Friday, February 26, 2021

BPMS 02/25/21 Zoom mini meeting

Fourteen people attended the meeting. Two new 1/48 ac releases were mentioned,  Marine Osprey from Hobby Boss and OV 10 Bronco A/D from ICM. In progress and completed work included: WW1 Cavalry, F9F Panther, 3D printed Robocop droid and Kraken (large piece but not large scale), SH 3, P 61 Black Widow (more later), MiG 3, Bf 109, Tractor (Metal Earth), LCVP diorama, Me 262 conversion, Viper Mk 1, I 16 (Finnish Markings).  No acquisitions were shown which gave us more time to talk about:  shows and other in person events - when will they resume?, what's been cancelled?, air brushes - keep that air cap clean,  wing weathering - stipple/drybrush technique with cotton balls,  vacuum forming - benefits of using a negative mold. and how to make a negative mold, reinforcing large, thin, display bases -  glue insulation board to the underside , but use a compatible glue,  Durham's Water Putty -  can be bushed on in thin layers, can be cast in complex shapes, can be colored with ink, can be shaped before it completely sets, can be carved/sanded after it completely sets, cutoffs make good rock debris, has a long shelf life, and it's very, very, cheap, mounting delicate parts - tiny magnets.  Back to the Black Widow. Vaughn told us about one that crashed in New Guinea in 1945, was recovered in 1991 and has been undergoing restoration ever since.  The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's website has extensive photo documentation of the project so far. Thanks, Vaughn.  Next meeting is 3/4/21 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

PS: The Tank Museum at Bovington ( https://tankmuseum.org/) has a video on lockdown model building.  Apologies in advance to aircraft modelers.


  • 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?

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