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Report from the Nationals: Wrap-up

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 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.

God’s peace,

Jeff, Jennifer and Billy

Day One photos

Day two photos

Day three photos

Thanks again for the reports Jeff!