The January meeting of the IPMS St. John’s Plastic Model Club was held last night.
In attendance we had Steve F, Steve R, Tony, Chris, Andy, Gary, Mike, and Dave.
There was approval from the members attending to pursue The IPMS St. John’s 2014 Plastic Model Show in October 2014.
Yes! We are starting planning on a show immediately, to be held in Oct. Date and location to be announced when confirmed.
So start pick out your kit, and get building!! And to quote Dave, “you need a base and a figure to really show it off!”
We are also going to start planning on a Club day for members only and we are looking at early June for that, more to come.
Speaking of Dave, he was elected to the position of club Vice-President for 2014. Congrats Dave and welcome aboard.
And the last piece of business, thank you all for remembering to pay your dues. J
The modeling portion of the evening brought out a number of kits by our members along with some interesting model related material.
Steve F. brought in three 1930’s period fighter aircraft. Steve was on a kick to paint yellow wing aircraft, and he finished his 707th model, the Brewster Buffalo, from VF-2 USS Lexington. That reminded him of another yellow wing he did, an early version of the F4 Wildcat, his #82 model. And that begot another Buffalo he had, but he says it is slightly larger than the other buffalo, so if has to be a bigger scale.
Chris brought in his completed M-42 Duster AA (Anti Aircraft). This is one of nine superb models that Chris has complete in 2013. His attention to detail and the detailed weathering is outstanding.
Andy brought in his complete RAF Chinook Helicopter. Andy is former RAF himself and we always ask a lot of questions about his time in the service. He was an airframe painter; he would paint the camouflage and all other details on the aircraft exterior. He has personally worked on RAF Chinooks before, so he has a wealth of knowledge on painting trivia, and is his own personal reference (and now ours) when it comes to modern RAF camo patterns and markings.
Next meeting, February 4, 2013
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