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.  


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

2018 Contest Results



Total Models Entered: 528!
Photos: http://public.fotki.com/curt66140/huntsville-plastic/
PDF: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iLp_kvvgxfVHmtrBtv_JXMC7MaLsPSKh


August Meeting Minutes

       The August meeting of the HPMS chapter was called to order on 6 August.  There were 17 attendees.  The meeting minutes of the July meeting were read and approved.

Old Business

      The subject of a club pin is still open.  Tom Clark has not been able to pursue the matter.

      The awards for the HPMS show and contest are being procured.  This year the chapter has opted to use a firm named Mission Awards.  This is a different firm from the one we utilized last year.  The awards for 'best of show' will be 6" by 8" etched glass.

      The shortages in show material have been filled.  In the July meeting minutes it was stated that we had 55 vendor tables purchased.  This was incorrect, the correct number is 43.  The insurance certificate from the National IPMS has been received.

      The subject of support for the IPMS chapter in Porto Rico is still open.  Dave was not at this meeting, so that question remains open.

New Business 

      The question of the banner for our show was raised.  Last year we made a 'field' modification so that the banner reflected the correct number of times the show had been presented.  I do not know if a decision was made to perform another 'field' modification on the banner or if a new banner with the correct number for this year's show was going to be pursued.  There was some conversation about a new banner being sought after this years show.

      Eli Geher did not attend the IPMS national convention due to a last minute situation.  However, he was presented with a 20 year judges pin at our meeting.  Congratulations Eli.

      There will be two tables at our show with material related to the 2019 IPMS National Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

      The subject of a chapter sponsored award for a special category at the 2019 national convention was mentioned.  2019 is the 50th anniversary of the NASA Apollo program and thus the award would be for any model of vehicles, aircraft, whatever related to the Apollo program.

      The status of the group build for the 2019 IPMS national convention was brought to the table.  For those who are involved in it, it is a work in progress.

      The build night is 20 August, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at The Deep Comic Book and Game Store.

Show and Tell 

Bruce O'Gorman - Completed 'Nomad' from "Star Trek"(TOS), mounted on it on a base. 1/35th scale Libyan Civil War gun trucks, BJ212 Chinese utility mounting 105MM recoiless  rifle; Toyota Hilux truck mounting 14.5MM Anti-Aircraft Gun, figures for vehicles are still WIP.  1/72nd scale OV-1A, old kit, was obtained through E-bay($10).  

Ken Denza - 1/25th scale Lindburg 1940 Ford Coupe, wired engine, chassis is modified, wheels are aftermarket, paint is Tamiya chrome yellow.  1/25th scale AMT Coors Nascar, Bill Elliot, wired engine, fuel lines and oil lines are fabricated, seat belts added, fuel gas hose and vent fabricated, Tamiya red+white paint.

Blake Parker - 1/72nd (Paper) Blue Origin New Shepard.  First model of this craft  Blake has found outside of 3d printing that is widely available of this subject.

Jerry Slaughter - U.S.S. Ceepheus, W.I.P. - Hull completed, basic deck color started, using paint from Tru-Color. This is a WW2 Attack Transport that Jerry is completing as a tribute for a friend.

Phil Cassibey - 1/48th scale Kitty Hawk SU-34 'Fullback'.  It's a beast!!!!

Mark Saunders - 1/48th scale Airfix P-40B and 1/48th scale HAS P-40E.  Work in progress, cockpits installed, resin seats, and Ed Zoom details.  















Monday, July 9, 2018

July Meeting Minutes

       The July meeting of HPMS was called to order at 7:00 P.M., 2 July.  There were 12 Attendees.  The meeting minutes of the June meeting were read noting corrections E-mailed to members by the chapter president.  The minutes were approved by the membership.

Old Business

       The subject of a club pin was brought to the floor.  This is still open as Tom Clark has not had a chance to research the matter.

       Trophies for the 2018 chapter show and contest was discussed.  The alternate vendor that was mentioned by Skip has not been researched.  This did not seem to be a pressing issue as we still have the vendor we used in 2017 available and short turn-around time would not be a problem.  There was mention regarding the design and material for 'Best of Show' trophies.

       The chapter did not participate in Hamacom this year as we were not contacted by that event.

New Business

       The matter of preparations for the 25 August show and contest was discussed.  Basically an inventory of supplies for the show will be conducted replenished as required.  The usual SOP is in place, set-up will be Friday, 24 August beginning at 1: P.M. at the JC Building.  A recent E-mail indicated that we had 55 tables sold.  The question of the insurance certificate from the national IPMS was broached, but that should arrive shortly before the show date.

      The subject of support for the IPMS chapter in Porto Rico brought up.  There appeared to be some question as to whether we did opt to send a donation.

      The July build night will be 16 July. 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at The Deep Comic Book and Game store.

Show & Tell

Tom Clark - 1/48th scale Tamiya British 7 ton armored car, with brass details and solder wire for the lights; and one lesson - always research the subject before you start to cut parts off.  1/24th scale Fujimi garage tool set w/ walls and windows - bonanza of parts.

Andy Brezinski - 1/24th scale 1972 Chevy Cheyenne pick-up truck, slow going, just the engine completed so far.

Jerry Slaughter - 1/48th scale Academy F4U-1D Corsair.  Replica of the aircraft that 'Pappy' Boyington' was photographed in.  He never actually flew this particular aircraft according to various articles.

Charles Segab - 1/35th scale Dragon Panzer IIC., built out of box.  Started while deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 - finished  2018 - about time.

Barb Denza - 1/25th scale Revell 1949 Mercury Station Wagon. Status is work in progress - Lots of aftermarket parts.

Ken Denza - 1/25th scale Revell 1941 Willys.  Tamiya black paint.  Added fuel line, wired alternator, ,wired battery, seat belts, and fabricated oil line from oil pan to oil filter.  Also micro nitro aluminum wheels, aluminum drive shaft, and aluminum steering column.  1/25th scale 1939 Ford Tudor sedan. Tamiya Racing Blue paint.  Added fuel line, traction bars, and wired alternator and electric fan. Chassis is from Ford Courier pick-up truck.  Polished aluminum drive shaft.  




















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