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      Post #69429, posted on 02-15-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      For those of you interested (particularly in the Phoenix area), the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) will be holding their annual national contest this August in Phoenix at the Phoenix Convention Center between August 1st through the 4th. I have attached the Facebook link for more information.

      https://www.facebook.com/IPMSNATSPHX2018/?hc_ref=ARQ2OOoqbZRChYxCUov4B9ysoiKxzn78jehglPZPYgPEm6a8lnunMEVkM9sVsHVR7H4&fref=nf

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      Post #69434, posted on 02-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks!!

      If I can manage it I intend on going. Never been and my Brother lives not from Phoenix. Would love to see some other Acafe-ers there!

      Chris

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      Post #69435, posted on 02-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Fündekals will be there with a table. Look us up!

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      Post #69436, posted on 02-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I might have to try to make a pilgrimage. August in Phoenix though, I'm sweating just thinking about how awful that would be. Can't we do it up north?

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      Post #69437, posted on 02-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeah, gonna get more than a few melted models.

      Regards,

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      Post #69438, posted on 02-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      I might have to try to make a pilgrimage. August in Phoenix though, I'm sweating just thinking about how awful that would be. Can't we do it up north?



      It's gonna be *quite* toasty! We should have gone last year when it was in Nebraska! Next year won't be much better as its in Chattanooga.... At least most Mid-sized+ airports around the country have non-stops to PHX.

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      Post #69442, posted on 02-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      It should only be around 118F (48C). In the shade. Oh, and then there are the haboobs.

      Phoenix has all the charm of LA, but without an ocean.

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      Post #69443, posted on 02-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      118? Is that all??

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      Post #69444, posted on 02-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeah, 48 C sounds dreadful. I still wonder who got there and said "Dude, this place looks legit, let's set up a town here." The one upside is that the low humidity means it cools off a bit at night, so I guess you could post up in the conference center until it's party time and then head out.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix,_Arizona#Climate

      I'm bummed that I skipped the Columbia SC one in 2016, work was a bit of a mess back then.

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      Post #69445, posted on 02-16-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      What's crazy is my brother lives less than two hours north and its way cooler.

      Chris

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      Post #69449, posted on 02-17-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey it's a dry heat. No humidity Airliners was in Phoenix in 2000 and we all survived.

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      Post #69451, posted on 02-17-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I have been to the last 2 IPMS conventions in Phoenix and the heat was never a problem. While it was a tad toasty walking around outside in midday, the convention site was cold enough to freeze parts of your anatomy off. Definitely bring a light jacket/sweatshirt for the model rooms/vendor areas! See you in Phoenix this summer.
      Have fun modeling
      Mike

      Oh yea, next year's convention in Chattanooga will not be as hot as some might expect. The weather at that time of year is a bit milder than the reputation the South has as it is in the Appalachian mountains. And we DO have air conditioning!

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      Post #69452, posted on 02-17-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      What's crazy is my brother lives less than two hours north and its way cooler.



      Probably 3000 feet higher.


      Seriously - if you are going to attend, and if (like last year's record breaking summer) it really *is* 100F or higher, PLEASE understand that the "dry heat" of southern Arizona is a real thing, and that you DO need to drink a LOT of water while you're here. The emergency department at the hospital I work at is filled in the summertime with visitors who don't do so, and who suffer not fun effects of heat exhaustion. And just because you're not outside doesn't mean you won't be feeling it. When the air is as dry as it is in the summer in Arizona, it steals the water from your body without your realizing it. Drink, drink, drink. And alcohol only makes it worse. The only thing you can replace lost body water with is water.

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      Post #69457, posted on 02-17-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      What's crazy is my brother lives less than two hours north and its way cooler.



      Probably 3000 feet higher.


      Seriously - if you are going to attend, and if (like last year's record breaking summer) it really *is* 100F or higher, PLEASE understand that the "dry heat" of southern Arizona is a real thing, and that you DO need to drink a LOT of water while you're here. The emergency department at the hospital I work at is filled in the summertime with visitors who don't do so, and who suffer not fun effects of heat exhaustion. And just because you're not outside doesn't mean you won't be feeling it. When the air is as dry as it is in the summer in Arizona, it steals the water from your body without your realizing it. Drink, drink, drink. And alcohol only makes it worse. The only thing you can replace lost body water with is water.




      Oh no doubt where he lives is much higher. I used to spend large parts of my summers is Southeast Georgia (95+ plus high humidity plus gnats!!) visiting my grand parents and have been to PHX the last two and I can tell you Southern Arizona (at least to me) is more tolerable. A good friend of mine lived in Phoenix for three years and has told me that summer is the best time to golf (one of my many other hobbies) in Arizona cause no one wants to play so everything is half price.

      I will come and will hydrate accordingly! haha

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      Post #70413, posted on 07-22-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Just a friendly reminder that next week is the IPMS Nationals here in Phoenix.

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      Post #70414, posted on 07-22-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Look for our Fündekals table!

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      Post #70416, posted on 07-23-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Really wish I could be there!!! Life just got in the way again...

      Everyone going, have fun!!

      Chris

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