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      Post #73093, posted on 08-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello All,

      There was a pretty good turnout for airliners this year. Some are participating in the contest, while others are for display only.

      Enjoy!

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      Post #73097, posted on 08-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the update Dan! Glad to see the wide variety of transports on display once again.

      Someday I'll make it back, hopefully with a couple more seminars in tow...Meantime, enjoy the show & hoping your big Il'yushin turns a good few heads!!!

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      Post #73098, posted on 08-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Looks like a bigger turnout on the transport-side than last year's show in Phoenix. Well done.

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      Post #73099, posted on 08-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Man, when I found out you were there, Dan, I got really sad about having to miss this year's Nationals. I really would have loved to be there with you. I hope you had a great time - and I really hope we get to meet soon.

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      Post #73100, posted on 08-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I'd call what I've seen a GREAT turnout. Any info on the America West 737 particularly the decals? ATP had a -200 sheet but the length and tail would be different for a -300.

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      Post #73101, posted on 08-10-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow.

      My first US Nats. What a great show all round. Fundekals broke the bank. Thanks Jonathon what a fun give me all your dough time. Stellar work J!!

      I met many great modellers an people. And.... what a great place to hang out for 4 days.

      Huge turnout of models also. Apparently our canuk model counter ended up with a tally at 5105 individual models.(math teacher retired so I suspect its close to accurate.)

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      Post #73102, posted on 08-11-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      The America West model was "out of the box" from Welsh. Nice job for a vac form kit build IMHO....

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      Post #73104, posted on 08-11-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      And a Rutland Reindeer! Who'd a thought it!

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      Post #73107, posted on 08-11-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      These were delightful to see this weekend in Chattanooga. My first time at an even THIS huge. I think I had three favorites...the Zvezda Korean Air 747-8, the Heller Eastern Air Lines Connie, and the Minicraft Pan American DC-4, which I think was on the junior table. Very good to see airliners represented well, though I wish there could have been more. I was especially happy to see the junior display table for young modelers. Wow. There are some REAL skills in the making seen there. A large disappointment (for me) was the favor being shown by Fine Scale Modeler. Yep...I'm calling them out. Saw quite a few "we'd like to photograph your model" on all sorts of military stuff, but NONE on the airliner table. Come on, FSM...you're a reputable publication that we all benefit from...spend some time with the airliners. Our models are no less "difficult" or challenging or pleasing than any others.

      A great show...a great time. Thank you for sharing these pics.

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      Post #73108, posted on 08-11-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      These were delightful to see this weekend in Chattanooga. My first time at an even THIS huge. I think I had two favorites...the Zvezda Korean Air 747-8, the Heller Eastern Air Lines Connie, and the Minicraft Pan American DC-4, which I think was on the junior table. Very good to see airliners represented well, though I wish there could have been more. I was especially happy to see the junior display table for young modelers. Wow. There are some REAL skills in the making seen there. A large disappointment (for me) was the favor being shown by Fine Scale Modeler. Yep...I'm calling them out. Saw quite a few "we'd like to photograph your model" on all sorts of military stuff, but NONE on the airliner table. Come on, FSM...you're a reputable publication that we all benefit from...spend some time with the airliners. Our models are no less "difficult" or challenging or pleasing than any others.

      A great show...a great time. Thank you for sharing these pics.



      I think that would be three

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      Post #73109, posted on 08-11-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Jodie!

      Just got back home! What a great event...too bad that you couldn't make it out there. It would have been great to hang out and talk models! Maybe next year...are you guys planning to go to San Marcos? I am going to do my best to be there, likely with a PSA 727 model.

      Challenger350pilot: I would have to say that the Heller Connie was one of my favorites too. BTW, the SAS Caravelle did get an FSM photo request, so at least one:-)

      Have a great night!

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      Post #73110, posted on 08-12-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      I think that would be three


      Thanks, MrMD11....Sorry about that...I added that third one later, without proof reading. Corrected.

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      BTW, the SAS Caravelle did get an FSM photo request, so at least one:-)


      Thanks for that info, Dan. I stand corrected! Really good to see. Must have happened after I was there.

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      Post #73111, posted on 08-12-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Dan thanks for the info on the America West 737. I'd assumed it was a 1/144 scale kit but looking at the model/registration form its pretty apparent the model is 1/72. This year was a "golden year" for airliner shows in the US. Airliners International had a great turn out and then the IPMS Nationals. Don't believe anyone if they say shows/contests are on the way out. I don't deny that any of us aren't getting any younger but don't give up hope on shows/contests just yet.

      BRAVO.....


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      Post #73112, posted on 08-12-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Andrew:
      Your model counter colleague is pretty good! I am the contest coordinator for the Chattanooga show last week and while we do not have our official numbers yet, we also estimated based on registrations that there was about 5,000 models in that room. Glad you liked the show!

      Challenger350pilot:

      Throughout the show, I saw the FineScale Modeler team lay down cards next to a few airliners. One of my friends in the local club got one of his airliners photographed. As soon as you take the model to their photo booth, they take the card so could theoretically be on the table for minutes before it is gone.

      Have fun modeling!
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      Post #73113, posted on 08-12-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for posting these photos to the group. Some amazing builds this year, including some off-the-beaten-track airliners.

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      Post #73115, posted on 08-12-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Throughout the show, I saw the FineScale Modeler team lay down cards next to a few airliners. One of my friends in the local club got one of his airliners photographed. As soon as you take the model to their photo booth, they take the card so could theoretically be on the table for minutes before it is gone.


      Thanks, Mike...good to know. And thanks to all who are assuaging my disappointment that was seemingly unfounded. I'll know better in the future and try not to jump to snap judgement.

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      Post #73118, posted on 08-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Great pictures. It was a good airliner turnout.

      I didn't get any photos of the Korean 747-800. Are there any out there? I think it placed 2nd or third.

      Thanks!

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      Post #73119, posted on 08-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      http://svsm.org/gallery/chattanooga2019-awards/166_3

      This shot came from the gallery on the Nats website with photos of all the awards winners:

      http://svsm.org/gallery/chattanooga2019-awards?fbclid=IwAR2Zxx8zrtTaXeuzJBh4oUHj-Wan5UJsfH4HZKQwM4uipv_SBGWU2nWHvQs

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      Post #73121, posted on 08-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks, Dan. It looks like it was a great show and it makes me more anguished that something got sprung on me at work that required me to stay behind. I haven't ruled out San Marcos, so it may happen yet!

      Regarding FSM, even though it's three-year-old data, they did request to photograph my Delta DC-9-50 (from the Authentic Airliners kit) at the 2016 Nationals. I don't think it ran in the print magazine, but it did make it into an online gallery, which was pretty cool. Aaron Skinner of FSM, who usually does a lot of the on-site photography, is a friend to our part of the hobby and has written a very nice (and useful) book that's a guide to modeling airliners.

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      Post #73123, posted on 08-13-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Sorry guys! Here is a photo of the Korean 747-8 which turned out really nice! I second Jodie's opinion on Aaron Skinner's airliner modeling book. Great stuff!

      Cheers,

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      Post #73126, posted on 08-14-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Excellent thanks Guys.

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      Post #73157, posted on 08-18-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Some fantastic builds

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      Post #73171, posted on 08-19-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      I think I had three favorites...the Zvezda Korean Air 747-8, the Heller Eastern Air Lines Connie, and the Minicraft Pan American DC-4, which I think was on the junior table.



      The DC-4 was mine...it was a display-only. I've been out of the Junior ranks for 36 years now lol!

      I am very appreciative that you liked it!

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