Saturday, May 09, 2015

Longtime member John Magno passed away

We only got the news this morning that longtime BPMS member John Magno passed away. 

After being absent from meetings since last summer, former BPMS President Ray Whitton went to visit John's home. He found that John passed passed away last August from illness. John had no surviving family but was survived by a longtime girlfriend. 

More discussion at the meeting.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Bulletin: May 2015



by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

The weather cooperated with us for our meeting night. For the April meeting we had 22 members (and no guests) who brought 28 models.

April Meeting

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: I only noticed some boxes of decals that Frank brought in, but what a treasure trove that was! Thanks for that!

Oldest model: We got to see quite an assortment of old models on display. I counted at least eight. The members told us a couple words on what they brought in.

Work In Progress: We had about a half dozen works-in-progress on the tables. The members also got to speak about them.   

2015 Model Pledge: CLOSED! If you didn’t get to Jeff or Bobby with your pledge, then you’ll just have to wait until next year.

Future Themes: We chose a theme for June, MODELING WITH THE STARS, details on the final page of the Bulletin. We were trying to iron out the December theme as well. One idea we had from Joe and Russ was called BPMS Roulette. Each member who wants to participate would be required to bring in a model to throw in. You will get some other model. It will automatically become your 2015 Model Pledge, and you only have to get it most of the way along by October to get the pledge bonus of FIVE super raffle tickets. Then finish it off by December for the contest. The other idea was from Jeff and Jimmy, European Tour Eastern Front, starting from the Battle of Stalingrad until the end of the war. Basically the other side of the war that we just had a theme for, but very timely, as 2015 marks 70 years since the end.  We’ll discuss this more at the next meeting. Another concept that was brought up was New Kid On the Block. Everyone has been getting kits from the new manufacturers, but is anyone building them? This theme is all about building a model from a young company.  I also heard from Hugh who is interested in sponsoring a theme in absentia called Things That Aren't There, eg: A plane lost in the Bermuda triangle, the headless horseman, the House of Representatives on a Friday… 

raffle: We had a raffle with about eight items within. Chances are pretty good that we’ll have another in May. 

On the agenda: May

CONTEST NIGHT-2Q15: Where has the time gone? We’re already up to our second quarterly installment of the annual contest. Bring in your good work to rack up some votes!

PARTS BOX: We all have a box of spare parts. Feel free to bring in yours to share with the group. Something you may not ever use could be gold to another member!   

2015 Model Pledge: April was the deadline. Now get to work! Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2015, 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!

Meeting date: 
MAY 15, 2015

Same time,
Same place!