Saturday, January 16, 2021

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. 


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