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Thursday, May 09, 2019

BULLETIN: May 2019

BPMS
Bulletin
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

This year has been moving along nicely. The April meeting had 25 members and 1 guest who brought in 31 models, most were for Work In Progress Night!

April Meeting

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: The group came in ready to knock some socks off! The tables were filled with all manner of works in progress, which also gave us a peek into what we might see for the next theme contest! Impressive work!

2019 Model Pledge: 2019 declaration period is now CLOSED! You already showed me something unbuilt. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2019, 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! We had over two dozen members sign up this year!

JUNE THEME: Here it comes, June 21. Building yet? 

NASA
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Details HERE

raffle: We had another raffle with a remarkable assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities. 


On the agenda: MAY

CONTEST NIGHT-2Q19: 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. We are separating parts by genre now. Something you may never use could be gold to another member.

Meeting Date:
MAY 17, 2019

Same time,
Same place!

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Bulletin Archive in PDF Format

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Bulletin 2018 12
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Bulletin 2017 12.pdf
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Bulletin 2014 12.pdf
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Bulletin 2013 12.pdf
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Bulletin 2004 06.pdf

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Bulletin 1996 07.pdf  

Joe B - Fleshtones and Eyeballs.pdf Bulletin 2014 10.pdf 
Spotlights [old] - Holcomb Alvarado Kasza[x2] Ferrara Gertner Reinert Keegan Rosati Maroney Batterman Pokorny Eng.pdf
Weathering Models by Eric Reinert.pdf
Spotlight - Rob Garitta.pdf
Spraying Gloss Finishes by Bobby Kasza.pdf
That 50s Display.pdf SPOTLIGHT - Rosati - Maroney - Batterman - Pokorny - Eng.pdf
BPMS By Laws V2.pdf BPMS By Laws.pdf

Friday, April 05, 2019

Bulletin: April 2019

BPMS Bulletin 
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny 

This year continues to chug-along! The March meeting had 27 members and 2 guests who brought in 27 models, mostly for the FAV MODEL display.

March Meeting

NEW MEMBER: After coming to three meeting and showing us some superb models and in depth historical knowledge of his choices, JAKE MOON was voted in as the newest BPMS member! Welcome to the fold!

FAVORITE MODEL: Some members brought in models, built and unbuilt, that they considered to be their favorites and discussed why. Since we had time we asked the group to tell us a couple words about when they brought in as well.  

MILITARY ARTIFACTS: Prez Tom’s idea yielded some fun results. Several members had some really interesting and historic items to share with the group. Thanks to everyone who participated!    

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: Some members brought in decals to share. Thanks for participating.

2017 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2018 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2018, 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! We already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun?

2019 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2019 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2019, 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! We already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun?

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment!
NASA
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Details HERE

raffle: We had another raffle with a remarkable assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.

On the agenda: APRIL

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: You must be working on a bunch of things between pledges, regular contests and the NASA theme! Why not choose a couple works in progress to show the group, and maybe prepare a couple words on your work. Thanks!

Meeting Date:
APRIL 19, 2019
 
SAME TIME,
SAME PLACE!!!

Friday, March 01, 2019

Bulletin: March 2019


BPMS

Bulletin


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

This year has been moving along nicely. The  February meeting had 24 members and one guest who brought in 25 models for display, and plenty up for sale.

February Meeting

Contest NIGHT: This was the first quarter of the BPMS Annual contest. We had an impressive display of talent on the tables. We’d love to see even more for the second quarter!

SHOW US YOUR TOOL: This vulgar sounding activity is more of a simple BPMS tradition. Once a year we ask members to come to the meeting prepared with a tool or method they like to use to make their model building life easier. We had a bunch of members who shared some good ideas with the group. 

2019 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2019 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2019, 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! We already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun?

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment!
NASA
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Details HERE

raffle: We had another raffle with a remarkable assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.

On the agenda: MARCH

DECAL SWAP NIGHT: Bring in decals to swap or sell. You may want to bring some money just in case. You never know if that sheet that you always wanted might show up!


MILITARY ARTIFACTS: Prez Tom intimated that we are all collectors. Coinciding with an interest in modeling historical miniatures we also tend to accumulate a collection of Military Artifacts.  We invite you to bring what you have to show the group and tell us a couple words about it. Please no weapons!    
  
FAVORITE MODEL: We all have a favorite model. Over the years it might change, or remain the same. We are asking you to bring your fav model, built or unbuilt, and be prepared to tell the group why it’s your favorite.   

Meeting Date:
March 15th
Same Time,
Same Place!

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

Bulletin: February 2019


BPMS
Bulletin

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

The Janury meeting was an impressive way to kick off a new year with the BPMS. The weather was reasonable for January, so we had 26 members and no guests who brought in 18 models for display, and loads up for sale.

January Meeting

NEW REGIME: We had two new faces in the front of the room last month. Our new Prez Tom Knoll and the Veep Tom Govia took the reigns and were prepared with their own material and got off to a stellar start!

NEW MEMBER: Rommel has been to three meetings and showed us his skill-set. We started the New Year off by voting him in for membership. Welcome to the fold!

2019 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2019 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2019, 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! We already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun?

KIT SALE: I think we might’ve had one of the biggest kits sales in a long time. There were tons of kits finding new homes during the meeting. Well done!

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment!
NASA
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Details HERE.

raffle: We had another raffle with an impressive assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.

On the agenda: FEBRUARY

Contest NIGHT: This is the first quarter of the BPMS Annual contest. Feel free to bring in any model that hasn’t already been in a quarterly contest, and you are encouraged to bring in your entries from the last theme contest!

SHOW US YOUR TOOL: This vulgar sounding activity is more of a simple BPMS tradition. Once a year we ask members to come to the meeting prepared with a tool or method they like to use to make their model building life easier. It could be a new product, something you made yourself, or a different way of tackling a problem. It’s up to you. Please be prepared to tell the group a couple words about what you have. 


SPOTLIGHT MODELER: This month we learn about one of our newest members, Michael Tricarico!

Introducing Michael Tricarico

In 2018 Michael Tricarico, a 48 year old analyst for NYC Transit, stumbled across a model club in Brooklyn while browsing the web. He came to three meetings, liked the feel of the group and we made him a member.

We know Michael as an avid builder of World War II ships but it hasn’t always been that way. Nearly four decades ago Michael’s father introduced him to the hobby. Back then they built a model of a VW Beetle together to forever set Michael along the path. Michael’s first solo build was the USS Missouri. Since then it’s been some 30+ years of building on and off. His favorite built model would be his 1/700 HMS Hood since his father really loved the way it turned out. A proud moment for any modeler.

Michael developed his skillset, naturally starting by watching his father. More recently we have been blessed with the wealth of resources on the internet, especially YouTube. Of course, you have the greatest gains from practice as he works on his models from a desk in his apartment.  

When Michael needs a diversion from models his other interests are reading, writing, cooking, hockey, photography and collecting Starbucks coffee mugs. But those are merely distractions from the true Hobby Grails which he hopes to see in 1/350 scale plastic one day: the sleek and elegant Brooklyn Class Cruiser and the historic USS Houston which deserves recognition.

Michael has an optimistic outlook on the hobby. While he feels that the current state of the hobby is stagnant, with the plethora of online games (eg: World of Warships) there will certainly be a new draw into the hobby of model building especially with the high quality and detail of the modern kits.
~B2



NEXT BPMS MEETING:
February 15, 2019
 
Same Time,
Same place!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Summer Theme Contest: NASA 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing



NASA
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

It’s been 50 years since man set foot on the moon. What better way to celebrate the momentous occasion than with a theme contest? Simply build something NASA / US Space Program related that is real or hypothetical. No Soviets. No Red Bull. No Amazon. No Sci-Fi.

Sponsors:
·        Jeffrey Eng
·        Vinny Rosati

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

January Meeting: Jan 18, 2019



BPMS 
Bulletin


by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

Welcome to 2019! We hope you had a happy, healthy and a safe Holiday Season. 2018 ended brilliantly! The Holiday Luncheon went well and the theme contest had a couple dozen entries. Plenty of tasty treats and cheer to go ‘round!

December Meeting

The Decmber 2018 Theme

RIVETS!!! It finally happened and we had some gorgeous work on the tables.

1st           Bobby Pokorny              Pz Kpfl II “Krabbe”

2nd          Charlie Nelson                M3 Stuart

3rd           Tim Greeman                   Semovente 105

HM       Kevin Kilkenny              Red-47
                Kosta Lukyanov            T-18      
                Ray Whitton                   Avenger


Specials:
Pop Rivet            Kevin Kilkenny                Flash Gordon
Rosie the Riveter Joe Bergman                       M3 Lee
Rivet Counter    Frank Colucci                   Mig-21

The winners of first, second, and third places got awards embedded with actual rivets removed from the Brooklyn Bridge! We’d also like to thank the sponsors – Russ Holcomb and Tom Knoll for sponsoring another fun theme to build for.

AWARDS CEREMONY: The group voted and I tallied the numbers all year. Here are the results:
Air
1st           Frank Colucci
2nd          Charlie Nelson
3rd           Guy Ferrara
HM       Don Illjes, Ed Johnson, Kosta Lukyanov
Armor
1st           Kevin App
2nd          Peter Kilkenny
3rd           Joe Barrett
HM       Tim Greeman, Mark Mullen, Howell Serkin
Figures
1st           Kevin Kilkenny
2nd          Kevin App
3rd           Guy Ferrara
                Joe Bergman
HM       Bob Epley, Angelo Takos
Sea
1st           Mark Mullen
2nd          Israel Alvarado
3rd           Kosta Lukyanov
                Kevin App
Science Fiction
1st           Kevin Kilkenny
                Joe Bergman
2nd          Angelo Takos
3rd           Frank Colucci
Miscellaneous
1st           Kevin Kilkenny
2nd          Jake Moon
3rd           Kamila Lukyanova
HM       Joe Bergman, Tom Govia, Angelo Takos, Ray Whitton

Most Popular
1st           Qtr        Kevin Kilkenny
2nd               Qtr        Charlie Nelson
3rd           Qtr        Frank Colucci, Joe Bergman, Mark Mullen
4th          Qtr        Joe Bergman, Jake Moon

Frank Tripoli Memorial
TOP GUN AWARD
KEVIN KILKENNY

Great work! Now the slates are clean and time to start a new year!


HOLIDAY DESSERTS: Thanks to everyone who brought in some goodies, and there was plenty!

HOLIDAY DINNER: The weather was nice and we had an amazing time!  

raffle: We had a raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably go the same way for the foreseeable future.

END OF AN ERA: With the close of 2018, so was the completion of the term BPMS President Joe Bergman.  As a president who led from the front, he challenged the group to build more and we surpassed the 300 models barrier in 2018! We thanked Joe for his efforts and presented him with a plaque for his service to the club. 


On the agenda: JANUARY

NEW REGIME: We have two new faces in the front of the room this month. Our new President will be Tom Knoll and the Vice President will be Tom Govia! Let’s welcome them to the job with another banner year!

2019 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2017 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2018, 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!

KIT SALE: Bring kits to sell and cash to buy with. There’s no tab at this bar!

JULY THEME: We have a commitment!

NASA 
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing


Meeting Date: 
January 18, 2019

SAME TIME
SAME PLACE