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. 

HPMS Calendar