May Meeting Announcement

Our May meeting will be held on Tuesday the 10th at 7pm at the Tracy Gee Community Center. Elections for officers are coming up, so be sure to attend if you’re interested. (Also if you want to make sure you don’t get appointed to something.) We’ll have a wrapup of Modelmania, and info on some upcoming events. Eaglequest and Scalefest are coming up in Dallas (well, Arlington), and RiverCon is in Shreveport. Comicpalooza and our display at the Houston Public LIibrary are here in town.

We plan on having Jeff Mills demonstrate snow camouflage for aircraft.

Another of Rick Cotton’s essays is on the Articles page.

If you’re interested in any of the above, show up!

Upcoming shows

I’m lazy, so here’s Tom’s email in case you deleted by accident or didn’t see it. (Links to all IPMS Region 6 shows are also available in the calendar on the right of the main IPMS-Houston page.)

Here are the shows for the next 2 months.

Here are the shows for May and June 2016

The Baton Rouge Show has been moved to September 3rd 2016.

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ModelMania 2016 Results

Here are the contest results of this year’s Modelmania. There were nearly 550 entries from 127 contestants, and since some of the entries were collections or dioramas, there were some 600 models on display. Every one of our 97 vendor tables was sold, and although there were a couple of no-shows, there was plenty of shopping going on.

Update: I’ve put both the results and Don’s article on a separate page, which you can find on the main Galleries page (in the menu above) and selecting the ‘Modelmania 2016’ link. There are photos, too! More photos will be added as I get them.

Contest results: ModelMania 2016 Awards

Don McFetridge provided an article on this year’s Theme Award (“Vintage Kits”, in case you’ve forgotten already) explaining the process used in selecting the winner. It’s also relevant to judging in general, and you can read it here: Modelmania Theme Award