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Monday, June 01, 2020

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Weekly BPMS Zoom Meeting: Jun 4, 2020 08:00 PM EST

Weekly BPMS Zoom meeting
Time: Jun 4, 2020 08:00 PM EST
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?
  • Show us your Favorite Model
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5/28/20 meeting report

Seventeen people attended the meeting. We discussed paints (availability of older brands, performance of new metallic paints) and painting (don't spray when it's humid), digital camouflage, decal camouflage patterns and options for preparing and gluing 3D printed parts. Works in Progress included aircraft, autos and maybe a Red Dwarf Starbug, (a sci-fi thing, I could be wrong). We had another "Random Number Raffle" and thanks to those who donated items, we should be able to continue the RNR for a few more Thursdays. That said, you should never assume because...(you know the rest) so donations are still welcome. Next meeting will be 6/4/20. Invites to follow.

Sunday, May 31, 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 - 70 Years of Aurora Models (only one theme due to COVID-19)

2021

Monday, May 25, 2020

BPMS 05/28/20 Zoom mini-meeting info

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?

Thursday, May 21, 2020

05/20/2020 Mini - Meeting Report

Eighteen people joined last night's meeting. There was talk about the difficulty of getting Zvezda kits, Model Masters paint availability and the status of Wingnut Wings. We continue to work on mastering the shared screen. Some are more successful than others (that's me). Works in progress included aircraft, a cruiser, a sub, and a car. Completed aircraft and sci fi pieces were shown and discussed. We also saw the head of a 7 foot tall Godzilla that was under repair. We're all anxious to see the completed job. The virtual raffle got even more sophisticated, with the random number generator picking both the prize and the prize winner. Thanks again to the members who donated items to the raffle. If you have something to donate, send a photo of the item to Bobby and Jeff. Our next meeting is Thursday, May 28 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Stay safe. 
~Russ

Sunday, May 17, 2020

BPMS Thursday 5/21/20 mini-meeting

Topic: BPMS Meeting
 
Time: May 21, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Topic: part 2 Meeting
Time: May 21, 2020 08:42 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

To Discuss:
  • BPMS Business / Meeting News
  • IPMS News
  • Hobby News  
  • What's on your workbench?
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BPMS Mini-Meeting report May 14, 2020

 
Eighteen people attended last night's meeting. Using shared screens and live cameras, we saw completed work and several categories of work in progress: vehicles (Chevy pickup, Formula 1 racer), ships (Missouri, Prinz Eugen, Black Falcon, Viking ship), aircraft (commercial jetliner, German space shuttle concept) and space/si fi ( Space 1999 Eagle, Terminator, Lost in Space Cyclops). Shared screens were very good at showing how a replacement distributor was fabricated and how to improve the fit of a jet engine.

The good news, our first virtual raffle went well. The bad news, the winner will probably have to wait until August, when regular meetings might resume, to pick it up. If we get a few prize donations (including hand sanitizer) we can have more raffles. Next meting is Thursday May 21, at 8pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. Stay safe.

~Russ