Sunday, March 3, 2019

February Meeting Minutes

       The February 2019 meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:05 P.M., 4 February.  There were 15 attendees. The December 2018 were read and approved with corrections and additions submitted the chapter president noted.  There was no formal January 2019 meeting as January is the chapter's yearly swap meet.

Old Business

       Tom Clark mentioned that he not received a reply from IPMS national regarding the chapter renewal.

       Since our funds are in good shape it was decided that we allocate $800.00 to donate to charity functions such as 'Toys for Tots'.

       The subject of new banners for our chapter contest is still being pursued.

       During the course of the Chattanooga chapter show members of our chapter discussed with Chattanooga chapter officials the 'special category' criteria.  There was mention that our chapter will have to provide the trophy for this category, Tom Clark said he would do research on this.  There was the suggestion that we find a way to mention NASA during the presentation.

     The subject of our contest forms was brought up.  There were suggestions such as having a place to check for 'special category', eliminating the two piece form, basically giving entrants two forms to fill out, and redesigning to form such that the entrants name will be visible without having to move the model off the form.  The decision was that a copy of the current form will sent out via E-mail to chapter members to generate discussion.

       There will be flyers for our chapter show presented at Chattanooga during the IPMS National convention.  Our chapter show will shortly after the IPMS National and there was discussion about changing the show date.  The final decision was to leave our show date where it is at.

New Business

       The Atlanta figure modelers show is 15-17 February.

Show and Tell

Chuck Segars - 1/32nd scale Hasegawa P-47D. WIP, modeling the aircraft flown by Major Tices, ETO area of operations.

Bruce O'Gorman - 1/35th scale Tamiya Carrier, Command Post, Light, Tracked, M-577A3.  This modified from the Tamiya M-577A1 kit.  Scratch building interior.  This vehicle was an experimental hazmat response vehicle, prototype, at NASA Ames Research facility.  

1/35th scale Tamiya Carrier, Personnel,Full Tracked M-113A1.  Building this as a astronaut launch pad emergency escape vehicle.  This was used during the Apollo and space shuttle programs.

Ed Kiker - Scale UNK.  Four species of Hadrosaurus and one fantasy Hadrosaurus.  Only one kit of subject available, but nine species of the genus existed.  Main difference was in the shape of the head crest.

Scale UNK.  Flintsones' Flintmobile.  A break from 'real' modeling, felt I was doing too much.

Blake Parker - AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection, scale UNK.  Yes, I do build plastic every now and then.  Kit is a completely OOB with some after market decals.  On the Saturn V rocket, aluminum foil tape used to recreate insulation material on the engines.

Tom Clark - 1/72 scale Pegasus Apollo 27(group build).  Working on the cockpit and crew figures.  Robot, chipping paint.

M. E. Mueller - Cutiss H-81 Tomahawk.  Basic kit improved, radiators in the intake piece and rear vision cut out. More to come.

Curt Haskell - 1/25th scale 57/62 Corvette hybrid.  AMT 1957 Corvette front mated to a Revell 1962 Corvette rear.

Resin Realities robot kit, scale UNK, scratch building a rockt pack and weapons.

Alphie Onuszkanycz - Two new kits, 1/35th scale Dragon U.S. M-1120 THAAD aie defense system and 1/35th scale Hobby Boss Russian S-400 air defense system.

Andy Brezinski - Interior for his 1/25th scale 1972 Chevy pick-up is complete, looks good.

Skip Hassler - 1/700th scale French navy ironclad, resin and photo etch parts.

February build night will be 18 February, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at The Deep Game and Comic Book Store.   

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