ModelMania Countdown Begins

Well folks, the contest year is over. Now we then jump into the new year.

I have tried to update all of next year’s shows with the dates and themes. If I have missed your show or have incorrect data, please let me know so I can correct it.



Now for 2015

First up in the new year is the CALMEX XXIX presented by IPMS SWAMP in Westlake La. (Lake Charles) Saturday January 24, 2015.

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December Meeting recap

To Club Members,

Last night was our gala event attended by 31 of Houston’s finest and social elite.  Several people wore designer t-shirts and blue jeans with holes in them adding to the overall atmosphere of independence and confirming that we modelers are a rebel crowd. There was plenty of food and drink to be had, and as Tom said, we want to thank everyone for bringing what they did.  By 9:00 p.m. there was very little left!

Xmas Party Attendees

I can feel the rebellion brewing.

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Christmas Party, new Articles

Our Christmas party is on Tuesday, 09 Dec at the usual time (7pm) and place (Tracy Gee Community Center.) Don’t forget to bring whatever food-related items you told Paul Sacco that you were bringing. And in case you missed the last meeting, there is no gift exchange or anything like that (it wasn’t even close).

There are four (count ‘em, four!) new articles by Rick Cotton on the Articles page.

Updates and Schedule

Just a few semi-random items.

A new article by Rick Cotton with Veteran’s Day as the subject is on the Articles page.

Links to David Qu’s photos from Wings Over Houston 2014 and some of his modeling work have been added to the Galleries (in the Member’s Galleries area near the bottom). Both the modeling and the photography are outstanding.

Here’s a tentative schedule of the topics for the next year’s meetings:

January 13th – 1Q15 Contest
February 10th – Painting wood grain finishes by Corbett Legg
March 10th – Discussion of Modelmania, responsibilities, awards, etc.
April 14th – 2Q15 Contest, finalize Modelmania issues
May 12th – Open
June 9th – Open
July 14th – 3Q15 Contest
August 11th – Open
September 8th – Open
October 13th – 4Q15 Contest
November 10th – Open
December 8th – Christmas Party

One of the Open meetings may become a demonstration of rust techniques from Vince Barrale.