Upstate New York Modelers
Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:36 PM
Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:22 AM
there is an albany IPMS chapter, mixed modelers i can try to get you info if you like, i know they exist as i know several of the members and have gone to thier shows
Just wondering if there is anyone here from Upstate New York, north of Albany in the Lake George region. The LHS said there was a group in a week or so ago looking for othe rmodelers from this area. Although I'm only here in New York for a couple more months, it would be cool to meet up with anyone who might also be on this forum.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:46 AM
Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:15 PM
the mis nomer and mentality toward IPMS, is the old IPMS view, not the modern view, and i for one have not converted my liked desires or anything else, but have accepted a few challenges from these members, and am working on military pieces..... my mentor says at least im building and learning more skills, even thogh i'm out of my element.
there is a multitude of benefits to being part of an ipms club.... but at this point your looking for people just to build with, so i would suggest if you can, go meet with them, and i could give you a few names, and seek these people out, and learn skills to help your build vs about a plane or a tank, and please please lose the mindset thay are all military modelers.... my first few models in my lfe 35 yrs ago were military as i built with my grandfather.... as i got into cars, i built cars and big rigs...... now i vary on what i build, hell i currently have a motorcycle on my table primed.....
so i suggest keep an open mind, and learn skills, and make friends / colleagues/ mentors help is the best way to build abetter model, i am learning this, and firmly believe it.... and i dont care who treaches me, aslong as i can build better
I appreciate the offer. I know all about the IPMS Chapter. Unfortunately, because my main interest is not in military or aircraft, I am not readily accepted by those who are members. I know not all chapters are like this and I don't want to turn this into an IPMS bashing thread. I was just wondering if anyone who frequented the LHS near Glens Falls frequented this board...
Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:02 PM
As I said, I harbor no ill will toward anyone associated with IPMS, I just had a bad experience and I prefer not to let myself be subjected to such perfectionists. I'm happy with the way I build and what I build and I don't need "experts" tearing my work down to make themselves look more intelligent. They only succeeded in making themselves look totally ignorant and foolish that day.