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Friday, October 10, 2014

BPMS Bulletin: October 2014



 
T h e

M i n u t e s


by Judge Bax0jayz

September was an educational meeting. We had 24 members and one guest who brought in 18 models.
September Meeting

FLESH TONES & EYEBALLS: The greatest challenges people name when painting figures would be flesh tones and eyeballs. Joe B. and your humble narrator took turns discussing our approaches to these aspects of the hobby. Joe had some wonderfully detailed hand-outs for the group as well. See below for Joe's hand-outs in PDF format.



Holiday dinner: We started discussions with the group regarding the holiday dinner. Largely the group seemed pleased with our choice from last year, NORA’S. We’ll probably aim for a Saturday lunch in early December. More details will be discussed at the next meeting. Please have an idea if you could make it and if you’ll bring a guest. 



RAFFLE: We had a monthly raffle with a large assortment of items. We’ll probably have another raffle in October depending on time. If you have items to donate for the monthly or SUPER raffle, feel free to bring them in!

On the agenda: October


nominations: Has two years gone by already? The current regime has put in their time, and it’s time to see some new faces taking the helm. Who will we choose? 



model pledge: If you let Jeff or your humble narrator know what you were pledging to build this year, this is the meeting to bring your completed model! Please be prepared to tell us a couple words about the build. (More details below.)  

2014 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working right now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2014 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2014, 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!

You can see pics from each meeting either at the Photo-Blog:  

Meeting Date:
October 17, 2014

Same time,
Same place! 


BPMS Bulletin, October 2014 in PDF format
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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Anne Holcomb

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Anne Holcomb, Russ's mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with Russ and his wife Jeanne in this time of sorrow.

Services for Anne Holcomb

Wake – Sunday, October 12 and Monday, October 13
2-4 and 7-9 PM
John J. McManus & Sons Funeral Home
4601 Avenue N, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Mass – Tuesday, October 14
Church of Saint Thomas Aquinas
1550 Hendrickson Street, Brooklyn, NY 1123

Burial immediately following Mass
St. John’s Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, Queens

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Store Closure

Just got word from Russ:

Please let the club know that Michele's at 2090 Flatbush Ave is going out of business and everything is half price.  They have a good selection of kits and accessories. They also have a LOT of craft stuff.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bulletin: September, 2014



 
T h e
 
M i n u t e s


by Judge Bax0jayz



August was full meeting. Nothing brings members to the meeting like free pizza! We had 22 members and no guests who brought in 25 models.

August Meeting


CONTEST NIGHT 3Q14: The third installment of the annual contest is in the books. We had an extraordinary showing of good work on the tables and the competition was fierce!  Each vote puts you closer to being the first winner of the FRANK TRIPOLI AWARD, for the member who gathers the most votes during the year.



pIZZA NIGHT: Everyone loves a delicious tradition. Every August brings the BPMS PIZZA NIGHT! The group brought their appetites as we made fast work of the dozen pies.  


IPMS NATIONALS: Some of the members who attended the IPMS Nationals gave a run-down of the show.  



RAFFLE: We had a monthly raffle with a large assortment of items. We’ll probably have another raffle in September depending on time. 


On the agenda: September

FLESH TONES & EYEBALLS: The greatest challenges people name when painting figures would be flesh tones and eyeballs. Joe B. and your humble narrator will each discuss our approaches to deal with these aspects of the hobby. We cordially invite any members who would like to contribute to prepare a couple words on the subject to share with the group during the meeting.  

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You can see pics from each meeting either at the Photo-Blog:  

Meeting Date:
September 19, 2014

Same time,
Same place! 

The Bulletin in PDF format
https://www.sendspace.com/file/xgsbdb

Friday, August 08, 2014

BPMS Bulletin: August 2014




T h e


M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

July was light meeting. When summer comes to town, everyone else leaves! We  had 17 members and no guests who brought in 11 models.

July Meeting

PREZ FOR THE NIGHT: Resident Ray Whitton wasn’t able to attend the meeting so our Veep, Gordon Cheung, did a great job of holding down the fort for the night.  

EUROPEAN TOUR THEME: Two of our sponsors, Joe and Ray, discussed some of the finer points of their theme contest with the group. More details HERE. Feel free to direct any questions or comments to the sponsors directly.

PUTTYING TECHNIQUES: Our esteemed panel consisting of Frank Colucci, Ed Johnson, and your humble narrator, described to the group our methods for making those pesky seam-lines in our models go away. While we all have similar goals, everyone has a different approach to taking on the challenge. I think we all went home with a couple new tricks learned. It’s always a good idea to run these basic skills clinics periodically.   

TROOP SUPPORT: With Hugh in retirement Jimmy Tissot volunteered to take over the role as Wounded Warrior Project liaison. He’s gotten reports regarding what models and supplies would be most useful. He was recently advised of a hub to ship to closer to home, so that’s good. As always, donations of any models and supplies are welcome.

PHOTO ROSTER: Hugh can provide the files and write up the process I use in PowerPoint and PhotoManager to put the pages together. Can anyone take this job over? Hello? Anyone? Contact Bobby or Jeff at the meeting.

On the agenda: August

CONTEST NIGHT 3Q14: The third installment of the annual contest is upon us. It’s a good time to try to accumulate some extra votes. Each vote puts you closer to being the first winner of the FRANK TRIPOLI AWARD, for the member who gathers the most votes during the year. Remember, you are invited to bring back your entry for the ASIAN INVASION THEME CONTEST if it hasn’t been entered in a prior quarterly contest.

pIZZA NIGHT: Everyone loves a delicious tradition. Every August brings the BPMS PIZZA NIGHT! Bring your appetite, but not your friends, to our all-you-can-eat pizza feast. Be sure your dues are in good standing, or else no pizza for you!

RAFFLE: We may have a monthly raffle with an assortment of items depending on time.

The Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/



Our next meeting will be on August 15.
Same Time, Same Place!


Download the bulletin in PDF format:
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Friday, July 11, 2014

European Tour: '44 - '45 Theme Contest

Coming this December: 



European Tour
1944-1945

June was the anniversary of D-Day and December will be the Anniversary for the Battle of the Bulge. In between were several other key battles of the Western Front of World War II. Then there was only another six months until the Allies sewed it up at Berlin.    

Theme Guidline:
Build something that can be associated to the Western Front of the Second World War, starting from the invasion of Normandy up through the end of the war in Europe.

  • Operation Overlord: June–August 1944
  • Battle for Brest: August–September 1944
  • Operation Dragoon: August–September 1944
  • Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine: August–September 1944
  • Clearing the Channel Coast: September–November 1944
  • Operation Market Garden: September 1944
  • Lorraine Campaign: September–December 1944
  • Battle of Metz: September–December 1944
  • Battle of Nancy: September 1944
  • Battle of Moerbrugge: September 1944
  • Battle of Hürtgen Forest: September 1944-February 1945
  • Battle of Overloon: October 1944
  • Battle of Aachen: October 1944
  • Battle of the Scheldt: October–November 1944
  • Operation Queen: November–December 1944
  • Operation Clipper: November 1944-January 1945
  • Battle of the Bulge: December 1944-January 1945
  • Operation Nordwind: January 1945
  • Operation Blackcock: January 1945
  • Colmar Pocket: January–February 1945
  • Western Allied invasion of Germany: February–May 1945
You can also check this site for ideas: http://www.dday-overlord.com/

Everyone must have at least a couple models in the closet that will satisfy the requirements of this theme, be it Axis or Allies. There are plenty of options, get building and have fun with it! Contact the sponsors with any questions on the theme.

There has been a rumor that there may be some special awards. More details to come…  

Theme contest date: December 19, 2014.

Theme Sponsors:

  • Joe Bergman
  • Russ Holcomb
  • Ray Keegan
  • Kamila Lukyanova

BPMS Bulletin: July 2014




T h e


M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

June was an impressive meeting. Thanks to fine weather, BBQ Night and the theme contest, we had 22 members and no guests who brought in 26 models which includes 19 for the Asian Invasion


June Meeting



ASIAN INVASION THEME CONTEST: It finally arrived! We had 19 fine entries for this theme reflecting the wide range of interests of the group. The winners were:

1st         Tomasz Kalata             Komatsu G40
2nd        Bobby Pokorny          MS-06F Desert Zaku
3rd        Joe Bergman                Samurai Warrior
HM
            Frank Colucci             J-11B
            Bob Epley                   King Ghidorah
            Ed Johnson                  Ki27 Nate
            Ray Whitton               North American
                                                AT-6 Texan

Jeff and Gordon were pleased with the turn out and had their work cut out for them with the judging. Thanks to everyone who entered the theme contest! Thank you to the sponsors for giving this fun and challenging theme to build for.

*NOTE: Any new model built for this theme can be brought back for the Quarterly Contest in August.     

BarBeQue NIGHT: It’s summertime! What says summer more than a bbq? We had food and fun a-plenty! It ended up only $7 per person for food and there was plenty of it. Thanks to our grill-masters Vinny and Don, and thank to all the members who contributed food, desserts and refreshments for the night.  

TROOP SUPPORT: With Hugh in retirement Jimmy Tissot volunteered to take over the role as Wounded Warrior Project liaison. He’s gotten reports regarding what models and supplies would be most useful. He was recently advised of a hub to ship to closer to home, so that’s good. As always, donations of any models and supplies are welcome.

RAFFLE: We had a monthly raffle with an assortment of items. We may have another next month depending on time.

PHOTO ROSTER: Hugh can provide the files and write up the process I use in PowerPoint and PhotoManager to put the pages together. Can anyone take this job over? Hello? Anyone? Contact Bobby or Jeff at the meeting.

On the agenda: July

PUTTYING TECHNIQUES: Everyone has a different ways of taking on the challenges of challenges of seam-lines on their models. Our panel of Frank Colucci, Ed Johnson and your humble narrator will share their tips and tricks when dealing a pesky seam. Feel free to share a few words with the group as well! Bring in supplies to show, too!


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You can see pics from each meeting either at the Club Website or on the Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/





Our next meeting will be on July 18, 2014
At the BBSC.



Same time,
Same place!

 

Download the BULLETIN in PDF format here:
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Friday, June 20, 2014

A list of the BPMS Theme Contests over the years

1997 – Science Fiction
1998 – Israel
1998 – To the Rescue
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 – Monogram
2011 – The Twilight Zone
2012 – 70s
2012 – End of the World
2013 - Television

2013 - Sloppy Seconds 
2014 - Asian Invasion

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bulletin - June 2014




T h e


M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

May was another light meeting. Due to harsh weather predictions, we had merely 21 members and no guests who brought in 15 models.

May Meeting


SECOND QUARTER CONTEST: Time flies! We had an assortment of entries on the tables across the various categories. Each entrant told us a few words about their entries. With the light numbers it was an ideal time to rack up some votes! Who will be the first winner of the FRANK TRIPOLI AWARD? We’ll find out in December.

Parts Box: Spare parts were shared with the group. Your scrap might be gold to someone else!

NOREASTCON: The group discussed the show.

RAFFLE: We had a monthly raffle with an assortment of items. We’ll probably have one in JUNE depending on time.

TROOP SUPPORT: With Hugh in retirement Jimmy volunteered to take over the role as Wounded Warrior Project liaison. He’s gotten reports regarding what models and supplies would be most useful. He was recently advised of a hub to ship to closer to home, so that’s good. As always, donations of any models and supplies are welcome.

PHOTO ROSTER: Hugh can provide the files and write up the process I use in PowerPoint and PhotoManager to put the pages together. Can anyone take this job over? Hello? Anyone? Contact Bobby or Jeff at the meeting.

On the agenda: June

ASIAN INVASION THEME CONTEST: IT’S FINALLY HERE! I hope you have all been building for this contest because the sponsors have some gorgeous awards ready for this one. Contest details HERE.

BAR-BE-QUE NIGHT: It’s suppertime! What says summer more than a b-b-q? The BPMS will be holding it’s annual BBQ during the June Meeting. The cost will be $8-10 per person. If you want to donate and food, trimmings, sides, desserts, etc, please feel free to do so but we only ask that you bring enough for everyone. 

Meeting Date: June 20, 2014

Same time,
Same place!


Download the June BPMS Bulletin in PDF format HERE

Friday, May 09, 2014

BPMS Bulletin - May 2014




T h e
M i n u t e s


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

April was a light meeting. Since it was the same night as two religious holidays we had merely 19 members and no guests who brought in 8 models.

April Meeting

WOUNDED WARRIORS: Jimmy provided us with an update on operations. They have supplies but NON-military subjects would be greatly appreciated.

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: Due to the light turn-out we didn’t have much on the tables at all so we had everyone tell us about their models, WiP or completed, regardless.

2014 Model Pledge: It’s another year! Have you chosen something to build by OCTOBER so you can ear FIVE extra super raffle tickets? We’re still making the list.  Details below. 

TROOP SUPPORT: With Hugh in retirement Jimmy Tissot volunteered to take over the role as Wounded Warrior Project liaison. He’s gotten reports regarding what models and supplies would be most useful. He was recently advised of a hub to ship to closer to home, so that’s good. As always, donations of any models and supplies are welcome.

PHOTO ROSTER: Hugh can provide the files and write up the process I use in PowerPoint and PhotoManager to put the pages together. Can anyone take this job over? Hello? Anyone? Contact Bobby or Jeff at the meeting.


On the agenda: May


SECOND QUARTER CONTEST: Time flies! We’re already up to the second installment of the BPMS Annual Contest. Bring in a model that hasn’t competed in a previous quarterly contest to enter into one of our six categories. Time to rack up some votes! Who will be the first winner of the FRANK TRIPOLI AWARD? We’ll find out in December.

Parts Box: We all have a parts box. Please bring yours in to share with the group. Your scrap might be gold to someone else!

RAFFLE: We may have a monthly raffle with an assortment of items depending on time.

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You can see pics from each meeting either at the Club Website or on the Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/


 
Our next meeting will be on

May 16, 2014



Same Place,
 
Same Time!