by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny
February brought us our first quarterly contest of 2015! We had 25 members and zero guests who brought in 25 models, 21 of which were contest entries.
Contest NIGHT: We had our first installment of the BPMS Quarterly Contest. We had a nice showing of models on the tables.
Model Ship: Charlie Nelson told us about the 1/700 Graf Spee he built, complete with rigging, rails and wooden deck.
SHOW US YOUR TOOL: Some members brought in some tools to tell the group about. Each year we see some new ideas.
2015 Model Pledge: We already had a bunch of models pledged. You have until April to make your declaration.
Future Themes: We chose a theme for June, MODELING WITH THE STARS, details on the final page of the Bulletin. We were trying to iron out the December theme as well. One idea we had from Joe and Russ was called BPMS Roulette. Each member who wants to participate would be required to bring in a model to throw in. You will get some other model. It will automatically become your 2015 Model Pledge, and you only have to get it most of the way along by October to get the pledge bonus of FIVE super raffle tickets. Then finish it off by December for the contest. The other idea was from Jeff and Jimmy, European Tour Eastern Front, starting from the Battle of Stalingrad until the end of the war. Basically the other side of the war that we just had a theme for, but very timely, as 2015 marks 70 years since the end. We’ll discuss this more at the next meeting. Another concept that was brought up was New Kid On the Block. Everyone has been getting kits from the new manufacturers, but is anyone building them? This theme is all about building a model from a young company. I also heard from Hugh who is interested in sponsoring a theme in absentia called Things That Aren't There, eg: A plane lost in the Bermuda triangle, the headless horseman, the House of Representatives on a Friday…
raffle: We had a raffle with eight items. If we have time, we should have another one in March.
On the agenda: March
DECAL SWAP NIGHT: Bring in decals to swap or sell. You might want to bring some cash. You never know when that sheet you were looking for might show up.
Oldest model: Every one of us has some golden oldies in the stacks of models. Please select an old kit to show the group, built or unbuilt to tell the group a couple words about.
2015 Model Pledge: A new year means new pledges. Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2015 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2015, 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 20, 2015