Thursday, May 09, 2024

BPMS Zoom Mini Meeting: 05/07/2024

Twelve people attended. No Tuesday Zoom next week. The in-person meeting is Friday, the 17th at the Community Center. Time for the quarterly contest. Details are in the Bulletin, which is the mail.
Its rumored Academy will re-release their CH-54E.
Jimmy was impressed by the work he saw at the Miniature Figure Collectors of America (MFCA) show last Saturday. Photos from the show are on the club's Facebook page.
Bobby found a good selection of reasonably priced Atlantis kits at Ollie's.
Get ready, Fleet Week is 5/22-28/24, the next Pier 57 meet-up is Saturday 5/25/24 and the D-Day theme contest is coming up in June.
In progress and completed work included: S-67 Blackhawk (with scratch built stretched sprue minigun), vintage Sikorsky H-19 (cockpit details added), Wildcat, Flying Taxicab (Gil is using a Leroy pen with Amsterdam acrylic resin ink to do the checkerboard markings) and P-47D. Acquisitions included: aftermarket Panther and King Tiger tracks, Quinta decals for the SdKfz 251 and Panzer crew figures.
We saw another tool from the cosmetics aisle, wedge-shaped sponges. Gil likes them for weathering, setting decals and stippling. He challenged us to find more uses.
The topic was what gets you excited about modeling. Everyone is excited to get new items, especially when they're bargains. Opening the boxes is another high point. Finishing a kit is exciting. Finding errors after completion is exciting, but not in the same way. Guess who said 'anything having to do with a Phantom' is exciting? Kits with lots of parts are exciting for some and discouraging for others. Some people are experiencing a lack of motivation while others acknowledge having too many partiality-built kits on the workbench. Well, we all bounce between those two groups, don't we?
The next meeting will be Friday, the 17th at the Community Center in Brooklyn. Doors open around 6pm. Because no invitations are needed, you never know who will be there. Intrigued? See you Friday.

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