Sunday, February 27, 2022

BPMS ZOOM Mini Meeting Report: 02/24/2022

Not surprisingly, the situation in the Ukraine was discussed on Thursday.  Without going into details, some of our guys have family and friends in the conflict area. Please keep them in your thoughts and be considerate. Thanks. 
Eighteen people attended the meeting. It was good to see Jay after a long absence and it was nice to meet Tony for the first time. He's a car guy in Brooklyn. Hopefully we didn't scare him away. Lou reported Dragon has several new items, Tiger 1 and Sd. Kfz. 234 in 1/35 and several 1/72 kits in the NEO track series.  He recommended checking their website for details. Hobby Boss has a 1/35 Jagdtiger in the works. Tamiya's 1/34 Hellcat is?  Look at the IPMS Region 1 Facebook page for a post marking the 50th anniversary of BPMS. Thanks Mark and Bobby. In progress and completed work included: 41 Ford Woody (proof that Tony is a car guy), Birdcage Corsair (with an interesting Hellcat v. Corsair discussion), P-51 Mustang (with tips on painting propeller tips), Mk 38 twin 5"gun mount, SAAB J-21 conversion, TBF Avenger, Panzer 3, T-34/76, Manned Observation Satellite, Roman warship, Yak-42, An-2 and chopped 49 Mercury. Acquisitions included: Project Vanguard satellite (Kevin's first build, back in the day), Lancaster (big, even in 1/48), Soviet Proj. 628 sub (with V-1) and FY-1 Pogo.  Gil continues to find new stuff. This time it's a handle to hold figures for painting. It's called The Hobby Holder. Check this link to see how it works https://gameenvy.net/new-hobby-holder-miniature-holder/. We talked about a lot of things - Noreast Con on April 29-30 in Latham NY, new engines for old B-52s, a new A-10, how Alclad looks when sprayed over different base colors, keeping a record of build time for a kit, availability of Tamiya paint and glue in Siberia, tools from Northwest Shoreline and recommendations for Real Colors High Compatibility Thinner and the Netflix documentary, "Downfall". Once again, we didn't have enough time to talk about the decal library. Next week for sure, according to Bobby. It'll be the first item of business on 3/4/22 so, don't be late. Invites were sent last night. Hope to see you there.
Part 1 starts promptly at 8PM EST.

Part 2 starts at 8:42 if we need more time.

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On the agenda:

BPMS Club News.
IPMS News.
Other clubs news.
Hobby News.
What's on your workbench?
Featured Discussion: Decal Library (continued)

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