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Friday, May 29, 2015

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Longtime member John Magno passed away

We only got the news this morning that longtime BPMS member John Magno passed away. 

After being absent from meetings since last summer, former BPMS President Ray Whitton went to visit John's home. He found that John passed passed away last August from illness. John had no surviving family but was survived by a longtime girlfriend. 

More discussion at the meeting.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Bulletin: May 2015




BPMS

Bulletin


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

The weather cooperated with us for our meeting night. For the April meeting we had 22 members (and no guests) who brought 28 models.

April Meeting

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: I only noticed some boxes of decals that Frank brought in, but what a treasure trove that was! Thanks for that!

Oldest model: We got to see quite an assortment of old models on display. I counted at least eight. The members told us a couple words on what they brought in.

Work In Progress: We had about a half dozen works-in-progress on the tables. The members also got to speak about them.   

2015 Model Pledge: CLOSED! If you didn’t get to Jeff or Bobby with your pledge, then you’ll just have to wait until next year.

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 about eight items within. Chances are pretty good that we’ll have another in May. 

On the agenda: May

CONTEST NIGHT-2Q15: Where has the time gone? We’re already up to our second quarterly installment of the annual contest. Bring in your good work to rack up some votes!

PARTS BOX: We all have a box of spare parts. Feel free to bring in yours to share with the group. Something you may not ever use could be gold to another member!   

2015 Model Pledge: April was the deadline. Now get to work! 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: 
MAY 15, 2015
EARLY!

Same time,
Same place!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Bulletin: April 2015


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

Mother Nature decided not to cooperate with us for our meeting night. For the March meeting we had 12 members (and no guests) who braved the foul weather and brought in a dozen models.

March Meeting

FIRST DAY OF SPRING: It may have been the first day of spring but no one told the snow that came down in time for the meeting. The dozen souls who braved the weather to come told us a few words on their models. March activities will be included with April activities.   

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 did NOT have a raffle. With better attendance in APRIL we should be having one. 

On the agenda: April

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.   

Work In Progress: What are you working on? Bring in a model on your workbench to show the group, and maybe tell us a couple words about your methods. This would be a good time to show us how far you’ve gotten with your pledge, so far.  

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:
April 17, 2015

Same time,
Same place!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bulletin: March 2015



BPMS
Bulletin


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.

February Meeting

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
Same time,
Same place!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bulletin: February 2015




BPMS

Bulletin


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

January meeting was a tremendous start to 2015! We had 22 members and zero guests who brought in 9 models to the first meeting of the year!

January Meeting
 
NEW REGIME: Gordon Cheung and Joe Bergman presided over their first meeting as Prez and Veep. They did a fine job of keeping the meeting moving and the group in order. You only have two more years of this to go!

kit sale: Many kits found new homes after the January meeting. Well done!

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 February.  


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. 

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: February 20th!!!

Same time,
 
Same place!

See you all at the BBSC!


Monday, January 12, 2015

CT Yankee modeling event info

From the email:

Hope your new year is off to a great start!

The CT Yankee IPMS club is co-hosting a modeling event at HobbyTown in Fairfield on January 31.

HobbyTown hosts our monthly club meetings and we're planning this event to get more people excited about modeling, including the kids (the club helps with two make-n-take events each year), help build store traffic and generate interest in club activities. This is a new approach and we're hopeful that it will be successful.

I've attached a file with more information. Please forward it along to your club members and we hope you and the others can visit the store for this event. If you're interested in developing a similar program, please let us know and we will be happy to share our experience with you.

Happy modeling!

Dave Pross
President, CT Yankee IPMS

PDF File: Flyer
https://www.sendspace.com/file/5z1ewk

Friday, January 09, 2015

Bulletin: Januray, 2015




T h e

M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

December meeting was a tremendous conclusion to 2014! We had 23 members and zero guests who brought in 21 models, most of which were entries for the theme contest.

December Meeting

European Tour: 1944 - 1945

THEME CONTEST: We had an amazing showing of support for the final theme contest of 2014. The requirement was to build something from the Western Front from World War II, starting from the Invasion of Normandy straight through to the end of the war in Europe. There were many possibilities and the entries showed that spread. The winners were:

1           Bobby Pokorny           Stug III
2          Tomasz Kalata M-24 Chaffee
3          Frank Colucci             V2 Rocket
HM     Bob Epley                   King Tiger
            Israel Alvarado            Sherman
            Jeff Eng                       Cromwell
            Howell Serkin             Panther
            Kosta Lukyanov          LCVP
            Ray Whitton              Hawker Typhoon

A special thank you to everyone who built for this theme and an extra special thanks to the sponsors, Joe Bergman, Russ Holcomb, Ray Keegan and Kamila Lukyanova, without whom we wouldn’t have this theme.

Awards ceremony: The votes were cast and the numbers were crunched. And the winners, as YOU voted for them, were:

Air:
1                      Charlie Nelson
2                    Frank Colucci
3                    Bob Epley
HM:                 Tim Greeman
                        Don Illjes
                        Kamila Lukyanova

Armor:
1                      Russ Holcomb
2                    Howell Serkin
3                    Tom Knoll
HM:                 Joe Bergman
                        Tim Greeman
                        Ed Johnson

Figure:
1                      Guy Ferrara
2                    Joe Bergman
3                    Bobby Pokorny
HM:                 Tim Greemam
                        Ed Johnson

Sea:
1                      Charlie Nelson
2                    Ray Keegan
3                    Kosta Lukyanov

Science-Fiction:       
1                      Ed Johnson
2                    Israel Alvarado
3                    Frank Colucci
HM:                 Joe Bergman
                        Gordon Cheung
                        Ray Keegan

Miscellaneous:
1                      Ed Johnson
2                    Kamila Lukyanova
3                    Joe Bergman
HM:                 Russ Holcomb           

MOST POPULAR:
1Q        Bob Epley,      Huey Hu-1A Iroquois
2Q       Ed Johnson,    VFW Hall
3Q       Charlie Nelson, Sunderland Mk 1
4Q      Charlie Nelson, Ventura Mk II



Frank Tripoli Memorial:
Top Gun Award
ED JOHNSON

OLD REGIME: For the last two years our fearless President Ray Whitton led the group from the front. He didn’t just try to inspire us all to build models; he consistently built models and supported the contests and themes. After putting in two solid years we thanked him with a special award of appreciation for his efforts. He’s now a proud member of the X-Presidents!

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.

holiday desserts: It’s a good thing this group likes cheesecake because we had PLENTY of it! We had a beautiful array of desserts and treats on the tables. Thank you to everyone who brought something in!

Holiday dinner: We had a great time. More than 20 members and guests showed up for the luncheon at NORA’S. A good time with good food. Who could ask for more?

raffle: We had a raffle with eight items. If we have time, we should have another one in January.  


On the agenda: January

NEW REGIME: Ray Whitton put in a good two years in the presidency. Starting in January our new prez will be Gordon Cheung, and the veep with be Joe Bergman. Welcome aboard, gents!

kit sale: Bring kits to sell. You might want to have some extra cash on you, you can never tell when that grail kit might show up!

2015 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! 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: January 16, Early!!!

Same time,
Same place!

See you all at the BBSC!