Thursday, October 18, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

BPMS Bulletin: October, 2012

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

September was another fun meeting. We had 28 members and one guest who brought in 22 models.

September Meeting
D-LIGHTFUL THEME: Nearly half of the models on display fit into the THINGS WITH Ds theme. From a 1929 Duesenberg to Destroid Monster, we had quite an impressive showing. Thanks guys!

SWAP NIGHT: Members brought in a varied assortment of kits to trade and sell.

HVHMG: Tim Greeman of the HVHMG was a guest at the last meeting. Besides bringing some very nice armor models, he also reminded us that his club is having a show on October 20, the day after our meeting. We sponsored a trophy package, by the way. More details at: http://www.hvhmg.com/

DECEMBER SUPER RAFFLE: December won’t only bring the END OF THE WORLD THEME CONTEST, and desserts, but we’re also going to have a “December Super Raffle!” Not to be confused with the Super raffle that we conduct every year in November, the December Super raffle will cost $5 / ticket. Each will be a shot at winning one of the following models:
• Trumpeter 1/32 Mig-21 UM two seater with extra Verlinden detail set.
• Trumpeter 1/350 JMDF DDG-173 Kongo
• Dragon 1/35 Jagdpanzer IV/70 (A) with added metal gun barrel and resin zimmert detail set
• Polar Lights 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise
Thanks for the donations: Joe Bergman, Ray Keegan, and Jeff Eng.

On the agenda: October
HOLIDAY DINNER: Earlier this year we celebrated the club’s 40th anniversary. Some members wondered why we don’t have a dinner like that more often? Why wait for ten years to pass? Did you know that the tradition of the Holiday Dinner was originally started to celebrate another year of BPMS in the books? Verily, it’s true! So we pounded out some ideas and plans at the last meeting. However, we found that the usual Tuesday night dinner was creating some scheduling difficulties for many members. That's when an idea struck Frank T. Why not have the Holiday Dinner on a weekend afternoon, just like the 40th Anniversary? So we've made contact with The Tasty Tavern and booked December 1st at 12:30 in the afternoon. We have the area from 12:30 - 3:30. If you arrive early, there is a cash bar available. Food would be served starting at 1:00. We'll be making choices regarding food options at the next meeting. We can bring our own cake and they will supply coffee. Price should be in the $30 / person range.

Tasty Tavern
(718) 692-1020
4523 Avenue N
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Saturday, December 1, 2012 @ 12:30PM

NOMINATIONS: The current regime has put in its two years up front. Let’s see what pretty faces we can get up front this time around!

2012 MODEL PLEDGE: It seemed that we kept the concept entirely too loose for members tastes in the past so we tightened them up a little in 2011 and it was a success. You just had to bring in an unbuilt model between January and March 2012 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for the OCTOBER MEETING, 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!

You can see pics from each meeting either at the Club Website or on the Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/  
Meeting date:
October 19, 2012
Same time
Same place