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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


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 - To be confirmed: 70 Years of Aurora Models
2020 - To be confirmed: Hail to the Chief

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!

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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

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!

Friday, April 05, 2019

Bulletin: April 2019

BPMS Bulletin 
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

This year continues to chug-along! The March meeting had 27 members and 2 guests who brought in 27 models, mostly for the FAV MODEL display.

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.  

MILITARY ARTIFACTS: Prez Tom’s idea yielded some fun results. Several members had some really interesting and historic items to share with the group. Thanks to everyone who participated!    

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?

2019 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2019 to declare as your pledge model. 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 already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun?

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment!
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: APRIL

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: You must be working on a bunch of things between pledges, regular contests and the NASA 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 19, 2019
 
SAME TIME,
SAME PLACE!!!

Friday, March 01, 2019

Bulletin: March 2019


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Bulletin


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

This year has been moving along nicely. The  February meeting had 24 members and one guest who brought in 25 models for display, and plenty up for sale.

February Meeting

Contest NIGHT: This was the first quarter of the 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 bunch of members who shared some good ideas with the group. 

2019 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2019 to declare as your pledge model. 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 already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun?

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment!
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: 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!


MILITARY ARTIFACTS: Prez Tom intimated that we are all collectors. Coinciding with an interest in modeling historical miniatures we also tend to accumulate a collection of Military Artifacts.  We invite you to bring what you have to show the group and tell us a couple words about it. Please no weapons!    
  
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 15th
Same Time,
Same Place!

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

Bulletin: February 2019


BPMS
Bulletin

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

The Janury meeting was an impressive way to kick off a new year with the BPMS. The weather was reasonable for January, so we had 26 members and no guests who brought in 18 models for display, and loads up for sale.

January Meeting

NEW REGIME: We had two new faces in the front of the room last month. Our new Prez Tom Knoll and the Veep Tom Govia took the reigns and were prepared with their own material and got off to a stellar start!

NEW MEMBER: Rommel has been to three meetings and showed us his skill-set. We started the New Year off by voting him in for membership. Welcome to the fold!

2019 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2019 to declare as your pledge model. 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 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!
NASA
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
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. 


SPOTLIGHT MODELER: This month we learn about one of our newest members, Michael Tricarico!

Introducing Michael Tricarico

In 2018 Michael Tricarico, a 48 year old analyst for NYC Transit, stumbled across a model club in Brooklyn while browsing the web. He came to three meetings, liked the feel of the group and we made him a member.

We know Michael as an avid builder of World War II ships but it hasn’t always been that way. Nearly four decades ago Michael’s father introduced him to the hobby. Back then they built a model of a VW Beetle together to forever set Michael along the path. Michael’s first solo build was the USS Missouri. Since then it’s been some 30+ years of building on and off. His favorite built model would be his 1/700 HMS Hood since his father really loved the way it turned out. A proud moment for any modeler.

Michael developed his skillset, naturally starting by watching his father. More recently we have been blessed with the wealth of resources on the internet, especially YouTube. Of course, you have the greatest gains from practice as he works on his models from a desk in his apartment.  

When Michael needs a diversion from models his other interests are reading, writing, cooking, hockey, photography and collecting Starbucks coffee mugs. But those are merely distractions from the true Hobby Grails which he hopes to see in 1/350 scale plastic one day: the sleek and elegant Brooklyn Class Cruiser and the historic USS Houston which deserves recognition.

Michael has an optimistic outlook on the hobby. While he feels that the current state of the hobby is stagnant, with the plethora of online games (eg: World of Warships) there will certainly be a new draw into the hobby of model building especially with the high quality and detail of the modern kits.
~B2



NEXT BPMS MEETING:
February 15, 2019
 
Same Time,
Same place!