Sunday, April 29, 2018

April Meeting Minutes

    The April 2018 meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:00 P.M. on 2 April.  11 members were in attendance.

Old Business

      The subject of  model model kits for the organization Help Heal Veterans was discussed.  The problem was that the mailing address for the organization was not known by Ed, who had the kits.  The mailing address has been E-mailed to him and the kits will be mailed to the organization.

      The discussion continued on the change over from Yahoo groups to Google groups.  One of the topics mentioned was that some chapter members had not received the invitation required to be placed on google groups for HPMS.  Tom Clark said it appeared that all the HPMS members were signed into google groups.  I did send Tom an E-mail asking as to where I should post the meeting minutes and his reply was to post them to both yahoo groups and google groups.  He did send me the link for google groups.

New Business

      Phil Cassibry informed the members present that had been contacted by an individual asking about the disposal of a large number of 1/48th scale military vehicle models and various scale figure sets. Phil agreed to take these and will bring to the meeting for members to look at.

      There was brought to our attention by IPMS national the use of risers for the model display tables.  Apparently there have been some complaints that the elevated tables make it difficult for individuals in wheelchairs and children to view the models.  We have used table risers at recent shows and have not had problems, just had to caution people not to lean on the tables.  Based on the notes I took at the meeting it appears this is an open question as to our use of them in our 2018 show.

      The subject of an update to the chapter membership roster was brought to the floor.  This was generated by a comment made during the discussion on being invited into HPMS at google group.  According to Tom Clark the last update was in 2015, but as new people came in their names were added to the roster.

      The May 2018 meeting for HPMS will be 7 May at 7:00 P.M.  The May 2018 Build Night will be 21 May at 6:00 P.M.

Show & Tell

Bruce O'Gorman - 1/24th scale 30' Coupe Rust Bucket (WIP); Nomad (TOS) (WIP); 1/72nd scale Apollo 27 (Klingon "QIA Vagh).  Lots of spray painting, working on HSV and Chattanooga shows.

Andy Brezinski - 1/25th scale '99' Chevy Silverado pick-up, OOB - Almost done.

Bill Nichols - 1/72nd scale Academy SR-71 Blackbird "Charlie's Problem", built to explore black basing paint methods. Includes Wolfpack resin exhausts, Metallic Details grids, and Eduard PE.  Nose gear bay is scratch rebuild.

Scott Jeffery - 1/48th scale Mig 21PF; 1/44th scale Italian sub; 1/44th scale Russian sub and 1/350th scale Natara. Mig was the Revell kit kitbashed with Academy Mig-21 Kit, new cockpit, intake configuration, drop tanks, and ntail pipe.

Phil Cassibry - British Armor Camo Books and 1/48th scale MK-52-3 Aerial Mines.  British armor camo books by expert Mike Starmer.  Three books British Army Colours in NW Europe 1936-1945, Caunter Scheme Alamein & After 1942-1943, Sicily & Italy 1943-195.  Shapeways 3-d printed 1/48th MK-52-3 Aerial Mines used on Haiphong Harbor raid May 1972, Operation Pocket Money.

Ed Maslin - 1/24th scale towing & recovery semi made from assorted give bomb semi trucks - scraps.

Tom Clark - Macross Elysion space craft.  This is the same style of kit we built at last Hamacon, detailing with paint and washes.  1/20th scale MA.K Snake Eye, mounted on base for Anniston.  Engraved styrene sheet to represent a ship hull.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Anniston "Phantom Phlashers" Show, 6 April 2018

Several of the club members went down to Anniston AL for the IPMS Birmingham "Phantom Phlashers" show. See the link below for my photo album.

March Meeting Minutes

      The March 2018 meeting of HPMS was called to order on 5 March at 7:-00 P.M.   There were 11 attendees.

Old Business

      A motion was made and seconded that the kit HPMS will use for the group build for the 2019 IPMS National Convention will be the Pegasus Hobbies 1/72nd scale Apollo 27.

      Regarding kits for the Help Heal Veterans organization, it was mentioned that kits were collected and that one of our members took them to be shipped.  That individual was not at the meeting so no further status is known.

      Per Tom Clark, the art work for 2018 show and contest has been accomplished, we have flyers and some will taken to the  Anniston show and contest.  The contest page should be accomplished by the end of the week.

New Business

      Tom Clark brought to the floor that we are having problems with Yahoo Groups function that we are on.  The one noticeable problem is the calendar function that shows chapter meetings and build night.  There was discussion and among the items mentioned was going to a Goggle group site.  There was mention that the Goggle calendar function may also have problems.  The idea of the input of a manual calendar was mentioned.  Tom Clark said he would explore the Goggle calendar.

     The discussion turned to our 2018 show and contest.  The notice in Fine Scale Modeler  magazine discussed as was a time to look at what supplies for the show would needed.  These tasks were placed in a 2 to 3 month time frame prior to the show.

     The March 'Build Night' will be on 19 March, 6:00 P.M., at 'The Deep' game and comic book store.


      In the meeting minutes for the February meeting I said that fee for the JC building for our 2018 show and contest had been submitted to the building management.  I was, via E-mail, corrected by Skip, the fee has not been accomplished.

Show and Tell

Tom Clark - 1/48th scale Hondajet, a civilian type executive aircraft, kit is made by Ebbro; 1/35th scale "Bishop" dropship by Industria Mechanika; 1/35th scale "Space Pawns by Industria Mechanika; Completed 1/35th scale AFS MkI and SAFS Maschinen Krieger suits; "Danboru" Ma.K. style robot.

Andy Brezinski - Aftermarket wheels for GMC 4 x 4 truck and a detail detail set for Revell Bronco, all 1/24 scale.

Dan Thompson - Sgt. S'Rock: Major conversion using the AMT C3PO kit as the base, but lots of scratch built parts.

Bruce O'Gorman - New project in process: Star Trek TOS Nomad Probe,  WIP: "Over the Hill" 30' Model 'A' Coupe (rusted), Painted bases for each, determined final concept for "Over the Hill";  Primed, puttied, and sanded. Nomad, added antenna extension. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February Meeting Minutes

     The February 2018 meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:00 P.M. on 5 February.  There were 12 attendees.  The meeting was officiated by Dave as Andy, our president is recuperating from the flu.

Old Business

     There has been no response from the Phoenix Chapter of IPMS regarding our request to sponsor trophy packages.  The comment was made that it appears the Phoenix Chapter is late in establishing a convention website.

     A report was made on the January 2018 chapter swap meeting, some transactions took place and six people attended.

New Business

     The date for Hamacon has not been determined and the chapter role in this function has not been set.  As in past dealings with this function we have the information sent the chapter at a later date.

     The application for a business license for our 2018 show and contest has been submitted and Dave will monitor that process.

     The fee for use of the JC building for our 2018 show and contest has been given to the JC building management

     The art work for the show and contest flyers has yet to accomplished, Tom Clark is the POC for this. Flyers can be found here.

     A new function has been opened at Lowe Mill with a media room, 3D printer, and wood carving equipment.  As with a previous establishment of this nature located in Madison there is a graduated membership fee.  The establishment is called the 'New Librarian'.

Show and Tell

    Martin Burkey - Bandai 1/72 scale Millennium Falcon, Shapeways Romulan Warbird, Model Art NF-104A conversion and a Ugh Models 1/2500 scale Ivaiex Warbird.

     Phil Cassibry - Zoukei Mura 1/48 scale F-4C Phantom, Furball Aero Design Decals Sheet No. 48-032.  This sheet has the markings for F-4C number 64-0693 credited with the 1st confirmed USAF Mig kill of the Vietnam War.  Color scheme is ADC Gray over White.

     Bruce O'Gorman - Purple UFO with strobe light and "over the hill" Ford Model 'A' Coupe.  The Model 'A' is a 'work in progress'.

     M. E. Mueller - 1/35 scale Tamiya M-4 Sherman Tank, modified return rollers, carries earlier type track, modified gun mount from M-34A1 mount to earlier M-34 for an aftermarket turret.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

December Meeting Minutes

    The December 2017 meeting of the HPMS was called to order at 7:00 P.M. on 4 December 2017.  There were 11 attendees.

Old Business

    There has been no reply from the Phoenix Arizona chapter of IMPS regarding our request for specific categories to sponsor for trophy packages as part of the 2018 IPMS national convention.  As it stands as of now our request for specific categories is on record.

    There was continued discussion regarding a group build for the 2019 IPMS national convention that is going to be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The general view was that while 2019 may seem like long way away we should make a decision now on a subject area.  There were numerous ideas brought to the floor  with various criteria attached.  This will be discussed in detail in a further E-mail to be sent out.

    The official contest notice has been approved and posted to the calendar on the IPMS/USA website and an E-mail was sent out by Skip reflecting this.

    The election of chapter officers was completed and Andy Brezinski is our chapter president with Tom Clark as vice president.

New Business

     Through Dan the chapter was contacted by a group based in California.  The name of this function is Help Heal Veterans: Therapeutic Craft Kits.  Based on their correspondence they obtain and then distribute to various organizations that deal with veterans with physical injuries and psychological problems caused by PTSD, TBI, and related problems.  They are asking for model kits are not opened, still in the clear wrapping.  The decision was made to collect some kits to send to this function. The idea was brought forward to buy some kits out of the chapter funds.  After further discussion it was decided to have the January swap meeting and see if any kits could be obtained from that, further fleshing out of the donation to the function be decided after that.

    The annual HPM

S dinner will be on 5 January, 2018 with start time at 6:30 P.M.  The location is El Coyote Mexican Restaurant across from Bridge Street.

     The January 2018 meeting will be our annual swap meeting and will be on 8 January.  This is the second Monday of the month as the first Monday of January is New Years Day.  The Build Night will be on 15 January, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Show & Tell

Dan Thompson - WIP, conversion of the Pegasus Mercury 9 kit to make it a space ship from the comic book series Ministry of Space.

Jerry Slaughter - Monogram 1/24th scale Dodge Charger, basically a learning project.  Built to experiment with salt chipping, used Bare Metal Foil for window trim, and bleach to strip chrome finish off of certain parts.

Bruce O'Gorman - WIP, 1/72nd scale World War I British tanks and soldiers. Battle of Cambrai, 20 Nov - 7 Dec 1917. Grandfather served in World War I, World War I centennial.

Phil Cassibry - 1/48th scale ZouKei-Mura F-4J Phantom.  Model will be in the markings Marine VMFA-333 Shamrock 201.  Aircraft operated by the only all Marine crew credited with a MIG kill during the Vietnam War. 

Andy Brezinski - Further work on his 1999 Chevy Silverado truck cab, it is polished

M. E. Mueller - 1/35th scale Tamiya M3A5 medium tank.  Changed road wheels and tracks, kit parts totally wrong, other modifications made.

A Last Note

      The government disposes of excess material by various means with some items going to state, county, and municipal agencies.  The attached picture is of a Carrier, Cargo, Fully Tracked, M-548 that was obtained by state forest service and modified for fire fighting functions.  AFV Club makes a 1/35th scale model of the M-548.  Now, should some armor modeler be able to obtain further photos of this vehicle and even obtain the plans that were accomplished to modify this M-548 this would make for an interesting model.  Even better take the modified and completed model show/contest and wait for person to say that a M-548 like that never existed.  You catch my drift!  

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Murfreesboro Photos

Some photos of the IPMS Mid-Tenn contest in November can be found below. I didn't get to the model cars before they closed the room for judging.

HPMS Calendar