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Welcome to the
Albuquerque Scale Modelers (ASM)
Website

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--  The Next ASM Meeting is on Friday, July 8th  --  Theme (Points) Contest:  "Open Contest #2"  --  Sponsored Contest: "American Revolution / Bicentennial Subjects" hosted by Tony Humphries  --  June Newsletter is Posted! --  Change 2 to the 2016 Contest Schedule is Posted!  --


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

ASM HOME ARTICLES MODEL PICS MEETING PICS CONTEST RESULTS POINT STANDINGS
MODEL OF YEAR CONTEST SCHEDULE NEWSLETTER MODEL DISPLAYS FIELD TRIPS ENTRY FORMS
MEETING LOCATION CONTEST GUIDELINES ASM BY LAWS HINTS & TIPS MODELING LINKS ARCHIVED ARTICLES


Happy 4th of July from ASM!

       

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IPMS/USA Chapter of the Year Winner for 2014

  

     

    Click here for article on winning the Chapter of the Year Award

2017 Region 10 Convention and Model Contest

June 9-10, 2017

Marriott Pyramid Hotel

Albuquerque, New Mexico


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

   

 

ASM 2016 Executive Board

Tony Humphries, President
abkhumphries@gmail.com

Mike Blohm, Vice President
blohmm@aol.com

Frank Randall, Secretary/Treasurer,
IPMS/USA Chapter Contact
fcr40.fr@gmail.com  

Jerry Little, Contest Director
bravo52@aol.com

Jack Garriss, Protem Member
jgar319113@aol.com

Victor Maestas, Protem Member
vmaestas@aol.com

Josh Pals, Protem Member
slapdaddyj@rocketmail.com

Joe Walters, Newsletter Editor
jwalters22@comcast.net

Mike Blohm, Webmaster
blohmm@aol.com

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 8th.  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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Contest
Schedule
Latest Website
Updates

June
Newsletter

 Next ASM
Contest
Next Sponsored
Contest

Website Last Updated on: June 30, 2016

 


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

Articles Page Model Pictures Meeting Pictures Contest Results Field Trips

 


 
***  ASM Model Display at Kirtland AFB Airshow  ***

 Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th

ASM will be conducting a model display at the Kirtland AFB Airshow on both Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th.  This has always been a fun event for ASM in the past, and it's a great way to promote the club and the hobby.  The airshow runs from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day.  The theme of the model display is the 75th Anniversary of Kirtland AFB (1941 - 2016).  We are going to try to feature the types of aircraft that were stationed here from 1941 - 2016, but we also want to show off all the genres of model types that the members of ASM build.  We will have 3 tables of models set up in Hangar 1000, which is the most westerly of the 3 hangars on the flightline.  See map below - hangar has red arrow poiting to it.  Please contact Mike Blohm and Victor Maestas if you can help man the tables or contribute models.  We'd like to have 3 to 4 people to man the display.  It appears that all the parking for the airshow is now off-base and you ride shuttle bases to get to the airshow, so carrying your tubs of models might be difficult.  The closest parking areas are at the VA Hospital and the unused Sunport Airport Runway off Girard Avenue. We suggest that you instead bring them in a plastic tub(s) to the ASM meeting on Friday, June 3rd and we will make sure that the models get transported to the base.  We have a few parking passes to park near the hangar.  Please put your name on the tub and include a piece of paper that lists all your models, so that we can keep track of them and make sure they get back to you safely.  You can also bring them ahead of time to Hobby Proz - let Brian know - if you are not coming to the meeting.  We will also drop them off at Hobby Proz after the airshow unless you want to arrange a different way to pick them up.  There are maps and flyers about the airshow on the ASM Website 's home page, including info on where to park and catch the shuttle buses, allowed/prohibited items, etc.

Models that fit the missions at Kirtland AFB include the following.  World War II: B-17. B-24, AT-11 Kansan, PT-17, T-6, and C-45.  Air Defense: F-86 Sabre.  Nuclear Weapons Testing: B-29, B-50, B-36, B‑47, B-52, and B-2.  Special Operations and Training missions: Multiple C-130 types, CH-3, CH-53, UH‑1, HH-60G, CV-22.  Air National Guard (188 Fighter Squadron "Tacos") aircraft have included: F-51, A-26, F-80, F-100, A-7, and F-16.   We are basically accepting any USAF aircraft as well as those listed above.  If you have any aircraft with "Tacos" markings - there have been model contest entries with those in the past - please loan/bring those.  As mentioned above, we are also looking for dioramas, ships, armor, Sci-Fi, Real Space, figures, and automobiles. 


Click here for informational flyers and maps on the Airshow:   Flyer 1    Flyer 2    Flyer 3

Click here for a report on the ASM Display at the 2011 Kirtland AFB AirshowPictures from that are posted below.

                           

 

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Next ASM Meeting:

The July 8th meeting is the

"Open Contest #2"

Theme (Points) Contest

Sponsored Contest:

"American Revolution / Bicentennial Subjects"

Hosted by Tony Humphries

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Winners From Recent ASM Contests:   

 

 

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners
from June's "Presidents" Special (Non-points) Contest
and "Northrop-Grumman" Sponsored Contest
Hosted by Patrick Dick
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Juniors
Best of Show
Basic
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
People's Choice
Masters
Best Northrop-Grumman Entry
Aleya
Montano
Zachary
Nevitt
Zachary
Nevitt
Robert Henderson Chris
Kurtze
Bret
Kinman
Victor
Maestas
Victor
Maestas
Teddy Bears StuH 42 Ausf G Panzer IV Lincoln Mercury XB-35 M-8 Greyhound F-14 Tomcat F7F Tigercat


Click here for June Meeting Pictures

Click here for June Contest Results

Click here for June Model Pictures

 

   

1916

    

1941

 

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners from May's "Anniversaries"
Theme (Points) Contest
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
People's Choice
Masters
David Haskins Robert Henderson Tony Humphries Larry Glenn
Type 97 Tank DH-2 Challenger I Mk.3 Victor K.2 Tanker

 Open to any subject, any scale or any kit that represents the anniversaries of 2016. 
Subjects from the 100th, 75th, 50th or 25th years.  This includes things like WWI (1916),WWII (1941),
the Flower Power 60's(1966), or even the 90's (1991).
 
    

1966

    

1991

    

Click here for May Contest Results

Click here for May Model Pictures

Click here for May Meeting Pictures

 

Best of Show and People's Choice Winners
from April's "Rescue Me!"
Theme (Points) Contest
Best of Show
Basic
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
People's Choice
Masters
Jeannie Garriss David Haskins Len Faulconer Chris Kurtze James Strickland Glenn Bingham
French Police Car FW 190 J2F Duck UH-34 Batmobile P-47D

Click here for April Contest Results

Click here to see April Model Pictures

 

Best of Show and People's Choice Winners
from March's "Open"
Theme (Points) Contest
Best of Show
Juniors
People's Choice
Juniors
Best of Show & People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
People's Choice
Masters
Jean Boudar Chris Kurtze Anthony Weaver Partap Davis Blaine Couch Larry Glenn Jerry Little
M-41 Walker Bulldog P-40B
Warhawk
USS Enterprise & USS Reliant Warrior
Queen
B-17G Flying
Fortress
P-51D
Mustang
AH-1Z
Viper

Click here for March Contest Results 

Click here to see March Meeting Pictures

Click here to see March Model Pictures

 

Best Entry Winners from the January 2016
"Sci-Fi, Real Space, Science & Fantasy" Special Contest and the "Frickin' Laser Beams"
Sponsored Contest
Hosted by Patrick Dick
Best Basic
Entry
Best
Intermediate
Air, Space, Sea Entry
Best
Intermediate
Land, Figure
 Entry
Best Masters
Entry
Best Frickin'
Entry
Jeannie Garriss Michael O'Brien Partap Davis Victor Maestas Partap Davis
General Grievous
Star Wars
USS Excelsior
Star Trek
AT-ST
Star Wars
B-Wing
Star Wars
AT-ST
Star Wars

 

Just Staff's Most Favorite Awards

for the Moe Blalters Contest

Best Basic Best Intermediate
Air, Space, Sea
Best Intermediate
Land Vehicles, Figures
Best Masters
Jeannie Garriss Michael O'Brien Michael Clagett Mike Blohm
General Grievous
Star Wars
USS Excelsior
Star Trek
Martian War Machine
War of the Worlds
Earth Versus the Flying Saucers Diorama

 

Click here for January Contest Results

Click here for January Model Pictures

Click here to see January Meeting Pictures

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ASM 2015 Modeler of the Year Winners
Junior Modeler
of the Year
Basic Modeler
of the Year
Intermediate
Modeler of the Year
Masters Modeler
of the Year
Joshua Kinman Kyle McIntyre Ken Piniak John Tate

 

ASM 2015 Model of the Year Winners
Junior
Model of the Year
Basic
Model of the Year
Intermediate
Model of the Year
Masters
Model of the Year
Joshua Kinman Jeannie Garriss Ken Piniak Brian Peck
Corvette Shelby Cobra Cutaway Tiger Tank F4U-1A Corsair

 

Steampunk!
Sponsored Contest
Hosted by Jerry Little
Best Aerial Machine Best H2O Machine
Robert Henderson Mike Clagett
Flying Steamboat Nautilus



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

ASM Contest Schedule section of the website:  Contest Schedule

  

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Albuquerque Scale Modelers sponsors each year the

Creative Arts - Division 13  /   Sections 467 – 470

Models – Military, Science Fiction & Others

Click here for the 2015 Model Contest results

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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

AMCC

 

New Mexico Armor Modeling
and Preservation Society
 
NM AMPS

 


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:

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IPMS/USA Chapter of the Year Winner for 2014

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
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Left Panel Center Panel Right Panel Tank Histories Right Side
View
Indochine
by Jim Guld
Vendee II
by Mike Blohm
Vercingetorix
by Victor Maestas
Richelieu
by Patrick Dick
Reims
by Tom Perea
Bourrasque
by Danny Williamson
Jean Bart
by Don Smith
Madagascar
by Josh Pals
Nivernais II
by Tony Humphries
Ourcq
by Jim Guld
Fantasque
by Jim Guld
Eastern Front
by Danny Williamson
Channel Islands
by Patrick Dick

 


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