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Ivan
April 30th, 2016, 05:45
Yes, That's Today!

It is generally a pretty good show.
Sorry for the late notice. Other events are interfering.

- Ivan.

ColoKent
April 30th, 2016, 11:46
Crap! I'll miss it by only a day...I am going COS-IAD tomorrow morning...Arrive late afternoon.

Bummer!

Kent

Ivan
May 1st, 2016, 14:48
It wasn't a bad show. I had my son with me and he was not feeling very well but he also did not want to miss the annual event.
We left a bit early because he was getting too tired walking around and because something in the building was irritating him.

I actually spent more on food than I did on real purchases.
This little boy is a little eating machine!

I have been looking around for a 1:48 scale Monogram Me 109E for a while.
The prices with shipping on eBay are a bit more than I really want to pay.
Yes, I know this isn't a modern highly detailed kit, but I wanted the version I build as a kid.
(I actually like the retractable landing gear!)

It took a while, but I found a kit with a damaged box for $3.
....Then about 5 minutes later I found an older kit in a much nicer box for $2....

Total purchases:
$3.00 1:48 Monogram Me 109E circa 1973
$2.00 1:48 Monogram Me 109E circa 1968
$5.00 1:72 Hasegawa FW 190D - Single box but it has at least 4 or perhaps 5kits in it.
$2.00 1:48 Hawk F8F Bearcat
$3.00 1:72 Airfix Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston.

There were a few deals I would have picked up if I had a chance to go back through one more time.
There were a couple 1:72 Monogram P-36 kits and F11C kits that were yet another nostalgia grab.
Generally the deals get better as it gets closer to closing time, but we left way too early.

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By the way, if you are near Dulles Airport, you should definitely leave a day to visit the Smithsonian (Udvar Hazy) National Air and Space Museum.

- Ivan.

Ivan
May 16th, 2016, 19:17
Oops.
The A-20 Havoc was actually a Revell kit.

- Ivan.