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Modelers Alliance Goes to Omaha

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I set out for Omaha last Monday and after a short stint at the inlaws we arrived on Wednsday.  Thursday morning with registration completed the fun began.  The kids hit the make and take tables and I headed for the model room.  By the end of the day Friday nearly 2500 models had been placed and the competition was stiff.  I met up with Joe(Leopard2) and we had a short talk and on Saturday we talked to  Bob and Susan Letterman, but didn't get a picture.  I spent two days doing recon of the vendor rooms, which there were three, packed to the walls.  Waited until Saturday to do my buying and I am proud to say I didn't pay full price for anything.  It was lets make a deal time.  I will post pictures of my treasure in the near future.  I took a lot of pictures, but not of everything just too many models.  I will be posting my pictures in their proper forum soon.  Saturday evening we attended the awards dinner where many awards were given out one being to the Region 5 director my good friend Kelly Quirk.

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We took the kids for their first formal dinner and had a great time.

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But the best part was that my kids took top honors with their models.  My daughter Victoria took a first place for her Airbus model.

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My son Curtis got a first place for his Star Trek Enterprise-E.

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I managed a third place with my sherman walker.  The main thing is that we all had a great time and we are all looking forward to the next time we can attend the nationals.

Terry (MrT)

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Israeli Wild & Cruel Cats Volume 1 Puma

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SabingaMartin has been publishing references on the IDF tanks for several years.

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The Hard Ride, Vietnam Gun Trucks; Part Two

The Hard Ride Part Two front cover

Many years ago, my uncle told me of his time in Vietnam.  He explained to me about the gun trucks and the convoys with hot rod armored cars.  I always wondered about the waxed and pin striped armored car until I saw Squadron Signal's Armor in Vietnam book in 1982.

 

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HLI's Model Builder International Pilot Issue (Electronic Version)

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Hobby Link International has released their first magazine, HLI's Model Builder International which has a unique approach to delivery. One can get an electronic subscription or printed media. I was offered a chance to look through the electronic magazine.

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AK-Interactive Winter Techniques DVD

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When Miguel Jimenez parted ways with the company that bears his name, he continued to seek out new ways of weathering.  Establishing Mig Jimenez Studios, he partnered with Vallejo to establish AK Interactive.  Aside from weathering products, AK Interactive produces a line of DVDs to show modelers new weathering techniques.

 

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