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IPMS USA Mike Fritz award for WWI subjects
lcarroll
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 05:55 AM UTC
As I said last year, truly inspiring work and congratulations to the newest Champion, Joe. I'd really like to see some close ups/ detail shots of the collection.
On a lighter note, I almost didn't recognise Tom Morgan without his trademark lozenge shirt............. is it really him or his evil twin!??
Cheers,
Lance
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 12:20 AM UTC

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As I said last year, truly inspiring work and congratulations to the newest Champion, Joe. I'd really like to see some close ups/ detail shots of the collection.
. . .Cheers,
Lance



Its close ups you want? Here is a bit of fun on the subject. 2013 Nats Feature page 3
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 03:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

As I said last year, truly inspiring work and congratulations to the newest Champion, Joe. I'd really like to see some close ups/ detail shots of the collection.
On a lighter note, I almost didn't recognise Tom Morgan without his trademark lozenge shirt............. is it really him or his evil twin!??
Cheers,
Lance



No, its really him, the lozenge shirt was on during the day, he "dressed up" for dinner and the awards ceremony in the evening.
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 03:31 AM UTC
The word from the IPMS Nats on the Mike L. Fritz award, the winner for 2014 was a 1/32 WNW Rumpler by Bill Hollis Etters , Pa it was in the Diorama category as "Rumpler in Hangar".
In the group image past winners & current judges are:
Kneeling L to R : Ed Boll (1990), Bill Devins (2000), Harvey Low (2009)
Standing l to R : Jerry Creager (1997), Bill Powers (1999),Joe LoMusio (2013), Bill Hollis (Current), Dave Straub(2006), Ben Guenther (1993).










Mike L. Fritz winner for 2014 is a 1/32 WNW Rumpler by Mr. Bill Hollis Etters
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:10 PM UTC
The Rumpler is stunning. Given me a few ideas for a hangar diorama too.
DrIAce
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:32 AM UTC
Stephen,

As always thanks for the great job in posting the pictures !!

Ed
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:38 AM UTC
Hi Stephen

Very nice indeed! I think I might have made the hanger a bit dirtier and more used-looking (the floor in particular) - but, then, I'm prone to over-weathering on occasion...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 08:48 AM UTC
Now that is beautiful,love it! Cheers! John.
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 08:17 PM UTC
Ed Boll writes, "Last week at the 2016 IPMS USA Nationals in Columbia, SC the MICHAEL L. FRITZ Award for Excellence in Modeling World War 1 Aircraft at the IPMS/USA National Convention Sponsored by IPMS SPRUCE GOOSE was presented to John Buongiorno for his WING NUT WINGS 1/32 scale model of the Rumpler C.IV. This award is judged and presented to the newest recipient by past MICHEAL L. FRITZ Award winners. 1st Photo L to R: Edward Boll (1990), Bill Powers (1999), Buz Pezold (2008), John Buongiorna (2016), Dave Straub (2006), Jerry Creager (1997) and Bill Devins (2000). 2nd Photo of John Buorgiorna's winning model. Congratulations, John, and welcome to the Michael L. Fritz fraternity"