Friday, October 07, 2022

October 4, 2022 BPMS Zoom Meeting

Eleven people attended the meeting. The 50th Anniversary luncheon is Sunday, Oct 16 at 1 pm at Buckley's. Hope to see you there.
Lou reports a new book from Squadron on the F-4 (BTW, Squadron is mailing hard copies of their catalog again) and Tamiya's F-35 A is available. Jimmy also mentioned several new releases, which he's posted on the club's Facebook page. 
IPMS judging rules were briefly discussed. Costa shared photos of the training ship Danmark and Russ shared photos of from the Minnesota Marine Art, Dahl Automobile, National WW2 and Confederate Memorial Hall Museums and he Vicksburg National Park. 
In progress and completed work included: Davy Jones bust, GR7A/GR9A Harrier, TIE Interceptor, large and small robots (ask Julio for details) and Galaxy Quest's Protector (Gil is adding lights). Acquisitions included: Marlon Brando bust (from On the Waterfront), Pathfinder (from For All Mankind) and F 86 F-40. The tool of the week was a "diagonal stylus", similar to the Leroy Lettering Set pen shown at an earlier meeting. The advantage of this pen is price, under $10 on AliExpress. On the old kit/new kit question, everyone agrees newer kits (usually) are better engineered and fit better but higher prices make builders and wholesalers pause. Some people buy new kits to support new makers. Some like older kits because they were designed as fun builds (who can resist folding wings and droppable bombs?) Frank said that new tools and products enabled him to save several kits from the shelf of doom. Then someone asked "How many can you build?" Fortunately, the meeting ended and the question went unanswered. 
Next meeting is Tuesday 10/11/22 at 7:30 pm. Invites to follow. Have a happy Columbus Day weekend. 

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