Old BusinessThe 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 BusinessThe 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 TellKen 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.