Thursday, May 05, 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report

Fourteen people attended the meeting. The next in person meeting will be Friday May 20, 2022 at the John Malone Community Center, 2303 Bergen Ave, Brooklyn where we'll have our first Quarterly Contest. In case you forgot, the categories are: aircraft, armor, ships, figures, sci-fi and miscellaneous. In case you forgot how to vote, Bobby will explain how to mark your ballot, a longstanding BPMS tradition. Mark shared photos of Noreast Con. There were over 500 entries. The quality of work was high, making it difficult for the judges. See for yourself at http://www.ipmsneny.org/noreastcon50.html
In industry news, Lou reports Tamiya's 1/35 KV 2 is available and Kevin told us Micro Mir's 1/35 CSS David is also available. The price of Testors paint will go up by 46% on May 15. You may want to stock up now. In-progress and completed work included: Panzer 4 G, RAH 66 Comanche, Spitfire (with Micro Krystal Klear camera window), Corsair, Bristol 175, Chevy Nova (with nail polish paint job), A-10, Fw-500, Roman Warship and F-84G (more on that later). Acquisitions included: NIAI-1 Fanera 2 (Mr. K is not a fan of this kit) and Speedpaint set from The Army Painter (Kevin's detailed write up will appear in the next Bulletin - watch your mailbox). Instead of introducing us to a new tool, Gil told us about Stynylrez, a water based acrylic polyurethane paint. The paint is temperature sensitive. Don't schedule a delivery if it's winter anywhere along the supply chain (ask Kevin). No featured topic to discuss this week and we still didn't have enough time for Frank to explain why his F-84 G had US, not Taiwanese, markings. He'll have another chance at our next meeting on 5/10/22 at 7:30 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there.

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