Jeff Adair shares his concluding thoughts on his trip to the Nationals in Virginia Beach:
Well, as it’s said, “All good things must come to an end,” sadly, so are the 2008 Nationals. This was my first trip to an IPMS National Convention and I must say that I can’t wait for Columbus! Jennifer and Billy both enjoyed the convention as well. I managed to get my father-in-law to the show and he was impressed. He even bought some models for himself. My father-in-law stated that the models he saw were very good, and the modelers are a talented group.
I’ll hand it to the IPMS Tidewater, they put on a great show, despite a few little bumps, but that is to be expected for such a large show. The location was great; this is the first time that I have been to Virginia Beach, and the whole family is planning a return trip next year. I couldn’t convince them to make the family vacation in Columbus, go figure!
The vendors were tops, and offered a great selection from automobiles to armor. I met up with Tom Myers (tmyers on the AgapeModels.com forums) from Accurate Miniatures and talked for some time. I said “hi” from everyone here at Agape.
The display room was great and full of fantastic models as you can see from all the pictures.
I ran into a lot of old friends from the chapter in Sumter, South Carolina, as well as some old friends from the Atlanta area. By the way I might have found a new member for Agape! (Alright!)
The seminars that I attended were good. I really enjoyed Dr. Frank Mitchells’ “Toxicology of Modeling”- this is a must see! If you go to a national and this seminar is offered I suggest you attend. I learned a great deal about some of the hazards of modeling. Remember to keep the room ventilated or wear a mask when using super glue, especially if you spill it.
I hope that you have all enjoyed the photos and reports that I provided, and I would be glad to provide reports to any show that I am able to attend in the future!
I look forward to 2009 and I hope that we can have an Agape fellowship in Columbus! Keep on building.
Jeff, Jennifer and Billy
Thanks again for the reports Jeff!