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#21 Turbo590

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

Very nice work on the IR...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:46 AM

Jim,
Excellent scratchbuilding AND detailing! Each time you look at a photo you find details you didn't see before!


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

Thanks. I think I enjoy doing detail work more than cutting plastic.

Here's a couple more pics of the crane carrier drill rig in progress I took.

http://i5.photobucke...46/DSC05339.jpg
http://i5.photobucke...46/DSC05335.jpg

Edited by skysoldier46, 16 November 2012 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

it would have been great if they had a seperate heavy commercial category for your builds. very nice work indeed. if your work looks as good on the table as it does in the pics then you would do well up here in this ipms region. i would love to see them in person one day at a show......again, great work.


Yea your waisting time taking builds like this to an IPMS show if its not military they realy don't care about judging it.
I speak my mind and I will say the judges must have been dumb to the fact that these are very nice and detailed SCRATCH BUILT models.
Thats true model building at its best.
Job well done on these.


you would be totally wrong in saying that an ipms show is all about military. i happen to compete in six different states throughout each year and the majority are ipms shows.......i have yet to walk out of one of those shows without an award. in fact i've been up for best in show at several of them.........

i build a little of everything but my main builds are heavy commercial and automotive, so this blows your theory away that ipms is military only. just because something is scratchbuilt or loaded with aftermarket does not mean it will win.....ipms or not.

if you are going to bad mouth the ipms then maybe you should start competing and learn what makes a winning model. i don't agree with your comment about the judges being "dumb" either............if the judging was done by armor, aircraft or ship builders then trust me.....they know what makes a winning model. those guys eat, sleep and breathe how to build great models.

sorry for the rant but it's offensive to us ipms members when all we hear is how bad the ipms shows are......especially from people who don't even compete.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

great builds Jim..

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

Thanks. And I am an IPMS member and those guys do know how to judge any model. My argument was that they simply need to expand their categories but until more heavy commercial builders enter that won't happen I fear. And that is a shame because there are some awesome commercial builders out there in the modeling community.

By the way I will be entering it in the Cookeville show since this model the Crane Carrier drill rig has not been entered into the Cookeville TN show in March.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

Thanks. And I am an IPMS member and those guys do know how to judge any model. My argument was that they simply need to expand their categories but until more heavy commercial builders enter that won't happen I fear. And that is a shame because there are some awesome commercial builders out there in the modeling community.

By the way I will be entering it in the Cookeville show since this model the Crane Carrier drill rig has not been entered into the Cookeville TN show in March.


i hear you.......it would be great to see all shows have a heavy commercial class along with all the others.............most of them up this way do. i guess it comes down to participation in the categories whether they have a commercial class or not. if the class on average is not filled with entries then the club has to decide whether it is in the budget to have awards that they might not hand out. i went to a show last year that had 22 entries for heavy commercial, we went this year and there was two.......both mine. i build to compete so it's great to see the commercial class well attended......helps me build each model better than the last, without the competition i find myself saying "well it's good enough" way to early in the build stage.

i have been invited to the cookeville show, we might come down next year. it's a 9hr drive for us one way. it would be great to see your work and meet you in person.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

that would be great to meet another member from this site. Hope you can make it. Cookeville is a pretty good show, at least from the last 5 years that I've been to it. Lot's of vendors and models. I wanted to get a vendors table myself and sell off quite a few models I'll never build like tanks and planes. But they were already sold out unless a vendor drops out and then I will be vendoring. and enetering that Crane rig.
Oh and I also just cannot find myself doing a really nice paint job. I like dirt. :D

Edited by skysoldier46, 18 November 2012 - 05:03 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

that would be great to meet another member from this site. Hope you can make it. Cookeville is a pretty good show, at least from the last 5 years that I've been to it. Lot's of vendors and models. I wanted to get a vendors table myself and sell off quite a few models I'll never build like tanks and planes. But they were already sold out unless a vendor drops out and then I will be vendoring. and enetering that Crane rig.
Oh and I also just cannot find myself doing a really nice paint job. I like dirt. :D


i might be interested in some of your models if you're looking to get rid of them. i will message you about that. you like dirt and i like clean......we will have both ends of the spectrum covered. lol.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

showbuilder, I'll make a list of the models I want to get rid of and if you like let me know. I'll do that today and send you a message.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

Hopefully I can meet you inperson at the cookeville show,like I said earlier thats a really cool rig you built.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

Austin, I will be there either as a vendor (if someone backs out) or as an entrant but one way or the other I will be there. hope to see you. And I will be bringing that well drill rig .

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

My two-bits worth on shows and why you don't pick up some wins. After staring at your pics and comparing to the logging truck here by way of comparing to another model (not necessarily a winning model just something else). Both models are detailed and weathered much the same as far as the back ends go but both seem a little weak in the cab area. Your detailing of the mirrors and wiper (as an example) seems a little weak compared to what you have done to the rig and piping etc. Maybe put a little less crud on the forward part of the vehicle especially the windows? Just my completely subjective thoughts.
Anyway, really great modeling and good luck in the future.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

well crud was crud and this rig was cruddy. they had just washed it when I took the pic you see but the before pics I took it was a mess front to rear. well drilling thru limestone is very dirty and dusty and that is what I portrayed. Appreciate the comment but as said before only 2 or 3 of us enter heavy commercial in that show and until more do enter heavy rigs just aren't going to compete with tanks, planes and NASCAR that well.