August 5, 2022 at 3:55 am #182898
The IPMS Nationals were a few weeks ago. Did anyone go and have a report for the rest of us? I’ve seen a few photos and as always the models look great.
Edit your Profile to get a forum signature.August 6, 2022 at 2:51 am #182918
No one on Airlinercafe went to the Nationals?? Seriously??
Edit your Profile to get a forum signature.August 8, 2022 at 6:55 am #182942Convair990APosts: 76
No, i was there. Took some, but not a ton of airliner photos….
I don’t personally know anybody who judged 1/144th scale Airliners, but Ray Engineer and i were both there and we were just shocked that the 747SP failed to place. On close inspection it was beautiful. I think the same builder also brought a beautiful Aeroflot IL-86 and it too failed to win anything.
Edit your Profile to get a forum signature.August 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm #182950
Thanks for posting/sharing the info and photos Convair 990A. Some great work. I may try to search a little further for the results and more photos etc. The Saudia 747SP is stunning. I’m not going to try and judge it or others from the photos but likely something small/minor bumped it from being considered. A 747 or A380 in particular is a difficult model to build for a competition. All gear straight and touching the ground?? LOL…… One wheel not? Then out of the running unless other models have a similar or equal issue 🙁
Edit your Profile to get a forum signature.August 8, 2022 at 6:05 pm #182951Convair990APosts: 76
A couple things. Not an argument; some observations.
1) The model was parked on a dark blue tablecloth, so it was hard to tell if all 18 wheels were touching the ground.
2) The entries on the table were packed so densely together, that i could not view the model from head-on to check for alignment.
3) Having just finished my VC10 with the eccentric Roden “Clown Car” wheels, i can attest to just how bloody difficult it can be to get all 8 wheels on two bogies all touching the concrete, let alone 16.
Undercarriage on 1/144th models are a pain because first, they’re extremely tiny and hard to manipulate with fat fingers. Second, they’re often treated as an afterthought; at least as far as Airfix and Revell are concerned.
Zvezda, i don’t have any experience, but EE certainly tries hard at making their gear as close to scale as possible.
Based on my observations of the Convairs, the Trident, and the BAC-asaurus Rex.
Edit your Profile to get a forum signature.August 9, 2022 at 9:43 pm #182954LH707Posts: 1,528
Ha ha yeah, getting all the feet on a 747 model to touch is indeed tricky. One technique I like to use is to glue them on a the very end and let the plan sit on them a bit to find the low spots and fix them. If there’s still some left, you can sand them down just a little bit by pulling the whole model across some 300-grit to simulate slightly bulged tires and then repainting the underside. Parking it on a soft surface works too…
Edit your Profile to get a forum signature.August 10, 2022 at 11:58 pm #182955
Here are results from the IPMS USA website. Dunno why the category numbers aren’t in sequential order. I put in the Civil, Sport, Racing and Air Taxis catergories as well. Dunno exactly what an Air Taxi would be but at first guess think a commuter plane??
157. Aircraft; Civil, Sport, Racing, and Air Taxis; 1/144 and 1/72
Sponsored by IPMS/Twin City Aero Historians – South St. Paul, Minnesota
1st • Z-37A Cmelak — Ray Engineer, Greenville, South Carolina
2nd • Wassmer CE-43 Guepard — Alexandre Bigey, Pape’ette, Tahiti
3rd • Macci M.33 — Tim Nelson, Kirkland, Washington
161. Aircraft; Civil, Sport, Racing, and Air Taxis; 1/48 and 1/32
Sponsored by IPMS/Western Reserve Chapter – Euclid, Ohio
1st • P-51H — John Meyer, Tucson, Arizona
2nd • Supermarine S-6B — Tim Burke, Scotia, New York
3rd • F8F-1 — Jerry Fraske, Livonia, Michigan
162. Aircraft; Civil, Sport, Racing, and Air Taxis; Basic Kit Build
Sponsored by IPMS/Dayton Area Plastic Modelers – Dayton, Ohio
1st • Spirit of St. Louis — Pat Villarreal, Rowlett, Texas
2nd • DeHavilland D.H. EE Comet — Robert Maderich, Minneapolis, Minnesota
3rd • TG-9A USAF Academy Trainer — Rob Booth, Ingram, Texas
163. Aircraft; Airliners, Airliner Types, and Airships; 1/144
Sponsored by IPMS/Jim Galloway Chapter – Jonesboro, Georgia
1st • Trans Atlantic Boeing 314 — Peter Litwinchuk, Jenison, Michigan
2nd • Airbus 319 – German Air — Jarrod Booth, DeSoto, Kansas
3rd • Boeing 737-200 — Robert Sheldon, Pensacola, Florida
165. Aircraft; Airliners, Airliner Types, and Airships; 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32
Sponsored by IPMS/Seattle – Bellevue, Washington
1st • CASA C-41A — Jerrod Booth, De Soto, Kansas
2nd • Constellation L-1049G — Ken Niles, Fayetteville, Georgia
3rd • Kaslinin K-5 — Tim Nelson, Kirkland, Washington
166. Aircraft; Airliners, Airliner Types, and Airships; Basic Kit Build
Sponsored by Matt Bittner
1st • American Airlines Lockheed L-188 Electra — Ron Campbell, Olive Branch, Mississippi
2nd • BAC-111 — Bill Engar, Bountiful, Utah
3rd • Airbus A220-100 Swiss — Eugene Mardar, McCordsville, Indiana
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