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|Posted: 08 Mar 2016|
The Old Dominion Open was Feb 27. A couple of us did go. The Richmond folks did their usual great job. Who needs a groundhog ceremony when ODO is the first sign of spring hereabouts. Don't have any stats for attendees or models or any pix, but it was a good time.
See you next meeting which is a Regular Meeting, noon-2pm, Saturday, 19 Mar -- details here.
Minutes: MEETING DATE
Members Attending: Andy Fulcher, Joe Gray, Jim Harriett, John Ratzenberger, Jay Roig, Stephen Willgohs.
And, of course, better halves: Pat Fulcher, Alice Gray, Annette Ratzenberger,
Our February meeting was a build meeting; but with lots going on elsewhere attendance was a bit sparse.
Apologies for any brevity or errors, I seem to have misplaced my notes from the meeting - my bad.
IPMS: No news.
AMPS: No news.
Chapter display at AMPS, April.
Still a GO; we'll sort out any details at the March meeting. Pat & Annette have volunteered to table sit, if they have nothing better to do. Reminder, if you are bringing models for display, I need some background info to make up display cards.
The Interesting Stuff:
Stephen Willgohs, our newest member, brought a Tamiya SdKfz251-11 (?). He is not only working on his basic construction and airbrush skills but has also started detailing interiors with spare parts, sprue, and such. He is moving along quite quickly.
Jim Harriett starts work on the venerable Tamiya 88mm Flak gun, while Jay Roig supervises.
Andy Fulcher brought his ICM 1/24 Opel Convertible back to work on, but mostly explain how he modified the hood to be correct.
Andy and Joe Gray also did a kit swap -- not one for one, but part by part. What they did was take two AMT truck kits and re-arrange the parts to get two different kits by year, engine, and body style. It was interesting watching and listening to them work.
John Ratzenberger brought 3 recent completions. The horse and wagon is exactly that - the Resicast 1/35 British WW1 General Service Wagon Mk.X, done as an AMPS review which you can see here. The submarine is the Mikr Mir 1/350 kit of the British WW1 K-class submarine, done for an online "Blitzbau" 24-hour GB. You can see the online build here.
|The Wnite Ensign 1/700 Flower Corvette was used to make a "CD" "Compact Diorama" as part of an Group Build. A sub-goal was to match the diorama to the CD title, in this case Pete Seeger's "Where Have All the Flowers Gone". The kit was slightly modified to portray a Canadian Flower, HMCS Sackville, which is the last Flower. You can see the online build here.|
|And lastly, John brought 2 different kits of a German WW2 Flak-Lighter he is just starting on. These will be part of a display by the Coastal Command SIG at the IPMS(UK) Scale Model World 2016. John needed to build two of these in 1/350 scale but the only kit is an old resin one by White Ensign, which he found, so the other one will be a card model scaled down from 1/200.|
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