It's not often that I have a personal connection to an article I read in a magazine, with the exception of a piece in the latest issue of Fine Scale Modeler. On page 22-25 of their January '09 edition is a spread dedicated to models displayed at this year's IPMS Nationals in Virginia Beach, VA.

Osprey had a display at the show (I drove down by myself in a giant rented Ford Expedition!) and I was privileged to be able to see the models in the magazine first hand. My favorite, a Vietnam riverboat diorama by Dave Hoernle of Steelton, PA is featured on page 24 of the feature. Here's my (very amateurish) photo of the Dave's masterpiece!