the convention! Glad to be home but I find myself typing this
newsletter from a hotel room in Tucson this week. I'm here for a
week visiting AMARC in support of my day job. Hopefully I'll be able
to find some time to get some pics of things other than Vipers.
Had an absolutely fantastic time at the National Convention.
We were able to catch up with a lot of you and get some industry
gouge on new and planned releases as well as general scuttlebutt
from the various manufacturers/distributors that were there in
We did great on sales and actually had to turn
some links off after we got home for some sheets that we sold out of
at the show. We also debuted seven new sheets this year and sales
went really well for us. Especially the F-4F Elefant and the Buckeye
Third party wise, David Hannant showed up
with a handful of new Xtradecal releases and these sold very briskly
throughout the four days of the show. Folks were also excited to see
the Mike Grant and PWMP products that we had just for this show.
Hopefully, Mike and JP will be able to take advantage of the show's
exposure and this will translate for sales on their end. Their
products proved to be very popular.
TwoMikes had an
absolutely spectacular debut at the show! Their products were flying
out of the booth and I can't be more excited for them in their
venture. The A-10 and S-3 sets sold extremely well and they received
more than a few suggestions from all of you on future products.
Exciting times at TwoMikes!
Our Citizen Blue Angels watch
giveaway was an absolute success and we were able to give away three
watches during the show. Hundreds upon hundreds of you got in on the
action on this one and we couldn't be more excited for the three
modelers that won. Get those watches sized and read that instruction
The Twobobs Hospitality party was a big hit as
usual. Not as much beer was consumed this go-round. I'm sure that
was due to the fact that a lot of folks had to drive home to
numerous hotels after the party. The guys that had cabs and could
stick around though, tore it up "Aircrew Style" and drinking with
some of you ex-aircrew guys really took me back. Where's my
Plans for 2009 as well as 2010 are already in
work and we've already put some Hospitality Party plans into work.
More on that later!
New Hot Babe of the Week is up and it's for a smart looking
60th Anniversary bird from Americas Dairyland, Wisconsin. We'll do
this on up just like the Illinois sheet and offer up a bunch of line
jet options for you.