Monday, May 16, 2022



by Bobby P

This year kicked off in a spectacular fashion. The returned to IN-PERSON meetings with 24 members and 2 guests who brought in 31 models, showing off a lot of work that was completed during the pandemic!

April Meeting

TRIUMPHANT RETURN: It was like time froze for those 2+ years. Tom and Tom took their seats before the group and presided over the meeting like nothing had ever happened. The huge turnout provided plenty of material to discuss.

DISCUSSIONS: The night was slated for Decal Swap and Favorite models. In addition, we had many members who brought in models to sell. Each member had an opportunity to tell the group about what he brought in to display.

WEEKLY ZOOM: Even though we are back to having regular meetings, the weekly ZOOM will continue! New day and time: Tuesdays at 7:30 PM. Every week EXCEPT for weeks with an in-person meeting.

2019-22 Model Pledge: 2019-22 declaration period is now CLOSED! You already showed me something unbuilt. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2022, for a display. After October you may bring back your pledge for the November meeting for the last contest of the year. For your efforts you get an additional FIVE Super Raffle tickets for completing your pledge! Sweet! Easy enough!

DECEMBER THEME: We have had plenty of time for this one!

Coming December 16, 2022


Who among us in this hobby doesn’t have some sort of a fond AURORA memory? To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of AURORA MODELS we bring to you THE GOLDEN AGE OF AURORA theme contest for June. The criteria are simple: build any model produced by Aurora, Polar Lights (re-pop), Monogram (who acquired the remaining Aurora molds from the train wreck), Moebius (did a minor re-pop), Atlantis (re-pop), Doll and Hobby (newest re-pop company). Revell USA acquired a few molds, and a short-lived spin off company called Addar would all be acceptable. Since AURORA produced models in every niche, there’s something for everyone, and with all the re-issues over the years, they aren’t cost restrictive any longer. Feel free to contact the sponsors with and questions or comments!

Sponsors: Joe Bergman
Kevin Kilkenny

Raffle: We had another raffle with a remarkable assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.

On the agenda: MAY

CONTEST NIGHT-2Q22: Technically this is our first contest of the year, but the calendar says it’s the second quarter. Bring in something that hasn’t, previously, competed in a quarterly contest. After 2+ years of quarantine, I imagine there must be plenty of good work for the competition.

PARTS BOX: We all have a box of spare parts. Feel free to bring in yours to share with the group. We are separating parts by genre now. Something you may never use could be gold to another member.

BPMS 50th Anniversary: It seems perfect timing that the club could get back to meetings in time for our 50th Anniversary. We need to think about some proper celebration and maybe a 72nd scale theme contest (BPMS was formed in ‘72, 72nd scale… get it?). Let’s discuss!

Our next meeting will be on May 20th 2022

Same time,

Same place!

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