Saturday, June 20, 2015

The New Kids on the Block Theme Contest

The New Kids on the Block
Theme Contest 

December 18, 2015
Tired of Hasegawa and their same old kits that they reissue with new decals and call the kit, 'NEW'?
Tired of buying that new Revell kit, only to find out it’s a re-box of a Matchbox or Italeri kit? 
Tired of the lack of new kits from the older model companies? 

Well, we may have a solution to your troubles; try a model kit from the "New Kids on the Block." The theme contest will have you build a model from a company that is less than 15 years old in the model kit business. There are a lot of new companies out there producing great kits and you know you have some! Simply build one of those kits for the contest. 

Model Companies: 
Takom, Riich Models, Meng Models, Kitty Hawk, Panda Hobby, Kinetyic Models, Hobby Boss, Zoukei-Mura, Great Wall Hobby, Master Box, Mini Art, Gallery Models, AMK Models, Bravo 6, Bronco Models, Blackdog, Platz Models, DEF Models, Pegasus Hobbies, Moebius Models, Merit, Polar Lights, HK Models, Orochi, Wingman Models, and so on…. 

Easy enough to build for. Feel free to direct any queries to the officers or sponsors. 

Contest Sponsors:
  • Jeff Eng
  • Ed Johnson
  • Jimmy Tissot
  • Kamilla Lukyanova

Friday, June 19, 2015

Modeling With the Stars! Theme Contest, June 19, 2015

With The 

We haven’t had an open type of theme contest like this in a while. For June we are asking you to build something with STARS in mind.

Build anything that can be tied to stars in any way. Use your imagination!

Some Examples:
·        Polaris Missile: Polaris / The North Star
·        A sheriff’s car, with a star on it.
·        A figure of a general (with his stars visible)
·        A tank or aircraft with a star on it, Russian, Chinese, American, Israeli, etc.
·        Something with STAR in the name (eg. F-104 Starfighter, L1011 TriStar)
·        Remember, a group of stars is a Constellation. (Lockheed Orion, Constellation, etc.)

Some Exceptions:
·        Star Wars / Star Trek: unless the person or craft precisely has star in the name, it won’t qualify. (A TIE fighter won’t qualify, but the Death STAR or Star Destroyers will. The United Space Ship Enterprise will not qualify)
·        Battlestar Galactica: BattleSTARS and Base STARS will qualify, but Vipers and Raiders won’t.
·        Stargate: only if you build the stargate.

There should be a star on it, or in the name. Easy enough! Any questions, ask the sponsors.

We’re also planning some special awards for this one.

Theme Sponsors:
·        Frank Colucci
·        Russ Holcomb
·        Bobby Pokorny
·        Kamila Lukyanova

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bulletin: June 2015

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

Attendance was off in May. We only had 17 members and one guest who brought in a total of a dozen models for a light contest night. 


LOSS OF A MEMBER: After months of inquiry regarding long-time member JOHN MAGNO, Ray Whitton visited his home and was able to confirm our greatest fears. JOHN MAGNO passed away during August, 2014. 

CONTEST NIGHT-2Q15: If you brought in a model for the contest, you did well! With only 17 models on the table, it was a good night to rack up 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! 

RAFFLE: We had a kit sale in May instead of a raffle. Depending upon various factors, it can go either way for June. 

On the agenda: JUNE 

MODELING WITH THE STARS: It’s finally here! The STARS Theme Contest is upon us and the awards will be fabulous! More details on the final page. 

BBQ NIGHT: The summer means BBQ time at the BPMS. We’ll provide the usual: burgers, hot dogs, fixin’s, and soft drinks. $6 lets you in on the fun! If you want to donate anything additional, feel free to do so!

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! 

TROOP SUPPORT: Jimmy Tissot is the Wounded Warrior Project liaison. He’s gotten reports regarding what models and supplies would be most useful. He was advised of a hub to ship to closer to home, so that’s good. As always, donations of any models and supplies are welcome. 

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…

Meeting Date: June 19, 2015
Same time, 
Same place!