Monday, December 9, 2019

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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