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.


November Meeting Minutes

 The November meeting of HPMS was called to order  7:00 P.M. on 6 November, 2017.  There were 15 members in attendance.

Old Business

    The HPMS has submitted the request for the categories that we would like to sponsor trophy packages for in the IPMS National Convention at Phoenix, Arizona.  As of this meeting we have not received a reply from convention contact as whether the categories we would like to sponsor are available.

    The idea of a group build for the 2019 IPMS National Convention was opened to further discussion, but the decision was made to table this subject till December meeting.

New Business

     The observation was made that the January 2018 meeting of HPMS will fall on New Years Day 2018.  There was minor discussion and the decision was made to move the January 2018 meeting to 8 January, 2018.

     The chapter renewal to the national IPMS is due with the certification the HPMS have at least five IPMS national members this was determined and the renewal certification will be submitted to IPMS National.

     The subject of a donation to Toys for Tots was brought forward.  The amount of the donation was $300.00.  This was voted on and approved by the chapter members. 

     The task of nominating individuals for the officer positions in the chapter for 2018 was accomplished.  The individuals in the positions of secretary and treasurer have volunteered to remain in those positions for 2018.  The positions of president and vice president were open for nominations.  Andy Brezinski was nominated for president and Tom Clark was nominated for vice president.  Formal voting will take place at the December meeting.

     The subject of a special category for our 2018 show and contest was brought to the floor.  There were four subject areas discussed, 'hypothetical', '1918', 'Alabama Bicentennial', and 'Over the Hill'.  After further discussion it was decided that 'Over the Hill' would be the special category.  Further details regarding this category will be disseminated.

Show and Tell

Ed Maslin - 1/25th scale 1932 Ford hot rod.  Urethane finish, copper color paint and then a clear coat.

Bruce O'Gorman - 1/25th scale 1930 Ford Model 'A' Sedan.  This kitbashed from a '30 Ford coupe, '31 Ford Woody, and a '31 Rat Rod.  Bruce brought this to an earlier meeting as 'work in progress'.

Andy Bresinski - 1/25th scale 1999 Chevy Silverado.  This a 'work in progress', chassis and interior complete, the body is painted and ready to be polished out.

Eli Geher - 1/144th scale Japanese Mitsubishi 'Betty' bomber.  This is being built as a 'Betty' transport in the 'surrender' markings.

Michael King - Numerous 1/72nd scale aircraft models.  Digital F/A-18E, digital markings for the Kestrels VF CO Bird.  Also an A-26, FB-4B, and three Huey Cobras in various color schemes and markings.

Martin Burkey - 3D printed NASA SLS, this is a project for work.  Also three kits, a Meng F-35, Anigrand SR-91 Aurora, and a Bandai Red Tail.

Tom Clark - 1/35th scale Maschinen Krieger Suit, weathering of the suit completed.  Two 1/20th scale figures by Plamax, Soviet and British "military girls". 

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