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Mike Fleckenstein

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I've been modeling for about 40 years, entirely in 1/72 scale. I have been President of both the IPMS DC and NoVA clubs and have been awarded IPMS USA Newsletter of the Year 1999 and Webmaster of the Year 2017. I have attended the IPMS/USA Nationals for about 30 years running and the IPMS/UK Scale Model World show for the last 15 and am a member of both those organizations.  I have been a IPMS/USA Senior National Judge for the last 10 years years and have been fortunate to place  at every US National except 2 during that time. For me the real fun is looking at other folks creations, finding that unexpected jewel in the trading area and socializing with longtime friends.

I build military vehicles, aircraft and vignettes. I enjoy all aspects of the hobby; building, collecting, research and most of all sharing my skills with others. The aspect of the hobby that I enjoy most is the reference work prior to the build to ensure I make the most accurate replica possible. I build always try to build to a standard that is as perfect as possible and that that will be competitive at a contest. 

I have about 145 built pieces in the showcase and about 300 kits in the stash closet. 

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