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Wisconsin Roll Call
Striker
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: August 21, 2003
KitMaker: 65 posts
ModelGeek: 8 posts
Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 11:19 AM UTC
My blocking event for July may be moving the date so I may be able to make it this month.
ivanhoe6
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: April 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,487 posts
ModelGeek: 4 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 11:35 PM UTC
Easy to remember, the 4th Friday of the month. NOT the last Friday like I did once. Hope to see you there !
Striker
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: August 21, 2003
KitMaker: 65 posts
ModelGeek: 8 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 01:23 PM UTC
Awesome to hear! I'm committed to something this month but knowing the future dates I can set my calendar.
ivanhoe6
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: April 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,487 posts
ModelGeek: 4 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
Welcome back to the hobby John !!!
There is SWAMPS, an armor building group. We meet the 4th Friday every month in the basement of the Waterstone bank from 6:30 to 9PM.
The bank is located at 6560 S. 27th ST. There's some building and some BSing, a good bunch of guys.
Hope to see you !
Tom
Striker
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: August 21, 2003
KitMaker: 65 posts
ModelGeek: 8 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 11:50 AM UTC
Besides IPMS Richard Bong are there any modelling groups nearer to Milwaukee (Waukesha-Milwaukee-West Bend)? I'm looking to get back into building (doing lots of wargame figures at the moment) but have a substantial stash to start on.
Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
KitMaker: 1,563 posts
ModelGeek: 163 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 10:21 PM UTC
Merry Christmas to all!!

Mike
Striker
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: August 21, 2003
KitMaker: 65 posts
ModelGeek: 8 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 04:34 AM UTC
I grabbed a few paints. Not much was left but they still had Vallejo and Testors.
Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
KitMaker: 1,563 posts
ModelGeek: 163 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC
Picked up a couple of kits at 50% off.

Mike
Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
KitMaker: 1,563 posts
ModelGeek: 163 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:10 AM UTC
Was there today. No additional discounts.
Mike
ivanhoe6
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: April 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,487 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:30 PM UTC
Sad to say John there's only 2 left in the MKE area (that I know of)
Model Empire in West Allis, 70th? & Greenfield. Not much armor and mostly Tamiya kits. A few more planes but lots of cars & truck kits.
Happy Hobby on 78th & Burleigh, lots of older kits with few new kits added. Wide variety but pricey. Aircraft seems to be his niche.
Neither place is the type of store you'd want to hang out in, IMHO
I did stop at Hobbytown for their sale. At 20% off the kits still seemed overpriced. Not that I need anymore kits and I'm trying to slash the stash at this time. Did score some Xuron cutters for $21. How did I ever live without them And a bunch of Vallejo paint as the 2 shops mentioned above don't carry them.
Striker
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: August 21, 2003
KitMaker: 65 posts
ModelGeek: 8 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 08:42 PM UTC
Are there any model shops left in the SE area now besides Michaels and Hobby Lobby for modellers to mingle?
ivanhoe6
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:53 PM UTC
Darned shame that another shop is closing. I guess I'll head up that way tomorrow and hit Cabelas too.
Striker
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: August 21, 2003
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 07:27 PM UTC
I'll probably go back as well, some more paint I want to get. I think I'll pick up a kit also, it'd be nice to have one that's not 15+ years old.
Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC
Was there yesterday to pick up paints. Going back to see what kits are still available and of course get some more paints and accessories.
Mike
Striker
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: August 21, 2003
KitMaker: 65 posts
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:34 AM UTC
FYI In case anyone didn't know, the Hobbytown USA in Germantown on County Line Rd is closing. I was in there and stocked up on primer and other consumables. There are a lot of kits left of their inventory and the paint selection is pretty full. Discount was 20%. So not total blow-out pricing but not horrible.
Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 07:53 PM UTC
I had a really good time at the show on Saturday. Looking forward to next year's show.

Mike
ivanhoe6
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 08:45 PM UTC
99% sure that I'll be there early Saturday.
Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 07:03 PM UTC
Anyone going to the Madison, Wisconsin show this Saturday?

Mike
Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
KitMaker: 1,563 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 07:52 PM UTC
Any modelers from the West Bend, Kewaskum area?

Mike
JohnnyTarr
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 26, 2015
KitMaker: 3 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 12:53 AM UTC
I have many (couple dozen) WW2 tank models, 1/35th scale, to sell. My mom is moving and I have them in her basement and no where to go with them. Built them back when I was teenager. Big collection, don't want them going into the trash.

I've uploaded some examples. PM me if you have any interest. I'm in the Milwaukee area.

Also some aircraft.
Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 06:28 PM UTC
Anyone going to Wausau next month for their show?
I will be there as an entrant and vendor.
Mike
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armyguy
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: December 07, 2012
KitMaker: 227 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 07:19 AM UTC
[quote] Howdy. Another Wisconsinite here. Anybody in the Waukesha, Wisconsin area?

Hi Eric. Dave here in Waukesha. It's been a while since I've visited this site welcome to Armorama.
Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 08:25 PM UTC
I plan on being there around 10. I will bring the paint rack. I am selling it for $15.00.


Mike
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