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Monday, November 30, 2020

A list of the BPMS Theme Contests over the years

1997 – Science Fiction
1998 – The 50s
1998 – To the Rescue

1999 – Israel
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 – Classic Monogram
2011 – The Twilight Zone
2012 – That 70s Theme
2012 – End of the World
2013 - Television

2013 - Sloppy Seconds 
2014 - Asian Invasion 
2014 - Western European Tour 1944 - 1945 
2015 - Modeling With the Stars 
2015 - New Kids on the Block 
2016 - Basic Black
2016 - Island Hopping 
2017 - Star Wars 40th Anniversary 
2017 - Peaceful Plastic 
2018 - WWII - 1946 
2018 - Rivets!
2019 - NASA: 50th Anniversary of the Moon-landing 
2019 - D-Day to The Battle of the Bulge - 75th Anniversary
2020  (no themes due to COVID-19)
2021 - 70 Years of Aurora Models (delayed one year)

Saturday, November 21, 2020

12/03/2020 BPMS Zoom mini meeting featured topic: painting/assembly sequence for tracked vehicles

Our next meeting will be on DECEMBER 3rd, 2020!
  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?
  • Featured topic: painting/assembly sequence for tracked vehicles

11/19/2020 BPMS Zoom mini meeting report

Nineteen people attended the meeting. Just one new release reported, a MiG 21PF in 1/72 by Eduard. In progress and completed work included: Saab 29 Tunnan, El Camino with trail bike, VW Baja Bug, Offshore oil platform, Creature from the Black lagoon, General Zod and Ursa, MK 3 Crusader, B36 (1/144), Prowler(1/144), T 55 Enigma. New acquisitions included: USN Cleveland, H34 Choctaw, JU 126-127. We had a full agenda, starting with a step-by-step description of the casting process, including casting bed fabrication, materials used, effect of temperature and humidity, mold release agents, minimizing air bubbles (in case you don't have a vacuum chamber or pressure pot). Thanks, William and thanks to the other guys who shared their considerable experience in casting. We also talked about brush painting. What's best, synthetic or natural hair? What are the advantages of the different shapes? What's the best way to clean a brush? Notice I'm not giving you the answers. That's not to be a wise guy, it's to encourage meeting attendance. Speaking of meetings, the next one is in TWO WEEKS. Invites to follow. Have a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving. 


~Russ

Sunday, November 15, 2020

11/19/20 BPMS Zoom mini meeting info

Time: Nov 19, 2020

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST (US and Canada)
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.


Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

Featured discussion(s): brushes and brush painting techniques, and home casting if Bill is able to make the meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you!

11/12/2020 Zoom mini meeting report

Twenty people attended the meeting. No new kit releases reported this week. 

 IPMS/BPMS MEMBERS ONLY: The charter is up for renewal. Please provide your membership # and expiration date to Frank C as soon as possible. Thanks in advance. 

Also, BPMS was asked about sponsoring a trophy package for the 2021 Nationals (assuming they are held). Votes will be taken at a future meeting. We had an update on the Community Center. The building and the grounds remain closed and are likely to remain that way into the start of 2021. That led to a discussion on the Christmas lunch and it looks like that'll be postponed too, unless someone can find a restaurant that can accommodate us. Any thoughts? 

There was a lot of in progress and completed work: Panther A, Cthulhu, steampunk fish submarine, EA 6 Prowler, F 117, Nosferatu, Celtic noble, Crown Victoria, FW 190, P 40, MiG 15, El Camino, DH 88 Comet, Yak 55, the Hulk, Stug 4, Brumbar, Opel Blitz, Stalin tank. We saw a demonstration of the Dspiae ball bearing pin vice, pricey maybe, but comfortable to use and inexpensive bits are readily available. We also had a well-illustrated talk on "Liquid Gravity" including tools and techniques needed to get it to stay where you want it. Hopefully we'll have more demonstrations at the next meeting which is Nov. 19 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

~Russ

Saturday, November 07, 2020

11/12/2020 BPMS Zoom mini meeting

Time: Nov 12, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

11/5/20 BPMS Zoom meeting report and a socially distanced model show

Fifteen people attended the meeting. For weeks, we've been wondering when in-person shows will resume. Some say this October, some say next year. But that wasn't good enough for the dedicated and creative modelers of the Hudson Valley Club, so they organized a small, outdoor show. Pictures of the venue, models, winners and awards are attached. Safety protocols and judging rules are also attached, in case you want to host your own Covidcon. Thanks, Marc. Only one new release, a 1/350 USS Birmingham from Very Fire. In progress and completed work included: F 106, Delorian (with flux converter), Offshore Oil Platform, Corsair, Hurricane, Panther A. There were some interesting aircraft acquisitions: Edgley EA 7 Optica, Victory 357 Ekranoplan, B36 (1/144). The Tool Demonstration featured the DISPAIE STA single blade nipper, when to use it and, equally important, when not to use it. The blade is thin and is intended for fine work only. And while we didn't have an actual demonstration, several people talked about using ac/usb powered miniature rotary tools. They're lightweight, relatively inexpensive and widely available. These demonstrations generate a lot of useful information. I hope we're able to do them on a regular basis. The meeting ended with a clinic on preparing 3D printed resin and monofilament parts. We saw and discussed clean up, priming and assembly techniques. Next meeting is Nov 12 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Speaking of meetings, you may have noticed that Thanksgiving is on Thursday (duh) and so is Christmas Eve. Since these are traditional family holidays and since BPMS is a family friendly club, I suggest we skip the meetings for those two weeks. Thursday New Year's Eve is another matter. You can have plenty of family time between the end of the meeting and the ball drop. Just saying. See you next week.

~Russ

Friday, October 30, 2020

11/5/20 meeting Featured Topic: Prepping 3D printed items

Time: Nov 5, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench? 
  • Featured Discussion: Prepping 3D printed items hosted by Bobby and Joe


10/29/2020 BPMS Zoom mini meeting report

Sixteen people attended the meeting. For some reason, one person couldn't be re admitted to the second session. Did someone annoy Cthulhu? The meeting started with the status of model shows. Northestcon could be moved to May or October. The Hudson Valley Show could be moved to the last week in October. On the bright side, we heard that shows are being held in New Hampshire. Closer to home but not specifically model related, the spy museum in Manhattan has a good 007 display. If you need a pandemic souvenir, consider the "I wasn't there in 2020" convention tee shirt from AMPS. We heard of one new release, a 1/144 B52H from Lion's Roar and saw a new acquisition, Tamiya's 1/35 Marder 1( Lorraine chassis). In progress and completed work included: F4 in Greek markings, F 106, FW 189, FW 190, Stratocruser, Defiant target tug, Panther A, 96 (or 97) Ford Crown Victoria and MiG 15. Following up on the last meeting, we had a demonstration of the DSPIAE circle cutter and a discussion on electronic cutting machines like Cricut and Silhouette Cameo. We'll have more tool demonstrations in the coming weeks. the meting ended with a lengthy session of airbrushes. Despite its age, the Pasche H is still the go to airbrush for many because it's easy to maintain and replacement parts are widely available. We also talked about Badger, Grex, Iwata and Iwata knock offs. We closed with airbrush related topics: 15 -20 psi recommended for most jobs, compressors with 1.5 gal. tanks are useful and the importance of taking all safety precautions when using cleaning solvents with hazardous components. Next meeting is Nov 5 at 8 pm. invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

~Russ

Sunday, October 25, 2020

10/29/20 BPMS Zoom mini meeting info

Time: Oct 29, 2020

08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!


On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

10/22/20 BPMS Zoom mini meeting report

Ten people attended the meeting. While there wasn't  much industry news (one new release, the Discovery from Space Odyssey) we saw a lot of in progress and completed work including: El Camino, Stratocruser, Boultan Paul Defiant target tug, Tu 16 Badger, FW Ta 283, Jagdpanther (with paper zimmerit), Panther A (with decal zimmerit), Creature from the Black Lagoon, Gill Woman, and "Buddy Cthulhu". We had a wide ranging discussion - using a UV light designed to dry nail polish for curing paint, plastic canopy masks vs. paper/tape masks, wheel masks made with a circle compass, another tool (details needed) to cut thin circles for masks, removing dust from models with a 50/50 mix of Murphy's Oil Soap and water,  Vallejo premium acrylics, Liquid Gravity, lead putty, dealing with Ali Express and, as an unexpected bonus, informative Q&A sessions on 3D printing and creating photo etch items. Next meeting is 10/29/20  at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there.

~Russ

Saturday, October 17, 2020

10/22/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

10/15/2020 BPMS zoom mini meeting report

Thirteen people attended the meeting. Having a moderator kept things moving along. Maybe that's why Zoom didn't terminate the meeting after 40 minutes? [We still need to smooth out some of the rough edges, but it was a solid meeting with good and educational content. Thanks to the members for participating and Mr Kaza for telling us how he uses nail polish to paint his models.] Thanks again, Frank. The next meeting is 10/ 22/20 at 8 pm. Hope to see you there. 

~Russ [Additions by Bobby]

Sunday, October 11, 2020

10/15/20 BPMS Weekly Zoom Mini-Meeting

Topic: BPMS 10/15/20 Zoom Meeting
Time: Oct 15, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)

New Meeting Format:

  1. Club and Industry News (10 min) Talk about other clubs, new releases, status of shops and on-line vendors. 
  2. Individual Updates (20 min) Moderator calls on each person and gives them a minute, if they want it, to discuss what they're working on. Feel free to ask questions, but don't change the topic. Think of it as the "talk about your model" part of the meeting.  
  3. Open Discussion (50 min) Talk about techniques or equipment, share photos of contests, museums or your favorite model or share your knowledge in a clinic.

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

10/08/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

We've been holding weekly Zoom meetings for seven months and it's safe to say we know how Zoom works. It's also safe to say a simple Agenda would make the meeting move more smoothly, eliminating dead air and cross talk. So here it is: 

Item 1- Club and Industry News (10 min) Talk about other clubs, new releases, status of shops and on-line vendors. 

Item 2- Individual Updates (20 min) Moderator calls on each person and gives them a minute, if they want it, to discuss what they're working on. Feel free to ask questions, but don't change the topic. Think of it as the "talk about your model" part of the meeting. 

Item 3 - Open Discussion (50 min) Talk about techniques or equipment, share photos of contests, museums or your favorite model or share your knowledge in a clinic. 

As for last week's meeting, fourteen people attended. In progress and completed work included: Tu 16, F4, MiG 21, F 22, F 35, Panther A, T55, Nuclear Powered Flying Wing, Lenticular Reentry Vehicle, Ka 25. New acquisitions included: Bell X22, Hiller X18, 67 Impala, 77 Monaco with Joker figure and another Cthulhu. We saw an impressive (1/6 scale?) 3D modeling project, Ray Harry Harryhausen, in his studio, filming some of his creatures with other creatures scattered around the room. Nice work, David. We also saw photos from the Chattanooga Nationals. Thanks, Mark. Next meeting is October 15. Invites to follow. Hope you can make it.

~Russ

Sunday, October 04, 2020

10/08/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

 And maybe the monthly raffle scheduled for last week but didn't happen because we got busy!

10/1/20 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

Nineteen people attended the meeting. Some good news, Rudy's, in Astotria, is open again. Hours can vary. Check before you go. We saw a wide range of in progress and completed work: General Zod, Dracula, Quasimodo, Medusa, Corvette, Bronco, Moon Ship (aka Lunar Lander), P40 and Chezk crop duster. We saw newly acquired kits and tools: Ju EF 126, F 4e, Challenger 2, Ball Tank, He 70, FW 189, Rabelo (aka Portuguese wine boat), eyeglass mounted headlamp, and micro tweezer set. We discussed equipment - at least one guy still has a Mattel Vac-u-form - materials - 3D printed resin parts, electrically conductive paint- and fabrication - making  metal parts to replace warped resin ones. We'd be remiss not to thank the family of an old member, Don B, for donating his unbuilt kits to BPMS. Thanks as well to the guys who picked up the kits. Next meeting is October 8 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you then.

~Russ

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

10/01/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?
  • Raffle

9/24/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

Fifteen people attended the meeting. If the Terminator, Aston Martin DB 5 and the other subscription models you've seen didn't impress you, maybe the1/200 scale  Bismarck we heard about - die cast hull, interiors, lighting , sounds and moving parts -  will. All you need is time, money and display space. Speaking of display, we saw a lot of completed and in progress work: F16I, Hurricane family, KA25, Mil 1, resin and 3D printed Cthulhus, Tu 95, Digno (with Gurkha), KV 85, Shermans (cast and welded hulls), CV 35, Flakpanzer, USS Louisiana, USS Massachusetts. We also discussed lighting sets, wire wheels and foam holders for boat hulls, car bodies and paint bottles.  Next meeting is October 1 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Assuming we have prizes, there will be a raffle . That's to remind you donations are always welcome. See you Thursday.

~Russ

Monday, September 21, 2020

9/24/20 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

09/17/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

Thirteen people attended the meeting. New releases to watch for: 1/48 U2D, 1/35 Centurion w/plow, 1/350 Korean War vehicles, 1/32 Dambuster. In progress and completed work included: F 16I, Panther A, T 34 (the one with wings, not the one with tracks), Cessna Bird dog w floats, 58 Edsel, single seat and two seat Hurricanes. Members report good results ordering from Lucky Models, Hobby Easy and Scale Hobbyist. We discussed preparing photo etch for painting, how ammonia and acetone will damage your airbrush, good primers (Gunzie v Tamiya), model paint availability and, for a change of pace,  home renovations. The next meeting will be 9/24 20 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

 
~Russ

Monday, September 14, 2020

09/17/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini-Meeting Details

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

09/10/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini-meeting report

Fourteen people attended the meeting. In progress and completed work included: F16I, FW 190, Ford P 68, Hurricane, Ka 25, Panther A and 1925 Model T. We continue to acquire new kits: Rafale, P51 (with 12 choices of markings) , 1956 Ferrari Lancia, 1914 Mercedes GP, Bisnovat SK1 and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Yes, that's a kit. We discussed various ways of applying zimmerit, who has the most airbrushes and why, how Tamiya's pink primer improves red final coats, sources for STL files/plans for 3D printed models, and the fun of looking for kits at Baseline Hobbies. Also, New London is hosting the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival this weekend, check their website for details. The next meeting is Sept 17 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

~Russ

Saturday, September 05, 2020

09/10/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

09/03/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

Nineteen people attended the meeting including another BPMS alumni we haven't seen for a while. Welcome back, S. Speaking of coming back, I went to the Community Center to ask about plans to reopen. They haven't heard from the Parks Department and they don't think anything is going to happen or the foreseeable future. Outdoor meetings are also under Parks Department jurisdiction, so unless someone can find a restaurant with adequate social distancing or a location for tailgate meetings, we'll be Zooming for a bit longer. 

We learned Revell Germany released an Airbus 320 and 321 in 1/144 and Rye Field released an EZ8 Sherman and a Pz4 J (with interior). Some interesting acquisitions in 1/350 scale: 3D printed quad 40s and ship's crew members. Completed and in progress work included: F 100, Mandalorian & Baby Yoda, two Kingfishers, Albatros D5, Edsel, Terminator, Winged Dragon and Ogre with chains (Poor descriptions, admittedly, but I'm not a Fantasy guy), Me 262 night fighter, KV 85, Beach Bunny, Dingo and Panther A. We heard recommendations for micro brushes, wet palates and 3M Quick Dry Tacky & Easy Glue. Next meeting is Sept 10 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Have a nice Labor Day.
~Russ

Monday, August 31, 2020

09/03/2020 Weekly BPMS Zoom Mini-meeting

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

08/27/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini-meeting Report

Thirteen people attended the meeting. In progress and completed work included: F 100, Northrup Nuclear Bomber, Cthulhu, Santa, Medusa, Perseus, Mandalorian, Supertanker, Panther A, M4A1 early, Flackpanzer, Pershing, Panther (with paper zimmerit), M32 recovery vehicle and Terminator plasma rifle. Judging by new acquisitions, we should be seeing some new car builds soon: Olsonite Eagle, Ford P68 and a 65 Chevy Impala. We discussed priming soft plastic figures with craft paint and 3D printing topics like the printed cockpit decals and tips on assembling 3D printed kits. We had the raffle and once again the winner was the one who donated the prize. Will it happen again next month? Donate something and see for yourself. The next meeting will be Sept 3 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

~Russ

Friday, August 21, 2020

08/20/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

Seventeen people attended the meeting. Some good news, Willis Hobbies is back. They expect to have more inventory in September. If you go, tell us about it. In progress and competed work included: F5E, Panther A, Ae607, Nuclear Powered Flying Wing, P 39 trainer, C 117 and, Cuthulu (Cthulhu?). Regarding shows, it looks like everything planned for 2020 is cancelled, but the Las Vegas 2021 IPMS Nationals are open for business. Check their website for details. We discussed various ways to transport built models, the surprising quality of Dollar Tree acrylic paints and using a wet palate. Our next meeting, the last one of the month, means it's time for a Raffle. The meeting starts at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 
~Russ

Sunday, August 16, 2020

BPMS Zoom Mini meeting: 08/20/2020

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

8/13/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

Sixteen people attended the meeting. The hobby shop update: Brownie's (Staten Island) is open, Red Caboose (Manhattan) is open, Rudy's (Astoria) is closed and Tremont (The Bronx) is out of business. What's the status of the shops in your area? Let us know. Acquisitions, In progress and completed work included: off shore oil platform & tanker, Comet Mk1A, F15E, Panther A, Lighthouse, Yak 9A, Ju 52 bomber conversion. We noticed a lot of people have an F15 or two in their stash. Theme contest maybe? Miss the raffle? It will be back, on the last Thursday of every month. So, to enter the raffle, be at the meeting last Thursday. Sounds like a BPMS version of Who's on First. The next meeting will be 8/20 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there.

~Russ

Saturday, August 01, 2020

8/6/20 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

BPMS Zoom Mini  Meeting
Time: Aug 6, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench? 

We hope to see you there!

BPMS 7/30/20 zoom mini meeting report

Sixteen people attended the meeting. We talked about our favorite and least favorite flat finishes and recent experiences with vendors. Scale Hobbyist, Hobby Link and Free Time Hobbies got positive reviews. There was a lot of work in progress / completed work: Terminator, Strike Eagle, Me 262 HG4, Ar E340, Panther A, Minsk, Sdkfz 222, Lincoln Continental station wagon and others. Technical problems and other obligations meant fewer people in the raffle pool but that didn't bother Frank, who finally got that Titanic he wanted ever since the movie came out. Speaking of the raffle, the inventory of prizes is getting low. If you have anything to donate, send Bobby a photo. Your generosity will be appreciated. That being said, Frank, keep the Titanic. The next meeting is Aug 6 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. See you there. 

~Russ

Monday, July 27, 2020

07/30/20202 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

7/23/20 BPMS Zoom mini meeting report

Sixteen people joined the meeting. It was confirmed that Mosquitocon in Wayne and AMPS in Danbury have been cancelled for 2020. Nothing definite yet on the Hudson Valley show in Poughkeepsie. The news that Hobby Boss is releasing 1/32 scale A 26 Invader led to a discussion of other company's upcoming releases. It looks like they all decided to make the same kit. Speaking of the same kit, In case you missed the meeting we had a first for the Random Number Raffle. The winner won the kit he donated to the raffle. He got an alternate prize and the Titanic went back into storage. Don't worry, you'll see it again. We saw some interesting stencils for camouflage - stiff metal, flexible plastic, different patterns, different scales. They can produce nice paint jobs, but so can sponge fragments. We saw a whole lot of Works in Progress and completed kits: F15 E, F 100, Mig21, F22, F4 Phantom, Me 109z, M4A1, 1920 pattern RR Armored Car, Panther A, USS Massachusetts, Vosper, SS United States, Apollo/Soyuz and Apollo/LEM combinations. Really nice work. If you have time, post some photos to a "What are you working on" email string the group email address. The next meeting is June 30 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. See you then. 

~Russ

Saturday, July 18, 2020

07/23/2020 BPMS Zoom mini meeting

BPMS Meeting
Jul 23, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.
Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

BPMS 07/16/2020 Zoom mini meeting report

A total of fourteen people attended the meeting. By coincidence, two guys who didn't join second session were replaced by two guys who had other commitments during the first session. The important thing is that we had enough people to make the raffle interesting. OK, not everybody can spare 80 minutes every Thursday night. Family obligations, work and actually building a kit can take-up a lot of time. But even a 10 minute "pop-in" is a good way to keep in touch and maybe share some model building wisdom. If you don't have a camera, you can phone it in. Now, back to the report. We discussed ways to clean resin parts prior to painting, removing masking residue without removing paint, priming models with commercial auto primer (properly thinned) and the performance of various acrylic metallic paints. Works in Progress included Intruder, Leduc 022, FW 191 and Kingfisher, to name a few. Two recently acquired F 14s and a Saunders Roe flying boat are sure to become Works in Progress soon. The next meeting is July 23 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

~Russ

Friday, July 10, 2020

7/16/20 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.
Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

7/9/20 BPMS Zoom mini-meeting report

Sixteen people attended the meeting, including a BPMS alum we haven't seen since he relocated many years ago. It was good to talk with him and see the work he's doing now. It made me think of all the members who left the area but haven't left the hobby. If you're in contact with an expatriate member, let them know about our virtual meetings. You can never hear too many decal disaster stories. Last night's stories focused on paint colors, paint thinners and paint alternatives. BK reported good results using nail polish thinned with lacquer thinner for car bodies. Aircraft and armor Work in Progress photos were shown. One of the guys found a new way to acquire kits, dumpster diving. He remembered to show us what he found. He forgot to tell us where he found them. Maybe it's in your neighborhood? Thanks to the generosity of members like JB we had another Random Number Raffle. The next meeting is July 16 at 8 pm. Invites will follow. See you there. 
 
~Russ