Houston Library Displays

A note from Vince Barrale, our library display coordinator:

We have been officially invited back to diplay our talents at the downtown library over the summer. At this time I was offered all 4 cases and would like to preplan so that everyone can have their names and the titles of their works printed on cards. My initial plan is to separate our work by category per case. I will work out with the library which will be on which case.

1) Aircraft: All scales and eras, and dioramas
2) Armor: Military hardware, figures, and dioramas
3) Ships, all types and dioramas
4) Everything else: SciFi, Cars, Trains, etc

Please think about this as I work out details with the coordinator at the Library for dates and times. Immediately following Modelmania, I will be starting a list of participants and entries.


Vince Barrale

HobbyTown USA Houston Build Day Mar 28

HobbyTown has invited us to have a build day in the meeting room on Saturday, Mar 28. Vince Barrale and other club members will be there probably from 10:00 to 4:00 sniffing glue. (We’re not getting together specifically to sniff glue, it’s just a side effect of the assembly process. Most of us try to minimize the actual glue-sniffing – ed.) Hope to see some of you there completing those last models for the Modelmania contest.

HobbyTown is located at Highway 6 and Westheimer.

More March – raffles, paint booth

A couple of additional items from the March 2015 meeting:

HobbyTown is sponsoring another gift card drawing. Same as last month – if you were at the meeting, you received four tickets. Each week you can drop off one ticket (they’re color-coded) at the store. At the next month’s meeting, one ticket is drawn to win a gift card. You must be present to win, and we strongly encourage you to write your name on the ticket.

April is our quarterly contest/review where the new judging system will be used for the first time (i.e. splitting ‘competition’ and ‘review-only’ models.)

Corbett Legg brought a lightweight paint booth with integrated lighting to the meeting, but there wasn’t enough time for him to present it properly. His plans and instructions are here, as well as on our Articles page. There are other paint booth plans around on the internet, but the use of Gatorfoam and an itemized parts list make this one worth a look.