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Upcoming North Island model shows & Expos. 6 months 1 week ago #1

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First show on the agenda is Model-X Auckland this is the Queens birthday weekend and the show is on the 3rd, 4th & 5th of June in Henderson at the Aquatics center. I'll be there on the Saturday and Monday manning the IPMS Waikato tables, if anyone wants to catch up and say hello.

Next up is Taupo Model show, this is always a favorite of mine, it's mostly model railway stuff but it's a nice friendly atmosphere and its set in a nice town with a vibrant atmosphere. I'll be there and I know a number of other regulars will be to.
Dates are 15th & 16th July, and it's at the Taupo Baths.

Most important (to me that is) is the Armistice in Cambridge show and model competitions. November 11th & 12th at the Lake Karapiro Domain
I'll do another post when it's all been made official and we know exactly what to expect. This year is the 100th anniversary of the introduction of tanks and all I'll say for now is that it is intended to be the biggest collection of running tanks and armour seen in NZ for many years.
On top of that this is the year before we host the Nationals so I'm hoping for a maximum effort from our members here, I need to show the "brass" that we warrant the extra space I'm hoping to get for the Nationals in 2018.

So if you're in the middle of the North Island or want come along and say hello, I'll be the fat bstard chunky handsome guy with the KM Baseball cap.

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I can attend the Sunday's of each if that helps?
Can bring the choppers along

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I'll be at westwave on the saturday taking my daughter to swimming so I'll try to stop by and say hi. A 1 year old is fine to leave in the build & take class for a while right ;)

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So the model x.. I dont know much about that and didnt realise anything Auckland was coming up soon!

Will definitely call in.

Would like to think about entering a couple of little things in competition/shows one day, but so far out of the loop on that stuff it isnt funny!

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I'll see you in Taupo on the Friday evening... dinner is on us this time !! - on condition we only go to the dairy !!

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Updated: Added Armistice in Cambridge ;)

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Just a wee bump, it's Model-X in Auckland next weekend. ;)
Let me know if anyone out there is holding model shows, send me the details and I'll add it to the list (model and related shows only please).

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Gary wrote: Most important (to me that is) is the Armistice in Cambridge show and model competitions. November 11th & 12th at the Lake Karapiro Domain. On top of that this is the year before we host the Nationals so I'm hoping for a maximum effort from our members here, I need to show the "brass" that we warrant the extra space I'm hoping to get for the Nationals in 2018.

So iI'll be the fat bstard with the KM cap.


Just bringing this back to the top - Can we have the pre-show model registration forms again. Saves a h*ll of a lot of time on the Saturday morning.

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Yup its all there from last year, just need to reset the database and its good to go.
I've farmed a bit of the work out from previous years, this year helping out in an official capacity are Chris aka Foesboy he's looking after the vendors so if you're looking to setup shop let Chris know, that's with the exception of MA as I like to give Dave the personal touch.................. (be scared) :P
Stormtrooper Steve is looking after the compos, he's also going to be organising the trophies and ribbons as such as well this year, so again if you'd like to help with the judging get hold of Steve, we're hoping that our regular judges will be available again this year, Ian and Steve (aka Viperbuilder) are the first to pop in to my head (its scary having Ian in my head).

That's all for now.
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Yep happy to pitch-in, and looks like (for the first time) I'll be over on Friday too !! - Now who's afraid :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


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Awwww :( :( - my hotel has increased it's rates this year, so two nights isn't an option - just the one night but will be at the gig around 0900 on Saturday as usual !!.

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I'll talk to the boss about putting you up if you want mate?
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Hi Gary

Just to confirm, I will there for the cause again this year on the Kids build table and the Judging table. My accommodation is booked and I'll be there from Friday avo through to close of play on Sunday.

I've been pretty busy with other things this year so my appearance on KM has been pretty patchy to date, but I know where my November priority is.

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Thanks Steve, you're a rock mate :)
It's fantastic that you come all the way up from Wellington just for our little show each year.
I really appreciate the work that you put in and I know the kids do to :D

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I will be there friday morning to help set up.
I will contract steve to help out where needed....
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Hotel booking reserved for Friday & Saturday- hedging my bets depending on what work approves & whether wife & kid want to come along as well- which would impact on how much stuffs I could bring down.

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Gary wrote: I'll talk to the boss about putting you up if you want mate?


Nahhh that's fine, matey really appreciate the offer tho'. That said, another session on Saturday evening at the Indian in TA would be VERY welcome !! ;)

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I think that goes without saying, I also think I should throw it out there and get some advance bookings and deposits maybe (deposits make it harder for people to blow us out ;) )

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Surprised you haven't already !!

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absolutely gutted I wont be able to make it up this year, the more i hear about it the better it sounds but if i did everything on my plamo.nz would become the great Manawatu styrene fire of 2017

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Bring all your stuff down and sell it on the stash clearance tables.

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AC Models will be there again this year with kits and finished examples on display.
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So that it's not a state secret, and no-one can say they don't know (even though it has been posted before), here are the upcoming locations for the IPMS Nationals:

2018 - Armistice in Cambridge, Armistice Weekend, Lake Karapiro
2019 - Christchurch, date and venue TBA
2020 - Auckland, most likely MOTAT, date TBA, but likely Sep/Oct

April 2018 is also Scale Model Expo in Wellington (Upper Hutt to be precise). I'll post dates when I find them
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Craig Sargent wrote:
April 2018 is also Scale Model Expo in Wellington (Upper Hutt to be precise). I'll post dates when I find them


I don't think dates have been announced yet.. But I believe its ANZAC Weekend.

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Have the nationals been held in the waikato before?:unsure:

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No. 2018 will be first time. Specifically organised to conincide with 100th anniversary of Armistice
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Wow, I guess it will be a big show with a hell of a lot of quality entrants in the models.

Better work on upping my game!!

Shaun

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What Shaun said :whistle:
Time to start upskilling

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