Tuesday, June 14, 2022

BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report: 06/07/2022

The next LIVEly meeting of the Brooklyn Plastic modelers will be on Friday, June 17 at the Bergen Beach Community Center. We have scheduled a GREEN model night, so bring in anything Green. Bobby P. suggested even a clean-exhaust Toyota Prius was okay.
Remember, there is no BPMS Tuesday ZOOM meeting during the week of the Friday in-person meeting.

Our June 7 ZOOM meeting drew 15 people. The Lu kit report brought news of the Atlantis box-scale Bismarck battle cruiser from ancient Aurora molds and a German Sd. Kfz. 251/21 Drilling halftrack in the Dragon 1/35 Smart Kit series. Squadron Publications have revived with a new F-18 In Action edition.

Kevin K. reported Escape Hatch Hobbies is due to release a Vampire figure from London After Midnight. Moebius promises an all-new plastic kit of The Fly. Kevin continues work on his Wyatt Earp bust and showed how careful painting can put realistic shadow on a face shaded by a hat.

Charlie N. continues work on the Tamiya P-51 Mustang with Old Crow markings from the less-than-great kit decal sheet. Jimmy T. began work on a Trumpeter M117 personnel carrier.

Soon-to-be-southerner Don I. reported Vallejo acrylics are now available with 16 oz. spray cans. He also brought news of a new kit of the Platt-LePage XV-1 outrigger helicopter.

Bob K. finished an Accurate Miniatures IL-2 Sturmovik in 1/48 scale and announced he was ready to sell items from his 2,000-kit stash. Interested parties should email their wants to the address in this report.

Gil H. showed his Oldsmobile Aerotech speedster in process and talked about a new Dead Center mini-awl from the Scale Pro Shop – the pin-vised tool helps mark engine parts to locate scale wires.

Mark N acquired an A6M-2 Zero Fighter Type II two-seat trainer.  Mike continues work on a 1/720 Pegasus Hydrofoil from the Dragon kit.

Especially welcome was the return of Gordon C. with his recently completed Samurai Gundam, immaculately masked and painted with Alclad metallic blue and steel.  Gordon found that hand-brushing Microset decal setting solution over Model Master acrylic dull-coat smooths the appearance of the entire model.  He believes Vallejo flat varnish has a similar formulation.

See ya Friday.

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