Monday, March 25, 2019

March Minutes

     The March meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:05 P.M. on 4 March.  There were 12 attendees.  The minutes of the February 2019 meeting were read and approved.

Old Business

      The chapter has received notice from IPMS national that our chapter charter has been renewed.

      A new banner design for our yearly contest is still in the works.

      The subject of revised contest forms for our yearly show is still in process.

      Tom Clark briefed the chapter on the Atlanta figure modelers figure show.  Basically a good show, some interesting items on display.

      The update of our show contest rules will be sent to chapter members.  During the course of a review of our existing rules it was discovered that we had no rule regarding models that had won in shows conducted by other chapters.

      The subject of advertisements for our model show and contest was brought to the floor.  Tom Clark said he would look into this and provide updates.

New Business

      The tenor of the meeting changed as we talked about the passing of Ed Maslin, our previous president of the chapter.  Our current president Andy Brezinski had talked with Ed's family and gave us a briefing on his passing.  There was discussion on how to honor Ed.  During the course of the discussion it was mentioned that late last year, after we had held our model show and contest, Tony Campbell had passed away.  After further discussion the motion was put forth to have an award, in Ed's name, for a kitbashed/custom model in any category at this years show and contest and also that this years Best Aircraft award would carry Tony Campbell's name.  This motion was approved by the chapter members present.

      Tom Clark attended the Atlanta AMPS show and came away with two gold and one silver medallion for the models he entered.  Good work!!!!!! He also took a gold medal in the Atlanta Military Figure Show.

      The last item to be discussed at this meeting regarded the chapters trophy package to the IPMS National Convention at Chattanooga.  As it stands right now we sponsoring one package to honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  We will judge the models related to this event and will provide the trophy.  We had originally talked about sponsoring two packages.  

      The Anniston model show and contest is the first week in April,2019.

      Wonderfest is projected for the first week in June, 2019.

      The March 'Build Night' will be 18 March, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at The Deep Game and Comic Book Store.

Show and Tell

Tom Clark - 1/24th scale 2006 Chevy Corvette ZO6.  Experimenting with painting a car using the same painting style as a tank - the "modulation" paint style.  Showed parts from the Apollo 27 project - rocket nozzle from a champagne flute and "radiation shield" from plate & saucer.  Also new "RZ" breathing mask.

Rick Nelson - Scratch built 1/18 scale C-130 cockpit as part of a flying model.

Bruce O'Gorman - 1/35th scale NASA M-113 Fire Rescue Vehicle and NASA Experimental Hazmat Response  Vehicle.  WIP Nasa M-113 - Homemade decals; modified Tamiya M-113 A1/A3 kit.  Scratch built antenna and rear speaker.  WIP NASA X HRV-1.  Homemade decals, modified Tamiya M-577 command track vehicle.  Scratch built hydraulic arm, dozer blade, camera mast, drone, and interior.  Plan to light with LEDs in interior and light bar.

Ken Denza - 1/24th scale modified Cavalier stock car.  Body is resin from Big Donkey resin.  Also wired engine, and added fuel line.  Wheels & tires are Plastic Performance items.  Paint is Tamiya Italian Red and Chrome Yellow.  Scratch built crash bars, billet aluminum fire extinguisher and radiator cap.  Additional wiring included tachometer and battery.

Barbara Denza - 1/25th scale 1964 Chevy Pick-up Truck.  Tamiya Pearl White & Bright Orange.  Ran fuel line, flocked interior, added seatbelts, wired engine and alternator. 

Bill Nichols - a Ford Trimotor as the centerpiece to a diorama based on the H. P. Lovecraft story "The Mountains of Madness." With giant albino penguins!

Martin Burkey brought some 3D printed parts for the AMT/Round 2 "Man in Space" set, that replace the original capsules with more detailed alternatives.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Ed Maslin

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend, colleague and former chapter president, Ed Maslin. Ed was a man of wit, inventiveness and humor, and always looking for ways to improve and innovate in his hobby. He passed away February 2, 2019 in Decatur, AL.

February Meeting Minutes

       The February 2019 meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:05 P.M., 4 February.  There were 15 attendees. The December 2018 were read and approved with corrections and additions submitted the chapter president noted.  There was no formal January 2019 meeting as January is the chapter's yearly swap meet.

Old Business

       Tom Clark mentioned that he not received a reply from IPMS national regarding the chapter renewal.

       Since our funds are in good shape it was decided that we allocate $800.00 to donate to charity functions such as 'Toys for Tots'.

       The subject of new banners for our chapter contest is still being pursued.

       During the course of the Chattanooga chapter show members of our chapter discussed with Chattanooga chapter officials the 'special category' criteria.  There was mention that our chapter will have to provide the trophy for this category, Tom Clark said he would do research on this.  There was the suggestion that we find a way to mention NASA during the presentation.

     The subject of our contest forms was brought up.  There were suggestions such as having a place to check for 'special category', eliminating the two piece form, basically giving entrants two forms to fill out, and redesigning to form such that the entrants name will be visible without having to move the model off the form.  The decision was that a copy of the current form will sent out via E-mail to chapter members to generate discussion.

       There will be flyers for our chapter show presented at Chattanooga during the IPMS National convention.  Our chapter show will shortly after the IPMS National and there was discussion about changing the show date.  The final decision was to leave our show date where it is at.

New Business

       The Atlanta figure modelers show is 15-17 February.

Show and Tell

Chuck Segars - 1/32nd scale Hasegawa P-47D. WIP, modeling the aircraft flown by Major Tices, ETO area of operations.

Bruce O'Gorman - 1/35th scale Tamiya Carrier, Command Post, Light, Tracked, M-577A3.  This modified from the Tamiya M-577A1 kit.  Scratch building interior.  This vehicle was an experimental hazmat response vehicle, prototype, at NASA Ames Research facility.  

1/35th scale Tamiya Carrier, Personnel,Full Tracked M-113A1.  Building this as a astronaut launch pad emergency escape vehicle.  This was used during the Apollo and space shuttle programs.

Ed Kiker - Scale UNK.  Four species of Hadrosaurus and one fantasy Hadrosaurus.  Only one kit of subject available, but nine species of the genus existed.  Main difference was in the shape of the head crest.

Scale UNK.  Flintsones' Flintmobile.  A break from 'real' modeling, felt I was doing too much.

Blake Parker - AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection, scale UNK.  Yes, I do build plastic every now and then.  Kit is a completely OOB with some after market decals.  On the Saturn V rocket, aluminum foil tape used to recreate insulation material on the engines.

Tom Clark - 1/72 scale Pegasus Apollo 27(group build).  Working on the cockpit and crew figures.  Robot, chipping paint.

M. E. Mueller - Cutiss H-81 Tomahawk.  Basic kit improved, radiators in the intake piece and rear vision cut out. More to come.

Curt Haskell - 1/25th scale 57/62 Corvette hybrid.  AMT 1957 Corvette front mated to a Revell 1962 Corvette rear.

Resin Realities robot kit, scale UNK, scratch building a rockt pack and weapons.

Alphie Onuszkanycz - Two new kits, 1/35th scale Dragon U.S. M-1120 THAAD aie defense system and 1/35th scale Hobby Boss Russian S-400 air defense system.

Andy Brezinski - Interior for his 1/25th scale 1972 Chevy pick-up is complete, looks good.

Skip Hassler - 1/700th scale French navy ironclad, resin and photo etch parts.

February build night will be 18 February, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at The Deep Game and Comic Book Store.   

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

December Meeting Minutes

       The December meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:10 P.M. on 3 December.  There were 9 attendees.  The minutes of the November 2018 meeting were read and approved.

Old Business

       The existing slate of chapter officers will continue to operate the chapter.  This was the decision and was approved by the members present at this meeting.  The certification of the chapter officers will be forwarded to IPMS National with the renewal of the chapter charter.

       There was continuing discussion regarding the 2019 show and contest.  Tom Clark will continue to look into the matter of new banners for the chapter.  The matter of sales tax collection from the vendors was also discussed.  Tom Clark and Dave Lanteigne have made some inquires to functions that deal with this and much of it appears to be a definite "maybe".  So far state and city offices have responded.  The end results have been the state implies that the vendors are responsible for collecting sales tax, but 'estate' sales are not.  The city implies that the chapter is responsible and liable for any sales tax not collected.  Along with this was the mention of the chapter providing the city of vendors prior to the show.  Based on the response that was generated by the state differentiation of vendor category was discussed.  The final decision was that further research would conducted by our chapter treasurer.  A note here, a couple of our chapter members that were at the Murfreesboro show and contest talked with vendors at that show, and yes there are sales tax collection concerns on the part of some vendors.

New Business

       The subject of special theme category for our 2019 show and contest was brought to the floor.  A basic flyer for our show was taken to Murfreesboro and distributed.  The chapter stills needs to produce a fee structure.  During the course of this discussion there was mention of using the fee structure as used in the 2018 show and contest.

Sales tax: We decided to do the same thing we have always done which is to distribute envelopes to the vendors and let them decide how they want to “pay their taxes”. If we get kickback from the city (which was the major concern here) we will give them a list of the vendors that bought tables at the show and let them chase after them. Vendors will be informed of this as we hand them the envelopes.
2019 Show: We will have a special award as follows: “In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, we will have a special award for anything DIRECTLY related to the US Space program”. This will be an “all inclusive” award which means it could go to anything in any discipline as we have discussed ad infinitum at previous meetings. We will need to be vigilant when judging individual categories to keep an eye out for entries which have been designated by the entrant as eligible for this award! We can use a Gold Star sticker on the entry form (to distinguish from the red, yellow, blue stickers for 1st, 2nd, 3rd after judging).

       Our chapter has had a good year and the matter of donations to other functions was discussed.  Among the suggestions was donations to established charities, sponsor trophy packages at other IPMS chapter shows, trophy packages for future IPMS national shows, and new banners for our chapter.

       Chapter dinner: The Chapter Holiday Dinner will once again be at El Coyote Mexican Restaurant on Old Madison Pike. This will be held on January 11, NOT the 4th.  Even though the January meeting is non-business (Annual Swap Meet), at least there will be a gathering BEFORE the diner to help serve as a reminder to attendees.

       Movie night: December 17 in the monthly build night. Tom proposed going to the see the movie “They Shall Not Grow Old” in lieu of Build Night. Tom basically said he is going to the movie at the Monaco. Y’all can do what you want. There was also mention that the movie was already 75% sold out, so you better get your tickets while you can. Reserved seating also means late purchasers might be sitting in the front row barely able to enjoy the full effect (3D).

       Congratulations to Bruce O'Gorman, at the Murfreesboro show he captured second place in the Science Fiction category with a Pegasus 1/72nd scale "Apollo 27" rocket done up as an early Klingon space craft.  He also captured third place in the "Rusted and Busted" category with his mini diorama of a long forgotten vehicle. 

Show and Tell

Andy Brezinski - 1/24 scale 1972 Chevy Pick-Up Truck, painted orange on roof finally, printed his own decals, and
                            interior almost finished.


Sunday, November 25, 2018

November Meeting Minutes

The November 2018 meeting of the HPMS was called to order on 5 November at 7:00 P.M.  There were 12 attendees.  The meeting minutes for the October 2018 were read.  There was a correction to the October meeting minutes that will be posted in this months meeting minutes.  The October meeting minutes were approved with the to be posted correction noted.

Old Business

The donation to the IPMS Region 12 will be sent this month.  This going to an event that was put on by the Spartanburg South Carolina chapter.

New Business

 A motion was placed on the floor for the chapter to contribute to the Marine Corps 'Toys for Tots' Christmas operation.  The motion was approved and the chapter will donate $300.00.

The subject of election of officers for 2019 was was placed in discussion.  I, Ray Bushnell, will stay on as secretary.  The chapter treasurer was not at the meeting so what his intentions are is not known.  The offices of president and vice president were discussed, but final decision, or so it appears, will not rendered until the December meeting.  There are enough IPMS national members in the chapter to fill officer positions.

 The renewal of the charter for the chapter was also brought to the table.  This subject dovetails with the status of chapter officers.  The chapter charter will be renewed for 2019.

The subject of the 2019 show and contest was also brought to the floor.  The chapter will stay with the late August date.  As Skip Hassler as assisted in securing the use of the JC Building he will do this task.  A new banner without the year designation, i.e. 42nd, 43rd, 44th, etc. was discussed.  Tom Clark will do research regarding this to include contacting other chapters.  The subject of sales tax was brought up, this included the aspect of who collects the sales tax from the vendors, what governmental levels are involved, and what are responsibility is as a part of a larger national organization with no real property.   After much discussion it was decided that research would conducted regarding this subject.

Correction to the October 2018 Chapter Meeting Minutes

The mention was made that the chapter had received a 'thank you' note for flowers that the chapter sent to a funeral.  The funeral that was noted was that of Toney Campbell.  This was incorrect.  The funeral was for the father of Randall Cox, a member of this chapter.

Show and Tell

Martin Burky - 3D printed SLS, scale was not known, primed and painted.

Tom Clark - 1/72nd scale Apollo 27 build.  In progress, being built as a deep space cargo hauler

Eli Geher - 1/72 scale Slingsbury Venture T2.  This an out-of-box build, an Aeroclub kit.

Bruce O'Gorman - 1/1000th Polar Lights USS Defiant from Star Trek Deep Space 9.  This is completed.  1/100th scale Lunar Landing.  The model is Heller LEM kit and a lunar surface base.  Applied tin foil to lower portion for look of gold insulation.     

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October Meeting Minutes

       The October 2018 meeting of the HPMS was called to order on 1 October, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.  There were 12 attendees.  The meeting minutes for the September 2018 were read and approved.

Old Business

       There were a couple of situations that were brought to the floor during the September meeting that were addressed in this months meeting.  The storage of the assets related to the annual are contest are going to be stored in storage unit that Tom Clark has.  The project for a new banner is still being investigated by Tom Clark.

       The chapter has sent a donation to the IPMS chapter in Puerto Rico.

       There were numerous E-mails generated regarding a donation to support for Region 12 of IPMS.  This was discussed and a donation of $100.00 was approved and will be sent.

       The narrative regarding the Chattanooga Special Award was composed by Martin Burky and sent to the Chattanooga chapter.  Thank you for work on this matter Martin.

       As mentioned in the September meeting minutes flowers in the form of a wreath were purchased for the funeral of Randall Cox's father.  The chapter has received a gracious 'thank you' note from the family.

      Build Night is 15 October, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at The Deep Comic Book and Game store. 

Show and Tell

Martin Burkey - Polar Lights Federation Ship Grissom and Klingon Bird of Prey; Banda Death Star, TIE Advanced Fighter and Tie fighter.  All these are very small scale, about 1/1000th.  KA Models 1/48th scale F-15 aircraft exhausts.

Bruce O'Gorman - 1/1000 scale USS Defiant (Star Trek Deep Space 9).  Work in Process - Filled seams and light leaks, ready for gloss coat, panel accents, decals, final coat, and mounting on base.

Andy Brezinski - 1/72nd scale Apollo 27.  Converting rocket into a land speed record car.  Rotated side rockets about 20 20 degrees lower to become wheel pods, 4th rocket is now front wheel pod.

Ken Denza - AMT 1/25th scale 1937 Chevy coupe (Pro Street).  Used 1941 Willys chassis, stretched and narrowed, wired engine and electric fan.  Added brake line, master cylinder, seat belts, side view mirror, tail lights, aluminum blower bonnet, and valve covers.  Also added battery box, aluminum steering column.  Used bare  metal foil on some surfaces.

Barbara Denza - 1/25th scale 1949 Mercury Station Wagon.  Lots of aftermarket parts, fuel lines, oil line, wired engine, and alternator.  Testors One Coat lacquer Mystic Emerald. 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

September Meeting Minutes

          The September meeting of the HPMS was called to order on 10 September, 2018 at 7:P.M.  There were 18 attendees.  The minutes of the August 2018 meeting were read and approved.

Old Business

       The subject of a club pin is still open.

       The question of support for the IPMS chapter in Puerto Rico is still open.

       The members of the Chattanooga IPMS chapter that came to our show with 2019 national convention material utilized only one table.

       The major portion of the discussion regarding previous business centered around the chapter's 2018 show and contest.  Prior to the September meeting Tom Clark had generated an E-mail that noted some aspects related to future chapter events.  The first was storage and access to contest materials.  Basically that all show materials should be stored in one place and readily accessible for pre-show inventory and use.  I did not obtain the name, but at the meeting I believe one of our members stated he had a storage unit and that we could place the show material in there [Tom Clark].  Second, was our judging forms and entry forms.  One of the points was changing the entry forms such that the name of the modeler could read without needing to move the model that the form was under.  There was no final results but members are encouraged to draft changes or submit examples of entry forms from other IPMS chapters and shows.  Third, was the need for new chapter banners for both in the JC building and outside, in front of the building.  One of the ideas was a date-agnostic banner, no numbers, just a 'greetings' type banner.  There was mention that at one point the chapter had banner and a roll of numbers such that the show and contest number could be updated each year.  Fourth, was increasing the number of medal sets that obtain for the show.  Due to having to split the entries in the aircraft category we did, or almost run out of awards.  Basically, to increase our award procurement 35 to 40 sets.  I believe this was approved.  And fifth, the date of our show versus the start of football season.  There was discussion regarding the same date window for our 2019 show.  As Tom pointed out in his E-mail, our 2019 show will be only two or three weeks after the IPMS national show, which is just up the road.  The final decision was to keep our show date constant and deal with the outcome as it happens.  We are in such a state that the chapter could survive.

       Martin Burkey conferred with the people from the Chattanooga IPMS chapter that is hosting the 2019 IPMS National regarding our idea for the Chattanooga Special Award.  Basically he was asked to compose a narrative this award and send them a copy of the document.  Martin has done this and the document will be sent to the Chattanooga IPMS.  There was mention that our chapter would judge the models placed in this special award event. 

       Our 2018 show and contest was a success.  There were 528 entries, which I believe is a record.  All of the categories were filled, some were overfilled and splits had to be created.  There were a substantial number of entries in the junior category which was good to see.  The members of the chapter that could attend the event did an excellent job.

New Business

       The matter of flowers for the funeral of Toney Campbell was discussed via E-mails prior to this meeting.  Basically flowers were obtained in the chapter's name and sent.  Skip payed for the flowers and donations were obtained from chapter members at this meeting.  Martin Burkey wrote a short obituary for the IPMS Journal which was read at this meeting.

       The question of when the chapter discontinue the use of Yahoo groups as platform was brought to the table.  There was a brief discussion regarding 'definition of requirements'.  A final decision was made the will drop its' connection with Yahoo groups at the end of the month.

     The build night for September is 17 September, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at The Deep, Comic Book and Game Store.

Show and Tell

Ken Denza - 1/25th scale Lindberg/AMT 1940 Ford Coupe.  Paint: Tamiya Chrome Yellow, clear coated.  Cut out center of chassis and added vacu-form floor boards, added brake lines a fuel line to the tank. Added fuel block and lines to carburetor.  Added throttle linkage, radio antenna, wired engine, and electric fans.  1/25th scale (Pro Street) 1937 Chevy Coupe.  Paint: Testors Flaming Orange lacquer, clear coated.  Chassis is a 1941 Willys which is lengthen and narrowed.  Added brake and fuel lines, seat belts, speakers, and valve covers.  Blower bonnet and aluminum steering column are from Billet Specialty, distributor by Parts By Parks.  Wheels and front tires are from Revell 1955 Chevy Pro Sportsman.

Bruce O'Gorman - WIP USS Defiant (Star Trek D59) modified to include LED lighting (9V battery), may make into ISS Defiant (from Mirror Universe).

Andy Brezinski - 1/24th scale 1972 Chevy Pick-Up.  Second color on cab, engine completed and wired.

Bill Nichols - 1/24th scale Chaparral 2C and 2D.  Cut open body openings and filled in with wire cloth (both cars). Added engine, carbs and velocity stacks.  Replaced kits' tires and wheels.  Rebuilt Chaparral 2c's instrument panel and console.  Added actuator and motion stop details to "flippers".

Dan Thompson - Hank Pym's shrunken laboratory, scratch built 1:1 scale.

Mark Saunders - 1/48th scale Airfix P-40B and 1/48th scale Hasegawa P-40E.  Work in progress, wings and stabilizers installed.

Ed Kiuker - 1/128th scale drug boats, basically kit bashing with custom cast submarine hatches from Nautilus co.  Also various pictures and other items from various magazines.

Martin Burkey - 1/200th scale Fantastic Plastic "Messiah" and various Indy Cals space decals.  Tamiya 1/48th scale BF-109G6.

Eli Geher - 1/72nd scale Messerschmitt M-35 also decal sheet for the M-35 that he created.

Tom Clark - 1/48th scale British armored car, nearly finished, "Ammo by Mig' paints.  1/? scale Macross Elysion by Bandai, "Mecha-Colle" kit. 00B.  Book, "Attack Aircraft of the USS United States".

Frank Knafelc - 1/35 scale Italeri Italian ABM 41/42 w/ 47/32 Anti-Tank gun, a work in progress.  1/35 scale Dragon Stug III, late production, still needs weathering.  

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