Thursday, October 12, 2023

BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting: 10/10/2023

Fourteen people attended the meeting. No Tuesday Zoom next week, the October in-person meeting is Friday, 10/20/23 at the Community Center. It's time to bring in your pledge model. It's also time to bring in models with a spooky theme, like a Phantom (from the Opera or from McDonnell Douglas), Grim Reaper, Death Rider, F2H Banshee, "Bones" McCoy. You get the idea. Doors open around 6pm, and the meeting starts around 7:30 pm. Details are in the flyer, which is in the mail. 
Lou reports Takom's 1/35 Weasel is available. Chuck's recommendation to visit King's Hobby when you're in Austin TX led to a discussion of what kits are sold at Hobby Lobby. 
The second Modelers Meet-up was held at Pier 57 on 10/7/23. Unfortunately, Julio had an accident on the way to the meeting and injured his ankle. We wish him a speedy recovery. Photos of the event are on the BPMS Facebook page. Armorcon is this weekend at the Windham Southbury in Southbury CT. 
In progress and completed work included: Panzer 4 J, Hawker Typhoon, Ilyushin Il-2, Spitfire Mk5 (Russian markings), Fw-190 D, '84 GMC Deserter pickup, P-39Q, A-4 and VW Type 87. Acquisitions included: Space Station (from 2001 A Space Odyssey), F-5 decals and, from Mr. K's substantial stash, Bf-110 D, Me-410, P-51, Ki-43 Oscar and USS Burton Island. 
Gil's latest tool is the flash drive he uses to keep scans of kit decals in the event the originals dry out. 
These are some of the tools we take for granted, drill bit sets, sanding sticks, X-ACTO knives, Dremel motor tool, 3M sanding sponges, photo etch bending pliers, 7-sided nail buffer, metal paint pallet, Panavice and Xuron sprue cutters.  
The next meeting is Friday, 10/20/23. No invite needed. Hope to see you there.

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