The August 2019 meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:10 P.M. on 5 August. There 19 attendees. The minutes of the July 2019 meeting were read and approved.
The IPMS national convention people asked for the use of our 'Do Not Touch' table signs. This will be done with one of our members volunteering to take to convention a couple of days before and other chapter members returning them to Huntsville. There was also the reminder to take flyers for our show to the convention. We have been informed that the convention will take care of the special awards.
The chapter was informed that the check for the use of the Jaycees Building was delivered today to the building staff. The proof of insurance form will presented to the Jaycees building staff on the day of the show. The shortages for items that we use to conduct our show were noted. The items noted were raffle tickets, entry forms, table cover material, and judging forms. The final decision was that the required items will be procured after our chapter functionaries return from the IPMS national convention. The place awards will be circular, gold, silver, and bronze medals. Based on a conversation with the Jaycees building staff there are 120 rectangular and 16 round tables available. As of the this meeting 33 vendors tables have been purchased.
A motion was brought to the table to donate money to a veterans organization that assists in the recovery of military personnel who have PTSD. The motion was approved, the amount of the donation will be determined at a later meeting.
The placards for the models for the group build at the IPMS national convention were distributed to those taking their finished model to the convention.
The August 'Build night' will be 19 August, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., at the Deep Game and Comic Book store. The first part of the session will be used to catch up on our status just prior to the contest.
The 'build night' on 19 August was also used to finalize status on various items and table sales for our 2019 Show and contest. In addition the subject of the chapter meeting date for September was brought up. Due to the first Monday of September being Labor Day our chapter meeting will be held on Monday, 9 September with September 'build night' being on 16 September.
Show and Tell
Skip Hassler - 1/32nd scale Astronaut
Curt Haskell - 3D printed Mech Warrior, around 400 hours of printing time. Work-in-progress
Andy Brezinski - 1/72nd scale Apollo 27 Rocket car. IT's DONE! (Group Build Project)
Bill Nichols - 1/72nd scale Convair B-58 Hustler. Scratch Detailed interior and engine pods. Detailed landing gear and scratch built tail minigun. Added navigation position lights. Painted with AK Interactive Extreme Metal. He also brought his Apollo 27 entry, a diorama depicting the opening scene from "20 Million Miles to Earth".
Bruce O'Gorman - 1/35th scale USMC MRAP. Completed assembly still working decals and weathering, about finished. 1/35th scale Tamiya M151A2. Just started, paint and assembly. This M151 is from my Army days, will model with broken drive shaft. Finished the USSR Luna'Kond 4 hypothetical lunar probe.
Dan Thompson - his Apollo 27 entry, a model representing the sort of space ships described in 1950's juvenile SF works like Heinlein's "Space Cadet". And another Batmobile.
Robert Osborne - 1/350th (?) Millenium Falcon