Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bulletin: August 2010

July was a good month. We had 20 members and one guest who brought in 14 models. I guess BBQ left-overs aren’t a draw for the group!

July Meeting
A NIGHT OF REVELL-RY: This didn’t go over too well. I don’t know if it was the concept, or just bad timing, but only Ed Johnson brought on something by Revell. It was an old jet from his collection. Instead, we had what looked like a bi-plane theme. We had four or five or so. Since the numbers were off we had all the members tell us a couple words about their models. Thanks guys!

BBQ NIGHT PT 2: For a couple bucks you could’ve gotten in on the left-over burgers and dogs from June. It’s okay, they weren’t sitting out all that time! We’d like to thank Vinny, again, for use of the grill and the hard and hot work.

You can see pics from each meeting either at the Club Website or on Gordon’s blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/

On the agenda: August
PIZZA NIGHT: This is probably my favorite club activity. Be sure you’re paid up on your dues, bring no guests, and everyone gets to participate in the all-you-can-eat pizza! Not sure if you’re up to date? Ask the treasurer.

CONTEST NIGHT 3Q10: Where has the yea gone? We’re up to the third installment of the annual BPMS Contest. Bring in new work that hasn’t competed in the annual contest (you CAN bring back new work for the recent theme contest!). Be sure to place them all in the proper categories and fill out all your paperwork so everyone knows you’re in the contest.

MODEL PLEDGE: Confused? That’s okay. Just bring in your completed model pledge on or before the November meeting in order to qualify for the extra Super Raffle tickets. It’s that easy! Be sure to let Jeff or me know that you DID bring it in, okay? Thanks!

T-SHIRTS: The first wave of shirts arrived a couple months ago. The BPMS blue and white never looked better! Our t-shirt artist came up with another concept that we’re taking orders for now too. Ask about it at the meeting. Approx. $11 a pop.

TAKE A PART / LEAVE A PART: Gordon will bring in a big basin monthly for “Take a Part / Leave a Part.” Please feel free to toss your spares into the big bin too! Gordon will bring the club parts box back for each meeting for members to add or take away from. This is something we can all benefit from!

GENERATING MONEY: The club will continue to sell magnets and patches and run raffles and to generate some extra money. The reserves for raffles are hitting rock bottom, any donations of recent models would be greatly appreciated! Can we count on you to help fund various activities and sponsorships?

Our next meeting will be on August 20, 2010.
Same Time.
Same Place.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Next Theme: Things That Sting! December 17, 2010

Things That Sting!!!
Sponsored by Gordon, Jeff and Russ
How many things can you think of that sting?

The concept of the December Things That Sting theme is easy! Simply, figure out a way to tie-into the theme in any way, be it the name of the model, markings, etc. It’s fair game!

Here are some ideas for the contest:
  • M56 Scorpion tank, F-89 Scorpion jet
  • British Scorpion tank, British Mosquito, Hornet, and Sea Hornet planes.
  • German Ta-154 Moskito, Me 410 Hornise
  • German tanks the Wespe (Wasp), Hummel (Bumble bee), and Hornise (Hornet)
  • F-18 A,B,C and D Hornet jet and F-18 E and F Super Hornet
  • Warships USS Hornet, Wasp, Stingray, Scorpion, Lionfish. Star Trek Scorpion shuttle
  • Stinger missile mounted on a Humvee, LAV, AH-64, AH-1 and so on.
  • P-61 Black Widow, Car kits Super Bee and Dodge Dart, Corvette Stingray, AMC Hornet, Sea Quest- Stinger sub
Plus use can you unit markings for all types of military kits. Here are some examples:
  • BF 110G-2 with Wasp emblem on nose, Israeli F-16’s with scorpion tail markings
  • Polish M4 Sherman with Scorpion markings.

There are plenty of options for you. Use your imagination! Please join in this contest and have fun building for it.

 ~Russ, Gordon and Jeff
 (Contest sponsors)