Friday, January 22, 2010

Twilight Zone Theme Contest

The Twilight Zone Theme Contest
June 17, 2011

Coming this summer will be The Twilight Zone Theme Contest sponsored by Joe Bergman, Russ Holcomb, and President Don Illjes. Basically build something / anything from the original Twilight Zone series, and be able to explain the connection, to The Twilight Zone. More details will be forthcoming, but for now, here is a link for a Twilight Zone episode guide. Each link has a short description of the episode. Hope this helps.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BPMS Model Pledge 2010

The BPMS seems to be in the middle of a modeling recession (a period of reduced modeling activity). So to help start up the building, The BPMS officers came up with a BPMS stimulus plan. The Model Pledge. All we ask is for all members in the club pledge to build one model in six months. So with the new year starting, we want members to bring in an unstarted model kit in during the January or February meeting. This is the model you plan to build for the pledge. We will make a note of your kit and hope to see it completed in six months. We figure we will start with the February meeting and hold the Modeling Pledge display in August.

We would like everyone in the club to participate. We are not asking for a lot. You can build the model kit, out-of-the-box, or detail it. We don’t even care if you don’t finish the kit, it can be a work in progress. You can even use the model for the next theme contest. But we want everyone to try, after all this is a modeling club. We will be giving out super raffle tickets for those the participate.

  • A completed model gets 5 Super raffle tickets.
  • A uncompleted or work in progress model gets 2 Super raffle tickets.

We may change things during the next few months with the Model Pledge. We will keep everyone updated. The BPMS officers would like all members to build a model for this group project.


Bulletin: January 15th, 2010


by Bobby the Blue
December was a meeting with 24 members and no guests who brought in a dozen models.

December Meeting
HOLIDAY DINNER: We had it at a Czech / German place by the name of SWEIK Y WBEHKA. The previous Bulletin went to print before the big event, so here’s the run down. Ten members showed up, the food was good, ABBA was playing, and we had a great time.

HOLIDAY DESSERTS: A bunch brought in various desserts for the group. Thanks to everyone who brought treats!

THEME CONTEST: The sponsors were a little unhappy with the turnout of only four entries so we decided to defer to January.

You can see pics from each meeting either at the Club Website or on Gordon’s blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/

On the agenda: January
SIZE MATTERS THEME CONTEST: Okay. Let’s try this again since the entries were light last month. The JOE TURNER MEMORIAL THEME CONTEST is upon us! Did you build something that was in some way extremely big or small? Then bring it in! The awards we will be amazing! You’ll be glad you entered!

MODEL PLEDGE: Pledge to build a model in 2010 and if you get it done you will get extra super raffle tickets. Find more details in this Bulletin.

T-SHIRTS: Charlie found a place that can make us up some logo shirts and showed us a nice design. At this point we’re looking at $13 a pop.

TAKE A PART / LEAVE A PART: Gordon will bring in a big basin monthly for “Take a Part / Leave a Part.” Please feel free to toss your spares into the big bin too! Gordon will bring the club parts box back for each meeting for members to add or take away from. This is something we can all benefit from!

GENERATING MONEY: The club will continue to sell magnets and patches and run raffles and to generate some extra money. Can we count on you to help fund various activities and sponsorships?

PHOTO ROSTER UPDATE: It’s time to update the BPMS photo roster and that includes each member’s phone number and e-mail address. A lot of club business happens via e-mail, so it’s helpful to know of any changes. We passed a roster around at the August meeting and will do so again in July. If you didn’t see the roster at the May meeting and won’t be at the July meeting, please send any changes to Hugh Alcock at shuvlboy [at] msn [dot] com. If your picture was not in the first roster, see Hugh during a meeting to get your picture taken or send him a digital photo. Thanks.

RECOGNIZE THESE GUYS? Say hello to Vladimir and Chuck, our most recent members!

The next meeting will be held on
JANUARY 15th, 2010
Same time, same place!