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SCAHMS California Show 2006
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2006 - 08:31 PM UTC
This was originally published on Historicus Forma but has since left the front page, and is now hard to find! doh!. So I am republishing it over here on Armorama for those that may have missed it.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Prato
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2006 - 10:05 PM UTC
Fantastic photos! Amazing figures and dios! Very good work shown! Thanks for sharing Jim!
Cheers and happy modelling!
Prato
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006 - 05:30 AM UTC
nice...very nice indeed...but the Elvis shadowbox is in poor taste and i'm very surprised and dissapointed that you, Jim, saw fit to even post photos of it. Very poor taste. Should never have even been considered as an entrant in the show.

If it had been an American Soldier blown apart by an IED in graphic detail I don't think you would have posted it.


cheers,
Kevin
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006 - 08:18 AM UTC

Quoted Text

nice...very nice indeed...but the Elvis shadowbox is in poor taste and i'm very surprised and dissapointed that you, Jim, saw fit to even post photos of it. Very poor taste. Should never have even been considered as an entrant in the show.

If it had been an American Soldier blown apart by an IED in graphic detail I don't think you would have posted it.





Kevin, I think it was a perfect dio when I saw it,, when not " guarding " the armorama table,,,hmmm,,,talk about that later. :-)

But Kevin, remember, our hobby deals WITH history, not SELECTIVE HISTORY. We all make dio's of the SS, GESTAPO, should we protest building/making/supporting any company/model/builder that uses the geman army in a dio/product ?? Remember what certain select individuals did, do you have any ww2 german models in your attic ?? The dio of ELVIS was one really to marvel at if you had seen it up close. Many people loved it.

Lets not let this post get out of control first ok ????

Talk to you soon buddy.
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006 - 03:24 PM UTC
Gday Jim
There were some jolly good dios there! Some of the large ones must be year long + time consumers... The series of 'turret' vignettes were creative also. Both shadowboxes were great; you can almost sense the end is nigh for Nelson by the pensive figures...
And the King on the Throne~ I love it! (Bless my soul, what's wrong with me...) Didn't think he had one of those toilet roll holders as well
And as for the pics you got one helluva camera or what?! Exemplary shots
Cheers
Brad
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006 - 04:36 PM UTC
Excellent photography Jim. To get images like you did of shadow boxes is a feat in itself. But what a canvass to work with!!!
Some amazing work on display. As Bradley mentioned the turret vignettes of Young Won, were very impressive and a cool concept actuyally. Im not naming any more as the list is too long of spectacular work.
Tarok
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2006 - 02:09 AM UTC
Hey Jim


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but has since left the front page



Sorry we had to "bump" the SCAHMS article from the home page.... but you've gotta admit THIS is one seriously cool feature :-) :-)

Cheers
Rudi
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 01:49 AM UTC
Wow! Simply amazing stuff!
yan_tung
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 11:43 AM UTC
wow. you do a great job.
leebo
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Kyoto-fu, Japan / 日本
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 04:44 PM UTC
I grabbed a screen shot of the Japanese pilot figure as soon as I saw it. Then I tried to research the figure, kit, or source but no luck.

Is there any info on this figure? Who made it, and how much is scratch-built, or modified? What scale is it? Etc., etc.?

Anything would be helpful. This is the very best I've seen for a Japanese pilot. The other large size kits seem to make the pilot look somewhat goofy, or "off".
sweaver
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 11:56 PM UTC
Breathtaking!!!

I am amazed by the dio "Calm Before The Storm".

BTW those figs are availible here:

http://www.coloradominiatures.com/index.asp?PageAction=MFGSEARCH&ManfID=11&Page=1