Sunday, December 13, 2020

12/10/2020 BPMS Zoom Mini meeting report

Sixteen people attended the meeting. Traditional modelers will be happy with two new releases, USS Enterprise (CVN 65, not NCC 1701) and F 100. Adventurous modelers will be happy with foldable 3d printed tanks. Look for the folding Tiger 1 video on YouTube. In a smaller scale, it would make a nice "tank in a bottle" display. In progress and completed work included: Panther A, F117, M 10, PzKw 38T, Viper Mk 2, Sopwith Camel,  Hurricane (which will soon have an instruction sheet, thanks to a helpful modeler), Mustang (car, not plane), Rubicon  (Jeep, not river), Jekyll/Hyde, MiG 25, MiG 27 and Chuck Yeager's Bell X1.  Despite Santa's imminent arrival, we continue to get more stuff: Si 204 A conversion set, Subaru Brat, Alpha jet, F 8 Crusader and Cadillac Escalade.  We saw new tools: airbrush holder, watchmaker's vice, precision glue/paint applicators. We talked about Tamiya panel paint and Gaia metal paints. And, one week later, we saw pictures from another club's "Turkey Challenge", where contestants have four days to build a model. Entries included: HMS Astute, B 24J, P 51, BA 6, Universal Carrier,  SWAT(ish) team figures, Sherman, M3 Grant, V2 and Hanomag, SR 71 and the Hunley. It's surprising to see how much quality work can be done in four days. Thanks, Mark. Next week's featured topic is decals. Everyone is invited to contribute. What were your best, worst or most complicated markings? How did you restore old decals? What setting solutions work/don't work? Your favorite aftermarket decals? Tell your horror stories and use pictures, if you're not easily embarrassed. Next meeting is 12/17/20 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there.


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