Saturday, April 08, 2023

BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting: 04/04/2023

Fifteen people attended the meeting. Lou reports these new releases: Kinetic's1/32 S-199 and M3A3 Bradley, HK's1/32 B17F, Tamiya's 1/32 German Infantry set and Panzer 4 70/A.
Chuck is having difficulty finding a replacement part for his Hasegawa F-18. Contact him directly for details. 
We heard that Replicon was relatively small this year, but Mosquitocon had many entries. Julio had entries in both shows. If you're interested in 80's vintage kits (Sci-Fi, Maschinen Kreiger, Gundam, etc.), check out Wise Guys Hobbies, an eBay store with a warehouse in Williston Park (near Freeport). Owner Anthony Marafino's number is 516 765 1215. 
In progress and completed work included: A-6, Silver Knight (Joe likes how Vallejo metallics look on a gloss black base), Surveillance Robot (3-D printed), X-79 B (little canopy, big aggravation), BA 20 armored car, Yak-9, Tu-2, Sherman Calliope and Thunderbird 1. Acquisitions included: Darkness bust (from Legend) and MBT 99A. Gil told us about his latest tool, the GHAD -39, an inexpensive double action airbrush. 
The Challenge was designed to see how many A-4 Skyhawk kits the group has built and the results were surprising. Just two people, Frank and yours truly, built a total of six A-4s and five were Frank's. Hard to believe but Mr. K never built an A-4! 
The next meeting is Tuesday 4/11/23 at 7:30 pm. Invites to follow. Happy Holidays. 

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