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Friday, April 15, 2016

IMPORTANT!!! Schedule Change for the May 2016 Meeting!!!

NOTICE!
Due to conflict at John Malone Community Center,
May 2016 BPMS Meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, May 13, 2016.

AGAIN:
Meeting Night: MAY 13, 2016
Meeting Night: MAY 13, 2016
Meeting Night: MAY 13, 2016

Friday, April 08, 2016

Bulletin: April 2016


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

March was a more reserved month. We had 19 members and no guests who brought in 16 models plus five more as their favorites. 

March Meeting 

FAVORITE MODEL: A hand full of members brought in their favorite models and told the group a couple words about them.

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: Since your humble narrator was busy crunching numbers at the office instead of enjoying a fine BPMS meeting, I can only assume that there were some decals on hand.

Lights, Camera, Action: I think we can all agree that while the BBSC is an amazing meeting place, the lighting leaves much to be desired. Jeff took it upon himself to test out some clamp lights. It was an improvement. He might run some other tests in the coming months. 

IPMS NATIONALS: The group voted to sponsor a trophy package for the IPMS Nationals. 

Raffle: We had a raffle with a fine assortment of kits. We’ll likely be having monthly raffles for the foreseeable future. 

On the agenda: April 

Work in Progress: Most of the members have already pledged a model for 2016, or have started on an entry for the theme contest, or something in some stage of assembly on the work bench. Bring something(s) in to show us your progress and maybe prepare a couple words to tell the group about it.

2016 Model Pledge: A new year means new pledges. Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2016 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2016, for a display. After October you may bring back your pledge for the November meeting for the last contest of the year. For your efforts you get an additional FIVE Super Raffle tickets for completing your pledge! Sweet! Easy enough! This is your last month to sign up!

Our next meeting will be on April 15th 
See you at the Bergen Beach Sports Complex!
SAME TIME!
SAME PLACE!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bulletin Archive in PDF Format



2016
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2015 
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2014 
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2013

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Other

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Bulletin: March 2016


BPMS Bulletin 
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

February was a busy month! We had 28 members and one guest who brought in 20 models for the first contest of the year. 

February Meeting 
CONTEST NIGHT: This was the first quarter of the BPMS Annual contest. We had an impressive display of talent on the tables. We’d love to see even more for the second quarter! 

SHOW US YOUR TOOL: This vulgar sounding activity is more of a simple BPMS tradition. Once a year we ask members to come to the meeting prepared with a tool or method they like to use to make their model building life easier. We had a hand full of members who shared some good ideas with the group. 

RAFFLE: We had a raffle with a fine assortment of kits. We’ll likely be having monthly raffles for the foreseeable future. 

On the agenda: March 
DECAL SWAP NIGHT: Bring in decals to swap or sell. You may want to bring some money just in case. You never know if that sheet that you always wanted might show up! 

FAVORITE MODEL: We all have a favorite model. Over the years it might change, or remain the same. We are asking you to bring your fav model, built or unbuilt, and be prepared to tell the group why it’s your favorite. 

2016 Model Pledge: A new year means new pledges. Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2016 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2016, for a display. After October you may bring back your pledge for the November meeting for the last contest of the year. For your efforts you get an additional FIVE Super Raffle tickets for completing your pledge! Sweet! Easy enough!

Meeting Date:
MARCH 18, 2016

Same time,
Same place!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bulletin: February 2016


BPMS

Bulletin 

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny  

The new year got off to a great start! We had 22 members and zero guests who brought in 25 models for a busy meeting.  


January Meeting  

ANNUAL AWARDS: Your humble narrator was able to print out the awards and the winners, as you voted for them, were:

Air

HM:                       Israel Alvarado

                                Ray Keegan

                                Kosta Lukyanov

3rd:                          Hugh Alcock

2nd:                         Charlie Nelson

1st:                           Frank Colucci


Armor

HM:                       Bob Epley

                                Kosta Lukyanov

                                Bobby Pokorny

3rd:                          Joe Bergman

                tie            Jeff Eng

2nd:                         Russ Holcomb

1st:                           Tim Greeman


Figures

HM:                       Bob Epley

                                Kamila Lukyanova

3rd:                          Tim Greeman

2nd:                         Guy Ferrara

1st:                           Joe Bergman


Sea

2nd:                         Kamila Lukyanova

1st:                           Charlie Nelson

                                            
     Sci-Fi

HM:                       Israel Alvarado

                                Frank Colucci

3rd:                          Joe Bergman

                tie            Ray Keegan

2nd:                         Kamila Lukyanova

1st:                           Gordon Cheung


Misc

HM:                       Bob Epley

                                Howell Serkn

3rd:                          Russ Holcomb

2nd:                         Kamila Lukyanova

1st:                           Ed Johnson



Most Popular

1Q           Charlie Nelson                  Graf Spee

2Q          Frank Colucci                   Mig-21

3Q          Joe Bergman                       The Poker Players

4Q          Joe Bergman                       WWI Cannon Skoda




Frank Tripoli Memorial

TOP GUN Award

Charlie Nelson


Raffle: We had a raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably go the same way for the foreseeable future.

Some pics from the January Meeting:






 On the agenda: February 

Contest Night: This is the first quarter of the BPMS Annual contest. Feel free to bring in any model that hasn’t already been in a quarter contest, and you are encouraged to bring in your entries from the last theme contest! 

SHOW US YOUR TOOL: This vulgar sounding activity is more of a simple BPMS tradition. Once a year we ask members to come to the meeting prepared with a tool or method they like to use to make their model building life easier. It could be a new product, something you made yourself, or a different way of tackling a problem. It’s up to you. Please be prepared to tell the group a couple words about what you have. 

2016 Model Pledge: A new year means new pledges. Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2016 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2016, for a display. After October you may bring back your pledge for the November meeting for the last contest of the year. For your efforts you get an additional FIVE Super Raffle tickets for completing your pledge! Sweet! Easy enough! 

BASIC BLACK THEME: We have the June theme contest. Click HERE for details. 

Meeting Date:
February 19, 2016
Same time,
Same place!


Friday, January 15, 2016

Bulletin: January 2016


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

Welcome to 2016! We hope you had a happy, healthy and a safe Holiday Season. 2015 ended in a splendid manner. The Holiday Luncheon went well. The theme contest two dozen entries. Plenty of tasty treats and cheer to go ‘round!

December Meeting

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: The theme finally arrived and what a display of models! And the winners were:

Special Awards:
Air:                        Ray Whitton                   T-6
Armor:                 Bob Epley                          PA-11 Turtle
Sea:                        Russ Holcomb                  German Sub
Figures:               Bobby Pokorny              Xenomorph     
Sci-Fi:                   Frank Colucci                 Alpha Centuri

HM:      Angelo Tako                    USS Enterprise
                Ray Keegan                      Martian
                Don Illjes                            Avero Car
                Kosta Lukyanov            Fokker D.1       

3rd:          Tim Greeman                   Panzer II

2nd:         Charlie Nelson                Russian Plane

1st:          Joe Bergman                     Poker Players

We have to thank the sponsors: Ed Johnson, Jimmy Tissot, Jeff Eng and Kamila Lukyanova as well as all of the members who built for this theme!

HOLIDAY DESSERTS: Thanks to everyone who brought in some goodies, and there was plenty!



HOLIDAY DINNER: The weather was nice and warm and we had one of our largest groups ever!  

raffle: We had a kit sale and a raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably go the same way for the foreseeable future.

On the agenda: JANUARY

2016 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2016 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2016, for a display. After October you may bring back your pledge for the November meeting for the last contest of the year. For your efforts you get an additional FIVE Super Raffle tickets for completing your pledge! Sweet! Easy enough!

AWARDS CEREMONY: The numbers are crunched. Time to award the winners of the BPMS Annual Contest. Who will be the TOP GUN of 2015, getting the Frank Tripoli Award?

BASIC BLACK THEME: We have the June theme contest. Find Details HERE.

Meeting Date:
January 15, 2016
Same time,
 
Same place!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Basic Black Theme Contest



Basic Black Theme Contest:
The BPMS BLACK-OUT
June 17, 2016

"Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black."— Henry Ford

Now’s the time to raid your stash for Model Ts and Batmobiles, SR-71s and P-61s, boomer boats and Black Knights! June 2016 is the BPMS Black-Out theme contest. Build ANYTHING with a mostly black paint job, anything with black in the name, or anything with a recognized black context. As always, our sponsoring judges will recognize craftsmanship and creativity with unique awards.

Want to show a Stealth Fighter? Polish-off Knight Rider? Take a shot at Wyatt Earp? Try your luck. You can make a model painted any color you want so long as it is black. If black paint doesn’t move you, how about the Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter or an ocean liner from the Black Star Line? Just name your project. Can you document a particular B-17 from the Black Thursday raid on Schweinfurt or the uniform of a Black Watch rifleman in the historic British Army regiment? Just reference your history and stand your ground.

Keeping it basic Black gives us the flexibility to include a lot of entries: Black Hawks, Blackbirds, Black Lagoon, Black Widow (aircraft/spider/superhero), Black Sheep Squadron, uniforms or clothing that's predominately black (panzer crews, Napoleonic Hussars), vehicles that are predominately black (Batmobile, night fighter aircraft, Mad Max's car, a Black Bunny Phantom). Don't change the name.

On an historical note, the Ford Model T came only in Black from 1914 to 1925, just so Ford Motor Company could keep up with demand for the common man’s car. Model Ts were made using a japanning or baked enamel finish that cured fast to a very hard, durable surface. The only pigment that worked was black.

The BPMS BLACK-OUT will be sponsored by Frank Colucci, Russ Holcomb, Konstantin Lukyanov, and Bobby Pokorny. Ask any of them for guidance on your contest entry.  

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A list of the BPMS Theme Contests over the years

1997 – Science Fiction
1998 – Israel
1998 – To the Rescue
1999 – Conceptual
2000 – On Patrol
2000 – The Marines
2001 – Humor
2001 – Diorama
2002 – Space
2002 – “Old Model”
2003 – Things With Teeth
2003 - A Moment in Time
2004 – Adversaries
2004 – US Military
2005 - In the Movies
2005 - Cats
2006 – Worn, Weathered, and Working
2006 – Star Wars / Star Trek Anniversaries
2007 – Vintage 1965
2007 – We Mean Business
2008 – Warsaw Pact
2008 – NASA
2009 – A Mad, Mad, Mad Theme Contest
2009 – Size Matters
2010 – Naval Aviation
2010 – Things That Sting
2011 – Monogram
2011 – The Twilight Zone
2012 – 70s
2012 – End of the World
2013 - Television

2013 - Sloppy Seconds 
2014 - Asian Invasion 
2014 - Western European Tour 1944 - 1945 
2015 - Modeling With the Stars 
2015 - New Kids on the Block 
2016 - Basic Black
2016 - TBA 

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Bulletin: December 2015


BPMS Bulletin 
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

November was an excellent meeting. We had 26 members and zero guests who brought in 28 models, most of which were the contest. 

November Meeting 

Contest Night – 4Q15: This was the final installment of the quarterly BPMS Annual Contest. Now it’s my turn to crunch the numbers and see who we voted for in 2015.  

     Contest entries


Super Raffle: This is the reason why you must fill out your paperwork at each meeting. For every new model you brought in over the course of the year you get ONE SUPER RAFFLE TICKET. Thanks to everyone who made donations! Joe Bergman and Ed Johnson each had in the mid thirties this year, about 1/3 of the tickets! Joe challenged the group to hit 300 tixx in 2016. Let’s do it!


The group listening for the raffle numbers. 

Goodies up for grabs in the super raffle. 

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: At the time I am POSTING this has yet to occur, but historically it’s always been a blast. Saturday afternoon, December 5th, @ 1 PM. 

NORA’S PARK BENCH CAFÉ 
3019 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11234 

On the agenda: DECEMBER 

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: It’s finally upon us! The final theme contest of 2015! Find details HERE.

HOLIDAY DESSERTS: ‘Tis the season! Why not close out the year with your BPMS buddies and some tasty treats? You are cordially invited to bring some sort of dessert or snack or treat to this meeting. Thanks in advance!

THE DECEMBER MEETING HAS BEEN PUSHED UP A WEEK. MEETING WILL BE HELD ON 
DECEMBER 11, 2015
DECEMBER 11, 2015
DECEMBER 11, 2015
DECEMBER 11, 2015

Same time,
Same Place

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Important Dates in December

HOLIDAY DINNER: We are looking at Nora’s again, Saturday afternoon, December 5th, @ 1 PM. More details (eg: price) at the meeting. If you plan on coming but will NOT be attending the November meeting, PLEASE contact the officers!  

NORA’S PARK BENCH CAFÉ 
3019 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11234 


CHANGE OF MEETING DATE: The NKOTB Theme Contest and Holiday Desserts will occur during the December meeting.  However, the BBSC is being used on our regular meeting night so we got pushed up by a week. 

Meeting date: 
December 11
December 11
December 11
December 11


Friday, November 06, 2015

Bulletin: November 2015


BPMS
Bulletin
 
by t3h bax0jayz
October was a relatively full meeting. We had 21 members and zero guests who brought in 14 models, most of which were Pledges. 

October Meeting 

NOMINATIONS: Fuhgettabouttit! These guys have only put in once year so far. We just went through the motions and nabbed them for another year.

2015 MODEL PLEDGE: April was the deadline. Last month we saw the work. We had a nice selection of completed pledges on the table and we were told a few words on each. There. Those members earned an extra Super Raffle tickets for their efforts!


HOLIDAY DINNER: We are looking at Nora’s again, Saturday afternoon, December 5th, @ 1 PM. More details (eg: price) at the meeting. If you plan on coming but will NOT be attending the November meeting, PLEASE contact the officers!  

NORA’S PARK BENCH CAFÉ 
3019 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11234 

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: The next theme contest has been announced! Find details HERE.

RAFFLE: We had a kit sale and a raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably go the same way for the foreseeable future.

On the agenda: NOVEMBER 

CONTEST NIGHT – 4th QTR 2015: This is the final installment of the quarterly BPMS Annual Contest so it is your last chance to try to rack up some votes for 2015. Pledge models are welcome as well as anything you haven’t already entered into a contest previously.

SUPER RAFFLE: This is the reason why you must fill out your paperwork at each meeting. For every new model you brought in over the course of the year you get ONE SUPER RAFFLE TICKET. If you completed your pledge model you get an additional FIVE super raffle tickets. You cannot buy tickets for this raffle. You must earn them! The more you built, the more tixx you get. We’ve been buying items for the Super Raffle all year, but if you would like to donate anything, feel free to do so! Who built the most in 2015? I’ll announce the name at the meeting.

Meeting date:
November 20, 2015

Same Time,
Same Place!

Your humble narrator was playing with a fish-eye lens on his phone at the last meeting...

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

IPMS Region News

From the email:
Marketing Committee forming
Greetings Plastic Fans and welcome to another installment of my useless blather.

We are well into our fall show season ArmorCon is in the books and though the vendor room was missing several of our usual vendors owing to family commitments, the show was quite a success.
  • HVHMG in Poughkeepsie is this coming Saturday 10/17
  • GraniteCon in Nashua, NH is 10/18
  • SyrCon in Syracuse, NY is also 10/18
  • BayCon in Smithfield, RI is 11/1
  • LIARS in Freeport, NY is 11/14
Re-Charter will be starting soon.

The following is from the National Office.

IPMS is forming a Marketing Committee to help with promoting the society and events at the National and Chapter levels. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Don Schmitz by email at marketing@ipmsusa.org for more information.

See you at the shows.

Happy Modeling,

Doc
[B2]

Friday, October 09, 2015

BPMS Bulletin: October 2015


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

We had a busy and cluttered meeting, as the facility is doing work inside. We had 19 members and 1 guest who brought in a total of 15 models.

September Meeting

aftermarket accessories: Jimmy, Gordon and Joe came prepared with an assortment of aftermarket parts and discussed everything from what manner of subjects you can find, to how to acquire the products and how to use them. Certainly a very educational night!

NEW MEMBER: Pano Daginis brought in a WIP and came to the required number of meetings so we voted him in. Welcome to the fold!


HOLIDAY DINNER: We started the discussion. At this point we are looking at Nora’s again, Saturday afternoon, December  5th. Save the date.

HVHMG: Don’t forget, Tim’s group will be having its annual show on October 17. See HVHMG.org for details.

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: The next theme contest has been announced! Find details on the final page of this Bulletin.

raffle: We had a kit sale and a raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably go the same way for the foreseeable future.

On the agenda: OCTOBER

2015 Model Pledge: April was the deadline. Now let’s see the work. Please have it finished for the OCTOBER 2015 meeting, and perhaps a few words on the build. You may bring back your pledge for the November meeting for the last contest of the year. For your efforts you get an additional FIVE Super Raffle tickets for completing your pledge!

Super Raffle: November is the Super Raffle. You get one ticket per new model plus five bonus if you complete your pledge. If you’d like to donate tools, supplies, kits, anything feel free to bring goodies in for the NOVEMBER meeting. Thanks in advance.

Nominations: Fuhgettabouttit! These guys have only put in once year so far. We’ll just be going through the motions.

TROOP SUPPORT: Jimmy Tissot is the Wounded Warrior Project liaison. He’s gotten reports regarding what models and supplies would be most useful. He was advised of a hub to ship to closer to home, so that’s good. As always, donations of any models and supplies are welcome.

PHOTO ROSTER: Hugh can provide the files and write up the process I use in PowerPoint and PhotoManager to put the pages together. Can anyone take this job over? Hello? Anyone? Contact Bobby or Jeff at the meeting.

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You can find meeting pics either at the Club Website or on the Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/
Next Meeting:
Friday, October 16, 2015
Same time,
Same place!