On April 8th, 2006 Pvt Parts (John Fortier) and Grumpyoldman (Dave O'Meara) ventured to the annual IPMS show in Wayne New Jersey. Dubbed as MosquitoCon2006, they weathered rain, and chilly temperatures, logging through puddles to arrive at the show.
A good time was had by all, the "Vendors from Hell" were doing their usual brisk business, arm loads of kits were leaving. The 50-50 winner sure seemed happy, as did the winners of the day long raffles and door prizes. The winner of the Iwata air brush appeared to be rather upbeat and cheerful.
As usual, the models on display were outstanding. This year the top honors went to a beautiful ship model. Congratulations to Dan Kaplan, who's 1/700 IJN Light Cruiser Noshiro has won the Bill Marshall Memorial Award for Best Ship and the Norm Kennedy Memorial Award for Judges Best in Show!!
Dan's model was totally amazing. It certainly was nice to see a ship model get the top honors.