April Meeting Report

I’ll let Boyd’s email give you all the important stuff:

To Club Members;
The April meeting saw 20 people in attendance for the quarterly contest with 15 models entered.  The big winner (1st Place) was Rick Cotton with his 1/350th Japanese Light Cruiser Yahagi.  Other winners were Boyd Waechter, David Hogue, Mike Stucker, Roy McCartney, and Vince Barrale.
Other than the contest, the meeting included discussions on several aspects of Modelmania that needed input from the club members.  Vince reported that he has sold about 75% of the trophy sponsorships ($1190).  A special thanks to member Tony Bohnert for buying $250 of sponsorships last night!! 

April Meeting

Our next meeting is on 08 April 2014, at the Tracy Gee Community Center, from 7pm until 9pm. It’s quarterly contest time, so fill out an entry form and get another pair of eyes on your work before entering it in Modelmania.

There is a new gallery of photos taken last year by John Hunt on the Galleries page, mostly at meetings, but also at SWAMP in Westlake, LA.

Modelmania – 4 weeks!

First, here are the forms:




Here’s the latest announcement from Tom Moon:

Well, the Lone Star Figure Show, Tigerfest and the Tulsa Show are over!

The Figure show had two classes a beginners class and a advanced class. The instructor of the advanced class impressed Carlos Andrea (founder of Andrea Miniatures) so much, that he was invited to write an article for their publications. I hope to have a report on the New Orleans show next week.

The Baton Rouge Scale Modelers Cajun Modelfest 29 is on April 12, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

See their website for more information: http://www.brscalemodelers.com/

Now for the Best Texas Show and Contest in April 2014 – ModelMania 2014 presented by IPMS Houston in Stafford TX (Houston) Saturday April 26th.

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Big thanks to Tracy Falzon and Zack for making new legs for the Modelmania display tables. If you haven’t noticed, the model tables are raised up on extension legs to make them easier to view. (My knees and eyes appreciate it.) We’d been borrowing legs from other clubs; now we have our own.

There are still plenty of opportunities to volunteer for Modelmania – door warden, loading/unloading, setup, judges, admissions tables, and of course category sponsorships are still available. Here’s the flyer: