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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

BULLETIN: MAY 2018

BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

This year has been moving along nicely. The April meeting had 26 members and 1 guest who brought in 29 models, many were for Work In Progress Night!

April Meeting

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: The group came in ready to knock some socks off! The tables were filled with all manner of works in progress, which also gave us a peek into what we might see for the next theme contest! Impressive work!

2017 Model Pledge: 2018 declaration period is now CLOSED! You already showed me something unbuilt. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2018, 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! We had over two dozen members sign up this year!

JUNE THEME: Are you building yet? Time is running out!
WORLD WAR II: 1946
Details HERE.

RAFFLE: We had another raffle with a remarkable assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.

On the agenda: MAY

CONTEST NIGHT-2Q18: 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. We are separating parts by genre now. Something you may never use could be gold to another member. 

Meeting date:
May 18, 2018
Same time,
Same place!

Monday, May 07, 2018

Bulletin Archive in PDF Format

Bulletin 2018 05.pdf
Bulletin 2018 04.pdf
Bulletin 2018 03.pdf
Bulletin 2018 02.pdf
Bulletin 2018 01.pdf

Bulletin 2017 12.pdf
Bulletin 2017 11.pdf
Bulletin 2017 10.pdf 
Bulletin 2017 09.pdf
Bulletin 2017 08.pdf
Bulletin 2017 07.pdf
Bulletin 2017 06.pdf
Bulletin 2017 05.pdf  
Bulletin 2017 04.pdf
Bulletin 2017 03.pdf
Bulletin 2017 02.pdf
Bulletin 2017 01.pdf

Bulletin 2016 12.pdf
Bulletin 2016 11.pdf
Bulletin 2016 10.pdf
Bulletin 2016 09.pdf
Bulletin 2016 08.pdf
Bulletin 2016 07.pdf
Bulletin 2016 06.pdf
Bulletin 2016 05.pdf
Bulletin 2016 04.pdf
Bulletin 2016 03.pdf 
Bulletin 2016 02.pdf
Bulletin 2016 01.pdf

Bulletin 2015 12.pdf
Bulletin 2015 11.pdf
Bulletin 2015 10.pdf
Bulletin 2015 09.pdf
Bulletin 2015 08.pdf
Bulletin 2015 07.pdf
Bulletin 2015 06.pdf
Bulletin 2015 05.pdf
Bulletin 2015 04.pdf
Bulletin 2015 03.pdf
Bulletin 2015 02.pdf
Bulletin 2015 01.pdf

Bulletin 2014 12.pdf
Bulletin 2014 11.pdf 
Bulletin 2014 09.pdf 
Bulletin 2014 08.pdf
Bulletin 2014 07.pdf
Bulletin 2014 06.pdf
Bulletin 2014 05.pdf
Bulletin 2014 04.pdf
Bulletin 2014 03.pdf
Bulletin 2014 02.pdf
Bulletin 2014 01.pdf

Bulletin 2013 12.pdf
Bulletin 2013 11.pdf  
Bulletin 2013 10.pdf
Bulletin 2013 09.pdf
Bulletin 2013 06.pdf
Bulletin 2013 01.pdf

Bulletin 2004 06.pdf

Bulletin 2001 06.pdf

Bulletin 2000 05.pdf

Bulletin 1996 07.pdf  

Joe B - Fleshtones and Eyeballs.pdf Bulletin 2014 10.pdf 
Spotlights [old] - Holcomb Alvarado Kasza[x2] Ferrara Gertner Reinert Keegan Rosati Maroney Batterman Pokorny Eng.pdf  
Weathering Models by Eric Reinert.pdf
Spotlight - Rob Garitta.pdf
Spraying Gloss Finishes by Bobby Kasza.pdf
That 50s Display.pdf SPOTLIGHT - Rosati - Maroney - Batterman - Pokorny - Eng.pdf
BPMS By Laws V2.pdf BPMS By Laws.pdf

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

BULLETIN: APRIL 2018

BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

This year has been moving along nicely. The March meeting had 23 members and 2 guests who brought in 14 models for the display and as their favorite. 

March Meeting 

NEW MEMBER: After coming to three meeting and showing us some superb models and in depth historical knowledge of his choices, JAKE MOON was voted in as the newest BPMS member! Welcome to the fold! 

FAVORITE MODEL: Some members brought in models, built and unbuilt, that they considered to be their favorites and discussed why. Since we had time we asked the group to tell us a couple words about when they brought in as well. 

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: Some members brought in decals to share. Thanks for participating. 

2017 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2018 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2018, 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! We already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun? 

JUNE THEME: Are you building yet? WORLD WAR II: 1946. Details here. 

Raffle: We had another raffle with a remarkable assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.

On the agenda: APRIL 

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: You must be working on a bunch of things between pledges, regular contests and the WW2: 1946 theme! Why not choose a couple works in progress to show the group, and maybe prepare a couple words on your work. Thanks!

Meeting date:
April 20, 2018

Same time, 
Same place!


Thursday, March 08, 2018

BULLETIN: March 2018


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

This year has been moving along nicely. The February meeting had 26 members and one guest who brought in 26 models mostly for the first contest night of 2018.
February Meeting 

February Meeting

CONTEST NIGHT: This was the first quarter of the 2018 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 solid group of members who shared some good ideas with the group.

2017 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2018 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2018, 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! We already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun?

KIT SALE: I think we might’ve had one of the biggest kits sales in a long time. There were tons of kits finding new homes during the meeting. Well done!

JUNE THEME: Are you building yet?
WORLD WAR II: 1946.
Details HERE.

Raffle: We had another raffle with an impressive assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.

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

Meeting Date:
MARCH 16, 2018
Same time,
Same place!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

BULLETIN: FEBRUARY 2018


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 
The January meeting was an impressive way to kick off a new year with the BPMS. The weather was reasonable for January, so we had 21 members and two guests who brought in a dozen models for display, and plenty up for sale. 

January Meeting

2017 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2018 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2018, 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! We already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun? 

KIT SALE: I think we might’ve had one of the biggest kits sales in a long time. There were tons of kits finding new homes during the meeting. Well done! 

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment! 
WORLD WAR II: 1946
Details HERE

RAFFLE: We had another raffle with an impressive assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.

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 quarterly 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. 

MEETING DATE:
February 16, 2018
SAME TIME,
SAME PLACE!

Friday, January 19, 2018

WORLD WAR II: 1946 THEME - JUNE 15, 2018


What if World War Two didn't end and continued into 1946?

We have heard about the Paper Projects, Secret Weapons of World War 2, and Luftwaffe 1946.  There were weapons and equipment already in development and even constructed by the end of the war that missed seeing action.  For this theme we are asking you to build a model of something that could have been used in 1946 if the war continued.  Something the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, and Japan would have used.  There are now so many model kits available now.

Build a model! It can be armor, aircraft, ship, figures, and sci-fi, just prepare a logical tie-in to the theme.

Sponsors:
·        Jeffrey Eng
·        Gordon Cheung

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

BULLETIN: JANUARY 2018


BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

Welcome to 2018! We hope you had a happy, healthy and a safe Holiday Season. 2017 ended in a splendid manner. The Holiday Luncheon went well. The theme contest had over a dozen entries. Plenty of tasty treats and cheer to go ‘round!

December Meeting

PEACEFUL PLASTIC: It finally happened and we had some gorgeous work on the tables.



1st           Ray Whitton                   Sky Chief

2nd          Kevin App                         Green Hornet

3rd           Joe Bergman                     Mercury Capsule

HM       Frank Colucci                 X-29
                Bob Epley                          XSL-01               
                Kamila Lukyanova        Yellow Submarine
Specials:
Cease Fire           Tom Govia                         Red Cross Tent
Leave the Gun   Joe Bergman                       Princess Aura
Peace & Quiet   Kosta Lukyanov               Ford Tractor

The winners of first, second, and third places got awards in the shape of doves designed by the sponsors and made by Ed Dietrich. We’d also like to thank the sponsors – Russ Holcomb, Tom Knoll, and Tim Greeman – for sponsoring a fun theme to build for.

AWARDS CEREMONY: The group voted and I tallied the numbers all year. Here are the results:

Air
1st           Charlie Nelson
2nd          Frank Colucci
3rd           Don Illjes
HM       Angelo Takos, Ray Whitton, Kosta Lukyanov

Armor
1st           Russ Holcomb
2nd          Howell Serkin
                Tim Greeman
3rd           Kevin App
HM       Joe Barrett, Kosta Lukyanov, Bob Epley
Figures
1st           Joe Bergman
2nd          Don Illjes
3rd           Bob Epley
HM       Guy Ferrara

Sea
1st           Ed Johnson
2nd          Russ Holcomb
                Kevin App
3rd           Joe Bergman

Science Fiction
1st           Don Illjes
2nd          Joe Bergman
3rd           Ray Keegan
HM       Tom Govia, Russ Holcomb, Israel Alvarado

Miscellaneous
1st           Joe Bergman
2nd          Bob Epley
3rd           Ed Johnson
HM       Israel Alvarado, Kamila Lukyanova,                    Joe Barrett

Most Popular
1st           Qtr        Charlie Nelson
2nd               Qtr        Joe Bergman
3rd           Qtr        Charlie Nelson, Joe Bergman
4th          Qtr        Don Illjes

Frank Tripoli Memorial
TOP GUN AWARD
JOE BERGMAN

Great work! Now the slates are clean and time to start a new year!


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

HOLIDAY DINNER: The weather was nice and we had an amazing time!  

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


On the agenda: JANUARY

2018 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2017 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2018, 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!

KIT SALE: Bring kits to sell and cash to buy with. There’s no tab at this bar!

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment!
WORLD WAR II: 1946.



What if World War Two didn't end and continued into 1946?

We have heard about the Paper ProjectsSecret Weapons of World War 2, and Luftwaffe 1946.  There were weapons and equipment already in development and even constructed by the end of the war that missed seeing action.  For this theme we are asking you to build a model of something that could have been used in 1946 if the war continued.  Something the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, and Japan would have used.  There are now so many model kits available now.

Build a model! It can be armor, aircraft, ship, figures, and sci-fi, just prepare a logical tie-in to the theme.

Sponsors:
·        Jeffrey Eng
·        Gordon Cheung



Meeting date:
January 19, 2018
Same Time!
Same Place!



Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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 

Friday, December 15, 2017

PEACEFUL PLASTIC THEME CONTEST - December 2017




PEACEFUL PLASTIC
THEME CONTEST

Every October, some people in Sweden award their Peace Prize. They've done this 130 times so far.  This December, some people in Brooklyn will award their one and (probably) only Peaceful Plastic Prize.  You can win this rare and prestigious Prize by following one simple rule: NO WEAPONS.  The entry can be any time, any subject, any scale.  Think Thunderbird not Thunderbolt, Tug Boat not U Boat, Friendship 7 not the Magnificent 7.  So, from now until December, the only weapons you should be thinking about are glue guns and hobby knives. 

In December 1914, soldiers fighting in France left their trenches for what became known as The Christmas Truce. BPMS remembers that event with our December theme, Peaceful Plastic. The rules are very simple: no weapons. Think Car, not Armored Car, Field Kitchen not Field Gun, Cruise Ship, not Battleship, Lufthansa, not Luftwaffe. You get the idea. But if you don't, go to: 


So drop the weapon and pick up that unarmed kit you know you have in your stash. You may never get the Nobel Peace Prize but you could get the BPMS Peaceful Plastic Prize.

Sponsors:
  • Russ Holcomb
  • Tom Knoll
  • Tim Greeman



PEACEFUL PLASTIC: It finally happened and we had some gorgeous work on the tables.


1st           Ray Whitton                   Sky Chief

2nd          Kevin App                         Green Hornet

3rd           Joe Bergman                     Mercury Capsule

HM       Frank Colucci                 X-29
                Bob Epley                          XSL-01               
                Kamila Lukyanova        Yellow Submarine


Specials:

Cease Fire           Tom Govia                         Red Cross Tent
Leave the Gun   Joe Bergman                       Princess Aura
Peace & Quiet   Kosta Lukyanov               Ford Tractor


The winners of first, second, and third places got awards in the shape of doves designed by the sponsors and made by Ed Dietrich. We’d also like to thank the sponsors – Russ Holcomb, Tom Knoll, and Tim Greeman – for sponsoring a fun theme to build for.