Hosts: IPMS Phantom Phlashers
We had good club representation at this event as seven members attended. Two (Bob Clay/Jonn Sostarich) left early as they wanted to drive the back-roads. Ron Wetmore and his daughter left from
The route taken up was I-75, I-285 and I-20. After around 3 hrs, we arrived at our destination, the
Bill Paul entered his Mercury Capsule, LEM and his Bf-109
I (Jay Barfoot) entered my F4F-3 Wildcat.
Chris miller entered his T-Rex and “The Witch”
Ron Wetmore entered his Santisima Trinidad Square Rigger, HMS Bounty, and HMS Victory.
For those who've never been to this venue, the
The Phlashers are reporting over 300 models were entered with over 85 vendors tables sold. Automotive entries appeared to be down but Aircraft (especially 1/72) appeared to be up. Aircraft was by far the largest class represented. I would guess military vehicles were second. Ships weren't represented all that well, but those that were there were very well done. I just wonder how the storms from the night before affected their entries because the
All in all, there was some very stiff competition as there always is in
The raffle table and prizes were large again, though not quite as large as last year. Grand prize was the print "Shark Sighting- Giving Teeth to the Tigers" by John D. Shaw. This limited edition print is professionally framed, and signed by no less than fifteen Flying Tigers. Unfortunately, none of us won that.
All in all, we had a really good time. The Phlashers really know how to put on a show. Can’t wait for next year.