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Saturday, July 04, 2020

7/9/20 BPMS Zoom mini-meeting


Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

Friday, July 03, 2020

7/2/20 BPMS Zoom mini-meeting report

Eighteen people attended last night's meeting. Guys are saying it's getting harder to get new kits. Well, someone familiar with the industry reports Zvezda is up for sale. Think about it. Aftermarket decals, on the other hand, are plentiful. We saw some several nice aircraft and armor markings for 1/72 sale kits. Speaking of aftermarket, we saw 1/35 scale 3 D printed tool clamps and brackets for WW2 German armor. Thanks for sharing, J. and congratulations on winning the Random Number Raffle. There were WIP updates on several builds: Terminator, Sturmovik, E 581-4, F16 variants, FT 17 SPG and two Panthers. The Q&A session started with "What's a good color for tank tracks" and ended with "Who makes the best frozen pizza". Opinion is divided on both questions. The next meeting is Thursday, July 9 at 8pm, invites to follow. Hope you can make it. Have a safe 4th of July and resist the temptation to blow up any unfinished Theme Contest builds. 
~Russ

Saturday, June 27, 2020

July 2nd, 2020 BPMS Zoom mini-meeting

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

6/25/20 BPMS Zoom Mini-meeting report

Fifteen people attended the meeting. We discussed using compressed air for air brushes, masking with tape/paper/silly putty/parafilm, tools for propeller alignment, making dust covers, gator board display bases, using decals for canopy framing and, for the gardeners, how copper tape can repel snails. Works in progress/completed work included: Terminator, Sea Vixen, Mig 17(?) , Arado E340 (?). Zvezda kits are available again. The big news came in after the meeting ended. The 2020 IPMS National at San Marcos has been cancelled. However, it was put in the rotation, after Las Vegas (2021) and Omaha (2022). Closer to home, our plan is to keep the October Pledge Model date and move the Aurora Theme Contest to December. Don't worry, we'll have a Pizza Night and a Quarterly Contest before the end of the year. Of course, it all depends on getting back to the Community Center. We'll keep you posted. Thanks to your continued donations, we had another Random Number Raffle. Next meeting is July 2 , 2020 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope you can make it. 
 
~Russ

Sunday, June 21, 2020

BPMS 06/25/2020 Zoom mini-meeting

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

Friday, June 19, 2020

06/18/20 Zoom mini-meeting report

Seventeen people attended last night's meeting. We saw some new acquisitions, many works in progress and several completed pieces. Lots of armor this time around, Shermans, Panthers, JS3, Renault Ft 17. Aircraft, cars and a 24# naval cannon were also shown. I predict we'll have a lot of nice work to see in person once we get back to the Community Center.  And when will that be, you ask. Quick answer, we don't know. It's up to City Hall. Hopefully we can meet in August, either inside or outside. We'll keep you posted. We floated the idea of continuing the virtual meetings, say once a month, without a random number raffle (The club has to make money like everyone else) after the regular meetings resume. There was an impromptu mini clinic on scribers and templates, a testimonial to the performance of Liquid Gravity, photos of a Wings over Dallas airshow a few years back (thanks N) and, of course, a random number raffle. Next meeting will be June 25 at 8pm. Invites to follow. 

~Russ

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

IPMS Region 1 Update

Good evening chapter contacts,

First let me place my IPMS RC hat on, hope all of you are still safe and healthy and building some models. Not much to report except that the national convention is still on as I send out this email I just check their website. I know that they have not received a a lot of sponsors so please consider sponsoring a category.

Now changing hats and putting on my Noreastcon Chairmen hat. As I write this the show is still on the committee is planning on getting together early in July and see were we go. I'm asking that all of you check with your chapters and see if there is still an interest in coming to the event. I have a couple of concerns one being if we require masks and social distancing when we judge the contest how is that going to work. So please discuss with your clubs and get back to me maybe with a head count so I can let our committee know.

Stay safe and healthy!!! and remember it is all about the models

Dave S. IPMS/ USA RC1

APG Tanks — Russell Tracy Photography

BPMS 06/18/2020 Zoom Mini-Meeting

Topic: BPMS meeting
Time: Jun 18, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: part 2
Time: Jun 18, 2020 08:41 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting on Zoom!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

DM your email address to be added to the list and get sign in details! 

BPMS 6/11/20 Zoom Meeting Report

Fifteen people attended last night's meeting. We discussed equipment (sources for compressor fittings, moisture trap performance), parts count (do you really need 800 + pieces to build that ship or tank), subscription kits for iconic cars (J, thanks for sharing your Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger) and kit reissues (Lindberg's Clermont and Bandi Gundams). We saw new acquisitions and aircraft, auto, ships (plastic and paper) and sci fi works in progress. We also saw the impressive camouflage D was able to produce using flexible masks. The Random Number Raffle went off smoothly. Thanks for your donations. Next meeting will be 6/18/20 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 
 
~Russ

Monday, June 08, 2020

BPMS 06/11/2020 Zoom mini-meeting

Topic: BPMS meeting
Time: Jun 11, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: part 2
Time: Jun 11, 2020 08:41 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting on Zoom!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

BPMS 06/04/2020 Zoom mini-meeting report

Seventeen people joined the meeting. Due to technical difficulties, we weren't able to present the 3D printing clinic. We'll try again. Of course, that didn't stop us from talking about it. Several people had examples of 3D printed figures and kits. There were questions about uses for 3 D printing pens. Many people shared photos of their favorite models and works in progress. We also shared experiences with airbrushes including cleaning them with ultrasonic cleaners.  We learned that "Liquid  Gravity" will keep an aircraft nose heavy. It will also run all over your work area if you're not careful. For the locals, Willis Hobby in Nassau County is in the process of closing it's building. Plans for the future are unknown, but items are being sold at discounted prices. Best contact them in advance if you plan to visit. 

Next meeting,  6/11/20 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you then.  Stay safe. 

~Russ

Monday, June 01, 2020

Remember?

Weekly BPMS Zoom Meeting: Jun 4, 2020 08:00 PM EST

Weekly BPMS Zoom meeting
Time: Jun 4, 2020 08:00 PM EST
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?
  • Show us your Favorite Model
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5/28/20 meeting report

Seventeen people attended the meeting. We discussed paints (availability of older brands, performance of new metallic paints) and painting (don't spray when it's humid), digital camouflage, decal camouflage patterns and options for preparing and gluing 3D printed parts. Works in Progress included aircraft, autos and maybe a Red Dwarf Starbug, (a sci-fi thing, I could be wrong). We had another "Random Number Raffle" and thanks to those who donated items, we should be able to continue the RNR for a few more Thursdays. That said, you should never assume because...(you know the rest) so donations are still welcome. Next meeting will be 6/4/20. Invites to follow.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

A list of the BPMS Theme Contests over the years

1997 – Science Fiction
1998 – The 50s
1998 – To the Rescue

1999 – Israel
1999 – Conceptual
2000 – On Patrol
2000 – The Marines
2001 – Humor
2001 – Diorama
2002 – Space
2002 – “Old Model”
2003 – Things With Teeth
2003 - A Moment in Time
2004 – Adversaries
2004 – US Military
2005 - In the Movies
2005 - Cats
2006 – Worn, Weathered, and Working
2006 – Star Wars / Star Trek Anniversaries
2007 – Vintage 1965
2007 – We Mean Business
2008 – Warsaw Pact
2008 – NASA
2009 – A Mad, Mad, Mad Theme Contest
2009 – Size Matters
2010 – Naval Aviation
2010 – Things That Sting
2011 – Classic Monogram
2011 – The Twilight Zone
2012 – That 70s Theme
2012 – End of the World
2013 - Television

2013 - Sloppy Seconds 
2014 - Asian Invasion 
2014 - Western European Tour 1944 - 1945 
2015 - Modeling With the Stars 
2015 - New Kids on the Block 
2016 - Basic Black
2016 - Island Hopping 
2017 - Star Wars 40th Anniversary 
2017 - Peaceful Plastic 
2018 - WWII - 1946 
2018 - Rivets!
2019 - NASA: 50th Anniversary of the Moon-landing 
2019 - D-Day to The Battle of the Bulge - 75th Anniversary
2020 - 70 Years of Aurora Models (only one theme due to COVID-19)

2021

Monday, May 25, 2020

BPMS 05/28/20 Zoom mini-meeting info

Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:
  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

Thursday, May 21, 2020

05/20/2020 Mini - Meeting Report

Eighteen people joined last night's meeting. There was talk about the difficulty of getting Zvezda kits, Model Masters paint availability and the status of Wingnut Wings. We continue to work on mastering the shared screen. Some are more successful than others (that's me). Works in progress included aircraft, a cruiser, a sub, and a car. Completed aircraft and sci fi pieces were shown and discussed. We also saw the head of a 7 foot tall Godzilla that was under repair. We're all anxious to see the completed job. The virtual raffle got even more sophisticated, with the random number generator picking both the prize and the prize winner. Thanks again to the members who donated items to the raffle. If you have something to donate, send a photo of the item to Bobby and Jeff. Our next meeting is Thursday, May 28 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Stay safe. 
~Russ

Sunday, May 17, 2020

BPMS Thursday 5/21/20 mini-meeting

Topic: BPMS Meeting
 
Time: May 21, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Topic: part 2 Meeting
Time: May 21, 2020 08:42 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

To Discuss:
  • BPMS Business / Meeting News
  • IPMS News
  • Hobby News  
  • What's on your workbench?
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BPMS Mini-Meeting report May 14, 2020

 
Eighteen people attended last night's meeting. Using shared screens and live cameras, we saw completed work and several categories of work in progress: vehicles (Chevy pickup, Formula 1 racer), ships (Missouri, Prinz Eugen, Black Falcon, Viking ship), aircraft (commercial jetliner, German space shuttle concept) and space/si fi ( Space 1999 Eagle, Terminator, Lost in Space Cyclops). Shared screens were very good at showing how a replacement distributor was fabricated and how to improve the fit of a jet engine.

The good news, our first virtual raffle went well. The bad news, the winner will probably have to wait until August, when regular meetings might resume, to pick it up. If we get a few prize donations (including hand sanitizer) we can have more raffles. Next meting is Thursday May 21, at 8pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. Stay safe.

~Russ