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Friday, July 08, 2016

Bulletin: July 2016


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

JUNE was a big meeting. The theme contest and BBQ had people showing up for sure! We had 22 members and 3 guests who brought in 24 models, mostly for the theme contest. 

June Meeting 
BBQ Night: What’s summertime without a BBQ? We held our annual BBQ and it went well. Thanks to the guys who supplied the shindig and the gents who worked the grill. Great job! 

BPMS BLACK-OUT THEME CONTEST: The theme was finally upon us! All we asked was for the members to build something that could be tied into the Basic Black Theme. We had a lot of nice work on the tables, and the winners were as follows: 

HM: 
  • Kamila L - Beetle 
  • Kevin A - Joachin Peiper 
Black (3rd) 
  • Ray W - U-2 
Blacker (2nd) 
  • Howell S - Black Templars 
Blackest (1st) 
  • Angelo T - F-14A Black Tomcat 
Special Awards:
  • Black Knight: Ed J - U-505 U-Boat 
  • Black Sheep: Israel A - Black Beauty 
  • Black & Blue: Tim G - Warhammer 
  • Paint It Black: Bob E - Model T 

The quality of the work was top notch which made our job as judges very difficult. We would like to thank all the members who built for the theme and thanks to my co-sponsors, Frank, Russ and Kosta for sponsoring a fun theme for the group to build for. 

Raffle: We didn’t have a raffle this month. We’ll likely be starting it up again for July.

On the agenda: JULY 
BASIC SKILLS - SEAMS: We haven’t had a basic skills clinic in a while, what batter place to start up again at than seam filling? There are as many techniques as there are modelers, so this should be pretty educational. At this point Frank and your humble narrator will be your hosts, but we encourage you to bring in or be prepared to tell the group about some methods you employ. 

Meeting Date:
JULY 15, 2016
EARLY!

Same time,
Same place!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

December Theme Contest: ISLAND HOPPING



Island Hopping
The War in the Pacific: 1941-1945
Theme Contest

December 16, 2016

This December 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of the War in the Pacific. To commemorate this solemn occasion, the sponsors simply want the group to build something that was used in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

There are plenty of options for land, sea, or air for this theme, so you can probably just pull something from the stack and get to work!  Just pick something that was used from the attack of Pearl harbor through the victory in the Pacific!

Please contact the sponsors with questions.

Sponsors
  • Gordon Cheung
  • Jeffrey Eng  
  • Ray Keegan

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Basic Black Theme Contest



Basic Black Theme Contest:
The BPMS BLACK-OUT
June 17, 2016

"Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black."— Henry Ford

Now’s the time to raid your stash for Model Ts and Batmobiles, SR-71s and P-61s, boomer boats and Black Knights! June 2016 is the BPMS Black-Out theme contest. Build ANYTHING with a mostly black paint job, anything with black in the name, or anything with a recognized black context. As always, our sponsoring judges will recognize craftsmanship and creativity with unique awards.

Want to show a Stealth Fighter? Polish-off Knight Rider? Take a shot at Wyatt Earp? Try your luck. You can make a model painted any color you want so long as it is black. If black paint doesn’t move you, how about the Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter or an ocean liner from the Black Star Line? Just name your project. Can you document a particular B-17 from the Black Thursday raid on Schweinfurt or the uniform of a Black Watch rifleman in the historic British Army regiment? Just reference your history and stand your ground.

Keeping it basic Black gives us the flexibility to include a lot of entries: Black Hawks, Blackbirds, Black Lagoon, Black Widow (aircraft/spider/superhero), Black Sheep Squadron, uniforms or clothing that's predominately black (panzer crews, Napoleonic Hussars), vehicles that are predominately black (Batmobile, night fighter aircraft, Mad Max's car, a Black Bunny Phantom). Don't change the name.

On an historical note, the Ford Model T came only in Black from 1914 to 1925, just so Ford Motor Company could keep up with demand for the common man’s car. Model Ts were made using a japanning or baked enamel finish that cured fast to a very hard, durable surface. The only pigment that worked was black.

The BPMS BLACK-OUT will be sponsored by Frank Colucci, Russ Holcomb, Konstantin Lukyanov, and Bobby Pokorny. Ask any of them for guidance on your contest entry.   

Addendum: The theme was finally upon us! All we asked was for the members to build something that could be tied into the Basic Black Theme. We had a lot of nice work on the tables, and the winners were as follows: 
HM: 
  • Kamila L. Beetle 
  • Kevin A. Joachin Peiper 
Black (3rd) Ray W. U-2 

Blacker (2nd) Howell S. Black Templars 

Blackest (1st) Angelo T. F-14A Black Tomcat 

Special Certificates:
  • Black Knight Ed J U-505 U-Boat 
  • Black Sheep Israel A Black Beauty 
  • Black & Blue Tim G Warhammer 
  • Paint It Black Bob E Model T

Friday, June 10, 2016

Bulletin: June 2016


BPMS 
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

MAY was another light month, thanks to the changed meeting date, weather and bad traffic. We had 15 members and one guest who brought in 15 models mostly for the quarterly contest. 

May Meeting 

CONTEST NIGHT-2Q15: If you were one of the members who made it to the meeting you had an excellent opportunity to rake in some votes as entries were light. We had members tell us a few words about their models at the end of the meeting. 

PARTS BOX: I can’t say that I saw any parts action going on, but the light showing probably had much to do that that. 

NOREASTCON: The IPMS regional show was a topic of discussion. 

RAFFLE: We had a raffle with a fine assortment of kits. We’ll likely be having monthly raffles for the foreseeable future. 

On the agenda: JUNE 

BASIC BLACK THEME: It’s finally upon us! Click HERE for full details. We’ll also be looking for a theme and sponsors for DECEMBER. 

BBQ Night: Summer is here and so is the BPMS BBQ. All the components have been going up in price, so we’re looking at $10 per person to chow down. The club will provide hot dogs, burgers, salads and soft drinks. If you would like to donate anything for the meal, feel free to do so. Thanks in advance. 

Meeting Date:
June 17, 2016

SAME TIME,
SAME PLACE!

Monday, May 02, 2016

Bulletin: May 2016



BPMS 
Bulletin 
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny  

APRIL was another light month, or so I’m told. We had 19 members and no guests who brought in 11 models plus five more works in progress.

April Meeting

WORK IN PROGRESS: We had a handful of models on display that were in various stages of completion and members told us a few words on their efforts. Thanks!

SCHEDULE CONFLICT:
The BBSC has other plans for our usual meeting night so we’ve been pushed up a week to Friday, May 13th! 

NEXT MEETING: MAY 13TH!
NEXT MEETING: MAY 13TH!
NEXT MEETING: MAY 13TH!

Noreastcon: The IPMS regional show was a topic of discussion.

Lights, Camera, Action Part II: Jeff continued testing and found a good combination to throw some light on the situation. Tom also suggested some PVC leg extensions for the tables to improve viewing pleasure. Thank you for your efforts, gentlemen!

Raffle: We had a raffle with a fine assortment of kits. We’ll likely be having monthly raffles for the foreseeable future.

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!

2016 Model Pledge:
April was the deadline; it’s now time to get to work! Please have your pledge finished for OCTOBER 2016, 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! This is your last month to sign up!

BASIC BLACK THEME: We have the June theme contest. Go HERE for details. 

Once again, 
Our next meeting will be on MAY 13th

NEXT MEETING: MAY 13TH!
NEXT MEETING: MAY 13TH!
NEXT MEETING: MAY 13TH!

Same time,
Same place
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Friday, April 15, 2016

IMPORTANT!!! Schedule Change for the May 2016 Meeting!!!

NOTICE!
Due to conflict at John Malone Community Center,
May 2016 BPMS Meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, May 13, 2016.

AGAIN:
Meeting Night: MAY 13, 2016
Meeting Night: MAY 13, 2016
Meeting Night: MAY 13, 2016

Friday, April 08, 2016

Bulletin: April 2016


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

March was a more reserved month. We had 19 members and no guests who brought in 16 models plus five more as their favorites. 

March Meeting 

FAVORITE MODEL: A hand full of members brought in their favorite models and told the group a couple words about them.

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: Since your humble narrator was busy crunching numbers at the office instead of enjoying a fine BPMS meeting, I can only assume that there were some decals on hand.

Lights, Camera, Action: I think we can all agree that while the BBSC is an amazing meeting place, the lighting leaves much to be desired. Jeff took it upon himself to test out some clamp lights. It was an improvement. He might run some other tests in the coming months. 

IPMS NATIONALS: The group voted to sponsor a trophy package for the IPMS Nationals. 

Raffle: We had a raffle with a fine assortment of kits. We’ll likely be having monthly raffles for the foreseeable future. 

On the agenda: April 

Work in Progress: Most of the members have already pledged a model for 2016, or have started on an entry for the theme contest, or something in some stage of assembly on the work bench. Bring something(s) in to show us your progress and maybe prepare a couple words to tell the group about it.

2016 Model Pledge: A new year means new pledges. Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2016 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2016, 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! This is your last month to sign up!

Our next meeting will be on April 15th 
See you at the Bergen Beach Sports Complex!
SAME TIME!
SAME PLACE!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bulletin: March 2016


BPMS Bulletin 
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

February was a busy month! We had 28 members and one guest who brought in 20 models for the first contest of the year. 

February Meeting 
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 even 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 had a hand full of members who shared some good ideas with the group. 

RAFFLE: We had a raffle with a fine assortment of kits. We’ll likely be having monthly raffles for the foreseeable future. 

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

FAVORITE MODEL: We all have a favorite model. Over the years 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. 

2016 Model Pledge: A new year means new pledges. Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2016 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2016, 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 18, 2016

Same time,
Same place!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bulletin: February 2016


BPMS

Bulletin 

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny  

The new year got off to a great start! We had 22 members and zero guests who brought in 25 models for a busy meeting.  


January Meeting  

ANNUAL AWARDS: Your humble narrator was able to print out the awards and the winners, as you voted for them, were:

Air

HM:                       Israel Alvarado

                                Ray Keegan

                                Kosta Lukyanov

3rd:                          Hugh Alcock

2nd:                         Charlie Nelson

1st:                           Frank Colucci


Armor

HM:                       Bob Epley

                                Kosta Lukyanov

                                Bobby Pokorny

3rd:                          Joe Bergman

                tie            Jeff Eng

2nd:                         Russ Holcomb

1st:                           Tim Greeman


Figures

HM:                       Bob Epley

                                Kamila Lukyanova

3rd:                          Tim Greeman

2nd:                         Guy Ferrara

1st:                           Joe Bergman


Sea

2nd:                         Kamila Lukyanova

1st:                           Charlie Nelson

                                            
     Sci-Fi

HM:                       Israel Alvarado

                                Frank Colucci

3rd:                          Joe Bergman

                tie            Ray Keegan

2nd:                         Kamila Lukyanova

1st:                           Gordon Cheung


Misc

HM:                       Bob Epley

                                Howell Serkn

3rd:                          Russ Holcomb

2nd:                         Kamila Lukyanova

1st:                           Ed Johnson



Most Popular

1Q           Charlie Nelson                  Graf Spee

2Q          Frank Colucci                   Mig-21

3Q          Joe Bergman                       The Poker Players

4Q          Joe Bergman                       WWI Cannon Skoda




Frank Tripoli Memorial

TOP GUN Award

Charlie Nelson


Raffle: We had a raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably go the same way for the foreseeable future.

Some pics from the January 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. 

2016 Model Pledge: A new year means new pledges. Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2016 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2016, 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! 

BASIC BLACK THEME: We have the June theme contest. Click HERE for details. 

Meeting Date:
February 19, 2016
Same time,
Same place!


Friday, January 15, 2016

Bulletin: January 2016


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

Welcome to 2016! We hope you had a happy, healthy and a safe Holiday Season. 2015 ended in a splendid manner. The Holiday Luncheon went well. The theme contest two dozen entries. Plenty of tasty treats and cheer to go ‘round!

December Meeting

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: The theme finally arrived and what a display of models! And the winners were:

Special Awards:
Air:                        Ray Whitton                   T-6
Armor:                 Bob Epley                          PA-11 Turtle
Sea:                        Russ Holcomb                  German Sub
Figures:               Bobby Pokorny              Xenomorph     
Sci-Fi:                   Frank Colucci                 Alpha Centuri

HM:      Angelo Tako                    USS Enterprise
                Ray Keegan                      Martian
                Don Illjes                            Avero Car
                Kosta Lukyanov            Fokker D.1       

3rd:          Tim Greeman                   Panzer II

2nd:         Charlie Nelson                Russian Plane

1st:          Joe Bergman                     Poker Players

We have to thank the sponsors: Ed Johnson, Jimmy Tissot, Jeff Eng and Kamila Lukyanova as well as all of the members who built for this theme!

HOLIDAY DESSERTS: Thanks to everyone who brought in some goodies, and there was plenty!



HOLIDAY DINNER: The weather was nice and warm and we had one of our largest groups ever!  

raffle: We had a kit sale and a raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably go the same way for the foreseeable future.

On the agenda: JANUARY

2016 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2016 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2016, 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!

AWARDS CEREMONY: The numbers are crunched. Time to award the winners of the BPMS Annual Contest. Who will be the TOP GUN of 2015, getting the Frank Tripoli Award?

BASIC BLACK THEME: We have the June theme contest. Find Details HERE.

Meeting Date:
January 15, 2016
Same time,
 
Same place!