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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
HM
            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: June

ASIAN INVASION THEME CONTEST: It’s finally here! I hope you’ve been building because the sponsors have some gorgeous awards ready for this one. Contest details on the final page of the bulletin.

BarBeQue NIGHT: It’s summertime! What says summer more than a bbq? The BPMS will be holding it’s annual bbq in June. The cost will be $10 per person. If you want to donate any addition food, trimmings, sides, desserts, please free to do so, we only ask that you bring enough for everyone.

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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:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/s9trxo

Friday, June 20, 2014

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

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bulletin - June 2014




T h e


M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

May was another light meeting. Due to harsh weather predictions, we had merely 21 members and no guests who brought in 15 models.

May Meeting


SECOND QUARTER CONTEST: Time flies! We had an assortment of entries on the tables across the various categories. Each entrant told us a few words about their entries. With the light numbers it was an ideal time to rack up some votes! Who will be the first winner of the FRANK TRIPOLI AWARD? We’ll find out in December.

Parts Box: Spare parts were shared with the group. Your scrap might be gold to someone else!

NOREASTCON: The group discussed the show.

RAFFLE: We had a monthly raffle with an assortment of items. We’ll probably have one in JUNE depending on time.

TROOP SUPPORT: With Hugh in retirement Jimmy 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: June

ASIAN INVASION THEME CONTEST: IT’S FINALLY HERE! I hope you have all been building for this contest because the sponsors have some gorgeous awards ready for this one. Contest details HERE.

BAR-BE-QUE NIGHT: It’s suppertime! What says summer more than a b-b-q? The BPMS will be holding it’s annual BBQ during the June Meeting. The cost will be $8-10 per person. If you want to donate and food, trimmings, sides, desserts, etc, please feel free to do so but we only ask that you bring enough for everyone. 

Meeting Date: June 20, 2014

Same time,
Same place!


Download the June BPMS Bulletin in PDF format HERE

Friday, May 09, 2014

BPMS Bulletin - May 2014




T h e
M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

April was a light meeting. Since it was the same night as two religious holidays we had merely 19 members and no guests who brought in 8 models.

April Meeting

WOUNDED WARRIORS: Jimmy provided us with an update on operations. They have supplies but NON-military subjects would be greatly appreciated.

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: Due to the light turn-out we didn’t have much on the tables at all so we had everyone tell us about their models, WiP or completed, regardless.

2014 Model Pledge: It’s another year! Have you chosen something to build by OCTOBER so you can ear FIVE extra super raffle tickets? We’re still making the list.  Details below. 

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: May


SECOND QUARTER CONTEST: Time flies! We’re already up to the second installment of the BPMS Annual Contest. Bring in a model that hasn’t competed in a previous quarterly contest to enter into one of our six categories. Time to rack up some votes! Who will be the first winner of the FRANK TRIPOLI AWARD? We’ll find out in December.

Parts Box: We all have a parts box. Please bring yours in to share with the group. Your scrap might be gold to someone else!

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

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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

May 16, 2014



Same Place,
 
Same Time!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Bulletin: April 2014





T h e

M i n u t e s

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

March was a busy meeting. We had 25 members and no guests who brought in only 13 models. Come on! Let’s build! Let's get those numbers UP!


March Meeting

WOUNDED WARRIORS: Jimmy provided us with an update on the new location we’ve been shipping to and what they are looking for. They have supplies but NON-military subjects would be greatly appreciated.

FAV MODEL: We all have a favorite model. The group brought in their favorite models, or at least their favorite at that point in time, and told us a little bit about them.

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: I think guys brought in decals to swap and sell. I didn’t make note of it. Oops.

TROPHIES: We voted to sponsor a trophy package for the NOREASTCON as we will have a group heading out to Long Island for the show.  We selected categories that Frank Tripoli would’ve built for.   

2014 Model Pledge: It’s another year! Have you chosen something to build by OCTOBER so you can ear FIVE extra super raffle tickets? We’re still making the list.  Details below. 

RAFFLE: We had a nice assortment of kits, books, and supplies up for raffle. We’re accepting donations.

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: April

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: What have you been working on? Your pledge? Theme contest entry? Something? Anything? Bring it in so we can see what you’re up to, and be ready to tell the group a couple words about the project.

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

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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
April 18, 2014


Same Place,
Same Time!



Friday, March 14, 2014

BPMS BULLETIN: March 2014




T h e

M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

February felt like a strangely light meeting, yet we had better numbers than January. We had 23 members and no guests who brought in 26 models for the first contest of 2014.

February Meeting


WOUNDED WARRIORS: We already got a confirmation for the donation that the club made in the name of Frank Tripoli.

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 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 only had a hand full of members who remembered to bring in items, but it was useful nonetheless. 

Model Talk: Each member told us a couple words about the models that were brought in. 

TROPHIES: We got a couple requests for money for trophy packages but the group voted them both down.   

2014 Model Pledge: It’s another year! Have you chosen something to build by OCTOBER so you can ear FIVE extra super raffle tickets? We’re still making the list.  Details below. 

RAFFLE: We had a nice assortment of kits, books, and supplies up for raffle. We’re accepting donations.

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: March

FAV MODEL: We all have a favorite model. 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.   

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

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



Meeting Date:
March 21, 2014

Same Time,
Same Place!


Monday, February 17, 2014

The Bulletin: February, 2014




T h e

M i n u t e s

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

January was an emotional meeting. We had 22 members and no guests who brought in 12 models for the first meeting of 2014.

January Meeting

FRANK TRIPOLI: Frank passed away on New Year’s Eve. He was an all around great guy. He was a wise and patient voice that helped guide the BPMS over many years. So how could we ever possibly repay all his kindness?

To start, we raised $250 for the Wounded Warriors Project in the memory of Frank Tripoli. That’s a really nice acknowledgement of what he meant to us. Thanks!

We voted to rename the annual award for receiving the most votes in the annual contest from Top Gun, to The Frank Tripoli Award.

At the end of the meeting Russ Holcomb volunteered to assume Frank’s old post of Membership Director.

I don’t think we can ever get back to business as usual without Frank’s kind words, but it’s reassuring that we moved quickly to make sure that the club properly remembered one the greatest members we had ever known.

Other Member news: Long time member Phil Benson announced that he’s moving to New Jersey.  James Maroney recently moved to Suffolk County. Bob Alforse (spelling?) passed away in May, 2013.

Model Talk: Each member told us a couple words about the model that were brought in. 

Phil benson: Long time member Phil Benson announced that he’s moving to New Jersey. 

2014 Model Pledge: It’s another year! Have you chosen something to build by OCTOBER so you can ear FIVE extra super raffle tickets? We’re still making the list.  Details below. 

KIT SALE: A good assortment of kits were sold.

RAFFLE: We had a nice assortment of kits, books, and supplies up for raffle. 

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: 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. 

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


Meeting Date:
February 21, 2014

Same Time,
Same Place!