Monday, October 29, 2007

September 21, Meeting

Quick links to 9/21/2007 Member's Works by member's name and model.

Heads up for November Meeting!

Hi All!

The November meeting is always a huge meeting. So you can start getting ready for for the meeting, here's what we have on the agenda...

Super Raffle: (Members only) For each new model you brought in during the year, you will be getting one raffle ticket. Tickets will be distributed by the officers at the beginning of the meeting.

Christmas Dinner Discussion: This is separate from the Holiday meeting and the desserts. Last year a group of members got together for a dinner at the Outback Steakhouse in Bay Terrace, Queens. We're asking people to do some research and be prepared to bring in your ideas regarding where we can eat this time around and when would be a good time.

Final Push for the WE MEAN BUSINESS theme: If you've looked at the calender lately, it's nearly November! Time to build for the theme contest is running short. No better time to get things done than right now!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bulletin: October 2007

T h e M i n u t e s
by Bobby the Blue
September was a good meeting, or so I hear. My sources relayed the information of the meeting to me. We had 22 members and one guest bringing in 21 models.


Surprise BBQ: There were some left over vittles from the August meeting, so we quietly put them aside for a low key BBQ II in September. There were limited quantities, but with limited numbers at the meeting, it went well. Thanks to the team who get it all done.

Camo Theme Night: These theme nights are always fun to see how members interpret the concept. This time we got to see all sorts of goodies dressed in their finest camo patterns: ranging from armor to air to sci-fi we had quite a good showing. Thanks for participating!

Swap Night: Other than Lou from Ace Hobbies, who had a nice assortment of the latest and greatest kits, there wasn’t much. How about a Swap Night Part 2 for October?

You can see pics from each meeting on Gordon’s blog:


On the agenda: October

Nominations For Officers: What?!? These guys are only in their first year! Fuhgettabouttit!

Work In Progress Night: Do you have something(s) that you’re working on? Well, toss some works in progress into a box and bring it to the meeting to show the group what you’re up to. We’ll be telling a couple words about our work, so be prepared!

Swap Night: Okay, here’s another chance at selling stuff off. Please, feel free to bring in stuff to sell or trade. Don’t forget to bring cash to buy goodies with, there’s no tab at this bar!

Theme contest alert!!!
It’s OCTOBER!!!!

Before you know it December will be knocking on the door and the theme contest will be upon us! Remember, the December meeting is usually on the second Friday, which will be the 14th. Will you be ready? Now is a great time to get started for…


“We Mean Business” will be a theme contest honoring the memory of founding member Bert Berg. He’s remembered fondly as being a business man, first and foremost. With that in mind, the sponsors (Frank C, Russ, Jimmy M, Frank T, and your humble narrator) are bringing a theme contest all about PRODUCT PLACEMENT to the BPMS in December. Does anything else scream out capitalism more than the Christmas Season? With that, we’re asking the members to build something showing product placement. It can be real, eg: a jumbo jet with some markings from some airline, a race-car with sponsor labels, or you can invent something. We encourage the use of imagination! Since we are in the beginning stages, we may yet come up with some special awards, let’s say, for ingenuity. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the sponsors, we’ll be happy to assist!

We are also thinking of some special awards that may include the following: Funny Business, Monkey Business, Out of Business, Big Business, Small Business, Mom & Pop Business; Risky Business. Have fun with it! Here are some ideas…

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

We're legal!!!

Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 17:47:23 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: IPMS- Charter Process Successfully Completed for 2008

Your club has successfully completed the charter renewal process and IPMS/USA is pleasedto extend a 2008 Charter to your group.

Shortly, you will receive a 2008 Charter seal as verification of your charter renewal.

Thanks for working so diligently to make sure your club completed the charter renewal process.

If you have any questions please contact me using the information contained in the attachments.
Dick M.
IPMS Director of Local Chapters

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A Thank You Note from Iraq

I got the following thank you from a soldier using the model club facilities at FOB Speicher. Thought you’d like to post it and/or use it in the newsletter.


Dear Sir,

On behalf of deployed modelers in Iraq, thank you and the Brooklyn Plastic Modeler's Society for your generosity and thoughtfulness.

I was recently at FOB Speicher and heard about the Model Club. Once I found it, I was simply amazed at how well stocked the club was with kits and supplies. You and your fellow modelers have really made a huge positive impact in our deployment. With the chaos, long hours, and austere working conditions, any escape is welcome - especially settling in with a model.

The Brooklyn Plastic Modeler's Society and other like-minded clubs, businesses and
modelers have provided a critical link for deployed modelers and introduced other people into our great hobby.

Thank you again.


Andrew Taylor


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Loss of a member: Art Gerber

On Sept. 12, 2007 Art Gerber, a former president of BPMS, passed away unexpectedly. Art discovered BPMS when he attended Big Apple Con, a convention we held in the mid-seventies. Art joined BPMS and began to make the trip from his home state of New Jersey to attend our meetings in Brooklyn. Art soon became a valued member of the club and served a term as President in 1980. Some years later, Art joined fellow modelers in his home state, but maintained his connections to BPMS.

Over the years Art's modeling skills constantly grew until he became one of the premier armor and vehicle builders in the hobby. He was especially known for his small scale scratch built models with realistic weathering. Those of us who attended IPMS conventions were always pleased to meet and greet Art and his wife Carolyn at Region I, Region II, and National conventions. At the awards ceremonies of those conventions Art's name was always prominent among the winners. BPMS extends its condolences to Carolyn Gerber.
Written by Frank T. with Frank C. Edited by Bobby P.

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