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2012 IPMS Nationals: All the Armor
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 08:20 AM UTC
There are over 400 Armor/AFV photos in this feature retrospective on the 2012 IPMS Nationals show in Orlando, Florida, from back in August.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 10:37 AM UTC
Excellent work Jim - that must have took some time ! im really appreciating browsing the armour eye candy !

best
Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 10:45 AM UTC
I have to agree excellent work....spent a long time looking and looking and looking....thanks for posting the pics....Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 11:59 AM UTC
Fantastic Work Jim!

You coverage of the show and the many pictures of the various models gives is really awesome.

Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 12:49 PM UTC
That's a lot of tanks! Thanks for news like that. I think the Sherman dio on the first page is 1/48. I recognize the figure pose but maybe not
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 12:49 PM UTC
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 03:36 PM UTC
That's a LOT of plastic! I appreciate your comment about the "church-like atmosphere" of the display room, you hit the nail on the head with that one; inspiring.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 03:55 PM UTC
OK 3rd times supposed to be the charm, hope my computer gremlin went to bed. Anyway, thanks for sharing your photo lay out Jim. A lot of models and great work there. The Orlando I.P.M.S. guys were great when I was a member living in Kissimme. Hope they are all still there, good memories from being in the group. Looks like it was one huge and successful show, wish I was around for it, but things change. Aside from that, there was a whole bunch of talent there. Jim, looks like you spent a lot of time taking pic's, and at a show that can be very time consuming and trying. Your photo skills aren't as bad as you think, much better job than I could ever do. And your cover photo of the Sherman is a Kodak moment. Whoever did it, fantastic job. bob d.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 06:56 PM UTC
Wow you got some great pictures Jim ... It sure brings back memories ...It was a great show .

Rick
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 09:39 PM UTC
Hi Jim

That is certainly an impressive show. Our National shows down here , I suspect , withh never reach that size, in entries or vendors. Just wondering if the show is held at about the same time and location each year. We have started to do a once every two year trip to the states and wouldn't mind spending more that a few days at one of these competitions

Cheers
Thomo
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 11:44 PM UTC
Awesome show report Jim, cheers. And many congrats to everyone who entered the comp- lots of very fine modelling on show there!
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 04:09 AM UTC
Good to see such premium photos and great entries. My favourites are the Iraqui IFA missile launcher and the IT-28 with the grafitties. Thanks Jim for the great effort to present it.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 06:00 AM UTC
Nice coverage, thanks Jim
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 10:52 AM UTC
Hi Guys;
Yes that was a GREAT SHOW, My Club ( THE PELIKAN CLUB ) was 2012s IPMS Host. We were the ones who Set it up.
The Show lasted 4 Days Wed-Sat, At Disneys Contempory Hotel. And we had a Great Turn-out, the Vendors Room was Fantastic. All the BIG WIGS of Disney were in Shock as they had no idea that Our Hobby was so Big and Different in every Aspect, from Military Tanks too Space Ships. IPMS USA is held every year at a different local. 2013s is in Luvland Colorado. CHEERS. MIKE.
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 11:13 AM UTC
incredible time.
thanks for sharing the photos Jim, the sales room was superb too and the organization was perfect. it's nice can see my stug in your coverage. thank you so much
happy new year
sdl
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 12:11 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

Thanks for all the pics. Terrific range of builds, a real feast of quality.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 04:35 AM UTC
What an AWESOME display of military muscle!!!
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 05:51 AM UTC
Thanks Jim.A ton of exellent work there and others were still going to show up ? Wish I was there.
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 09:39 AM UTC
Thanks for posting that great pic of the Redfroghobbies.com booth. They are great people especially Ron......LOL We had a great time and it was nice meeting you.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 09:46 PM UTC
many photos ,good for referance