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Monday, September 21, 2020

9/24/20 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?

09/17/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

Thirteen people attended the meeting. New releases to watch for: 1/48 U2D, 1/35 Centurion w/plow, 1/350 Korean War vehicles, 1/32 Dambuster. In progress and completed work included: F 16I, Panther A, T 34 (the one with wings, not the one with tracks), Cessna Bird dog w floats, 58 Edsel, single seat and two seat Hurricanes. Members report good results ordering from Lucky Models, Hobby Easy and Scale Hobbyist. We discussed preparing photo etch for painting, how ammonia and acetone will damage your airbrush, good primers (Gunzie v Tamiya), model paint availability and, for a change of pace,  home renovations. The next meeting will be 9/24 20 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

 
~Russ

Monday, September 14, 2020

09/17/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini-Meeting Details

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?

09/10/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini-meeting report

Fourteen people attended the meeting. In progress and completed work included: F16I, FW 190, Ford P 68, Hurricane, Ka 25, Panther A and 1925 Model T. We continue to acquire new kits: Rafale, P51 (with 12 choices of markings) , 1956 Ferrari Lancia, 1914 Mercedes GP, Bisnovat SK1 and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Yes, that's a kit. We discussed various ways of applying zimmerit, who has the most airbrushes and why, how Tamiya's pink primer improves red final coats, sources for STL files/plans for 3D printed models, and the fun of looking for kits at Baseline Hobbies. Also, New London is hosting the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival this weekend, check their website for details. The next meeting is Sept 17 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

~Russ

Saturday, September 05, 2020

09/10/2020 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?

09/03/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

Nineteen people attended the meeting including another BPMS alumni we haven't seen for a while. Welcome back, S. Speaking of coming back, I went to the Community Center to ask about plans to reopen. They haven't heard from the Parks Department and they don't think anything is going to happen or the foreseeable future. Outdoor meetings are also under Parks Department jurisdiction, so unless someone can find a restaurant with adequate social distancing or a location for tailgate meetings, we'll be Zooming for a bit longer. 

We learned Revell Germany released an Airbus 320 and 321 in 1/144 and Rye Field released an EZ8 Sherman and a Pz4 J (with interior). Some interesting acquisitions in 1/350 scale: 3D printed quad 40s and ship's crew members. Completed and in progress work included: F 100, Mandalorian & Baby Yoda, two Kingfishers, Albatros D5, Edsel, Terminator, Winged Dragon and Ogre with chains (Poor descriptions, admittedly, but I'm not a Fantasy guy), Me 262 night fighter, KV 85, Beach Bunny, Dingo and Panther A. We heard recommendations for micro brushes, wet palates and 3M Quick Dry Tacky & Easy Glue. Next meeting is Sept 10 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Have a nice Labor Day.
~Russ