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Saturday, February 10, 2018

BULLETIN: FEBRUARY 2018


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 
The January meeting was an impressive way to kick off a new year with the BPMS. The weather was reasonable for January, so we had 21 members and two guests who brought in a dozen models for display, and plenty up for sale. 

January Meeting

2017 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2018 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2018, 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! We already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun? 

KIT SALE: I think we might’ve had one of the biggest kits sales in a long time. There were tons of kits finding new homes during the meeting. Well done! 

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment! 
WORLD WAR II: 1946
Details HERE

RAFFLE: We had another raffle with an impressive assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.

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 quarterly 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. 

MEETING DATE:
February 16, 2018
SAME TIME,
SAME PLACE!

Friday, January 19, 2018

WORLD WAR II: 1946 THEME - JUNE 15, 2018


What if World War Two didn't end and continued into 1946?

We have heard about the Paper Projects, Secret Weapons of World War 2, and Luftwaffe 1946.  There were weapons and equipment already in development and even constructed by the end of the war that missed seeing action.  For this theme we are asking you to build a model of something that could have been used in 1946 if the war continued.  Something the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, and Japan would have used.  There are now so many model kits available now.

Build a model! It can be armor, aircraft, ship, figures, and sci-fi, just prepare a logical tie-in to the theme.

Sponsors:
·        Jeffrey Eng
·        Gordon Cheung

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

BULLETIN: JANUARY 2018


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

Welcome to 2018! We hope you had a happy, healthy and a safe Holiday Season. 2017 ended in a splendid manner. The Holiday Luncheon went well. The theme contest had over a dozen entries. Plenty of tasty treats and cheer to go ‘round!

December Meeting

PEACEFUL PLASTIC: It finally happened and we had some gorgeous work on the tables.



1st           Ray Whitton                   Sky Chief

2nd          Kevin App                         Green Hornet

3rd           Joe Bergman                     Mercury Capsule

HM       Frank Colucci                 X-29
                Bob Epley                          XSL-01               
                Kamila Lukyanova        Yellow Submarine
Specials:
Cease Fire           Tom Govia                         Red Cross Tent
Leave the Gun   Joe Bergman                       Princess Aura
Peace & Quiet   Kosta Lukyanov               Ford Tractor

The winners of first, second, and third places got awards in the shape of doves designed by the sponsors and made by Ed Dietrich. We’d also like to thank the sponsors – Russ Holcomb, Tom Knoll, and Tim Greeman – for sponsoring a fun theme to build for.

AWARDS CEREMONY: The group voted and I tallied the numbers all year. Here are the results:

Air
1st           Charlie Nelson
2nd          Frank Colucci
3rd           Don Illjes
HM       Angelo Takos, Ray Whitton, Kosta Lukyanov

Armor
1st           Russ Holcomb
2nd          Howell Serkin
                Tim Greeman
3rd           Kevin App
HM       Joe Barrett, Kosta Lukyanov, Bob Epley
Figures
1st           Joe Bergman
2nd          Don Illjes
3rd           Bob Epley
HM       Guy Ferrara

Sea
1st           Ed Johnson
2nd          Russ Holcomb
                Kevin App
3rd           Joe Bergman

Science Fiction
1st           Don Illjes
2nd          Joe Bergman
3rd           Ray Keegan
HM       Tom Govia, Russ Holcomb, Israel Alvarado

Miscellaneous
1st           Joe Bergman
2nd          Bob Epley
3rd           Ed Johnson
HM       Israel Alvarado, Kamila Lukyanova,                    Joe Barrett

Most Popular
1st           Qtr        Charlie Nelson
2nd               Qtr        Joe Bergman
3rd           Qtr        Charlie Nelson, Joe Bergman
4th          Qtr        Don Illjes

Frank Tripoli Memorial
TOP GUN AWARD
JOE BERGMAN

Great work! Now the slates are clean and time to start a new year!


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

HOLIDAY DINNER: The weather was nice and we had an amazing time!  

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


On the agenda: JANUARY

2018 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2017 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2018, 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!

KIT SALE: Bring kits to sell and cash to buy with. There’s no tab at this bar!

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment!
WORLD WAR II: 1946.



What if World War Two didn't end and continued into 1946?

We have heard about the Paper ProjectsSecret Weapons of World War 2, and Luftwaffe 1946.  There were weapons and equipment already in development and even constructed by the end of the war that missed seeing action.  For this theme we are asking you to build a model of something that could have been used in 1946 if the war continued.  Something the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, and Japan would have used.  There are now so many model kits available now.

Build a model! It can be armor, aircraft, ship, figures, and sci-fi, just prepare a logical tie-in to the theme.

Sponsors:
·        Jeffrey Eng
·        Gordon Cheung



Meeting date:
January 19, 2018
Same Time!
Same Place!



Monday, January 08, 2018

Bulletin Archive in PDF Format

Bulletin 2018 01.pdf

Bulletin 2017 12.pdf
Bulletin 2017 11.pdf
Bulletin 2017 10.pdf
Bulletin 2017 09.pdf
Bulletin 2017 08.pdf
Bulletin 2017 07.pdf
Bulletin 2017 06.pdf
Bulletin 2017 05.pdf 
Bulletin 2017 04.pdf
Bulletin 2017 03.pdf
Bulletin 2017 02.pdf
Bulletin 2017 01.pdf

Bulletin 2016 12.pdf
Bulletin 2016 11.pdf
Bulletin 2016 10.pdf 
Bulletin 2016 09.pdf
Bulletin 2016 08.pdf
Bulletin 2016 07.pdf
Bulletin 2016 06.pdf
Bulletin 2016 05.pdf
Bulletin 2016 03.pdf
Bulletin 2016 04.pdf
Bulletin 2016 02.pdf
Bulletin 2016 01.pdf

Bulletin 2015 12.pdf
Bulletin 2015 11.pdf
Bulletin 2015 10.pdf
Bulletin 2015 09.pdf
Bulletin 2015 08.pdf
Bulletin 2015 07.pdf
Bulletin 2015 06.pdf
Bulletin 2015 05.pdf
Bulletin 2015 04.pdf
Bulletin 2015 03.pdf
Bulletin 2015 02.pdf
Bulletin 2015 01.pdf

Bulletin 2014 12.pdf
Bulletin 2014 11.pdf

Bulletin 2014 10.pdf
Bulletin 2014 09.pdf
Bulletin 2014 08.pdf
Bulletin 2014 07.pdf   
Bulletin 2014 06.pdf
Bulletin 2014 05.pdf
Bulletin 2014 04.pdf
Bulletin 2014 03.pdf
Bulletin 2014 02.pdf
Bulletin 2014 01.pdf

Bulletin 2013 12.pdf
Bulletin 2013 11.pdf
Bulletin 2013 10.pdf
Bulletin 2013 09.pdf
Bulletin 2013 06.pdf
Bulletin 2013 01.pdf

Bulletin 2004 06.pdf

Bulletin 2001 06.pdf

Bulletin 2000 05.pdf 

Bulletin 1996 07.pdf

Other BPMS articles and docs:
Spotlights [old] - Holcomb Alvarado Kasza[x2] Ferrara Gertner Reinert Keegan Rosati Maroney Batterman Pokorny Eng.pdf
Joe B - Fleshtones and Eyeballs.pdf 
Weathering Models by Eric Reinert.pdf
Spotlight - Rob Garitta.pdf
Spraying Gloss Finishes by Bobby Kasza.pdf
That 50s Display.pdf
BPMS By Laws V2.pdf 
BPMS By Laws.pdf
Interview.pdf 

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

A list of the BPMS Theme Contests over the years

1997 – Science Fiction
1998 – The 50s
1998 – To the Rescue

1999 – Israel
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 – Classic Monogram
2011 – The Twilight Zone
2012 – That 70s Theme
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 - Island Hopping 
2017 - Star Wars 40th Anniversary 
2017 - Peaceful Plastic 
2018 - WWII - 1946 

Friday, December 15, 2017

PEACEFUL PLASTIC THEME CONTEST - December 2017




PEACEFUL PLASTIC
THEME CONTEST

Every October, some people in Sweden award their Peace Prize. They've done this 130 times so far.  This December, some people in Brooklyn will award their one and (probably) only Peaceful Plastic Prize.  You can win this rare and prestigious Prize by following one simple rule: NO WEAPONS.  The entry can be any time, any subject, any scale.  Think Thunderbird not Thunderbolt, Tug Boat not U Boat, Friendship 7 not the Magnificent 7.  So, from now until December, the only weapons you should be thinking about are glue guns and hobby knives. 

In December 1914, soldiers fighting in France left their trenches for what became known as The Christmas Truce. BPMS remembers that event with our December theme, Peaceful Plastic. The rules are very simple: no weapons. Think Car, not Armored Car, Field Kitchen not Field Gun, Cruise Ship, not Battleship, Lufthansa, not Luftwaffe. You get the idea. But if you don't, go to: 


So drop the weapon and pick up that unarmed kit you know you have in your stash. You may never get the Nobel Peace Prize but you could get the BPMS Peaceful Plastic Prize.

Sponsors:
  • Russ Holcomb
  • Tom Knoll
  • Tim Greeman



PEACEFUL PLASTIC: It finally happened and we had some gorgeous work on the tables.


1st           Ray Whitton                   Sky Chief

2nd          Kevin App                         Green Hornet

3rd           Joe Bergman                     Mercury Capsule

HM       Frank Colucci                 X-29
                Bob Epley                          XSL-01               
                Kamila Lukyanova        Yellow Submarine


Specials:

Cease Fire           Tom Govia                         Red Cross Tent
Leave the Gun   Joe Bergman                       Princess Aura
Peace & Quiet   Kosta Lukyanov               Ford Tractor


The winners of first, second, and third places got awards in the shape of doves designed by the sponsors and made by Ed Dietrich. We’d also like to thank the sponsors – Russ Holcomb, Tom Knoll, and Tim Greeman – for sponsoring a fun theme to build for.
 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

BULLETIN: December 2017


BPMS Bulletin 
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

November was an excellent meeting. We had 28 members and one guest (Jake) who brought in 32 models, most of which were for the final quarterly contest of 2017. 

November Meeting 

Contest night – 4th Quarter 2017: This was the final installment of the quarterly BPMS Annual Contest. Therefore it was the last chance to try to rack up some votes! Who did the group vote for? Find out in DECEMBER!

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 got ONE SUPER RAFFLE TICKET. We had around 264 tickets in for the year. That was about forty more than 2016. Nice job! Can we beat that in 2018? Also, thank you to everyone who made donations! 

Holiday Luncheon: At the time I am writing this it has yet to occur, but historically it’s always been a blast. Nora’s always has good food and mix that with good friends and it’s an equation for a good time!


Nora’s Park Bench CafĂ©

3019 Quentin Rd, 
Brooklyn,  NY 11234 
718-376-0033


Saturday, December 2, @ noon.
$40 per person

Raffle: We did NOT have a regular raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably return in December. 

On the agenda: DECEMBER 

PEACEFUL PLASTIC THEME CONTEST: IT’S HERE! The December theme contest is almost upon us! PEACEFUL PLASTIC! Find contest details HERE.
Sponsors: 
  • Russ Holcomb
  • Tom Knoll
  • Tim Greeman
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! 

AWARDS CEREMONY: The numbers were crunched. The awards were printed. Now it's time to see who the winners are for 2017!

2018 THEMES: With the December meeting upon us, and the Peaceful Plastic Theme is here, we need to look forward to 2018. Who would like to sponsor a theme for June, and what will it be? Something to consider!


Meeting Date:
December 15, 2017

Same time,
Same place!