New ASM Member and Prospective New Member Information


ASM Website Pages - Click on applicable Title 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


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This page provides information for new members of the Albuquerque Scale Modelers (ASM) and anyone interested in finding out more about the club before becoming a member of ASM.  Click on the Bold Type in each paragraph to get to that website page.

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The ASM By Laws govern the operations of the ASM club.  This is a “must read” for all new members.  The By Laws contain information on ASM’s policies and objectives, membership categories, Executive Board positions and responsibilities, the election process, conduct of meetings, guests at meetings, use of funds, dissolution of funds, and making amendments to the By Laws. 

The Contest Guidelines  are also a “must read” in order to understand how ASM is organized and operates.  This page provides information on how the club’s four divisions of Junior, Basic, Intermediate, and Master modelers are organized, and the basics on ASM contests.  This includes info on the Modeler of the Year and Model of the Year competitions, how points are awarded, how the yearly contest schedule is put together, how many models can be entered in contests, the difference between Theme (Points) contests and Special (Non-Points) contests, etc. 

The Contest Schedule contains the year’s contest schedule in a month by month format.   It includes the meeting dates, contest subjects/topics and model eligibility criteria, and special meeting subjects such as workshops or guest speakers.  Contest information is updated as necessary, and annotated with red asterisks or other marks to show where information has changed.  This page also contains details on the year’s Sponsored Contests, including subjects and contest “rules of engagement” (ROE).  Each sponsored contest has an “As Of” date so that members can keep apprised of the latest info.  Members have an opportunity during each year's Executive Board election to make suggestion on the following year's contest schedule by making inputs on the ballots.  

The Newsletter is published each month and either mailed out as a hard copy or E-mailed to members in an Adobe pdf file format.  The Newsletter contains articles on club news by the E-Board and ASM members such as kit reviews and book reviews, the contest results from ASM contests, points standings, and a mini-version of the contest schedule.  Each month’s Newsletter will be added to the collection on the ASM website with the most current on top. 

The ASM Website is a great source of information on ASM, as it contains both current and past doings of the club.  Check the website often - it will be the best source to find out latest updated information on ASM meetings and changes to the contest schedule.  Check out the Navigating the ASM Website page to find out what pages and information is available.  The ASM Website currently has 18 different major pages (sections).  Hot links to these pages are located at the top of each page to let you navigate wherever you’d like to go on our site.  Links to sub-pages are available off the major pages.  There are currently 121 total pages of information containing both current and archived information.  Pages for Model and Meeting pictures, Contest Results, Modeler and Model of the Year Winners, etc. all go back 7 to 10 years.  Previous year's information is available by selecting links off the current year's page

If you would like to attend an ASM meeting, directions and maps can be found on the Meeting Location page. 

ASM is a chapter of the International Plastic Modeler's Society - USA (IPMS/USA).  

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

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What is "Scale Modeling?"

Click on the slides below for a presentation that explains what scale modeling is all about and offers
some pro's and con's of building the various scales that are available.   The model pictures below
depict the size differences for three different aircraft model scales using the same model subject,
in this case a British Supermarine "Spitfire" in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.  The Su-27 "Flanker"
picture shows the difference between a 1/144 scale and 1/48 scale model.

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