Thursday, June 22, 2023

Remember The Member Theme Contest: June 16, 2023

 JUNE 16TH 2023

June 2023 Theme Contest



During the quarantine the BPMS shaken with losses of multiple members To remember them, the club will have a remembrance contest to honor those members and what they built in the hobby. It will be a simple contest, since the BPMS is all-inclusive and we love all branches of the hobby, so you can display what you like. We will be preparing special awards for the four specific members we are focusing on:

· Tim Greeman: he primarily built 1/72 armor, loved Shermans, and built occasional figures.

· Ray Keegan: he built everything but was known best as a sci-fi guy, esp Star Wars and Gundam.

· Joe Barrett: known for his 1/35 WW2 German armor and cars, he also enjoyed sci-fi.

· Andy Yanchus: his name is well known in our hobby, especially for his role in Aurora in the early days. Mostly he built sci-fi. Figures, and loved toy conversion. He, also, sponsored one of your earliest theme contest: Humor in Modeling.

There you have it. It will be easy to build for, and we hope to see plenty of work on the tables for this one. Feel free to contact the sponsors with and questions or comments!

EDIT 6/22/2023: The theme contest was last week. I had no idea what to expect. This group has been wearing a perfect poker-face every time I made an announcement so I had no idea what to expect in terms of turn-out. Historically we see anywhere from fifteen to twenty-five entries. What we did get was NEARLY FIFTY! An amazing showing of work by the group, each entrant  with a different  heart-warming story about his build. 

The winners:
1st Place: Tom K - Panther D
2nd Place: Joe B - for his display
3rd Place Frank C - for his display
Mark Mullen - for his display
Steven N - Nashorn
Charlie N - for his display
Russ H - Sherman Calliope
Special Awards:
ANDY YANCHUS AWARD: Frank C - That's No Parking!
JOE BARRETT AWARD: Tom G - The Last Ride
TIM GREEMAN AWARD: Mark Mullen - Sherman Display
RAY KEEGAN AWARD: Kevin K - Howl Runner
 I want to thank EVERYONE who built for this event and for the high level of quality work. The members of the BPMS have always been a special group and to see so much work on display for this most-meaningful theme was outstanding. Thank you all so much!
~Bobby P.


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