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Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers
New Bern, NC
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Last Update: 11 Aug 2017

 
Our next meeting is an extended Build Meeting,
11am-3pm, Saturday, 19 August 2017 -- details here.


2017 Calendar Extract

South Carolina Modelers Fall Contest,
21 Oct, Cokesbury UMC, North Charleston, SC.
RDUCON 2017,
11 Nov, Wake Tech Community College, Raleigh, NC.

Go to our Calendar for more details and events.


If you are a modeler in Eastern North Carolina, come visit us.
About Us & our Meeting Info

 
Other items

None. Any comments or suggestions are always welcome.

John R, Webbie ...

 

Chapter Newsletter

15 Jul 2017 Meeting

Attendance:  Mark Dice, Andy Fulcher, Jim Harriett, David Mohr, John Ratzenberger, and Jay Roig.

IPMS Business:  

-- Region 12 August newsletter: PDF, click here.

-- The slides from the 2017 Annual Business Meeting in Omaha: PDF, click here.

Chapter Business:  

We have paid for another year here at GUMC.

*** NOTE: GUMC will have a Vision Clinic here in September, so we will move our meeting to 23 September. ***

We talked about a 2018 Contest. No decision yet.

The Interesting Stuff:  

Jim Harriett has been working at the Guns of History series from Model Expo, all white-netal kits which take a lot of clean-up. He has finished the 12-pdr Napoleon and it really looks sharp - both basic construction and finish plus the weathering. He and has the 3in Ordnance Gun and 10-pdr Parrott in progress and also brought along the Verlinden 32-pdr which he will make into a Fort Mason display. Leaping forward from the ACW JIm has a tractor to work on.

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David Mohr with another rare find -- a CMK HO scale Feisler Storch, a resin kit.

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John Ratzenberger snagged the Eduard 1/72 Sopwith Schneider from E-bay; a nice kit but it is a wartime version not the racing version. A little digging around in his Aeromodeller collection brought out the Christmas 1961 edition with an article and scale drawings. A bit more digging surfaced an Airframe vacuform kit from the stash, which is the racing version. Subsequent to all this a friend with similar interests sent an extract from a book with a period photo that shows the underwing markings in Aeromodeller and the Airframe kit are incorrect. A project seems in the offing.

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The End: See you next meeting.
 

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