Monday, January 25, 2021

01/21/2021 BPMS Zoom mini meeting report

Fifteen people attended the meeting. We heard about new releases in a range of scales: F86F-30 (1/8), A 26C (1/32) and Ford GT 40 (1/12). Completed and in progress work included: Mirage 3E, Michael Meyers figure (with lighted jack-o-lantern and leaf litter - more about the leaf litter later - say that 3 times, fast), Sikorski S 61, Saab Viggen, Pontiac Catalina, Ford Bronco and snap fit Harrier in Yak 38 colors and markings. Acquisitions included: C 130 decals, Fokker G1, FW 183, Arado E 555, Me 110, Avia B 71, MD 120 Flying Crane and old favorites U 505, Multipose Japanese infantry, Centurion and Churchill tanks. We saw the punches used to make Mike Meyers' leaf litter and glass nail files, very good for removing the nubs formed by cutting parts from a runner. Look for them next time you're getting nail polish to paint that 55 Chevy wagon. Several stupid questions were answered before we got to the big one, why do you build models? Some answers: it's an escape, it's a way to be creative, it's a tangible link to history, it reminds me of the person who introduced me to the hobby, I'm never going to own an actual F 16 and where would I keep it if that Kickstarter thing ever pans out? Lots of reasons but not enough time to hear them all. We'll pick this up again real soon. Next meeting is 1/28/21 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 


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