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Friday, December 18, 2009

The Next Theme: SIZE MATTERS!!!

BPMS Joe Turner Memorial Theme Contest:
SIZE MATTERS!

He terrorized Tokyo! He devastated Chinese Buffets! He built lots and lots of models! Joe Turner – IPMS #90 – was a founding member of the Brooklyn Plastic Modelers Society. He cast a giant shadow over BPMS meetings for 20 years. Modelers around the world knew, and scurried before, the Big Guy!

To remember Joe, our December theme contest calls on you to build a subject that was the BIGGEST or smallest of its kind at its time for its country or historic setting. The Titanic was the biggest passenger ship of its day! The Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus was the world’s biggest tank! The McDonnell Goblin was the smallest jet fighter ever built for the U.S. Air Force! All are available today as plastic kits!

The contest gives you lots of latitude in the BIGGEST or smallest at any time. What was the biggest American, British, or Russian tank of WWII? What was the biggest mortar/artillery piece? What was the smallest midget submarine? If Godzilla was the biggest lizard of his day and Rodan the biggest bird, what was the biggest insect? What was the biggest or smallest of those Gundam robots? Got a question about your entry? Just ask the big-hearted sponsors of this contest – Frank Colucci, Frank Tripoli, Hugh Alcock, and Bob Pokorny.

How do you measure up? All you have to do for the December meeting is build a model of the BIGGEST or the smallest of its time! Size of the subject, not the model, matters. Sponsors will pick winners based on workmanship and creativity. It’s what Joe would have wanted.

-- POSTPONED TO JANUARY 15, 2010 --

2 comments:

Frank Anderson said...

From : Frank Anderson - former BPMS

Just a note to let you guys know how great it is you are honoring Joe Turners memory. He would love the theme! How about someone building a pagoda! ??

Bobby the Blue Baxojayz said...

Can that kit even be found anymore?

I remember the caricature that Dave did Joe HAD the pagoda! I don't think I ever got to see it for myself.