Thursday, July 27, 2023

BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting Report: July 25, 2023

Twelve people attended the meeting. The 7/21/23 in person meeting was well attended. Photos of the night's Red, White and Blue Theme models are on the club's Facebook page. Lou reported ICM's 1/35 AH-1G Cobra and US Army WW1 ambulance and Takom's 1/48 AH-64D (British, Israeli and multiple nations versions) are available. Also, watch for Airfix's 1/48 Sea King, MikroMir's XP-51 and an (ex-Renwal) USS Sarasota. 
Mark is soliciting questions to ask IPMS President Dave Lockhart when he meets him at the Nationals next month. If you have any, send them to Mark directly. 
Julio has arranged a model builder's get-together at noon on 8/12/23, at Pier 57, near 11 Ave & W15 St in Manhattan (flyer on the Facebook page). It's free, it's Saturday afternoon and it's accessible by public transit. Thank you, Julio. Frank shared photos of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo NY and the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton OH. Looking for letter/number or stripe decals? Mr. K recommends K4 Decals.com. Railroad related but useful and the service is good. Don is looking forward to getting a 1/18 Mr. Kim's Noodle Boat (from The Fifth Element).
In progress and completed work included: F-18F, Wolfie (from Groovie Goolies), Bigfoot bust (Kevin's OSL paint job wasn't challenging enough, so he put a Bob Ross style scene on the back of the bust), Teenage Werewolf, Bell X-1, F-15, NASA F-18 (Angelo does not like this kit!), M151 A2 (this one, he likes), 32 Ford Street Rod, Be-200 (anti-sub version), B-50 conversion, F-14, MS-09 Dom and Tradewind. Acquisitions included: F-22 Raptor and Marshal Jessie figure. 
The topic was things we bought, but don't use, things like 3D printers, 3D pens, "third hand" tools, sculpting tools, mini pry bars, propeller blade alignment jig, your second (or third) airbrush, kits that are too big to display and a bone scraper (funny, this never showed up at "Show Us Your Tool" night). And why did we get these things in the first place? Because, as several people said, the time to buy it is when you see it. Who can disagree?
Next meeting is Tuesday, 8/1/23 at 7:30 pm. Invites to follow.  Until then, stay safe and stay hydrated.
CORRECTION: The Mikro-Mir kit is the martin XB-51 Bomber in 1/72 scale Sorry for the mistake

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