Friday, May 05, 2023

05/02/2023 BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting

Fifteen people attended the meeting. No new releases reported. Mark, Kosta and Gil went to Noreastcon last Saturday, where Kosta and Gil placed. We'll see photos at a later date. We heard that a restored F7-U Cutlass was delivered to the USS Midway in San Diego.
In progress and completed work included: A-6, EA-6, F-16, Valentine and Matilda tanks (rescued from the shelf of doom), Marlon Brando bust (from On the Waterfront), BA-20 armored car, Soviet Submarine Project 628, Kyushu Q1-W1 Lorna, An-2 and Ju-52 (in Milka Chocolate markings- see the actual Ju-52 on our Facebook page), anti-tank gun, Sherman Calliope and Jeep Rubicon.  Acquisitions included: XB-70 Valkyrie, KC 135R, OV-1 Mohawk, Javelin AAWS-M and Jimmy's latest finds (see our Facebook page for the full list). Gil showed us how a Blow Off Duster can be used to clean out Testors spray paint nozzles. Kevin explained how he applied layers of splattered color to get a realistic skin tone for his Marlon Brando bust.
We discussed various ways of keeping track of our work. Some people don't document anything other than unbuilt kits, others record the manufacturer,  when it was built and give it a rating. Some use Blogspot to create a building log. A picture with a date stamp is sufficient documentation for most. Some put dates on instruction sheets and file them away and some put the completion date on the model itself. 
The next meeting is Tuesday, 5/9/23 at 7:30 pm. Invites to follow. Stay safe, whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo or The Kentucky Derby. 

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