Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Online Bulletin: February, 2006

By Bobby t3h Blu3

January was a perfect way to start the New Year, as it usually is! We had a full house. Tons of members and models. 2006 is getting off to a great start!


MODEL OF THE YEAR COMPETITION: It was the final throw down to see who reigned supreme in each category. The votes are in. The numbers have been crunched. With any luck I might even be able to have the awards ready for the February meeting.
***crosses fingers***

KIT SALE NIGHT: Goodies were brought in and were sold. People love to see the boves of stuff come in!

FIRST NEW MEMBER OF THE YEAR! We voted in our first new member of 2006, Joseph G! Welcome to the fold!

On the agenda: February


CONTEST NIGHT 1ST QTR: This will be the first installment of the annual contest for 2006. Start racking up votes NOW!

BTW: Don’t forget to fill out all your forms. There are models being displayed without the kit slips. I can’t keep track of the model count accurately unless all paperwork is filled out. And, of course, don’t forget your contest forms. You can’t get votes if you don’t have a contest form filled out.

SHOW US YOUR TOOL: Everyone’s favorite activity, and not nearly as vulgar as the name may let on. Just bring in some item that you use in modeling that you think the others might be interested in knowing about. It can be a tool, adhesive, putty, an adaptation of a technique, etc. Bring it in and let us know about it!


Worn, Weathered, & Working Theme. Hugh A., Frank C. and Frank T. offered to sponsor a theme contest that commemorates the works of the late Captain Bart Holmes, items that show the rigors and abuses of regular (and not so regular) service. This can easily be applied to all aspects of modeling.
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Who will sponsor the December theme contest in 2006?

Will it be our amazing Award Maker? Ed has offered to sponsor a theme! Called "Vintage 1965," The guidelines are thus:

“A modeler can submit a kit of any subject in any scale but it must be a kit that was available from 1955 - 1965. The idea is that you could walk into a hobby shop (or Five and Dime) back then and spot this kit on the shelf any time in that decade; an era which many consider to be the "Golden Age" of plastic kits.

The kit can be a re-release too, for example a Revell "Special Subjects Program" edition from 1997 of a kit orginally produced in 1960 is OK.

However, I ask that modelers resist enhancing the vintage model with too many modern day doodads like resin and photo-etched parts, things you would not be using in 1965. You can add a few but don't go nuts with aftermarket goodies. Scratchbuilding parts is OK though, since you could have done that 40+ years ago.

Modelers can choose from these manufacturers: Aurora, AMT, Revell, Monogram, PYRO, Jo-Han, Airfix, Hawk, Precision, Lindberg, Palmer and Renwal - all companies operating back then.
I already have an award design in mind and will make all of them myself. (Probably even the honorable mentions too!)

Since this contest requires a little more time, research and prep work than usual, I suggest it be offered for 2007.

And yes, I have some ideas for my own entry which would not be in competition - for obvious reasons!!

Toss it around with the boys and let me know. Thanks for listening.”
OTHER Themes

Do you want to sponsor a theme? Some concepts we’ve kicked around are: Experimental, Take One for the Team, and Things That Sting. This year is also the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek, plenty of kits for that one. Contact the officers if you want to sponsor any of those or anything else for December. Also the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars is coming up in 2007 right when all the kits are re-issued!

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