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Friday, December 06, 2019

BULLETIN: December 2019

BPMS
Bulletin 
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny  

November was an excellent meeting. We had 31 members and 4 guests who brought in 24 models, most of which were for the quarterly contest.  

November Meeting  

CONTEST NIGHT – 4th QUARTER 2019: This was the final installment of the quarterly BPMS Annual Contest. Now it’s my turn to crunch the numbers and see who we voted for in 2019!  

SUPER RAFFLE: This is the reason why you must fill out your paperwork at each meeting. For every new model you brought in over the course of the year you got ONE SUPER RAFFLE TICKET. We had around 275 tickets in for the year. Nice job! Can we beat that in 2020? Also, thank you to everyone who made donations!  

HOLIDAY DINNER: At the time I am writing this it has yet to occur, but historically it’s always been a blast. Nora’s always has good food and mix that with good friends and it’s an equation for a good time!  

JANUARY MEETING: The BBSC will be used on our usual night so the group selected January 24, 2020 to be the date of that meeting.  

RAFFLE: We did NOT have a regular raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably return in December.  

On the agenda: DECEMBER   

D-DAY to the BATTLE of the BULGE: The 75th Anniversary: IT’S HERE! The December theme contest is upon us! Find contest details HERE. Sponsored by Tom Knoll and Bobby Pokorny.  

HOLIDAY DESSERTS: ‘Tis the season! Why not close out the year with your BPMS buddies and some tasty treats? You are cordially invited to bring some sort of dessert or snack or treat to this meeting. Thanks in advance!  

AWARDS CEREMONY: At the time this is being written, I have the numbers crunched. Hopefully I’ll have the awards printed out in time so we can see who the winners are for 2018.  

2020 THEMES: With the December meeting upon us, and the D-Day to Bulge Theme is here, we need to look forward to 2020. Joe would like to sponsor an AURORA Anniversary theme for June. Anyone want to join him?

Meeting date:
December 20, 2019
Same Time,
Same Place!

Spitfire pilots return to Goodwood after round-the-world trip

Sunday, December 01, 2019

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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
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Friday, November 22, 2019

The End of Modeling Videos on You Tube? by Kevin K

The back story all started when the FTC informed You Tube (YT)(Google) that they were in violation of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) by collecting data from kids (13 and under) and the algorithm directing ads at them.   You Tube remedy was to not allow kids under 13 from having a YT account. So what happened? They lied on the form and said they were over 13 and/or asked their parents can they watch videos through their accounts.

Children's advocacy groups felt the rules didn't go far enough and the FTC sued YT for $175 million!With that they created another rule putting all the liability on the video creators saying they need to mark their videos that are directed at children as such. when the creators do this they lose out on a percentage of the ad revenue, as well as other perks to grow the channel.

YT went through all the videos on the platform and marked the ones that were child directed or child attractive. But were very vague on what it all meant. When asked, YT told the creators to consult an attorney. But that's not the end, starting Jan. 2020, the FTC will go thru the videos. Some bureaucrat in DC will look for videos that have been mis-marked and can fine the creator up to $42,000 per video! 

The creator who's video I watched - Andy's Hobby HQ - says that the age analytics of his videos falls between the high teens and 65 years old... No kids.  It isn't the 60s were models were an interest of kids. But some pencil pusher in DC can look at one of his videos and think "Oh scale models... they're toys... toys for kids."  And hand down a the fine.  Andy says he has a few hundred model videos. That's a lot of $$. 

Even tho not all video creators are in the US, they must abide by these rules, and those that say no will simply get their channels turned off.  Many of the creators these days use making videos as their livelihood. Many creators are simply afraid and sadly willing to walk away from their channel  leaving us with any of the content we like to watch - model building and painting.

Now the FTC says it's will listen to the public, so we need people to sign the petition and write or email the FTC politely. There is a link below of talking points to be mentioned.

This is a list of sites to check out:
Write a comment to the FTC: https://bit.ly/31XAEXJ
Suggested Talking Points for Creators: https://bit.ly/31SwLmI
Suggested Talking Points for Viewers: https://bit.ly/2Wptf1U
Sign our Petition: http://chng.it/kLnwsSJzFv
This is great YouTube video explaining COPPA: https://youtu.be/1b9HGNHm-aQ

Friday, November 01, 2019

BULLETIN: November 2019

BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

October meeting was another busy meeting. We had 26 members and 2 guests who brought in 13 models, most of which were pledges. 

October Meeting 

NOMINATIONS: President Tom Knoll and Vice-Prez Tom Govia are only one year into their terms. They aren’t getting away that easily! They won an unopposed election for a second year up front. Congrats guys! 

MODEL PLEDGES: Thirteen members had their pledges ready for display and discussion at the meeting. Everyone who came in with a completed pledge will have an additional FIVE tickets for the November Super Raffle! 

Holiday Luncheon: Here we go! The group agreed to return to:

Nora’s Park Bench Café
3019 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-376-0033
Saturday, December 14, at noon.

We only have the place for two hours, so please be prompt!

Since the group agreed to do without the booze and shorter duration the price is substantially less. At this point we’re looking at $35 per person. We’ll be compiling a list during the NOVEMBER meeting.

DECEMBER THEME CONTEST: With the year speeding by we can look forward to the December theme contest: D-Day to Battle of the Bulge: The 75th Anniversary. Find contest details HERE. Sponsored by Tom Knoll and Bobby Pokorny. RAFFLE: We had another fun raffle last month. The only raffle in November will be the SUPER one!

On the agenda: NOVEMBER 


Contest Night – 4th Qtr 2019: This is the final installment of the quarterly BPMS Annual Contest so it is your last chance to try to rack up some votes for 2019. Pledge models are welcome as well as anything you haven’t already entered into a contest previously.  

Super Raffle: This is the reason why you must fill out your paperwork at each meeting. For every new model you brought in over the course of the year you get ONE SUPER RAFFLE TICKET. If you completed your pledge model you get an additional FIVE super raffle tickets. You cannot buy tickets for this raffle. You must earn them! The more you built the more tixx you get. We’ve been buying items for the Super Raffle all year, but if you would like to donate anything, feel free to do so! [Thanks in advance!] Who built the most in 2019? I’ll announce the name at the meeting.

Notice: the November meeting will NOT be held on the usual 3rd Friday!!!
 
Meeting Date:
NOVEMBER 22!!!
NOVEMBER 22!!!
NOVEMBER 22!!!
NOVEMBER 22!!!
NOVEMBER 22!!!
NOVEMBER 22!!!
Same Time,
Same Place!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

BPMS Holiday Luncheon News!

Holiday Luncheon: Here we go! The group agreed to return to:

Nora’s Park Bench Café
3019 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11234
718-376-0033
Saturday, December 14, at noon!
Saturday, December 14, at noon!
Saturday, December 14, at noon!
Saturday, December 14, at noon!

We only have the place for two hours, so please be prompt!
Since the group agreed to do without the booze and shorter duration the price is substantially less. At this point we’re looking at $35 per person. We’ll be compiling a list during the NOVEMBER meeting.

Friday, October 04, 2019

BULLETIN: OCTOBER 2019

BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby "B2 Blue" Pokorny

September meeting was action packed. We had 26 members and no guests who brought in 16 models for the final meeting of the summer of 2019.

September Meeting

APPLYING DECALS: Everyone has a different approach to applying decals. Frank, Gordon, and Jake discussed with the group their approaches for dealing with decals. A very well rounded and educational discussion. Thanks guys! 

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: It fit in with the clinic, so some members brought in some sheets to sell or trade. 

HVHMG: The group voted to sponsor a trophy package. Show date Oct 19. See http://hvhmg.org/ for details.

HOLIDAY DINNER: We got this ball rolling. While everyone has been pleased with Nora’s for years, we put out some feelers for something different. Maybe even save some money in the process.

DECEMBER THEME CONTEST: With the year speeding by we can look forward to the December theme contest: D-Day to Battle of the Bulge: The 75th Anniversary. Find contest details HERE. Sponsored by Tom Knoll and Bobby Pokorny. 

RAFFLE: We had another fun raffle this month. We’ll likely have another for October. 

On the agenda: OCTOBER 

NOMINATIONS: What?!? Prez Tom and Veep Tom are finishing up their first year. Don’t expect anything to be changing... 

MODEL PLEDGES: I hope you’ve been working on your models all year because this is the meeting you get the pay off. Simply bring in your Pledge Model, regardless of completion or not. If you got the job done you will get a bonus FIVE Super Raffle tickets in November! 

SUPER RAFFLE: The Super Raffle is in November, but you might want to start looking through your stacks for items you may want to donate. Thanks in advance! 

Meeting date:
October 18, 2019

SAME TIME,
SAME PLACE!

Friday, September 06, 2019

Bulletin: September 2019

BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny
August meeting was Pizza Night, so we had members coming out of the woodwork! We had 23 members and one guests who brought in 23 models mostly for the contest.

August Meeting

PIZZA NIGHT: Possibly one of the all-time favorite BPMS annual activities. PIZZA! The group made quick work of the stacks of Brooklyn style. Your humble narrator couldn’t have been more proud!

CONTEST NIGHT – 3Q19: So the third installment of the BPMS contest is in the books. There were some exquisite models on the tables so the members had a tough job voting.

DECEMBER THEME CONTEST: With the year speeding by we can look forward to the December theme contest: D-Day to Battle of the Bulge: The 75th Anniversary. Find contest details on the final page of this Bulletin. Sponsored by Tom Knoll and Bobby Pokorny.

RAFFLE: We had another fun raffle this month. We’ll likely have another for September.

On the agenda: SEPTEMBER


APPLYING DECALS: Everyone has a different approach to applying decals. Frank and Gordon have agreed to discuss with the group their methods for dealing with decals. If you have some ideas, feel free to prepare some words and join in!

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: Why not? Bring in decals to swap, sell, or give away. Fits in with the clinic!

HOLIDAY DINNER: Yeah, yeah. It’s only September, but we only have a couple meetings before December. We should sit down and discuss options while it’s early. 

Meeting Date:
September 20, 2019

Same time,
Same place!

Monday, August 12, 2019

BULLETIN: August 2019


BPMS Bulletin

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

JULY meeting brought out a healthy number of members despite being fine summer weather. We had 24 members and one guest who brought in 21 models.

July Meeting

BASIC SKILLS - FINISHES: The group was treated to a discussion hosted by Frank Colucci. He discussed methods he uses to achieve gloss and flat finishes on his aircraft models. Thanks for the educational clinic! We were also treated to some words from President Tom. He discussed his research and curious finding regarding interior colors for his Hellcat model project. HINT: It was wartime, they used anything they could!

DECEMBER THEME CONTEST: With NASA in the history books we can look forward to the December theme contest: D-Day to Battle of the Bulge: The 75th Anniversary. Find contest details on the final page of this Bulletin. Sponsored by Tom Knoll and Bobby Pokorny.

raffle: We had another fun raffle this month. We’ll likely have another for August.

On the agenda: AUGUST

PIZZA NIGHT: Possibly one of the top favorite BPMS annual activities. PIZZA! Just be paid up to date on your dues and you can eat all you like. We ask members to please avoid bringing guests for this meeting.

CONTEST NIGHT – 3Q19 The year is just moving along. It’s time for the third installment of the quarterly contest. This would be a good time to rack up some more votes for your annual totals. Remember, if you built something for the theme contest that has never been to a quarterly contest before, feel free to bring it back!

raffle: We had another fun raffle this month. We’ll likely have another for August. 

 Meeting date:
August 16, 2019

Same time,
same place!

Monday, July 01, 2019

BULLETIN: JULY 2019

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 31 members and 3 guests who brought in 33 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 all the guys who supplied the shindig and the gents who worked the grill. Great job! 

JUNE THEME: It happened! 

NASA: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing 

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We had a lot of nice work on the tables, and the winners were as follows: 

First: Joe Bergman Redstone Rocket

Second: Russ Holcomb Apollo 11 LEM

Third: Kevin Kilkenny NASA LLRV

HM: Mark Mullen X-15
Charlie Nelson X-15 A2
Joe Bergman Atlas
Tim Greeman Mercury Capsule
Kosta Lukyanov Lunar Lander

Special Awards:
Best Space Capsule: Frank Colucci, Gemini EVA
Best Satellite: Bobby Pokorny, Vanguard
Best Moon Landing: Israel Alvarado, Lunar Lander 

The quality of the work was top notch which made as judges’ job very difficult. A special thanks all the members who built for the theme and thanks to Jeff Eng and Vinny Rosati for sponsoring a fun and historic theme for the group to build for! 

Raffle: We had another fun raffle this month. We’ll likely have another for July. 

On the agenda: JULY 

BASIC SKILLS – FINISHES: Do you like gloss? Flat? Something in between? Some of our members will host a clinic, Tim Greeman and Gordon Cheung, on how they achieve their finishes but I would kindly ask the group to please think about this activity and perhaps prepare a couple words to chime in as well. 

DECEMBER THEME CONTEST: With NASA in the history books we can look forward to the December theme contest: D-Day to Battle of the Bulge: The 75th Anniversary. Find contest details HERE. Sponsored by Tom Knoll and Bobby Pokorny. 

2019 Model Pledge: 2019 declaration period is now CLOSED! You already showed me something unbuilt. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2019, 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!

MEETING DATE:

JULY 19, 2019
SAME TIME,
SAME PLACE!

Friday, June 28, 2019

December 20, 2019 Theme: D-DAY to THE BATTLE of the BULGE


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D-DAY to

the BATTLE

 of the BULGE

 75th  Anniversary Theme Contest


It’s been 75 years since the Allies invaded Normandy and started liberating Europe from Nazi Occupation. A path that led to the legendary Battle of the Bulge. What better way to remember that occasion than with a theme contest? Simply build anything used in that period, from the landing at the beaches up through the most famous tank battle. We’re looking forward to seeing Invasions Stripes, and all manner of things land, sea, and air. Plenty for everyone to build.

Feel free to contact the sponsors or officers with any questions.

Sponsors:
·       Tom Knoll
·       Bobby Pokorny


Saturday, June 01, 2019

Bulletin: June 2019

BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

May had a strong showing. We had 31 members and 2 guests who brought in 27 models, most were for the quarterly contest. 

May Meeting 

CONTEST NIGHT-2Q18: We had an excellent assortment of models competing in all the categories. 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 a whole lot parts action going on, but I did see some members with wide smiles after finding that missing part!

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

On the agenda: JUNE 

JUNE THEME: It’s finally here!
NASA 
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing 
More details HERE.

DECEMBER THEME: With NASA happening this month, we will be looking for a theme for December. Jimmy mentioned that this year marks 75 years since the Battle of the Bulge. That’s a good idea. We have a bunch of others listed on the next page. If you, or a group of members would like to sponsor a theme, please speak with Bobby before the business portion of the meeting. 

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 around $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 21, 2019

Same time,
Same place!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

BULLETIN: May 2019

BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

This year has been moving along nicely. The April meeting had 25 members and 1 guest who brought in 31 models, most 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!

2019 Model Pledge: 2019 declaration period is now CLOSED! You already showed me something unbuilt. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2019, 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: Here it comes, June 21. Building yet? 

NASA
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
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-2Q19: 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 17, 2019

Same time,
Same place!