The meeting last night included 20 persons attending bringing nearly a dozen very well done models and dioramas.
After five years as President, this was Richard Kern’s last meeting as official group leader and host. Richard first reviewed the events at last weeks Scalefest in Mesquite, TX. where those from Houston who went and entered the contest all won multiple awards, especially Richard, Tom Moon, and Vince Barrale. This was followed by a good discussion on Modelmania, what went right and what needs to be improved upon next year. As always, judging of the models, who judges, who Tom picks to be head judges, etc. got a lot of discussion.
Our May meeting will be held on Tuesday the 14th at the Tracy Gee Community Center. As usual, we start at 7pm and end at 9pm.
This month is election of officers. Current cadidates for elected positions are:
President: Tom Moon
Vice-President: Vince Barrale
Secretary: Boyd Waechter
We’ll also go over the ModelMania results and lessons learned, and start planning for next year’s show. We’ve also got a display at the Houston Public Library coming up in June, and a table at Comicpalooza over Memorial Day weekend. As always, if you have something you want to show off, bring it along!
Just passing along the news.
“Dear Donors and Supporters,
“After 4 1/2 long years of effort the Scale Model Exhibit is finished! In addition, I have received word from the Museum’s marketing director that the exhibit has officially been titled the “Warbirds and Warships Scale Model Gallery”.
“The official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Monday, May 27, (Memorial Day) at 10 a.m. aboard USS Lexington in Corpus Christi.”
- Randy Barnes
It’s done, we survived, and now I’ve got the official results (below). As far as I know, nobody was washed away in the flooding that hit during the awards ceremony.
We had a total of 458 entries from 114 modelers. Unless my memory fails me, the theme award (Between the Wars) was won by Rick Cotton for his IJN Akagi, and Best of Show went to Alexander Deleon for his Arial Dispatch Motorcycle.
Everything else is in the pdf file below. We’ll be adding a photo gallery when we get all the pictures collected and organized.
ModelMania 2013 Awards
Congratulations to all participants, and thank you to all the volunteers. Mark your calendars for April 26 2014 for next year’s show.
First up is ScaleFest 2013 at the Mesquite Convention Center 1750 Rodeo Drive Mesquite Tx 75149 on May 11th.
The Theme will be the “Italian Front”. Not just for your WWII military modelers as we expect the figure modelers to bring their best Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida work! Their website is at: