oklahoma City: 457 mi - 7 hours 50 mins
From Denver: 538 mi - 8 hours 20 mins
From Indianapolis: 607 mi - 10 hours 11 mins
From Dallas: 638 mi - 11 hours 35 mins


Cheers,
Jim