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Welcome to the
Albuquerque Scale Modelers (ASM)
Website

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--  The Next ASM Meeting is on Friday, May 3rd, 2019  --  "Automotive" Theme (Points) Contest  -- April Newsletter is Posted! --  2019 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
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MEETING LOCATION CONTEST GUIDELINES ASM BY LAWS HINTS & TIPS MODELING LINKS ARCHIVED ARTICLES


 

ASM Pays Tribute to Lt Col Richard "Dick" Cole,

Last of the "Doolittle Raiders" Who Passed Away

on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at age 103

                   

18 April 1942 - Doolittle Raid on Japan - "Doolittle's Raiders"

B-25 "Mitchell" bombers launch off the aircraft carrier USS Hornet to bomb targets in Japan.

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The Doolittle Raid, 18 April 1942 was the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese home island of Honshu during World War II. The mission was notable since it was the only time in U.S. military history that United States Army Air Forces bombers were launched from a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier on a combat mission. The Doolittle Raid demonstrated that the Japanese home islands were vulnerable to Allied air attack, and it provided an expedient means for U.S. retaliation for Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.  The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle, already a famous civilian aviator and aeronautical engineer before the war. The raid, however, had its roots in the mind of Navy Captain Francis Low, who early in the war surmised that, under the right conditions, twin-engined Army bombers could be successfully launched from an aircraft carrier.  Requirements for the aircraft for a cruising range of 2,400 miles (3,900 km) with a 2,000 pound (900 kg) bomb load resulted in the selection of the North American B-25B Mitchell to carry out the mission. The B-26 Marauder and B-23 Dragon were also considered, but the B-26 had questionable takeoff characteristics from a carrier deck, and the B-23's wingspan was nearly 50% greater than the B-25's, reducing the number that could be taken aboard a carrier and posing risks to the ship's island. Subsequent tests with B-25s indicated it could be launched from a carrier, hit military targets in Japan, and fly on to land in China. Negotiations with the Soviet Union to land in Siberia, shortening the flight by 600 miles (970 km), were fruitless.[1]   All 16 aircraft were lost on the mission, and 11 crewmen were either killed or captured. The crews of 13 aircraft, however, were recovered and returned to the United States, and a 14th crew interned by the Soviet Union eventually made its way home in 1943   Source: Wikipedia. 

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ASM at the 2018 IPMS/USA Nationals

                       

ASM Modelers Take First and Second Place in the Best Chapter / Group Entry Category
at the  IPMS/USA 2018 National Convention

 "World War II Matilda Tanks Across the World" - First Place and Best Miscellaneous Award

               

"Renault FT - The First Modern Tank" - Second Place

               


Additional pictures of the ASM Chapter / Group Entries


   

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

Josh Pals, President
jpals871@gmail.com

Tony Humphries, Vice President
abkhumphries@gmail.com

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

Chris Kurtze, Contest Director
aggressivekill@yahoo.com


Jack Garriss, Protem Member
jgar319113@aol.com

Ken Piniak, Protem Member
kpiniak@yahoo.com

Dave Epstein, Protem Member
sf49erinnm@gmail.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 Home Page

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.  ASM activies include conducting model displays in the community, taking field trips to model-related events, and sponsoring and conducting the Model Contest at the New MexicoState Fair each year.  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, May 3rd, 2019.  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 for information 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 5 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
April
Newsletter
 Next ASM
Contest
Next Sponsored
Contest

   Website Last Updated on:  April 14, 2019

   


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

Articles Page Model Pictures Meeting Pictures Contest Results Field Trips Reviews NM St Fair

 


 
Next ASM Meeting:

The May 3rd meeting is the

"Automotive"

Theme (Points) Contest

 



The April 5th meeting was the

"ASM President's Choice - Fabulous Fifties"

Special (Non-Points) Contest

       

 


  
Results of the ASM-Sponsored
2018 New Mexico State Fair Model Contest

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Creative Arts - Division 13  /   Sections 471 – 474

Models – Military, Science Fiction & Others

Click here for the detailed 2018 Model Contest Results

    

 


 

Winners From Recent ASM Contests:

( Last six months )

Best of Show Winners from April's
"Fabulous Fifties" Special Contest
Best of Show
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
     
Bob Henderson John Tate
1956 Ford F-100 Pickup French M-8 Armored Car - Indochina 1951

No Junior or Basic Entries

Click here for April Contest Results

Click here for April Model Pictures

Click here for April 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 &
People's Choice
Masters
Aaron Schmiedicke James Medina Scott Jaworski
TIE Interceptor Tantive IV Chieftain Mk 5

Click here for March Model Pictures

Click here for March Meeting Pictures

Click here for March Contest Results

 

Best Entry Winners from the January 2019
Moe Blalters "Sci-Fi, Real Space, Science & Fantasy"
Special Contest and
"Frickin' Laser Beams"
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 Jim Medina Josh Pals Aaron Schmiedicke Jim Medina Mike Blohm
TIE Fighter
Star Wars
"Battle of North Ridge" Diorama D & D
Figure
TIE Fighter
Star Wars
"Battle of North Ridge" Diorama "You Are Leaving New Mexico" Diorama

 

  Just Staff's Favorites Awards for the Moe Blalters Contest

Best Basic Entry Best Intermediate Entry
Space Subject
Best Intermediate Entry
Surface Subject
Best Masters Entry
Aaron Schmiedicke James Medina James Medina Mike Blohm
TIE Fighter Y-Wing Federation Droid Tank Now Leaving New Mexico

 

 

Best of Show Winners from December's
"Pearl Harbor Plus 7" Special Contest and
2018 Model of the Year Showdown
Contest
and "Adversaries II" Sponsored Contest
Best Pearl Harbor Entry - Basic Best Pearl Harbor Entry - Intermediate Best Pearl Harbor Entry - Masters Model of the Year
Basic
Model of the Year
Intermediate
Model of the Year
Masters
Aaron Schmiedicke Bob Henderson James Strickland Steve Miller Scott  Jaworski Casey Rupley
P-40 P-40 A6M2 Zero (1/144) Custer's First Statnd Merkava 2B F-14A Tomcat

 

Best Entry Winners from December's
"Adversaries II (Part Deux)" Sponsored Contest - Hosted by Mike and Matt Blohm
Best Sci-Fi
Entry
Best Aircraft
Entry
Best Others
Entry
James Medina Larry Glenn Dave Miller
Y-Wing Versus
TIE Fighter
F4F Wildcat Versus A6M2 Zero USN Gato Sub Versus
IJN I-16 Sub

Click here for December Model Pictures

Click here for December Meeting Pictures

Click here for December Contest Results 

 

Best of Show Winners from November's "Open" Theme Contest and Two Sponsored Contests: "Challenge Build" hosted by Brian Peck and "Black Birds" hosted by David Epstein  
Best of Show &
Basic
Best of Show
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
Best Entry
Challenge Build
Dude Award
Challenge Build
Best Entry
Black Birds
Best Entry
Black Birds
   
Steve Miller Jim Medina Patrick Dick Larry Glenn Chris Kurtze Casey Rupley Jim Medina
Custer's Last Stand Diorama "The Hunt" Diorama Panzer IV Renault FT
Tank
Me 262
Schwalbe
UH-60
Black Hawk
SR-71A
Black Bird
Poe X-Wing
Fighter

Click here for November Model Pictures

Click here for November Contest Results

Click here for November Meeting Pictures

Best of Show and People's Choice Winners from
October's "Middle East Conflict" Theme Contest
and "Get your fix, Airfix that is" Sponsored Contest

Hosted by Gil De La Plain
Best of Show
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
People's Choice
Masters
Best Airfix
Subject
Coolest Airfix
Subject
Scott Jaworski John Dodd Tony Humphries Tony Humphries Scott Jaworski Ken Piniak
Merkava 2B Merkava IV Diorama Jordanian M48A2 IDF M60A1 Hawker Sea Fury Cut-Away Jet Engine


 

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 the main pages and the current year pages will take you to same-year pages
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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.

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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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ASM at the 2018 IPMS/USA Nationals

    

ASM Modelers Take First and Second Place in the Best Chapter / Group Entry Category
at the  IPMS/USA 2018 National Convention

First Place - "World War II Matilda Tanks Across the World"

Also - Best Miscellaneous Award

               

Second Place - "Renault FT - The First Modern Tank"

 

Winner of the Best Chapter / Group Entry Award
at the IPMS/USA 2018 National Convention
"
World War II Matilda Tanks Across the World"

 
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Park Royal - Libya
by Ken Liotta
Greyna - France
by Victor Maestas
Bully - Borneo
by Larry Glenn
T35204 - USSR  by
Jim Guld/Ken Liotta
Matilda Scorpion
by Jim Guld
T17700 - UK
by Patrick Dick
Green Loaning - Crete
by Gorham Smoker
T6880 - Tobruk
by Mike Blohm
Matilda A12 - UK
by Jim Guld
T17761 - USSR  by
Jim Guld/Ken Liotta
Grimsby - Tobruk
by Patrick Dick
1st Armored Div-UK
by Danny Williamson
Unit Unknown-USSR
by Dave Epstein
Captured Matilda
by Danny Williamson
Gallant - Malta
by Don Smith
Defiance - Tobruk
by John Tate
37th Tank Brigade
by Tony Humphries
Hobo - Libya
by Victor Maestas
Matilda Tank
History
Matilda Model
Builders

 


Second Place - Best Chapter / Group Entry Award

at the IPMS/USA 2018 National Convention
"
Renault FT - The First Modern Tank"
 
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French Renault-1918
by Tony Humphries
US Renault-1918
by Tom Perea
French Renault-1918
by Patrick Dick
Polish Renault-1920
by John Tate
French Renault-1940
by Tony Humphries
US Renault-1927
by Tom Perea
Chinese Renault-1932
by Patrick Dick
Polish Renault-1939
by Tim Wood
German Renault-1942
by Patrick Dick
Afghan Renault-2003
by Tony Humphries

 


 


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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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

 


ASM Supports the Folds of Honor Foundation

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