Post by panzerjager2 on Apr 14, 2017 5:21:23 GMT -5
OK so I can't tell a mark IV from a Mark III anymore LOL LOL. or maybe i was drinking, no even better space aliens made me think it was a Mark III as part of their insidious plan to remake history.... yeah that's the ticket PJ2
Well...on the eve of leaving for the AMPS International Show tomorrow...I think this one can be called finished! I am sure I will want to tweak something before it actually hit the tables though! I will snag some better pictures once I get back, I was in a bit of a hurry finishing this and trying to pack!
Thanks Bob! LOL Funny how critical we are of our own stuff! I forced myself to stuff it in a box the day before we left. Tossed it in the Ramrod the first day and tried to forget about it...LOL It was a really fun show overall. There was around 600 entrants this time! Some brilliant work to be seen! I know Leon took a buch of pics...I took some too...need to break those out at some point...LOL
LOL....I don't think so Bob. Survive-ability of the model when flying to the show is down in the lower percentile...LOL Not to mention the IPMS judging mentality. I thought AMPS judges were whack some times! LOL Doubt it would do good at all either. Not a car or a 109! LOL Last IPMS Nats I went to there were around 250 109's on the table out of 1500+ models!
Funny thing is "steering clear"! I work the Nationals each year for Vallejo...I'm already there! But I get where you are coming from! The judging seems to be well organized as does most of the venue, but the whole awards ceremony is like a 6 to 8 hour ordeal! With 1500 models, they should just stick the little medals next to the builds on the table and be done with it...LOL
I've found, with IPMS, judging is the luck of the draw. Sometimes you end up with a judging team that actually are familiar with armor stuff, while at other times none of the team are armor modelers. I'll agree with T about the awards. Maybe put the awards with the models on the table and then do a short awards ceremony for the "Best ofs".
Never easy with judging teams. Often the venue can be overwhelmed with entrants and judges are stretched thin...then there are the ones like you mentioned Bob, not too familiar with the subject at hand. We have to hope for the best!