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Sunday, January 31, 2021

02/4/2021 BPMS Zoom mini meeting

  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

01/28/2021 BPMS Zoom mini meeting report

Eighteen people attended the meeting. In what's old news by now, Squadron filed for bankruptcy. Frank C has their Declaration to prove it. In progress and completed work included: Mirage 3E, Terminator, Sikorski S 61, yacht America, JAS 39 Gripen, Panzer 3, Golden Hind, Mars Liner (Disneyland), Space VTOL (Ultraman), Naboo Cruiser (Star Wars), two Me 262 conversions, Bf (or is it Me?) 109, MiG 3, MiG 29 (with 3D printed cockpit details), 3D printed Mandalorian (cost =$5.00) and 3D printed Kraken (cost= more than $5.00. Much more). Norton Commando 750 and Northrup P 61 were the only acquisitions reported. Are we ordering less after taking inventory? Speaking of inventory, there were so many modeling issues that we didn't have time for the featured topic, inventory. We'll get to it one day. Here's a quick rundown of the issues discussed: 

  1. O rings can be used as internal bracing on multi part cylindrical models like the Mars Liner. They're also good for masking bombs. drop tanks, etc. 
  2. Rustoleum Chrome Bright Coat Spray Paint gives very good results. CA glue accelerator will discolor it, but it can be painted over. 
  3. Building an interactive gaming table with effects like movement, light and smoke. 
  4. For modeling purposes, it's OK to tweak Luftwaffe RLM colors. Make paint sample sheets and compare color combinations before painting the kit. 
  5. Don't paint when it's cold. 
  6. There is a convincing way to mount a helicopter in flight inside a clear plastic box. 
  7. Tamiya putty thinned with Mr. Color leveling thinner has been used to prep 3D printed pieces. 
  8. Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg. 

No wonder we ran out of time. Next meeting is 1/4/21 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there.

~Russ

 

Monday, January 25, 2021

BPMS weekly Mini Zoom meeting: 01/28/2021

  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

01/21/2021 BPMS Zoom mini meeting report

Fifteen people attended the meeting. We heard about new releases in a range of scales: F86F-30 (1/8), A 26C (1/32) and Ford GT 40 (1/12). Completed and in progress work included: Mirage 3E, Michael Meyers figure (with lighted jack-o-lantern and leaf litter - more about the leaf litter later - say that 3 times, fast), Sikorski S 61, Saab Viggen, Pontiac Catalina, Ford Bronco and snap fit Harrier in Yak 38 colors and markings. Acquisitions included: C 130 decals, Fokker G1, FW 183, Arado E 555, Me 110, Avia B 71, MD 120 Flying Crane and old favorites U 505, Multipose Japanese infantry, Centurion and Churchill tanks. We saw the punches used to make Mike Meyers' leaf litter and glass nail files, very good for removing the nubs formed by cutting parts from a runner. Look for them next time you're getting nail polish to paint that 55 Chevy wagon. Several stupid questions were answered before we got to the big one, why do you build models? Some answers: it's an escape, it's a way to be creative, it's a tangible link to history, it reminds me of the person who introduced me to the hobby, I'm never going to own an actual F 16 and where would I keep it if that Kickstarter thing ever pans out? Lots of reasons but not enough time to hear them all. We'll pick this up again real soon. Next meeting is 1/28/21 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

~Russ

Saturday, January 16, 2021

01/21/2021 BPMS Zoom meeting

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?
  • Why do we do this? Our hobby motivations!


BPMS 01/14/2021 Zoom meeting report and request

A New Year's request. Some of us haven't attended a BPMS zoom meeting in a while. Some have yet to attend. That's OK, but we are a club and we're interested in how our brothers in glue are holding up. So, everyone, when you have time, check in by hitting Reply All. Tell us what you're building, what you've bought, your pick for the Superbowl, whatever, just check in. Thanks in advance. Now, back to business. Twenty people attended the meeting. One release reported, Trumpeter's 1/200 Scharnhorst. In progress and completed work included: cloth sails, F4 U Corsair, Mirage 3E, J35 Draken, Rabelo wine barge, two small (but not the smallest) scale LCACs, Panther A, and Viking ship. New year = new acquisitions: Buick Wildcat, AR 234, AH 1Z Viper, F35B and WW1 trench section. A question about how companies pick subjects to model led to a discussion on licensing rights. Some companies won't grant them and go to great lengths to prevent big and small manufacturers from making and selling kits. We heard some interesting stories. Then we saw how useful a jeweler's vice can be when removing burrs from small  pieces and working with wire; much more secure than pliers or tweezers. We saw a new, inexpensive ($30 +/-), rotary tool with flex shaft and accessories. Performance details to follow. Next meeting is 1/21/21 at 8pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there. 

~Russ

Monday, January 11, 2021

Links for 2021

Submitted by Mark N.

Airfix 2021 Launch Plans on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVx0yLyeeuQ&t=661s

Eduard Newsletter with 2021 “what to expect” after warehouse fire

https://www.eduard.com/info-eduard-%7c-january-2021/?cur=2

Sunday, January 10, 2021

01/14/2021 BPMS Zoom mini meeting

01/14/2021 BPMS Zoom mini meeting

  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

BPMS 01/07/2021 Zoom mini meeting report

Twenty people attended the meeting. We began with a remembrance of Tim Greenman, a longtime member of BPMS, an officer and member of other clubs in the NY/CT area and a dedicated small scale armor builder. Pictures of some of his work are on the BPMS Facebook page. It was suggested we hold a 1/72 scale armor group build in his memory later in the year. Watch for details. In progress and completed work included: Edsel, tank carrier, Stuka (with personnel pods), F5E, Mirage, Wonder Woman, Mars Attacks figure, and cloth (no vac form here) sails. Acquisitions for the new year included: Saab J 21A3, Titanic (as an egg type model), Pontiac Catalina, Tiger 2 (Porsche turret) and Land of the Giants snake attack. We had a quick lesson on Me 109 canopies and a quicker look at our tool of the week, the Pin Bench. The next meeting is 1/14/21 at 8 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there.

~Russ

Hi all,

Sorry about missing out, I seem to have bad luck getting to Zoom on Thursday nites.

What I usually do each new year is to make a little slide show of the models I've done thru out the year. 2020 was
no exception. Things were a little slow in Jan and Feb while I was recovering from surgery, and also a few months in summer until I got a new AC for my attic studio. TIA for taking a look!

https://youtu.be/tqTUnhmMt18

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

Kev K.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

01/07/2021 BPMS Zoom Mini meeting

  • Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.
  • Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

Members and guests are cordially invited to join our group for our weekly online meeting!

If you would like to join, DM us your email address and name so we can include you in the email list with Zoom Meeting details (meeting numbers and passwords)!

On the agenda:

  • BPMS Club News.
  • IPMS News.
  • Other clubs news.
  • Hobby News.
  • What's on your workbench?

12/31/2020 BPMS Zoom mini meeting report

We had a relatively light turnout; nine people attended the meeting. Think of it this way, more than the Magnificent Seven, less than the Dirty Dozen. Two new releases were mentioned, ICM's CR 42 and Dragon's Panzer 3L. Following up on previous discussions of the Lancaster, we found out that one was flown in WW2 by the RAF's only Cuban born pilot, but I'm sure some people knew that already. In process and completed work included: F5E (Taiwanese markings), 55 Chevy station wagon, Yak 55 M,

F 15, Sopwith Triplane, Sopwith Camel, Stuka, ICM's MiG 25 &Tamiya's P 38 (both with multiple step by step construction photos) Thanks, Rommel. Chuck shared photos of scratch-built wood models built by his father, a Depression Era lunch wagon owned by his father (Chuck's grandfather), a western stage coach and a Greek Galley. Nice work. Thanks, Chuck. We closed with New Year's modeling resolutions: build more 1/48 scale, never build another tank, finish all the kits I started. Tell us your resolution at the next meeting, Jan 7 at 8 pm. Invites to follow.

~Russ

Long-time member Tim Greeman passed away today

It is with great sadness that I am reporting the passing of Tim Greeman, this afternoon, January 3rd, 2021at 2:30 PM.

He was admitted into the hospital mid-December suffering from COVID-19 and ultimately passed away from complications from the virus.  His wife was with him. 

DM for more details.

EDIT: Obituary added
https://www.coxeandgraziano.com/obituaries/Timothy--K--Greeman

 

Editor's Note: I will always remember Tim as the friendly guy who was always eager to learn from the other members as well as share his wisdom with the group Always in a pleasant mood and with a sense of humor. Tim was a genuinely nice guy with good intentions. His contributions will never be forgotten and he will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. ~Bobby