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Welcome to the
Albuquerque Scale Modelers (ASM)
Website

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--  The Next ASM Meeting is on Friday, July 6th, 2018  --  "Bare Metal" Theme (Points) Contest  --  Sponsored Contest: "Adversaries - Part Deux" hosted by Mike & Matt Blohm has been Postponed to Dec 14th Meeting  --  Clinic : Topic TBD  --  June 2018  Newsletter is Posted! --  Change 1 to 2018 Contest Schedule (31 March) is Posted!  --

   


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

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Remembering D-Day

The theme of Chile Con 3 was"D-Day Plus Seventy."  The information below from the Chile Con 3 Website is re-posted here.

 

 

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

 

 

    


IPMS/USA Chapter of the Year Winner for 2014

  

     

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

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, 2013, and 2016

IPMS/USA Webmaster of the Year Winner

2011 and 2016

   


   

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

     

 

ASM 2018 Executive Board

Mike Blohm, President
blohmm@aol.com

Josh Pals, Vice President
jpals871@gmail.com

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

John Tate, Contest Director


Jack Garriss, Protem Member
jgar319113@aol.com

Keith Liotta, Protem Member
Theemodelstarter@aol.com

Chris Kurtze, Protem Member
aggressivekill@yahoo.com

Joe Walters, Newsletter Editor
jwalters22@comcast.net

Mike Blohm, Webmaster
blohmm@aol.com

 

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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 late 1960's and became an IPMS/USA Chapter in 1983. 

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 6th, 2018.  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.

ASM membership dues are $25 per year for an Adult, $10 for Juniors (under 18), and $30 for a Family membership.

Click here for an ASM Membership Application Form.  This can be mailed or brought to an ASM meeting.

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

Click here to join us on our ASM Facebook Page

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.

Click here for additional IPMS/USA Links (Region 10, Region 10 Chapters, etc.) on the ASM Website's Articles webpage.

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

This website is copywrited / the intellectual property of ASM.

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 20, 2018

   


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

Articles Page Model Pictures Meeting Pictures Contest Results Field Trips Reviews

 


 
Next ASM Meeting:

The July 6th meeting is the

"Bare Metal"

Theme (Points) Contest

         

      

Sponsored Contest:

"Adversaries II (Part Deux)"

*** Has Been Postponed to Dec 14th ***

Any two model subjects (counts as one entry) involved in an adversarial situation

Examples:  F-4D Phantom II and MiG-21 in Viet Nam; Spitfire Mk I and Bf 109E in Battle of Britain, HMS Hood and Bismarck

Models previously entered in Adversaries Part I (July 2015) cannot be entered in Part II

Click here to see Adversaries I entries

Hosted by Mike & Matt Blohm 

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The June 1st meeting was the

"Oh Canada!"

   

Theme (Points) Contest

Sponsored Contest:

"Stormy Weather"

Any subject named after weather phenomena

Thunderbolt, Lightning, Hurricane, Tempest, Typhoon, Tornado, etc.

Hosted by Jack Garriss

           

Historical Presentation - "1918 - Part Deux" by Josh Pals

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The May 4th meeting was the

"Tamiya Versus Hasegawa"

       

Special (Non-Points) Contest

( Or - is it "Hasegawa Versus Tamiya?" )

           

and the

           

"1918"

Sponsored Contest

Hosted by John Tate

           

Historical Presentation - "1918" by Josh Pals

   


 

Winners From Recent ASM Contests:

 

Best of Show and People's Choice Winners
from June's "Oh Canada!" Theme Contest
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
People's Choice
Masters
Jeannie Garriss Robert Henderson David Epstein Tony Humphries Brian Peck
Fire Truck CF-188 Honda Z250J-III Canadian Firefly Mk I Su-35 Flanker

    

Best Entry Winners from June's
"Stormy Weather" Sponsored Contest
Hosted by Jack Garriss
Best Basic
Entry
Best Intermediate
Entry
Best Masters
Entry
Eli Clark Chuck Herrmann Larry Glenn
Hawker Hurricane Ferrari 308GT Rainbow Republic P-47D

Click here for June Contest Results

Click here for June Model Pictures

 

Best of Show and People's Choice Winners
from May's "Tamiya Versus Hasegawa" Special  Contest & "1918" Sponsored Contest
Hosted by John Tate
Best
Tamiya Entry
Intermediate
Best
Hasegawa Entry
Intermediate
Best
Tamiya Entry
Masters
Best
Hasegawa Entry
Masters
"1918" - Best
Central Powers
Subject
"1918" - Best
Allied Powers
Subject
David Epstein Robert Henderson Casey Rupley Larry Glenn Dave Straub John Dodd
Honda Z250J-III J2M3 Raiden F-14A Tomcat Bf 109G-6 L-11  Zeppelin Saint Chamond Tank

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 March's
"Open" Theme Contest
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
People's Choice
Masters
Steve Miller David Epstein Brian Peck Tony Humphries
Cavalry Diorama I-400 Submarine F-14 Tomcat - Iran Renault FT Tank

Click here for March Contest Results

Click here for March Model Pictures

Click here for March Meeting Pictures

  

Best Entry Winners from the January 2018
"Moe Blalters Sci-Fi, Real Space, Science & Fantasy"
Special Contest and
"Frickin' LaserBeams"
Sponsored Contest
Hosted by Patrick Dick
Best Basic
Entry
Best Intermediate
Entry
Best Masters
Entry
Best
Frickin' Entry
Basic
Best
Frickin' Entry
Intermediate
Best
Frickin' Entry
Masters
Aaron Schmiedicke Henry McHarney Brian Peck Aaron Schmiedicke Logan Carbin Mike Blohm
TIE Fighter
Star Wars
Space Ark
Mega Gargant
Super Dog!
Superman
TIE Fighter
Star Wars
War of the Worlds Tripod F-4X  X-Wing
Starfighter

Just Staff's Most Favorite Awards for the Moe Blalters Contest

Best Basic Entry Best Intermediate Entry Best Masters Entry
Elias Clark Logan Carbin Steve Brodeur
Space Missiles War of the Worlds Tripod Moon Bus - 2001

    Click here for January Contest Results

Click here for January Model Pictures

Click here for January Meeting Pictures 


  
Results From the ASM-Sponsored

2017 New Mexico State Fair Model Contest

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Each year Albuquerque Scale Modelers sponsors the

Creative Arts - Division 13  /   Sections 471 – 474

Models – Military, Science Fiction & Others

Click here for the 2017 Model Contest Results

Pictures from the 2017 Model Contest are posted below

    

Click here to see previous NM State Fair Contests (2005-2016)

 


 

The 2017 Region 10 Convention and Model Contest

was held on June 16-17, 2017

at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Click on the logo above or here to go to the Chile Con 4 Website

   Chile Con 4 Theme

Star Wars - 40th Anniversary

 

May the Fourth Be With You

    

 
Chile Con 4 Results
 
Click here for:
   
Preliminary Awards Slide Show
(High Resolution - 386 MB)

Preliminary Awards Slide Show

(Low Resolution - 25 MB)

CC4 Model Pictures Gallery 1
  
CC4 Model Pictures Gallery 2
 
CC4 Model  Pictures Gallery 3

 


  


 
 


 

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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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

    


   

Cavalcade of Wings

Cavalcade of Wings Website     ASM Cavalcade of Wings Webpage


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.  This effort 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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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
View
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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