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I have a question about NNL rules & such.

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  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: Kannsas City
I have a question about NNL rules & such.
Posted by 93slammer on Sunday, March 13, 2005 8:53 AM
I'm wanting to form a new model club in the Kansas City area.
I would like to base it on the "Have fun and build" aspect that NNL is known for.
I didn't know if there is a list of rules or a guideline written by NNL or not. I don't want do anything to to cause a problem by not following any rules that may exist.
I look forward to all replies that I receive.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 13, 2005 9:16 AM

This is the website for the NNL East. The guys who run this have always been willing to answer questions in the past so I am sure that they could help you with any specific questions. Just wait until after next Monday. Their big show is this Saturday and I know that they are probably going nuts...

You can also search for LIARS and MAMA. These two are also very good groups with a long tradition in NNLs...
  • Member since
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  • From: Kannsas City
Posted by 93slammer on Sunday, March 13, 2005 9:20 AM
Thank You Kevin. I'll be sure to concat them all.
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  • From: East Tennessee, Hillbilly Country
Posted by crzyhorse on Sunday, March 13, 2005 7:11 PM
NNL stands for Nameless National Luminaries. If I recall the story right there were about 6 championship caliber modelers that held the first NNL event. It seems these guys were disgruntled with the IPMS judging format, to fix that they made thier show a "people's choice". Having done both NNL style & IPMS judged shows, I can say that both have ups & downs.
A small local NNL can end up as a "members only" affair. I've been kicked out of a class where my model was oviously dominant, because the club Prez. usually dominated that class. (Box Stock with an Accurate Miniatures Corvette) The shows put on by this club were ALWAYS a fun time, despite the relatively minor aggravation.
The majority of shows I ve attended are IPMS judged events. In these shows I keep getting docked points for out of scale plumbing & wiring. The two local chapters' shows are predominantly military modelers & thus they don't notice minor changes in a car model. IE I pointed out the Vette suspension on my '69 Camaro & the judge was like "that's not stock?". Again I ALWAYS have fun at a show, despite small things like these.
If your club concentrates on it's show, then I'm afraid the members may lose sight of thier purpose..... the models.
  • Member since
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  • From: Kannsas City
Posted by 93slammer on Sunday, March 13, 2005 10:17 PM
crzyhourse, that is why I'm wanting to form a new club. I left a club in December that I had been a member of for 12 years.
In the past 3 years the club I was with was more concerned about the anual contest than talking models and having fun.
I always thought it was wrong that to enter our own contest that we had to pay.
If it was just a couple of dollars that would have been fine but they charged $15 if you only enterd one model! What's the point of paying $20 a year dues plus a sealed model kit then have to pay to enter you're own contest?Disapprove
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  • From: Muskego,Wisconsin
Posted by lordairgtar on Monday, March 14, 2005 12:10 AM
Fifteen dollars? sounds fishy. Was this club set up as a non profit with officers and such? I would demand to see the books and see if the book keeping was up and up. If this club is like a lot of informal clubs, sounds like someone is making some money for themselves. Did they have to rent a facility to handle the event? That costs money and they may have been only trying to recoup some costs.

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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Monday, March 14, 2005 3:01 AM
yeah, 15 bucks is highway robbery!!! I would love to join a club, but I always seem to find myself short on time! Hey, gonna make it to Chattanooga this year?

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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  • From: Kannsas City
Posted by 93slammer on Monday, March 14, 2005 11:18 PM
lordairgtr, yes we had to rent a place to have the show and yes the money was legitimately spent. I know as I was the club treasurer at one time.
The problem is the founding members thouhgt we could be the midwest answer to GSL so they had to have an elaborate place each year and rent a projector to display the wining model in each class from 3rd-1st place as the person would come up to get their trophy.
Then four years ago they had the bright idea to make the show a two day event with the contest on Saturday and then the swap meet on Sunday followed by the awards at 3:00. Alot of vendors do not like this as they can only sell on Sunday and contestants don't like the added cost of having to rent a hotel or motel.
Can you blame them.
On top of the $15 entry for the contest itself they charge the public $2 to get in to view the contest or the vendor area.
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Posted by 93slammer on Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:29 PM

I got just a little laugh out of it, as it was my original post they bumped 12 years later.Smile, Wink & Grin

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