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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 27 Sep 2019 21:24 #1

"Back to the Movies" is the theme for this years NordiCon show. Billed on the Club website as "The Biggest IPMS Model Show In The Midwest". :yipee

www.aerohistorians.org/index.php/nordiccon

If any of you guys go, be aware my Sweetie will be attending to our raffle tickets, so all y'all ain't gonna win nuthin' good while Teresa builds her usual pahl of prizes!

See you there! Try not to get caught with tears on your face! :rotf
OH! Then two, I'll put up as many pictures as I can.

Stay tuned for more Mindesootah developments!

Oh yeah, We'll be visiting the Hobby Bunker too!
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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 28 Sep 2019 07:03 #2

Good luck and safe travels. :good
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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 28 Sep 2019 09:47 #3

Good luck and have fun!
I told you photobucket sucks...



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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 28 Sep 2019 21:29 #4

It was a great day in Minnesota.
Teresa and I were having a great time at the raffle table.
I ended up with 14 wins out of 24 tickets bought.
I think Teresa end up with 10 or 11, not quite sure of her final tally.
I won two of these kits.
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What a get day.
All other winning will be on the what's new page.
I did give the Fujimi A-4F Adversary to Jeff.
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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 30 Sep 2019 11:50 #5

Objectives for this trip:
Arrive safe & sound in Inver Grove Heights.
Submit entires, buy raffle tickets (supporting the Clubs) Place models, Have fun!
Find our Motel.
Evening with Christian and Samatha at the Blaine VFW.
Visit Scale Model Supplies in search or rare model treasures.
Lunch on the return leg at Harry's Cafe, Lakeville MN.
Smuggle Minnesota model kits across the border. RTB without mishap, casualty or loss.
Overview coming right up!!

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As I age, I find I enjoy waking up in the dark less and less. We sallied forth from Marion at 0600 on the dot.

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Entries, in addition to TLAR Models 1/350 Point class cutter, The Samurai Bathtub and TLAR's 1/700 "Kwitcherbitchin'" Offshore Powerboat.
Arrived just after 1000 following a lovely fall-like car ride without much use of Interstates. We enjoyed the pretty drive up Highway 63 to Rochester. There are LOTS of Interstate Highways in the Twin Cites! One sign said "694"! We din't see all of them!

On to Nordic-Con!

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Make & Take table for children of all ages and sizes!

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Raffle & Silent Auction. (SHHhhhhh!)

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Some of the Vendors.................
Doyawanna see the Models?!!! :hmmm :idonno
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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 30 Sep 2019 12:13 #6

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Awards table. An interesting Show. All the Armor was judged AMPS style. IPMS Gold/Silver/Bronze for all other subjects. Nordic Con is sponsored by 4 Twin Cities Model Clubs (Jump in here anytime, Frank/Blaine/Colonel, Suh!)
The nifty Hawaiian shirts are worn by Contest Committee members and weren't for sale.

Raffle was draw/win/verify choose. Everybody was pleasant and courteous. Parking was plentiful. Lighting was almost pretty good. The gymnasium venue was divided evenly between Contest and Vendor tables.

I wrote my 9 entry forms Friday night so registration was a BREEZE!! We wore our Susan G. Komen Pink Surgeon Scrubs.
No other Plastic Surgeons appeared this day. Several Fartin' Flea Friends were there, so Teresa & weren't lonesome.

Model pictures, In no real cohesive order.
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Paper model. Neet-O!

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So THAT'S what Stafighter really looks like! Steve's NF-104.

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1/350 HMS Victory with crewmen about the Ship. We liked Her. She doesn't seem to have much way on with all the sail She's carrying.

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Interesting use of Revell's ancient 1/72 PT-109 kit!

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1/350 CA-38 USS San Francisco. My Favorite model ship, Gold award and People's Choice award winner! :salute :captain :thumbsup
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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 30 Sep 2019 12:27 #7

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There's a timeless romance I attach to an old Stern-Wheeler River steamer. :skipper

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Helicopters. Have watched Frank's intricate build, I am sure the Nordic Con judges underappreciated Frank's Huey.

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Heller's DH-89 Dragon Rapide.

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Ah! The Raffle drawings have begun. Sic 'em, Baby!

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Lunch at B52 Burger & Brew. Your Burger gets a BUFF! The tea wasn't too bad fer a Yankee place.

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Interesting Cars Models from the RPM Club!
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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 30 Sep 2019 12:38 #8

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Extraordinary finish on the '55 Chevy Pro-Mod! Best Finish special award winner! :notworthy: :thumbsup

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The Wishing Tree. E-type Jaguar in a traditional pose. Young couple in the grass wishing for a reliable electrical system?! :idonno :rotf

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Motorcycle category! :good

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What's That!?

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Howdy Ol' Girl! Monogram's 1/48 Tomcat. :yipee

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Italeri's Hustler. A truly outstanding natural metal finish!

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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 30 Sep 2019 13:02 #9

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You don't see a 1/48 RNZAF Vultee Veangeance every day. Angular. ungainly. Deadly.

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Junior-Built 1/72 Revell AG Messerschmitt P.1099 Heavy Armor. All Her wheels touch the ground. Nice Job!!

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I have a confession to make. It is possible I goof-off a little more than most when I visit a Model Show. My able partner in crime bought this little farter as a gift. I kept it in my pocket all day. In strategic, quiet places and appropriate quiet moments, I would push one of the buttons, pause and toddle off without a word. Keeping a straight face wasn't always easy. I did my best. We all have different gifts & skill sets.

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Another Raffle drawing?! My Sweetie let me choose our prizes. There were some nice ones!! In truth we din't win 'em all.

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Thunderbirds to the Rescue! The disabled 1/350 Kilo was a nifty model on it's own. Then in races Aoshima's 1/350 Thunderbird 2 and 4 to save the day! :yipee

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Check out the eyes on the T-Rex!

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Junior entries. The younger ones.
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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 30 Sep 2019 13:28 #10

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Menacing, lighted Klingon D-7 Cruiser. "Hab SoSlI' Quch!"

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We weren't sure what this figure is, but it was cool! I don't think it's a Gundam.
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Garfin! Him we not see for long time!
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Honey! Do you remember if we saw any Tanks? :facepalm :stinker
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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 30 Sep 2019 13:39 #11

Hmm................
Maybe. OH! Here they are!!

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NordiCon 28 Sept. 2019. 30 Sep 2019 13:49 #12

But did you have any fun? :mpup
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