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Wednesday, January 01, 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


2020 - To be confirmed: Hail to the Chief

Schedule of Events 2020




Schedule of Events
  • January - Kit Sale / Declare Pledges
  • February - Show Us Your Tool / Contest Night 1Q2020
  • March - Decal Swap Night / Fav Model
  • April - Work In Progress Night
  • May - Parts Box Night / Contest Night 2Q2020
  • June - Theme Contest / BBQ Night
  • July - TBA Clinic
  • August - Pizza Night / Contest Night 3Q2020
  • September - TBA clinic
  • October - Nominations / Pledge Model Night
  • November - Contest Night 4Q2020 / Super Raffle
  • December - Theme Contest / Holiday Desserts

BULLETIN: January 2020

BPMS
Bulletin 
by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny


Welcome to 2020! We hope you had a happy, healthy and a safe Holiday Season. 2019 ended brilliantly! The Holiday Luncheon went well and the theme contest had more than a dozen entries. Plenty of tasty treats and cheer to go ‘round!

December Meeting
 
D-DAY to BULGE: The theme contest to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge finally happened and we had some gorgeous work on the tables.

1st           Kevin Kilkenny                 101st Airborne
2nd          Joe Bergman                       Sherman
3rd           Frank Colucci                   P-51 B
HM       Russ Holcomb                                Winter 1944
                Kosta Lukyanov            P-47 D
                Mark Mullen                   Water Buffalo
BEST:
American            Kevin Kilkenny                101st Airborne
British                  Mark Mullen                     Churchill
Allies                     Mark Mullen                     Ford Amphibian
German                               Mark Mullen                     Panzer IV
Armor                  Joe Bergman                       M8 Armored Car
Air                         Frank Colucci                   P-51 B
Big Guns              Joe Bergman                       Sherman


The winners of first, second, and third places got awards embedded with various commemorative coins regarding the anniversay! We’d also like to thank the sponsors – Tom Knoll and your humble narrator for sponsoring another theme fun for the members to build for.

AWARDS CEREMONY: The group voted and I tallied the numbers all year. Here are the results:
Air
1st           Frank Colucci
2nd          Don Illjes
3rd           Mark Mullen
HM       Jake Moon, Tim Greeman, Kosta Lukyanov
Armor
1st           Charlie Nelson
2nd          Tim Greeman
3rd           Mark Mullen
HM       Peter Kilkenny, Howell Serkin
Figures
1st           Kevin Kilkenny
2nd          Joe Bergman
3rd           Kevin App
                Tim Greeman
HM       Don Illjes, Howell Serkin
Sea
1st           Mark Mullen
2nd          Kevin App
3rd           Michael Tricarico
HM       Kosta Lukyanov, Charlie Nelson, Ray Whitton
Science Fiction
1st           Gordon Cheung
2nd          Joe Bergman
3rd           Israel Alvarado
HM       Frank Colucci, Kevin Kilkenny, Bobby P.
Miscellaneous
1st           Jake Moon
2nd          Kevin Kilkenny
3rd           Russ Holcomb
HM       Don Illjes, Mark Mullen
Most Popular
1st           Qtr        Kevin App
2nd               Qtr        Joe Bergman
3rd           Qtr        Don Illjes
4th          Qtr        Joe Barrett

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 good enough 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.

THANKS LOU! Is there anyone out there who deserves a special THANKS for all he’s done for the hobby and hobbyists as much as Lou? Prez Tom presented Lou with token of our appreciation!

On the agenda: JANUARY

2020 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 2020, 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!

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment!
The Golden age of
AURORA
Celebrating 70 Years of Models

Meeting date:
JANUARY 24, 2020

SAME TIME,
SAME PALCE!