Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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.  















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