Friday, October 14, 2022

October 11, 2022 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

Eleven people attended the meeting. Some are still having difficulty logging in. Keep trying. 
The BPMS 50th Anniversary luncheon is this Sunday, 10/16/22, 1pm at Buckley's 2629 Avenue S, Brooklyn. Use the Avenue S entrance. Bring cash and avoid the credit card surcharge. Bring a model,  photos or BPMS memorabilia for the display table. 
We meet in person on Friday, 10/21/22 so there's no Tuesday Zoom next week. The Hudson Valley show is Saturday, 10/22/22 in Poughkeepsie. 
Lou reports two releases from Academy, 1/72 F 104C (Vietnam) and 1/35 Pz 4 H (late). Mark shared photos of the Warhawk Museum in Nampa, Idaho, which led to a conversation on aircraft bungee cord suspension systems. 
In progress and completed work included: Hobbycraft F-7 U3 Cutlass (Vaughn says it's a challenging kit. Russ agrees),  Su-76 M, H6K5/23 Flying Boat (Mark had glue damage, Frank suggested a repair with Mr. Surfacer), Davy Jones bust, Minister of Silly Walks figure (Kevin created the clay sculpture from scratch), An-74, MiG 15 UTI and Soviet Aerosan. Acquisitions included: Dakota Mk 3, IL-2 Sturmovik, SAAB Lx ( rough kit from Unicraft ) and WW Toons Tiger 1. The featured topic was model shows. Some attend as many as possible, some go when time permits, some just sort of stopped going. Competitions can produce both really good models and really bad behavior from modelers who don't win an award. Everyone appreciated the vendors, even if they didn't really need another kit, book or tool (tip - have a shopping list when you visit the vendors' room). Old shows and venues were recalled and current ones were critiqued (Hudson Valley got a good review).
See you at Buckley's on the 16th or the Community Center on the 21st or the Hudson Valley show on the 22nd. Just show up, no invites needed.

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