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Welcome to the
Albuquerque Scale Modelers (ASM)

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--  The Next ASM Meeting is on Friday, July 10th  --  "1945" Special (Non-Points) Contest  --  Sponsored Contest: "Adversaries" Hosted by Mike and Matt Blohm  --  June Newsletter is Posted! --  ASM 2015 Contest Schedule is Posted!  --

ASM Website Pages - Click on applicable Title below to visit that page.


Click on the pictures below to go to the web page on that ASM activity


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ASM Salutes the Heroes of D-Day

June 6th, 1944  :  D-Day

The Allied invasion of Western Europe at Normandy, France


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D-Day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. "D-Day" often represents a variable, designating the day upon which some significant event will occur or has occurred.  The initial D in D-Day has had various meanings in the past, while more recently it has obtained the connotation of "Day" itself, thereby creating the phrase "Day-Day", or "Day of Days".

By far, the best known D-Day is June 6, 1944 — the day on which the Invasion of Normandy began — commencing the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. However, many other invasions and operations had a designated D-Day, both before and after that operation.

The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in Normandy, France during Operation Overlord in World War II. It covers from the initial landings on June 6, 1944 until the Allied breakout in mid-July.  The invasion was the largest seaborne invasion at the time, involving over 156,000 troops crossing the English Channel from the United Kingdom to Normandy.  Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on June 6 came from Canada, Free French Forces, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. In the weeks following the invasion, Polish forces also participated and there were also contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Most of the above countries also provided air and naval support, as did the Royal Australian Air Force,  Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Royal Norwegian Navy.  The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks, naval bombardments, an early morning amphibious landing and during the evening the remaining elements of the parachute divisions landed. The "D-Day" forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England,   the most important of these being Portsmouth.    Source: Wikipedia


D-Day History

Select Chile Con 3 web pages have historical information on the D-Day invasion, including all of the landing beaches.  The links below take you directly to the different articles.  Click on maps for larger images.


Utah Beach Omaha Beach Gold Beach Juno Beach
 Channel Crossing Pointe Du Hoc Sword Beach Airborne Assault




ASM 2015 Executive Board

Tony Humphries, President

Mike Blohm, Vice President

Frank Randall, Secretary/Treasurer,
IPMS/USA Chapter Contact  

Jerry Little, Contest Director

Jack Garriss, Protem Member

Victor Maestas, Protem Member

Larry Glenn, Protem Member

Joe Walters, Newsletter Editor

Mike Blohm, Webmaster

Welcome to the Albuquerque Scale Modelers Club (ASM) Website

Interested in scale modeling?   If so, the Albuquerque Scale Modelers Club invites you to attend one of our monthly meetings.  Meeting events normally include a model contest, club business, modeling skills demonstrations, and sometimes a historical speaker.  ASM includes all types of models – aircraft, armor, ships, figures, cars, space exploration, science-fiction, anime – whatever your particular interest might be.  Membership is at four levels of modeling skills – Junior, Basic, Intermediate, and Masters.  ASM is a chapter of the International Plastic Modeler's Society/USA and is New Mexico's largest modeling club.  ASM was formed in the early 1970's. 

Our club meets monthly on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 PM, adjusted for holidays.  Our meeting location is the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Building/Conference Center at 1634 University Blvd NE in Albuquerque.  The business meeting begins at 7:30 PM.  Model contest entries closes at 8:00 PM, and judging begins at 8:00 PM.

The next ASM meeting is on Friday, July 10th.  Please drop by and join us.  Feel free to contact any of the Board Members for additional information - see Executive Board listing at left.    Updates are made to this webpage following all club meetings and when new information is available.  The banner at the top of this page provides highlights of new information.

Click here for an ASM Information Handout / Flyer (pdf file) that includes the above information and ASM contacts. 

Click here to learn more about "What is Scale Modeling"?

Click here for New Member and Prospective Member Information.

Click here forinformation on Navigating the ASM Website.

Click here for information on the International Plastic Modeler's Society/USA (IPMS/USA).

IPMS/USA is the United States Branch of the International Plastic Modelers' Society, whose roots can be traced to the startup of the first IPMS National Branch during the 1960's in Great Britain. In 1964 a US-based modeler applied for a charter to start the US Branch. In the ensuing 4 decades, IPMS/USA has become a 5,000 member organization dedicated to promoting the modeling hobby while providing a venue for modelers to share their skills in a social setting, along with friendly but spirited competition in the form of local, regional, and national contests and conventions.  There are over 220 active US chapters. including groups in Canada and the Philippines as well as one "cyber-chapter" existing entirely on the internet.  Source:  IPMS/USA's "About IPMS/USA" web page.

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Click here for an IPMS application form (pdf file).

Thanks for visiting our page and drop by again.  Happy modeling!

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Latest Website


 Next ASM
Next Sponsored

Website Last Updated on:  July 1, 2015

CoMMiESFest 6

2015 IPMS Region 10 Contest & Convention

June 12-13, 2015

Holiday Inn Denver East - Stapleton, Denver, Colorado

Check the CoMMiES website ( for the latest info and updates!

Click here for a CoMMiESFEST 6 Handout (PDF)

New!  Click here for a listing of the Contest Categories (PDF)


ASM hosted the 2014 Region 10 Convention and Model Contest

July 11 - 12, 2014 : D-Day Plus Seventy

Click on the logo above or here to go to the Chile Con 3 website

Click here for an Article on Chile Con 3



Click here for
Chile Con 3:

Award Presentation

Model Pictures

Awards Pictures


Visit our pages below for highlights of past ASM Meetings, Contests, and Trips

Articles Page Model Pictures Meeting Pictures Contest Results Field Trips


Next ASM Meeting:

The July 10th Meeting is the


Special (Non-Points) Contest

Sponsored Contest


Hosted by Mike and Matt Blohm


Model Clinic:  Paint Chipping by Jerry Little


Winners From Recent ASM Contests:


Best of Show & People's Choice
Winners from June's "Rotary Wing" Contest and "Lockheed Martin" Sponsored Contest
Best of Show & People's Choice
Best of Show & People's Choice
Best of Show
 People's Choice
Best Entry
"Lockheed Martin"
Jeannie Garriss Ken Piniak Glenn Bingham John Tate Victor Maestas
Apache Helicopter Huey Cobra SH-2F Seasprite Nike Hercules F-117 Stealth Fighter

   Click here to see June Contest Results

   Click here to see June Meeting Pictures

Click here to see June Model Pictures





Best of Show & People's Choice
Winners from May's
"May Day" Points Contest
People's Choice
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Best of Show &
People's Choice

Jeannie Garriss Partap Davis Larry Glenn
WW II German
Field Commander
Bf 109G-6
Royal Hungarian AF


Click here to see May Meeting Pictures

Click here to see May Contest Results

Click here to see May Model Pictures




Best of Show
Winners from April's
"April Fools" Special Contest
Best of Show
Best of Show
Best of Show
Kim Rogulich Ken Piniak Victor Maestas
Funny Car
Tiger Tank
"Kelly's Heroes"
Red Bull

Click here to see April Contest Results

Click here to see April Model Pictures

Click here to see April Meeting Pictures


Best of Show & People's Choice
Winners from March's
"Open" Theme Contest
Best of Show & People's Choice
Best of Show & People's Choice
Best of Show & People's Choice
Best of Show
People's Choice
Joshua Kinman Jeannie Garriss Ken Piniak Brian Peck Larry Glenn
Mini Cooper S Shelby Cobra Cut-Away Tiger F4U-1A Corsair TBM Avenger

Click here to see March Contest Results

Click here to see March Model Pictures

Click here to see March Meeting Pictures


The February 6th Meeting was an ASM SWap Meet with No Contests

Click here to see February Meeting Pictures


Best Entry Winners from January 2015's

"Sci-Fi, Real Space, Science and Fantasy"
Special Contest and 3 Sponsored Contests:

Frickin' Laser Beams"
Hosted by Patrick Dick
Hosted by Josh Pals & Patrick Dick
"Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary" Hosted by E-Board
Best Entry
Best Entry
Best Entry
Best Entry
Best Bulge Entry - Intermed Best Bulge Entry - Masters Best Entry
Best Frickin'
Joshua Kinman Kim Rogulich Tom Perea Patrick Dick Bret Kinman Tony Humphries Mike Blohm Mike Blohm
Dodge Challenger
Pirates of the Caribbean Project Gemini
Battlestar Pegasus M4A3
VF-1J Valkyrie
Veritech Fighter
Flying Saucer

Click here to see January Contest Results

Click here to see January Model Pictures

Click here to see January Meeting Pictures


   For further details on upcoming contests, click on the link below to the

ASM Contest Schedule section of the website:  Contest Schedule


2014 New Mexico State Fair Model Contest Results

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ASM sponsors the
Creative Arts Division 13: "Model - Military, Science Fiction and Others"

Category every year at the New Mexico State Fair

Detailed results - ribbons won by sections - are posted on the 2014 NM State Fair webpage

Click here for more information on the New Mexico State Fair contest

ASM at Albuquerque Comic Expo 2014

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Click here for the Article on ASM at ACE 2014



New / Prospective ASM Member Information

Click on links above and below for information on ASM and IPMS-USA
that new or prosepective members need to know!

What is "Scale Modeling"?


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Notes:  This website is optimized to be displayed at a resolution setting of 1152 x 864.
  Links on the main pages and the current year pages will take you to same-year pages
Links on past-year pages will still work to main pages, but year-pages will go to then-years.


Historical Tidbits

Click here or link above to see Historical Events commemorated this month.

Click here for an article on

Captain Danny Roberts

New Nexico's World War II Fighter Ace


Links to Associate Model Clubs in the Albuquerque area
hosted on the ASM Website:

Albuquerque Model Car Club



New Mexico Armor Modeling
and Preservation Society


ASM Items on E-Bay

ASM has items up for bidding on eBay through the Our Lil Enterprise eBay business here in Albuquerque.  ASM items are from club member donations, and all proceeds go the the club treasury.  Please bring any donations (kits, books, etc.) in to ASM meetings.  A big thanks to John Tate for leading this effort, which will help out with the financing of future Chile Cons and continuing ASM operations.   Please check out these items at the following link and bid on those that fit your fancy:


IPMS/USA Region 10 Chapter of the Year Winner

2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014

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IPMS /USA Region 10 Webmaster of the Year Winner

2011, 2012 and 2013

IPMS/USA Webmaster of the Year Winner for 2011


Winner of the Best Chapter / Group Entry Award

at the IPMS/USA 2010 National Convention
"Char B1 bis - Battle of France 1940"
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Left Side
Left Panel Center Panel Right Panel Tank Histories Right Side
by Jim Guld
Vendee II
by Mike Blohm
by Victor Maestas
by Patrick Dick
by Tom Perea
by Danny Williamson
Jean Bart
by Don Smith
by Josh Pals
Nivernais II
by Tony Humphries
by Jim Guld
by Jim Guld
Eastern Front
by Danny Williamson
Channel Islands
by Patrick Dick


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