Monday, December 9, 2019

December Meeting Minutes

The December, 2019 meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:05 P.M. on 2 December.  There were 14 attendees.  The minutes of the November, 2019 meeting were read and approved.

Old Business

  The search for a new meeting venue is continuing.  Basically, questions of fees and distance for members are items of consideration.

   The allocation of $500.00 to a charity is still being pursued.  There was the suggestion of donation to the veterans memorial museum among other considerations.

   The position of vice president for the chapter was addressed.  Bruce O'Gorman was nominated for the vp position and, with no opposition, was voted to the vp position.  Congratulations Bruce.

New Business

   The HPMS holiday dinner will be held at the El Coyote restaurant in Madison on 10 January, 2020.  The event will begin at 6:30 P.M.

   The question was raised as to whether an inquiry had been made to the JC Building facility about available dates for our yearly show and contest.  I have not checked with Dave, my plan is to visit the JC Building on Monday and see where we stand.

   The December 'build night' will be 16 December, 6:00 P.M. to 8: P.M. at The Deep Comic Book and Game Store.

Show and Tell   

Andy Brezinski - 1/12th scale 2010 Ford Shelby GT 500 Mustang.  Cut doors out and fabricated door jambs.

Bill Nichols - 1/48th scale Zoukei - Mura F-4J Phantom.  In progress - Cockpit and fuselage assembled. Added GT-resin seamless intakes and Aires resin afterburner cans and nozzles.

Bruce O'Gorman - Small scale USS Discovery and USS Shenzou from 'Star Trek' series.  These are straight builds (OOB).  1/35th scale Tamiya M-561 'Gamma Goat'. Scratch building building plywood (Sheet plastic) shelter of tactical operations center.  Also adding resin cabin cover.  Paint work to take place when weather warms up.  The M-561 was part of Task Force Bayonet, a "jump" T.O.C. circa 1984.

Blake Parker - 1/72nd scratch built Magellan Venus Orbiter.  Built Magellen spacecraft from scratch as payload for 4D Vision shuttle orbiter.  Main body built from a "For Sale" sign and struts built from Evergreen plastic rods of various diameters.  Cut high gain antenna was built from plastic Christmas ornament.  Model is based on 1/48th scale papernkit that was scaled down and traced onto plastic sheet.  I do not typically build in plastic, so this was a bit of a stretch for me.


E. Kyker - 1/1 scale lichen that he found while hiking. This can be rejuvenated and used in dioramas.

November Meeting Minutes

The November 2019 meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:05 P.M., 4 November.  There were 14 attendees.  The meeting minutes of the October meeting were read and approved.

Old Business

The subject of a different venue to conduct the chapter's monthly meetings was continued.  A member of the chapter is looking into Hobby Lobby.  He was not at this months meeting, but he did inform another member that there has not been progress on this front.  There were other venues discussed, Straight to Ale, Campus 805, others.  The subject of fees to use a new venue was brought up, but the general consensus was that the chapter could sustain the cost.  The decision was made to continue the search for a new venue.

The matter of donations of model kits to veterans groups that help veterans with PTSD was discussed.  Basically, there has been no movement on this subject.  I have talked with David Carney and he has suggested we contact 'Still Serving Veterans'.

New Business

There was discussion regarding the chapter's Christmas season donations to charities.  The final decision was that the chapter would allocate $1,000.00.  This donation amount will be divided with $500.00 given to Toys for Tots, with the remaining $500.00 given to a charity to be determined. 

The subject of election of chapter officers was brought to the floor.  Basically, Andy Brezinski will remain President, I will remain Secretary, and Dave Lanteigne will remain as Treasurer.  The post of chapter Vice President was not decided.  In conjunction with elections renewal of the chapter charter was mentioned.  A count was taken and there are enough IPMS National members to maintain our status.

The movie "They Shall Not Grow Old" is going to be shown again in Huntsville on 7 December.  A request that a chapter 'movie night' be scheduled for that day was brought forward.  Tom Clark asked that those wishing to attend thye showing let him know.

The November Build Night will be 18 November, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Deep Game and Comic Book Store.

Show and Tell   


Andy Brezinski - 'Browns Tailgate Party'  1/25th scale 1972 Cheyenne pickup truck, mostly box stock with ignition wires added.  The smoker trailer is scratch built, this included plastic shapes and PVC pipe.






Trevor Bennett - 1/35th scale M1A2C.  The basic kit is from RFM and was an M1A2V2.  3D printer parts were added to include updated MILES simulators and additional turret frontal armor.


Ed Kiker - Evolution of Elephants in plastic kit skeletons.  With little change in body but major changes in the tusks. He is doing a set of 7 elephant evolution skeletons.


Martin Burkey - 1/48th scale Eduard P-51D Mustang, 1/48th scale AMK F-14D and Super Star Destroyer from the Star War movies.

Chuck Segar - 1/32nd scale Hasegawa P-47D.  First try at bare metal finish, scratch added details on landing gear and cockpit.  The markings and paint work is of an aircraft flown by Major Tice.





Bill Nichols - 1/72nd Special Hobby Douglas Skyrocket.  This was built for an on line group, "The Year You Were Born". On 19 November, 1953 Scott Crossfield broke Mach 2 in the Douglas Skyrocket.  I was born a few weeks later.  1/48th scale Zoukei-Mura F-4J Phantom.  A beautifully engineered kit.  I started this last weekend and have just completed the highly-detailed cockpit. 

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