Saturday, August 22, 2015

Russ H at the IPMS 2015 Nationals

Russ H was at the IPMS USA 2015 National Convention and took a ton of photos to share. You can view these photos from the following link:

Over 560 photos. Thanks Russ!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bulletin: 08/2015

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

We had another good turn-out for the July meeting. We had 20 members and no guests who brought in a total of 12 models.

July Meeting

BASIC SKILLS - AIRBRUSHING: Prez Gordon and Frank hosted a clinic on airbrushing with a couple of other members chiming in with tips and hints. Very educational. 

WRITING A WILL: Your humble narrator gave the group a crash course on getting a simple will done. No one wants to think about these things, but we should. Template HERE

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: The next theme contest has been announced! Find details on the final page of this Bulletin.

raffle: We had a kit sale and a raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably go the same way for July.

The July display

On the agenda: AUGUST

PIZZA NIGHT: Possibly one of the top favorite BPMS annual activities. PIZZA! Just be paid up to date on your dues and you can eat all you like. We ask members to please avoid bringing guests for this meeting.

CONTEST NIGHT – 3Q15: The year is just moving along. It’s time for the third installment of the quarterly contest. This would be a good time to rack up some more votes for your annual totals. Remember, if you built something for the theme contest that has never been to a quarterly contest before, feel free to bring it back!

2015 Model Pledge: April was the deadline. Now get to work! Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2015, 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!

TROOP SUPPORT: Jimmy Tissot is the Wounded Warrior Project liaison. He’s gotten reports regarding what models and supplies would be most useful. He was advised of a hub to ship to closer to home, so that’s good. As always, donations of any models and supplies are welcome.

PHOTO ROSTER: Hugh can provide the files and write up the process I use in PowerPoint and PhotoManager to put the pages together. Can anyone take this job over? Hello? Anyone? Contact Bobby or Jeff at the meeting.

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You can find meeting pics at the Photo-Blog: 

Meeting Date:
August 21, 2015

Same Time,
Same Place!

See you at the BBSC!

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Hobby giant, Shep Paine, passed away.

From his facebook page:
Howard Sheperd Paine, who for six decades tirelessly worked to spread the popularity of the art miniatures worldwide, died on Saturday, August 1. An extraordinary artist, prolific author, widely respected military historian, and renowned collector of military artifacts, he was 69 years old.