Our March meeting went very well and we had some great discussions on various topics. Our meeting table was impressively full included many boxing’s of newly purchased kits, a few built kits as well as some new products.
We also hosted the presentation for our BAB (Build A Bitch) and Gunna Build which was a carry over from last years efforts.
The BAB is a mini event where the builder has to complete or get very close to completing a nasty kit. It may be nasty for reasons such as:
- age of kit
- horrible fit of parts
- terrible plastic quality
- just plain ugly
- difficult to construct
- way out of your comfort zone
The Gunna Build is also a mini event, where the builder selects a kit from the stash that is no more than 25% complete or completely fresh. Generally its a kit that you wanted to build but never really got there, or one that you started but it ended up as a shelf queen.
The three place getter’s for the Gunna Build:
- 1st – Mike Dawkins
- 2nd – Martin Reid
- 3rd – Michael Turner
Winner for the Build A Bitch award – Martin Reid.
Model Expo 2020 is getting closer and so is our club display. I wont give anything away, but it will be a unique display which will invoke some thought as to why we build scale models.
Our July meeting went very well and featured a demonstration on what is needed to paint realistic figures. This consisted of a review of the Calvin Tan DVDs and included a practical demonstration and discussion of the process, as well as the paints and technique required. This was a fun and informative activity that the members found interesting and useful. As we know painting figures can be a bit tricky and as scary as rigging WW1 aircraft, but with a little planning, patience and practice its one of those skills that once mastered can really enhance our models.
Check out the Demonstrations page for a copy of the handout!
Aside for the usual meeting stuff, we presented the winner of both the ‘Build A Bitch’ and ‘Gunna Build’ events with the office club perpetual trophies. I say winner because Martin Reid won both events, grrrrr……………need I say more.
Overall the meeting went well at the temporary venue, while the water leak gets repaired at our normal Ashburton location. Below are some pics of member kits and show and tell!
Warbirds is officially done and dusted for another year with our last meeting of the year held on Saturday 10th .
Or club has flown through another year, with all aspects of running the club pumping like a well oiled machine. Now that our year is over until 2019 its time to clean up the work bench and tidy up the model stash. Perhaps we can all relax a little as we prepare for Christmas and think about some new kits or tools to make our modelling sessions a little easier.
We will be back in 2019 with an even better year and the usual modelling calendar fast approaching. I hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
Our October meeting went well and included the judging for our famous ‘Build A Bitch’ (BAB) for 2018. All the kits were on the table showing various finishes, and keeping in mind these kits were the worst of the worst considering their vintage and horrible fit etc. Below are images of what the members had to contend with and the results were really quite impressive.
Mark Bujega from ‘Sprue Finders’ also kindly donated prizes for the placings, which was hugely appreciated.
1st Martin – Fokker Souther Cross
2nd Michael Turner – PZL37
3rd Tony Mollica – P-39 Aircobra
We had a smaller turn out at this meeting with the fun and laughs as large as ever. We covered off a few items including the Tyabb Airshow, Wing & Tracks and the pending Model Expo featuring our club display. All in all it was another great meeting and look forward to more.
This meeting went very well and was a lot of fun , especially as we had a pizza fest. Here are some pics of what was on the table.