Old BusinessThe subject of model model kits for the organization Help Heal Veterans was discussed. The problem was that the mailing address for the organization was not known by Ed, who had the kits. The mailing address has been E-mailed to him and the kits will be mailed to the organization.
The discussion continued on the change over from Yahoo groups to Google groups. One of the topics mentioned was that some chapter members had not received the invitation required to be placed on google groups for HPMS. Tom Clark said it appeared that all the HPMS members were signed into google groups. I did send Tom an E-mail asking as to where I should post the meeting minutes and his reply was to post them to both yahoo groups and google groups. He did send me the link for google groups.
New BusinessPhil Cassibry informed the members present that had been contacted by an individual asking about the disposal of a large number of 1/48th scale military vehicle models and various scale figure sets. Phil agreed to take these and will bring to the meeting for members to look at.
There was brought to our attention by IPMS national the use of risers for the model display tables. Apparently there have been some complaints that the elevated tables make it difficult for individuals in wheelchairs and children to view the models. We have used table risers at recent shows and have not had problems, just had to caution people not to lean on the tables. Based on the notes I took at the meeting it appears this is an open question as to our use of them in our 2018 show.
The subject of an update to the chapter membership roster was brought to the floor. This was generated by a comment made during the discussion on being invited into HPMS at google group. According to Tom Clark the last update was in 2015, but as new people came in their names were added to the roster.
The May 2018 meeting for HPMS will be 7 May at 7:00 P.M. The May 2018 Build Night will be 21 May at 6:00 P.M.
Show & TellBruce O'Gorman - 1/24th scale 30' Coupe Rust Bucket (WIP); Nomad (TOS) (WIP); 1/72nd scale Apollo 27 (Klingon "QIA Vagh). Lots of spray painting, working on HSV and Chattanooga shows.
Andy Brezinski - 1/25th scale '99' Chevy Silverado pick-up, OOB - Almost done.
Bill Nichols - 1/72nd scale Academy SR-71 Blackbird "Charlie's Problem", built to explore black basing paint methods. Includes Wolfpack resin exhausts, Metallic Details grids, and Eduard PE. Nose gear bay is scratch rebuild.
Scott Jeffery - 1/48th scale Mig 21PF; 1/44th scale Italian sub; 1/44th scale Russian sub and 1/350th scale Natara. Mig was the Revell kit kitbashed with Academy Mig-21 Kit, new cockpit, intake configuration, drop tanks, and ntail pipe.
Phil Cassibry - British Armor Camo Books and 1/48th scale MK-52-3 Aerial Mines. British armor camo books by expert Mike Starmer. Three books British Army Colours in NW Europe 1936-1945, Caunter Scheme Alamein & After 1942-1943, Sicily & Italy 1943-195. Shapeways 3-d printed 1/48th MK-52-3 Aerial Mines used on Haiphong Harbor raid May 1972, Operation Pocket Money.
Ed Maslin - 1/24th scale towing & recovery semi made from assorted give bomb semi trucks - scraps.
Tom Clark - Macross Elysion space craft. This is the same style of kit we built at last Hamacon, detailing with paint and washes. 1/20th scale MA.K Snake Eye, mounted on base for Anniston. Engraved styrene sheet to represent a ship hull.