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Re: London (Ontario) IPMS - London Scale Model Show 2012
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2012, 05:00:46 PM »
I can see where it is, but I'm having no luck getting it to actually play...
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Re: London (Ontario) IPMS - London Scale Model Show 2012
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2012, 05:14:00 PM »
when you load the channel page it automatically starts playing since the broadcast channel is not live.
but if not, you just click the title or image of the video (to the right of the main screen)

if its not playing for you then you must not have the correct java or flash player installed

its always a good idea to check once in a while...go to the java site and adobe flash site
and download (and install) the latest versions available.

...

I'm going to try another video with some better lighting.
So keep watching.
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Re: London (Ontario) IPMS - London Scale Model Show 2012
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2012, 12:08:32 PM »
Is tomorrow a traveling day or will you be getting up early Saturday?
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Re: London (Ontario) IPMS - London Scale Model Show 2012
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2012, 12:56:42 PM »
its about a 2 hour drive with a pee stop...
or in my case, 1 coffee stop and 3 pee stops! lol

so I will be getting up at 6am on Saturday,
packing the car and hopefully on the road by 7am
(setup is 8-10, show opens at 10)
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Re: London (Ontario) IPMS - London Scale Model Show 2012
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2012, 08:52:34 PM »
How did it go?
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Re: London (Ontario) IPMS - London Scale Model Show 2012
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2012, 09:39:43 AM »
The show went fine!
It was pretty much as I expected it to be.
So I was glad for no surprises.

Seemed to be a good crowd and lots of people took the time to look at my stuff.
The response was very positive with the majority of interested spectators
having little or no understanding of paper as a modeling medium.

In fact, many people did not clue in that everything on the tables was made of paper.

I also had a lot of people who assumed that the models were painted after assembly.
Some at a complete loss to understand how you can "print" the finish.

I am hoping to get some more pics from the show organizers
and I will be writing a show review to add to the cpm newsletter...


As I mentioned before, I did not participate in judging...I set up my tables in the "Vendors"
area.  Primary mission was displaying and promoting paper models, but I also had CDs for
sale (sold a couple).





I was by myself, which made it very difficult to leave the tables for very long.
I tried to have a quick look around the model competition (as well as the vendors area)
but because it was separated and isolated from the vendors area, I did not spend too
much time there.  As a result, I did not get the chance to take very many photos and
I missed a lot of the model entries.

Heres a few photos I took of a few models that jumped out at me.
Armor was the most obvious theme  (I think it was part of the theme of this years show)
and there were some great looking models.
The large scale all metal Bren carrier was very impressive.



I also noticed a large contingent of Space related models.
Sci Fi and real Space stuff.
Including a couple of historical timeline dispays (like the one shown).
And a wild scratch built Time Machine model.



As I mentioned before, there was a reluctance to include a paper model category this year or allow paper models into other categories,
but I did find one "paper" entry.  This collection of "DaVinci?" style Gliders done in paper, string and sticks.  Fairly small scale (maybe no more than 1/72?)



I can't tell you who the model was built by, because all the builders names are hidden.
It seems as though the judging is focused on the model itself without revealing the builder's name.
The entry form attached to each model is folded in half, revealing only the necessary build info.
Builder's names are of course revealed at the Awards announcements.
(I don't know if this is common practice, but since most of these guys know who everyone else is,
the identity of most builders seemed to be known. lol)

(sorry I don't know how well the paper entry placed)

I was unable to setup my computer and offer models on CDs (no available power outlets).
I was also a little disappointed that I did not sell more of my ready made CDs.
But in the end, my intention was to meet and talk with a few people (did that a'plenty),
make some new contacts in the local modeling scene (did that),
give out some cards and hopefully sell some models online (did that!)
and promote paper modeling to the plastic heads (DID THAT!)

So, I guess it all went fine.
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Re: London (Ontario) IPMS - London Scale Model Show 2012
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2012, 01:00:20 PM »
Very well done, Dave!!

That is much of a IPMS event, many of these are buyer's heaven, as many dealers are there to sell sell sell and modelers to buy buy buy.

I can't tell you who the model was built by, because all the builders names are hidden.

Yeah, IPMS rules specify this standard. It is suppose to avoid favoritism, but as you mention, if the judges are friends of the modelers... guess who's winning. Not all the time, though. I can say IPMS tries to be just in this process, and at least on my IPMS clubs I've been, they are very just.

I'm glad you have the time to see other's work, and talk to people. But again, paper modeling is still a "uh?" thing.

You did great. And be ready for the other events in your area, don't be discouraged. This is the first step in the ladder.

Thank you for sharing!!
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