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Friday, September 12, 2014

Bulletin: September, 2014



 
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M i n u t e s


by Judge Bax0jayz



August was full meeting. Nothing brings members to the meeting like free pizza! We had 22 members and no guests who brought in 25 models.

August Meeting


CONTEST NIGHT 3Q14: The third installment of the annual contest is in the books. We had an extraordinary showing of good work on the tables and the competition was fierce!  Each vote puts you closer to being the first winner of the FRANK TRIPOLI AWARD, for the member who gathers the most votes during the year.



pIZZA NIGHT: Everyone loves a delicious tradition. Every August brings the BPMS PIZZA NIGHT! The group brought their appetites as we made fast work of the dozen pies.  


IPMS NATIONALS: Some of the members who attended the IPMS Nationals gave a run-down of the show.  



RAFFLE: We had a monthly raffle with a large assortment of items. We’ll probably have another raffle in September depending on time. 


On the agenda: September

FLESH TONES & EYEBALLS: The greatest challenges people name when painting figures would be flesh tones and eyeballs. Joe B. and your humble narrator will each discuss our approaches to deal with these aspects of the hobby. We cordially invite any members who would like to contribute to prepare a couple words on the subject to share with the group during the meeting.  

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You can see pics from each meeting either at the Photo-Blog:  

Meeting Date:
September 19, 2014

Same time,
Same place! 

The Bulletin in PDF format
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Friday, August 08, 2014

BPMS Bulletin: August 2014




T h e


M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

July was light meeting. When summer comes to town, everyone else leaves! We  had 17 members and no guests who brought in 11 models.

July Meeting

PREZ FOR THE NIGHT: Resident Ray Whitton wasn’t able to attend the meeting so our Veep, Gordon Cheung, did a great job of holding down the fort for the night.  

EUROPEAN TOUR THEME: Two of our sponsors, Joe and Ray, discussed some of the finer points of their theme contest with the group. More details HERE. Feel free to direct any questions or comments to the sponsors directly.

PUTTYING TECHNIQUES: Our esteemed panel consisting of Frank Colucci, Ed Johnson, and your humble narrator, described to the group our methods for making those pesky seam-lines in our models go away. While we all have similar goals, everyone has a different approach to taking on the challenge. I think we all went home with a couple new tricks learned. It’s always a good idea to run these basic skills clinics periodically.   

TROOP SUPPORT: With Hugh in retirement Jimmy Tissot volunteered to take over the role as Wounded Warrior Project liaison. He’s gotten reports regarding what models and supplies would be most useful. He was recently 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.

On the agenda: August

CONTEST NIGHT 3Q14: The third installment of the annual contest is upon us. It’s a good time to try to accumulate some extra votes. Each vote puts you closer to being the first winner of the FRANK TRIPOLI AWARD, for the member who gathers the most votes during the year. Remember, you are invited to bring back your entry for the ASIAN INVASION THEME CONTEST if it hasn’t been entered in a prior quarterly contest.

pIZZA NIGHT: Everyone loves a delicious tradition. Every August brings the BPMS PIZZA NIGHT! Bring your appetite, but not your friends, to our all-you-can-eat pizza feast. Be sure your dues are in good standing, or else no pizza for you!

RAFFLE: We may have a monthly raffle with an assortment of items depending on time.

The Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/



Our next meeting will be on August 15.
Same Time, Same Place!


Download the bulletin in PDF format:
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Friday, July 11, 2014

European Tour: '44 - '45 Theme Contest

Coming this December: 



European Tour
1944-1945

June was the anniversary of D-Day and December will be the Anniversary for the Battle of the Bulge. In between were several other key battles of the Western Front of World War II. Then there was only another six months until the Allies sewed it up at Berlin.    

Theme Guidline:
Build something that can be associated to the Western Front of the Second World War, starting from the invasion of Normandy up through the end of the war in Europe.

  • Operation Overlord: June–August 1944
  • Battle for Brest: August–September 1944
  • Operation Dragoon: August–September 1944
  • Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine: August–September 1944
  • Clearing the Channel Coast: September–November 1944
  • Operation Market Garden: September 1944
  • Lorraine Campaign: September–December 1944
  • Battle of Metz: September–December 1944
  • Battle of Nancy: September 1944
  • Battle of Moerbrugge: September 1944
  • Battle of Hürtgen Forest: September 1944-February 1945
  • Battle of Overloon: October 1944
  • Battle of Aachen: October 1944
  • Battle of the Scheldt: October–November 1944
  • Operation Queen: November–December 1944
  • Operation Clipper: November 1944-January 1945
  • Battle of the Bulge: December 1944-January 1945
  • Operation Nordwind: January 1945
  • Operation Blackcock: January 1945
  • Colmar Pocket: January–February 1945
  • Western Allied invasion of Germany: February–May 1945
You can also check this site for ideas: http://www.dday-overlord.com/

Everyone must have at least a couple models in the closet that will satisfy the requirements of this theme, be it Axis or Allies. There are plenty of options, get building and have fun with it! Contact the sponsors with any questions on the theme.

There has been a rumor that there may be some special awards. More details to come…  

Theme contest date: December 19, 2014.

Theme Sponsors:

  • Joe Bergman
  • Russ Holcomb
  • Ray Keegan
  • Kamila Lukyanova

BPMS Bulletin: July 2014




T h e


M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

June was an impressive meeting. Thanks to fine weather, BBQ Night and the theme contest, we had 22 members and no guests who brought in 26 models which includes 19 for the Asian Invasion


June Meeting



ASIAN INVASION THEME CONTEST: It finally arrived! We had 19 fine entries for this theme reflecting the wide range of interests of the group. The winners were:

1st         Tomasz Kalata             Komatsu G40
2nd        Bobby Pokorny          MS-06F Desert Zaku
3rd        Joe Bergman                Samurai Warrior
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            Frank Colucci             J-11B
            Bob Epley                   King Ghidorah
            Ed Johnson                  Ki27 Nate
            Ray Whitton               North American
                                                AT-6 Texan

Jeff and Gordon were pleased with the turn out and had their work cut out for them with the judging. Thanks to everyone who entered the theme contest! Thank you to the sponsors for giving this fun and challenging theme to build for.

*NOTE: Any new model built for this theme can be brought back for the Quarterly Contest in August.     

BarBeQue NIGHT: It’s summertime! What says summer more than a bbq? We had food and fun a-plenty! It ended up only $7 per person for food and there was plenty of it. Thanks to our grill-masters Vinny and Don, and thank to all the members who contributed food, desserts and refreshments for the night.  

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

RAFFLE: We had a monthly raffle with an assortment of items. We may have another next month depending on time.

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.

On the agenda: July

PUTTYING TECHNIQUES: Everyone has a different ways of taking on the challenges of challenges of seam-lines on their models. Our panel of Frank Colucci, Ed Johnson and your humble narrator will share their tips and tricks when dealing a pesky seam. Feel free to share a few words with the group as well! Bring in supplies to show, too!


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You can see pics from each meeting either at the Club Website or on the Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/





Our next meeting will be on July 18, 2014
At the BBSC.



Same time,
Same place!

 

Download the BULLETIN in PDF format here:
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