Saturday, July 1, 2017

June Meeting Minutes

The June meeting of the HPMS was held on 5 June 20017 and was called to order at 7:00 P.M.  There were 12 attendees.

Old Business

    The subject trophies for this years model show and contest was brought up with the idea of an alternate style of trophy to last years paper awards.  The idea of a medallion type of award with a case was mentioned.  This would be similar to the type of award used at the Murfreesboro.  There also the idea of making our own awards utilizing a 3D printer.  But there was some question as to whether the quantity of trophies we need could be produced on the printer and questions regarding the cost of materials.  The time factor was brought up as a decision will have to be made at the July meeting.  Tom Clark volunteered to research this subject.

     There have been more vendor table reservations but no numbers were mentioned.  Tom Clark needs to know the number of tables so he can generate to table set up map.

     Kits for the show raffle were discussed.  Due to the time factor obtaining prizes for the raffle is a priority.

     The situation of people removing their models from the contest tables before the placing of the ward for the model was mentioned.  As the layout of the JC Building does not allow for the model display area to be closed off during judging it was decided that friendly reminders to not disturb the judges while they are doing their work and to please leave the models on the table so that the award can be placed with them would suffix.

    Inventory of operational assets for the show is still open.

    The subject of sponsoring a trophy package for the IPMS National Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2019 is to be tabled.

    The subject of sponsoring a trophy package for the IPMS National Convention in Omaha, Nebraska has been dropped. Two members of HPMS have made efforts to contact the listed POC for the convention but there have been no replies from that individual. 

New Business

   The chapter has been contacted by the Hamacon presenters to manage the 'Make & Take' the Saturday afternoon of the gathering.  The chapter has a few kits left from last years function and has ordered more.  We will not have a table at the Hamacon this year.  The matter was discussed and it was decided that the ROI, new members, to HPMS, was not yielding the desired results.

   The July meeting of HPMS will be held on 3 July, 2017.  While this is the  Monday prior to the Fourth of July the membership felt that for consistency we would stay with the first Monday of the month. 

Show and Tell

 M.E. Mueller - 1/25th scale 1978 4 WD pickup.  Replacement engine is from the 'Mod Box' and is also replacing the wheels and tires.  There will be more mods coming.


Andy Brezinski - A box of aircraft models, mostly 1/48th scale, from childhood, 'They still exist'.  Also a 1/25th scale "Super Boss" truck kit and a 1/25th scale "Papa Truck" Kenworth Aerodyne.




Trevor Bennett - 1/35th scale M-1A1 AIM Abrams tank.  This is part of Thunder Run Museum project for the 3rd Inf Div.  The tank is modeled after tank C-33 "Call to Arms".



Ed Kiker - Brought in a box of wood, mainly tree branches, that were in rather interesting condition due to exposure to the elements, would make good components in a diorama.


Tom Clark - Maschinen Kreiger kits, Nadesico resin vs injection kit.  12 'capsule' Mak suits in 1/35th scale various types.  These are a 'grab bag' offering, and some 1/20th scale figures for MaK.







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