Thursday, February 23, 2023

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

Thirteen people attended the meeting. There will a lunch meeting on Saturday, March 4, at noon at Junior's, 386 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn. It's convenient to public transit (ask Google Maps) and if you've never been to this Brooklyn landmark, now's your chance. Members, former members, zoomers and guests are encouraged to attend and catch up.
We received an inquiry from an individual looking for someone to build the 1/600 Academy USS Enterprise CVN-65. If you're interested or know someone who is, send me the contact information and I'll forward to the individual. Thanks in advance.
Lou reports AFV Club's 1/35 Churchill Mk 4 AVRE SBG Bridge and Centurion Mk5 AVRE are both available now. Watch for a Wyatt Earp figure from Atlantis and a 1/16 M4-A3-E8 from I Love Kit.
In progress and completed work included: Convair Kingfish, Lysander Mk I /III (Vaughan's glad it's finished, even if he can't see much of the instrument panel), Lysander P 12 (a conversion Mr K just happened to have laying around off-camera), International Scout 2, '66 Chevy Street Machine, Tarzan figure, B-52 with X15, DH-4, B-47, Su-7,(Frank was surprised the old OEZ kit fit so well), Sepecat Jaguar and Jagdpanther.  Acquisitions included: Dodge Ram pickup, Ford Trimotor and 3D printed individual link Panther tracks in 1/72 (what was I thinking?)
The topic was restoring clear parts. Chuck shared his step-by-step process (pare down high spots, sand with progressively finer grits, polish with toothpaste on wet paper towel, polish with Mother's Magnesium Aluminum Polish on old T shirt and finish with a quick swipe of oil from the bridge of your nose). Frank uses orangewood manicure sticks to remove paint bleed and fine (the pink ones) sanding sticks to remove longitudinal seams from aircraft canopies. Vaughan recommends children's toothpaste for polishing. Don likes Novus Plastic Polish #2 or #3 (finer grade). Bobby says the Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer Kit can also be used on model parts. 
Next meeting is Tuesday, 2/28/23 at 7:30 pm. Invites to follow. Hope to see you there and, at Junior's on March 4. Let me know if you plan to go - headcounts always help.


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