Our November 16 in-person meeting featured discussions about possible meeting themes for 2024, some of our favorite/essential modeling tools ranging from the luxe GodHand sprue cutters to the dependable great quality (and more affordable) Tamiya sprue cutters, to the the no-cost, multi-function straight-pin-taped-to-a-toothpick, double sided razor saws, and items in-between. Greg Aldi also reported on some hobby shops he recently visited in New York and Massachusetts, ranging from the bizarre and musty to the top tier. The meeting concluded with the inspection of projects members brought along for show and tell.
National Naval Aviation Museum Photo Tour
Tonight Brian Fowler presented on his recent visit to the newly reopened National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL. He and Shawn Hays stopped there in August on the way to the IPMS Nationals in San Marcos, TX.
The photos include views of many rare and historically significant aircraft including some great detail shots. Brian generously added additional notes to his presentation and shares it here in PDF format.
Show and Tell
IPMS/USA Hudson Valley Historical Miniatures Guild Show Photo Review
Several club members attended the HVHMG (aka "the Poughkeepsie show") on October 28, and enjoyed a laudable degree of contest success as well as shopping a rich offering of kits and supplies from vendors. Here's a gallery of contest table photos to give you an idea of the variety of fine modeling on display.
Just a few photos from the October in-person meeting, and while a bit sparsely attended because it was held just two days before the Poughkeepsie show, offered up interesting stuff to examine and discuss.
Author and journalist John Lancaster presents on his recently published book "The Great Air Race: Glory, Tragedy, and the Dawn of American Aviation".
Read more information about John's book including links for purchasing options on his website.
John also graciously allowed us share his presentation as a PDF - view or download it here.
Show and Tell Gallery
Meeting highlights included catching up with friends, a 3D printing demo by Len Pilhofer, and a show and tell session.
This meeting was pushed back one week to the second Thursday of August because members were traveling to the IPMS Nationals held during the first weekend of August.
Two Photo Presentations!
Show and Tell
This was our second in person meeting since the end of COVID. Here are a few shots of those members who could attend and of the projects they brought for show and tell.
Gundam+Plastic Models: A Gunpla Introduction
Make room on the contest tables, aircraft, armor, and car models!
Gundam is a burgeoning segment of our traditional modeling universe and guest speaker David Zweigel presented an introduction to Gunpla, including a brief historical overview of the origins and exponential growth of the Gundam modeling world, the basic categories of Gundam kit scales, and the differing levels of difficulty. The presentation also provides links to where you can find more information and purchase Gundam kits.
David graciously allowed us to share the PDF of his presentation which you can read/download here.
Members' Latest Projects
Online meetings held the first Thursday of the month. Next Zoom meeting will be 12/7/23.