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We are a group of people who enjoy the hobby of plastic model building. Our members interests range from Aircraft, Automobiles, Ships, Figures, Armour, to Sci Fi. We have all skill levels from beginners to some pretty talented modellers, but we mainly meet to share our work, ideas, tips and techniques, and talk about modelling in general. Click View Profile to view email address - drop us a line!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

An update from Past President Ray

Ray sent me a few updates over the last few weeks. He does his hobnobbing around out West these days, lots of shows on the go out that way.

We all remember Ray as a talented figure painter and he sent us a few pics of his latest works. He has two projects here...

First one
"This is a figure I bought from John O"Reilley several years back. I replaced the head with an Ultracast resin one. Other than that it is from the box and 54mm. All painted with Vallejo acrylics. I also used a stay wet palate that Ian got for me, it keeps acrylics fresh for a long time and able to blend them better on the figure. I highly recomend the Vallejo line!"

Ray also worked on this vignette,
"Here is my latest work "On tthe Trail of Whiskey NWMP 1875-76. Its a Masterbox conversion."

Nice work Ray!
Keep the updates coming!!

Something a bit different.

Most of the club members know Bob A. He has shown his work at our shows in the past.

He is a master modeler of some distinction. He has published photos of his work on Hyperscale for years, you can see it all there if you know where to look. His forte is 48 scale aircraft.

I meet up with Bob every now and then for a chat, and he gets my club email updates when I send them out... And he is a follower of the website.
He sent some stuff along to me about six months ago to share with you guys, but I have to shamefully admit that I keep forgetting.

But no longer.
Bob gets great enjoyment out of presenting his work as opposed to building these days and that has taken his photography ambitions to a new place.

In his words
"This is the kind of thing I've been mostly doing for the last several years - the stuff isn't as crude as it used to be as I'm painfully mastering more Photoshop tools successfully.

Just started profile(s..?) of RCAF 442 Sqn. Mustang IVs - see where that leads.."

What follows are some graphic creations of Bob's.
Please have a look..

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Meeting Summary July 2, 2013

Hello Folks,

Small crowd this week, as expected for Summer, lots of things on the go I know. We had seven tonight.

Mike, Tony,  Steve F,  Steve R, Chris, and a long time member who has not been with us for a while, and we welcome him back, – Bert.

Let start off with what Bert brought in for us to see...
Anyone who has a few years under their belt will recognize what Bert brought in tonight. He has worked on this for a number of years, and finished it about a year ago.

The venerable PBY-5A, or as the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Newfoundland and Labrador Forestry Service know it, the Canso water bomber.

There was a bit of detailing that Bert had to do. The nose had to be revamped, with a bit of help from Steve F. Bert also had to rejig the wings to remove the fabric like surface on the trailing portion of the main section and replace it with something that looked like metal. (he replaced it with real metal, real thin metal J)  The real article had fabric to keep weight down for long distance recon, but as the Newfoundland Forestry Service found out, this fabric had to be replaced on a yearly basis to remain airworthy. At some point in the early 70’s they decided to metalize this portion of the wing cover. Bert also had to remove the side blisters and cover over the openings to conform to the body contour. He says that this was ther biggest challenge. Although much of it can’t be seen from the outside, there was a fair bit of detail on the inside, piping for the water, etc. The scoop on the bottom actually retracts. Nice job Bert, thanks for sharing this fine piece of work with us.

Steve F knew that Bert was bringing in his sea plane and brought some of his examples as well. He has his Kingfisher, Arado Ar 196, and Fairey Seafox. The seafox was deployed at a time whne they were used to track the Admiral Graf Spee early in WWII.

Chris is in the middle of building a few models so he brought in a progress work (JS-2) and a completed German Army Leopard. We hope to see his completed JS-2 at the next meeting.

That’s all for this month folks..

See you on August 13. Regatta Day is the Wednesday just after our regular meeting time, so we are moving the meeting out one week not to conflict with pre Regatta activities.

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Monday, 1 July 2013

Meeting Reminder - Tuesday July 2....

Our next meeting is tomorrow night...