Saturday, February 02, 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

Bulletin: February 2019


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

The Janury meeting was an impressive way to kick off a new year with the BPMS. The weather was reasonable for January, so we had 26 members and no guests who brought in 18 models for display, and loads up for sale.

January Meeting

NEW REGIME: We had two new faces in the front of the room last month. Our new Prez Tom Knoll and the Veep Tom Govia took the reigns and were prepared with their own material and got off to a stellar start!

NEW MEMBER: Rommel has been to three meetings and showed us his skill-set. We started the New Year off by voting him in for membership. Welcome to the fold!

2019 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2019 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2019, 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!
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
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. 

SPOTLIGHT MODELER: This month we learn about one of our newest members, Michael Tricarico!

Introducing Michael Tricarico

In 2018 Michael Tricarico, a 48 year old analyst for NYC Transit, stumbled across a model club in Brooklyn while browsing the web. He came to three meetings, liked the feel of the group and we made him a member.

We know Michael as an avid builder of World War II ships but it hasn’t always been that way. Nearly four decades ago Michael’s father introduced him to the hobby. Back then they built a model of a VW Beetle together to forever set Michael along the path. Michael’s first solo build was the USS Missouri. Since then it’s been some 30+ years of building on and off. His favorite built model would be his 1/700 HMS Hood since his father really loved the way it turned out. A proud moment for any modeler.

Michael developed his skillset, naturally starting by watching his father. More recently we have been blessed with the wealth of resources on the internet, especially YouTube. Of course, you have the greatest gains from practice as he works on his models from a desk in his apartment.  

When Michael needs a diversion from models his other interests are reading, writing, cooking, hockey, photography and collecting Starbucks coffee mugs. But those are merely distractions from the true Hobby Grails which he hopes to see in 1/350 scale plastic one day: the sleek and elegant Brooklyn Class Cruiser and the historic USS Houston which deserves recognition.

Michael has an optimistic outlook on the hobby. While he feels that the current state of the hobby is stagnant, with the plethora of online games (eg: World of Warships) there will certainly be a new draw into the hobby of model building especially with the high quality and detail of the modern kits.

February 15, 2019
Same Time,
Same place!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Bulletin Archive in PDF Format

Bulletin 2019 02
Bulletin 2019 01

Bulletin 2018 12
Bulletin 2018 11
Bulletin 2018 10
Bulletin 2018 09
Bulletin 2018 08
Bulletin 2018 07.pdf
Bulletin 2018 06.pdf
Bulletin 2018 05.pdf
Bulletin 2018 04.pdf
Bulletin 2018 03.pdf
Bulletin 2018 02.pdf
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 04.pdf
Bulletin 2016 03.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 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  

Joe B - Fleshtones and Eyeballs.pdf Bulletin 2014 10.pdf 
Spotlights [old] - Holcomb Alvarado Kasza[x2] Ferrara Gertner Reinert Keegan Rosati Maroney Batterman Pokorny Eng.pdf
Weathering Models by Eric Reinert.pdf
Spotlight - Rob Garitta.pdf
Spraying Gloss Finishes by Bobby Kasza.pdf
That 50s Display.pdf SPOTLIGHT - Rosati - Maroney - Batterman - Pokorny - Eng.pdf
BPMS By Laws V2.pdf BPMS By Laws.pdf

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Summer Theme Contest: NASA 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

It’s been 50 years since man set foot on the moon. What better way to celebrate the momentous occasion than with a theme contest? Simply build something NASA / US Space Program related that is real or hypothetical. No Soviets. No Red Bull. No Amazon. No Sci-Fi.

·        Jeffrey Eng
·        Vinny Rosati

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

January Meeting: Jan 18, 2019


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

Welcome to 2019! We hope you had a happy, healthy and a safe Holiday Season. 2018 ended brilliantly! The Holiday Luncheon went well and the theme contest had a couple dozen entries. Plenty of tasty treats and cheer to go ‘round!

December Meeting

The Decmber 2018 Theme

RIVETS!!! It finally happened and we had some gorgeous work on the tables.

1st           Bobby Pokorny              Pz Kpfl II “Krabbe”

2nd          Charlie Nelson                M3 Stuart

3rd           Tim Greeman                   Semovente 105

HM       Kevin Kilkenny              Red-47
                Kosta Lukyanov            T-18      
                Ray Whitton                   Avenger

Pop Rivet            Kevin Kilkenny                Flash Gordon
Rosie the Riveter Joe Bergman                       M3 Lee
Rivet Counter    Frank Colucci                   Mig-21

The winners of first, second, and third places got awards embedded with actual rivets removed from the Brooklyn Bridge! We’d also like to thank the sponsors – Russ Holcomb and Tom Knoll for sponsoring another fun theme to build for.

AWARDS CEREMONY: The group voted and I tallied the numbers all year. Here are the results:
1st           Frank Colucci
2nd          Charlie Nelson
3rd           Guy Ferrara
HM       Don Illjes, Ed Johnson, Kosta Lukyanov
1st           Kevin App
2nd          Peter Kilkenny
3rd           Joe Barrett
HM       Tim Greeman, Mark Mullen, Howell Serkin
1st           Kevin Kilkenny
2nd          Kevin App
3rd           Guy Ferrara
                Joe Bergman
HM       Bob Epley, Angelo Takos
1st           Mark Mullen
2nd          Israel Alvarado
3rd           Kosta Lukyanov
                Kevin App
Science Fiction
1st           Kevin Kilkenny
                Joe Bergman
2nd          Angelo Takos
3rd           Frank Colucci
1st           Kevin Kilkenny
2nd          Jake Moon
3rd           Kamila Lukyanova
HM       Joe Bergman, Tom Govia, Angelo Takos, Ray Whitton

Most Popular
1st           Qtr        Kevin Kilkenny
2nd               Qtr        Charlie Nelson
3rd           Qtr        Frank Colucci, Joe Bergman, Mark Mullen
4th          Qtr        Joe Bergman, Jake Moon

Frank Tripoli Memorial

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.

END OF AN ERA: With the close of 2018, so was the completion of the term BPMS President Joe Bergman.  As a president who led from the front, he challenged the group to build more and we surpassed the 300 models barrier in 2018! We thanked Joe for his efforts and presented him with a plaque for his service to the club. 

On the agenda: JANUARY

NEW REGIME: We have two new faces in the front of the room this month. Our new President will be Tom Knoll and the Vice President will be Tom Govia! Let’s welcome them to the job with another banner year!

2019 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!

JULY THEME: We have a commitment!

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Meeting Date: 
January 18, 2019


Wednesday, January 02, 2019

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 
2018 - Rivets!
2019 - NASA: 50th Anniversary of the Moon-landing 

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

December Meeting: 12/21/2018

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

November was an excellent meeting. We had 22 members and one guest (Rommel) who brought in 22 models, most of which were for the  quarterly  contest.

November Meeting

COntest night – 4th qtr 2018: 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 2018.

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 OVER 300 tickets in for the year. Nice job! Can we beat that in 2019? Also, thank you to everyone who made donations!

HOLIDAY DINNER: 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!

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

On the agenda: DECEMBER

RIVETS THEME CONTEST: IT’S HERE! The December theme contest is almost upon us! RIVETS! Find contest details on the final page of this Bulletin. Sponsored by Russ Holcomb and Tom Knoll.

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: At the time this is being written, I have the numbers crunched. Hopefully I’ll have the awards printed out in time so we can see who the winners are for 2018.

2019 THEMES: With the December meeting upon us, and the RIVETS Theme is here, we need to look forward to 2019. Vinny would like to sponsor a NASA theme for June. Anyone wants to join him?

DECEMBER 21, 2018