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December 2nd, 2016 Meeting

"ASM 2016 Model of the Year Contest"

ASM 2016
Model of the Year
Winners
Junior
Model of the Year
Basic
Model of the Year
Intermediate
Model of the Year
Master
Model of the Year
Chris Kurtze Jr Jeannie Garriss Chris Kurtze Larry Glenn
Panther G French Police Car M8 Greyhound P-51D Mustang

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November 4th, 2016 Meeting

"Open"
Theme (Points) Contest

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners from November's
"Open" Theme (Points) Contest
Best of Show &
People's Choice

Juniors
Best of Show
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show &
People's Choice

Masters
Chris Kurtze Jr Steve Brodeur Chris Kurtze Bret Kinman
Panther Bentley Ju 87 Stuka M1126 Stryker ICV

 

Juniors

Best of Show  -  Chris Kurtze Jr   -   Panther

People's Choice   -  Chris Kurtze Jr   -   Panther

Armor

Gold   -   Chris Kurtze Jr   -   Panther

 

Basic

No Entries

 

Intermediate

Best of Show  -  Steve Brodeur   -   Bentley 

People's Choice   -  Chris Kurtze   -   Ju 87 Stuka  

Aircraft - Split - Propellor

1st   -   Chris Kurtze   -   Ju 87 Stuka  

2nd   -   Len Faulconer   -   Ta 152H

3rd   -   Robert Henderson   -   Fw 190D

Aircraft - Split - Jets

1st   -   Chris Kurtze   -   Vampire  

2nd   -   Steve Brodeur   -   V-1 Buzz Bomb

3rd   -   Theron Brawley   -   F-14A

Science Fiction - Real Space

1st   -   Ken Piniak   -   Lunar Module (Photo Etch)

2nd   -   Michael O'Brien   -   USS Enterprise E

3rd   -   Michael O'Brien   -   B-Wing Starfighter Star Wars

Ships

1st   -   Len Faulconer   -   USS Ranger

2nd   -   Chris Kurtze   -   LCU Boat

3rd   -   Jeff Frickstad   -   I-400

Automotive

1st   -   Steve Brodeur   -   Bentley

2nd   -   Chuck Herrmany    -   Shelby Cobra

3rd   -   Chuck Herrmany    -   Porsche 918

 

Masters

Best of Show  -   Bret Kinman   -   M1126 Stryker ICV

People's Choice  -  Bret Kinman   -   M1126 Stryker ICV

Aircraft

1st   -   John Tate   -   Ki-43 Oscar

2nd   -   Larry Glenn   -   Spitfire

3rd   -   Larry Glenn   -   SBD-5

Armor

1st   -    Bret Kinman   -   Stryker Light Armored Vehicle

2nd   -   Bret Kinman   -   Cromwell

3rd   -   Tony Humphries   -   1918 Morser

Ships

1st   -   Larry Glenn   -   Type 23 U-Boat

2nd   -   Glenn Bingham   -   LCS-16

3rd   -   Victor Maestas   -   Typhoon Submarine

Figures

1st   -   John Tate   -   Soviet Officer

2nd   -   Tony Humphries   -   Soviet APC Driver - Afghanistan

Vignettes / Dioramas

1st   -   Tony Humphries   -   Normandy Field Hospital

Science Fiction

1st   -   Frank Randall   -   USS Enterprise 

 

"Big Uns" Sponsored Contest Winners

Best Aircraft   -   Ken Liotta   -   F-15E Strike Eagle

Best Automotive   -   Steve Brodeur   -   Bentley

Best Ship   -   Len Faulconer   -   USS Ranger

"Stretching the Envelope"   -   Victor Maestas   -  Typhoon Submarine

Best Presentation   -   Steve Brodeur   -   B-1 Lancer


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October 7th, 2016 Meeting

"Empire of the Sun - Japan"
Theme (Points) Contest

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners from October's
"Empire of the Sun - Japan"
Theme (Points) Contest
Best of Show
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
People's Choice
Masters
Chris Kurtze Robert Henderson Larry Glenn Tony Humphries
Mitsubishi J2M
Raiden
Kyushu J7W1
Shinden
Mitsubishi Ki-46
Dinah
"Remembrance"
Ki-43 Oscar

 

Juniors

No Entries

 

Basic

No Entries

 

Intermediate

Best of Show  -  Chris Kurtze   -   J2M3 Raiden 

People's Choice   -  Robert Henderson   -   J7W1 Shinden 

Aircraft - Split - Propellor

1st   -   Chris Kurtze   -   J2M3 Raiden (1/48)

2nd   -   Robert Henderson   -   J2M2 Raiden (1/32)

3rd   -   Robert Henderson   -   J7W1 Shinden

Aircraft - Split - Jets

1st   -   Theron Brawley   -   F-8 Crusader

2nd   -   Theron Brawley   -   RF-4B Bicentennial

3rd   -   Don Goodrich   -   A-10 Thunderbolt

Science Fiction

1st   -   Frank Nuanez   -   Star Trek Enterprise

 

Masters

Best of Show  -   Larry Glenn   -   Hyakushiki Shitei III Dinah

People's Choice  -  Tony Humphries   -   "Remembrance" (Ki-43 Oscar Crash Site)

Aircraft - Splt - Japanese Aircaft

1st   -   Larry Glenn   -   Hyakushiki Shitei III Dinah

2nd   -   Larry Glenn   -   B5N1 Type 97 Kate

3rd   -   Victor Maestas   -   Ki-43-I Oscar

Aircraft - Splt - Non-Japanese Aircaft

1st   -   Brian Peck   -   F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair

2nd   -   Victor Maestas   -   A-7E Corsair II

3rd   -   Mike Blohm   -   F-106A Delta Dart

Armor

1st   -   John Tate   -   Japanese Navy G40 Bulldozer 1944

2nd   -   Bret Kinman   -   Challenger 2 (Desertized) Main Battle Tank

3rd   -   Bret Kinman   -   Israeli M51 Sherman

Ships

1st   -   Glenn Bingham   -   LCI (M)-739

2nd   -   Larry Glenn   -   IJN Akagi

3rd   -   Frank Randall   -   Revolutionary Brig of War

Figures

1st   -   John Tate   -   Red Army Medic World War II 

Vignettes / Dioramas

1st   -   Tony Humphries   -   "Remembrance" (Ki-43 Oscar Crash Site)

2nd   -   Tony Humphries   -   Japanese Taisho 3 "Woodpecker" Heavy Machine Gun

Science Fiction

1st   -   John Tate   -   Klingon Battlecruiser 


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September 2nd, 2016 Meeting

"Captured!"
Theme (Points) Contest

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners from September's "Captured"  Theme (Points) Contest
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Juniors
Best of Show
Basic
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show &
People's Choice

Masters
Chris Kurtze Jr David Haskins Anthony Weaver Chris Kurtze Mike Blohm
Stug IV
Captured
1940 Willys Gasser USS Reliant
NCC-1864
Beutepanzer
M8 Greyhound
"What If the USS Enterprise went back in time to battle of Tobruk"


Juniors

Best of Show  -  Chris Kurtze, Jr   -   Stug IV Captured

People's Choice  -  Chris Kurtze, Jr   -   Stug IV Captured

Armor    -   Gold  -   Chris Kurtze, Jr   -   Stug IV Captured

 

Basic

Best of Show  -  David Haskins   -   1940 Willys Gasser

People's Choice  -  Anthony Weaver   -   USS Reliant NCC-1864

Automotive   -   Gold  -   David Haskins   -   1940 Willys Gasser

 

Intermediate

Best of Show  -  Chris Kurtze   -   Beutepanzer M8 Greyhound 

People's Choice   -  Chris Kurtze   -   Beutepanzer M8 Greyhound 

Aircraft

1st   -   Len Faulconer    -   Macchi C.200  JG 108 

2nd   -  Len Faulconer    -   CR-42 Falco 

3rd   -   Robert Henderson   -   Sopwith Triplane

Armor

1st   -   Chris Kurtze   -   Beutepanzer M8 Greyhound 

2nd   -   Zachory Nevitt   -   Beutepanzer T-34

3rd   -   Zachory Nevitt   -   M24 Chaffe French Indochina

Science Fiction

1st   -   Michael O'Brien   -   USS Reliant NCC-1864 (Captured by Khan)

2nd   -   Adrian Montano   -   Klingon Bird of Prey

 

Masters

Best of Show  -   Mike Blohm   -   "What If ... the USS Enterprise went back in time to the battle of Tobruk"

People's Choice  -  Mike Blohm   -   "What If ... the USS Enterprise went back in time to the battle of Tobruk"

Aircraft

1st   -   John Tate   -   T-6G Texan Portugese AF COIN - Africa

Automotive

1st   -   Victor Maestas   -   ZZZZ-28

Armor

1st   -   Glenn Bingham   -   M4A1 Sherman

2nd   -   Ken Liotta   -   Flak 38

3rd   -   Mike Blohm   -   Captured Matilda

Figures

1st   -   Tony Humphries   -   Polish Boy Scout 1944 Warsaw Uprising 

Vignettes / Dioramas

1st   -   Ray Ayles    -   Hanging Tree

2nd   -   Tony Humphries   -   Tribble Without a Cause

Science Fiction

1st   -   Ken Liotta   -   RS-18A 

2nd   -   Ken Liotta   -   F/A-18 Prototype

3rd   -   Victor Maestas   -   Star Trek Tribbles in the Wild


Click here to see September Model Pictures

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August 5th, 2016 Meeting

ASM Swap Meet

With No Contest or Sponsored Contests

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July 8th, 2016 Meeting

"Open #2"
Theme (Points) Contest

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners from July's "Open"
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 Larry Glenn Brian Peck
Panzer IV Rumpler C.IV Mosquito Mk IV Albatros D.Va


Juniors

No Entries 

 

Basic

Best of Show  -  David Haskins   -   Panzer IV

People's Choice  -  David Haskins   -   Panzer IV

Gold  -   David Haskins   -   Panzer IV

Gold  -   Jeannie Garriss   -   2017 Ford GT

 

Intermediate

Best of Show  -  Robert Henderson   -   Rumpler C.IV 

People's Choice   -  Robert Henderson   -   Rumpler C.IV 

Aircraft - Pre-1945 (Split)

1st   -   Robert Henderson   -   Rumpler C.IV 

2nd   -  Steve Brodeur   -   Do 17 P-1

3rd   -   Len Faulconer   -   TBM-3c - North Atlantic - January 1944

Aircraft - 1946 and Later (Split)

1st   -   Chris Kurtze   -   XB-35

2nd   -  Len Faulconer   -   F-106A - 186 FIS, Montana ANG

3rd   -   Theron Brawley   -   F-14B

Automotive

1st   -   Robert Henderson   -   '32 Ford 3-Window Coupe

2nd  -  Chuck Herrmany   -   Peugot 405

2nd  -  Chuck Herrmany   -   Trans Am Camaro

Armor

1st   -   Chris Kurtze   -   M4A3 Sherman - Messina 1943

2nd   -   David Epstein   -   M48A3 Patton Tank

Science Fiction

1st   -   Jack Garriss   -   Luna Rocket "...there goes the neighborhood"

Ships

 1st   -   David Epstein   -   Soviet Akula Class SSN

Vignettes / Dioramas

1st   -   Don Goodrich   -   Land Rover Defender 110 

 

Masters

Best of Show  -   Larry Glenn   -   Mosquito Mk IV

People's Choice  -  Brian Peck   -   Albatros D.Va

Aircraft - Propellor (Split)

1st   -   Larry Glenn   -   Mosquito Mk IV

2nd   -   Brian Peck   -   Albatros D.Va

3rd   -   Frank Randall   -   Hurricane Mk IID

Aircraft - Jet (Split)

1st   -   Brian Peck   -   MiG-31 Foxhound

2nd   -   Victor Maestas   -   S-3 Viking

 3rd   -  Frank Randall   -   F-4 Bicentennial Markings

Armor

1st   -   Tony Humphries   -   M1A1 Abrams - Kuwait 1991

2nd   -   Bret Kinman   -   M1A1 Abrams

3rd   -   Bret Kinman   -   M110 A2 SP Howitzer

Ships

 1st   -   John Tate   -   Triomphant - French SSBN 

Figures

1st   -   Tony Humphries   -   British WWI Tank Corps Sergeant - 1918 

Vignettes / Dioramas

1st   -   Tony Humphries   -   "Diggin In" - T-72 and Crew - Kuwaiti Desert

2nd   -   Bret Kinman   -   Israeli M51 Sherman

Science Fiction

1st   -   John Tate   -   Vindicator - Imperial Space Marines 


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June 3rd, 2016 Meeting

"Presidents"
Special (Non-points) Contest

 

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


The Finer Points - June Contest

by Jerry Little

If the January club contest is any indication of what lies ahead for ASM in 2016, we surely won't be disappointed in the year! January is our traditional contest month where we focus our attention on many "otherworldly" activities; whether it's real or fantasy, it's the final frontier for Space, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy. The Annual "Moe Blalters" special contest is in honor of our longtime ASM Just Staff and Sci-Fi & Fantasy enthusiasts, Joe Walters and Mike Blohm, and is open to any subject, any scale, within theme. Additionally, we've beco

“My pappy said, ‘Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’ If you don’t stop driving that hot rod Lincoln.’”

 Presidents! That was theme for the June Special contest. The whole idea was to build models that were named after or used by a US President. And interestingly enough, we had one of the largest turnouts for a monthly contest... but only two models that fit the theme; well, really, just one and a half! If you think about it, the office of the President has always had an impact on American culture as a foundational institution of this great country. And we get cars and bears!

Aleya Montano did an outstanding job of bringing that American pop culture to the Junior category with her version of the American icon, the Teddy Bear. While Aleya's version was a modern stylized anime, it was very well done and a great tribute to President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. Unfortunately, the story of how the Teddy Bear came to be is a bit sad but did show the character of President Roosevelt. It seems the President was part of a hunting competition in Mississippi around 1902 and had yet to kill a bear. His staff found a bear and tied it to a tree and recommended President Roosevelt shoot it. The President refused because he said it was "unsportsmanlike."  That became a political cartoon to make fun of President Roosevelt. A man named Morris Michtom saw the cartoon and that inspired the creation of the fuzzy-wuzzy stuffed bear. It also became a valuable lesson in moral character.

The Presidential entrant was Robert Henderson's 1949 Mercury. Born of the Ford Motor Company, the Mercury brand was the latter half of the Lincoln-Mercury line. Lincoln Motor Cars was founded by Henry Leland and named after Abraham Lincoln because he was the first president Leland was able to vote for. The company was bought by Ford in the early '20s and then merged with the Mercury brand in the mid-1940s. Thus we get the "half" model entry! Yes, a bit of a stretch, but, it was closer to the theme than any of the other models on the table with the exception of the Teddy Bears, and no animals were injured in the making of the model!

There were other outstanding models on the table. Our newest club member, Zachary Nevitt, had some outstanding armor models for the meeting. In the Basic category, he displayed three really well done models and earned a Best of Show and People's Choice in Basic with a 1/35-scale StuH 42 Ausf G and Panzer IV.

In Intermediate, aside from Richard Henderson's Best of Show for his "Hod Rod Lincoln," Chris Kurtze earned a People's Choice for his Northrop XB-35 flying wing. While today's B-2 flying wing is a distant cousin of the XB-35, it has some interesting lineage. The Navy’s designation of the XB-35 was in fact the "B2T." That project was canceled way back in 1949; yet interestingly enough, the modern B-2 has the exact same wingspan as the original "B2T" of 172 feet…

On the Masters table, Bret Kinman and Victor Maestas had a couple of super nice models displayed. Bret's M8 Greyhound was one of a couple of nice pieces of armor on the table and was picked as a Best of Show for the quality build. Victor's F-14A from the VF-111 Sundowners is probably one of the most recognizable F-14 CAG birds of the Navy. The plane was commonly known as "Miss Molly" when VF-111 was embarked on the USS Carl Vinson, CVN-70 in CVW-15. The aircraft didn’t always have the plane name on the jet and was mostly seen without the picture of "Molly" on the side. The CO of the Sundowners was Captain Doyle Bouchers II when "Miss Molly" was on the Chuckie V.

 The Final Point

Themes... you’ve got to love them. When we sit down and start planning for the next year’s club contests, there are no preconceived ideas on what the themes are going to be. Sure, we have a "go to" setup, which is basically how the year will be laid out, but not what the themes will be. The idea is to keep it interesting and keep people building. Oh, and that other little part of trying to make sure all the different types of models like cars, armor, figures, and ships can participate in the themes, is not that easy. So when the theme of "Presidents" was chosen, we did it with the "Special" contest in mind. No points are awarded, but it is an opportunity for modelers to really shine. Who knew it would be a dud! That's not to take anything away from those who entered, because they made a great effort to get it done, but it's more to the point that you never know what will be popular and what won't. The fact that it was the same night as a "sponsored" contest and one of the largest turnouts of the year shouldn't be lost in the fact that there were only two entrants. Members are ready and willing to build when it comes to a theme they are interested in. Picking those themes seems to be an art. In the military, we used to call it a "WAG"...or "wild-a@# guess."  Rest assured, the E-board will call it a "SWAG" because they will claim it was a little more scientific; however, a "Scientific wild-a#$ guess" is still just a WAG!

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May 13th, 2016 Meeting

"Anniversaries"
Theme (Points) Contest

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 Airco DH.2 Challenger I Mk.3 Victor K.2 Tanker


Juniors

No Entries 

 

Basic

Best of Show  -  David Haskins   -   Japanese Type 97 Tank

People's Choice  -  David Haskins   -   Japanese Type 97 Tank

Gold  -   David Haskins   -   Japanese Type 97 Tank

 

Intermediate

Best of Show  -  Robert Henderson   -   Airco DH.2 

People's Choice   -  Robert Henderson   -   Airco DH.2 

Aircraft - Jets (Split)

1st   -   Chris Kirtze   -   FA-18E VFA-122 Flying Eagles

2nd   -  Chris Kurtze   -   F-16C 188 FS "Tacos"

3rd   -   Len Falconer   -   F-102A Case (X)

Aircraft - Propellor (Split)

1st   -   Robert Henderson   -   Airco DH.2

2nd   -  Chris Kurtze   -   AC-47 Spooky

3rd   -   Len Falconer   -   BV-141B-02

Figures

1st   -   Don Smith   -   German Grenadier with Panzerfaust at Arnhem

2nd   -   Michael O'Brien   -   Classic Tomb Raider

3rd   -   Don Smith   -   Russian LMG Infantry

Armor

1st   -   David Epstein   -   M41 Walker Bulldog 

Science Fiction

1st   -   Michael O'Brien   -   USS Enterprise Starship

2nd   -   Steve Brodeur   -   Kligon D7 Battlecruiser

Ships

 1st   -   David Epstein   -   SSN 688 USS Los Angeles Submarine 

 

Masters

Best of Show  -   Tony Humphries   -   Challnger I Mk.3 Kuwait Feb 1991

People's Choice  -  Larry Glenn   -   Victor K.2 Tanker

Aircraft - Jets (Split)

1st   -   Larry Glenn   -   Victor K.2 Tanker

2nd   -   Victor Maestas   -   F-15CJ

Aircraft - Propellor (Split)

1st   -   Brian Peck   -   P-51 Mustang

2nd   -   John Tate   -   Ju-87 Stuka "Desert Snake" 6/StG2

Aircraft - Helicopter (Split)

1st   -  Frank Randall   -   UH-1B

Armor

1st   -   Tony Humphries   -   Challnger I Mk.3 Kuwait Feb 1991

Ships

 1st   -   James Strickland   -   USS Arizona 1941 

Figures

1st   -   Tony Humphries   -   General "Stormin Norman" Schwarzkopf, Kuwait Feb 1991 

    

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April 1st, 2016 Meeting

"Rescue Me!"
Theme (Points) Contest

 

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
Night Fighter
J2F-5
Duck
UH-34D
Helicopter
Batmobile P-47D
Thunderbolt


Juniors

No Entries 

 

Basic

Best of Show  -  Jeannie Garriss   -   French Police Car

People's Choice  -  David Haskins   -   Fw 190 Night Fighter

Gold  -   Jeannie Garriss   -   French Police Car

Gold  -  David Haskins   -   Fw 190 Night Fighter

Silver   -   Kyle McIntyre   -   Viper Mk VII and Cylon Raider

Gold  -  Keith McIntyre   -   Cylon Raider

 

Intermediate

Best of Show  -  Len Faulconer   -   J2F-5 Duck 

People's Choice   -   Chris Kurtze   -   UH-34 

Aircraft - Helicopters (Split)

1st   -   Steve Brodeur   -   Bell 47D MASH Helicopter

2nd   -  Chris Kurtze   -   UH-34D Helicopter

3rd   -   Chris Kurtze   -   HH-60J Kodiak

Aircraft - Fixed Wing (Split)

1st   -   Len Falconer   -   J2F-5 Duck

2nd   -  David Epstein   -   XP-55 Ascender

3rd   -   David Epstein   -   Flivver

Figures

1st   -   Ralph Nitsche   -   "Flash Point" Game Figures 

Armor

1st   -   Jack Garriss   -   Military Police Armored Car

Vignettes / Dioramas

1st   -   Wayne Sprong   -   Combat Rescue

 

Masters

Best of Show  -   James Strickland   -   Batmobile

People's Choice  -  Glenn Bingham   -   P-47D Razoback Thunderbolt

Aircraft

1st   -   Glenn Bingham   -   P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt

2nd   -   John Tate   -   MiG-17F

3rd  -  Frank Randall   -   HH65 Dolphin US Coast Guard

Automotive

1st   -   James Strickland   -   Batmobile

2nd  -  Frank Randall   -   Daktari Land Rover

Science Fiction

1st   -   Victor Maestas   -   B-Wing Star Wars

2nd   -   Mike Blohm   -   Thunderbird 1

 3rd   -   Ken Liotta   -   Crusher Joe Star Destroyer 

Armor

1st   -   John Tate   -   Mk IV Female Tank - Captured

Ships

 1st   -   Ken Liotta   -   Russian Akula Class Submarine 

Figures

1st   -   Ken Liotta   -   New York Fire Fighter 

 

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March 4th, 2016 Meeting

"Open Contest"
Theme (Points) Contest

 

Best of Show and People's Choice Winners
from March's
"Open" Theme 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


Juniors

Best of Show  -  Jean Boudar   -   M-41 Walker Bulldog

People's Choice  -  Chris Kurtze Jr   -    P-40B Warhawk

Gold  -  Jean Boudar   -   M-41 Walker Bulldog

Gold  - Chris Kurtze Jr   -    P-40B Warhawk

Gold  -  Josh Kinman   -   SAS Commando Car

 

Basic

Best of Show  -  Anthony Weaver  -  USS Enterprise and USS Reliant

People's Choice  -  Anthony Weaver  -  USS Enterprise and USS Reliant

Gold  -  Anthony Weaver  -  USS Enterprise and USS Reliant

Gold  -  Jeannie Garriss   -   Flintstone's Mobile

 

Intermediate

Best of Show  -  Partap Davis   -  Warrior Queen 

People's Choice   -   Blaine Couch   -   B-17G Flying Fortress 

Aircraft - Jets (Split)

1st   -   Steve Brodeur   -   Frontier Airlines 737-200

2nd   -  Theron Brawley   -   F-14 Tomcat

3rd   -   David Epstein   -   CF-100

Aircraft - Props (Split)

1st   -   Tim Wood   -   Hawker Hurricane

2nd   -  Chris Kurtze   -   Me 210

3rd   -   Len Falconer   -   FW 190 D-9

Figures

1st   -   Partap Davis   -   Warrior Queen 

Armor

1st   -   Danny Williamson   -   Stug III Ausf. B/G 

2nd   -  Danny Williamson   -   Panzer III 

3rd   -   Wayne Sprong   -   Japanese Type 97

Science Fiction

1st   -   Jack Garriss   -   My Favorite Martian (NASCAR Style)

Ships

 1st   -   Mike Clagett   -   CSS Hunley "Pre-Discovery"

Automotive

1st   -   Ken Piniak   -   McLaren M23 Ford

2nd   -  Don Goodrich   -   Range Rover

Vignettes / Dioramas

1st   -   Chris Kurtze   -    Stug III with German Infantry

 

Masters

Best of Show  -   Larry Glenn   -   P-51D Mustang

People's Choice  -  Jerry Little   -   AH-1Z Viper

Aircraft

1st   -   Larry Glenn   -   P-51D Mustang

2nd   -   Jerry Little   -   AH-1Z Viper

3rd  -  James Strickland   -   Bf 110

Automotive

1st   -   Keith Liotta   -   Eddie Hill Top Fuel Dragster

Science Fiction

1st   -   Mike Blohm   -   Earth Versus the Flying Saucers

2nd   -   John Tate   -   TIE Fighter

Armor

1st   -   John Tate   -   Mk IV British Male Tank 

2nd   -   David Miller   -   M-41 Walker Bulldog

3rd  -  Brett Kinman   -   Panther G

Vignettes / Dioramas

1st   -   Brett Kinman   -   "OnSet" German Anti-Aircraft (Sd.Kfz 7/1 w/Flak 38)


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February 5th, 2016 Meeting

ASM Swap Meet

With No Contest or Sponsored Contest

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January 8th, 2016 Meeting

Moe Blalters

Sci-Fi, Real Space, Science & Fantasy"
Special (Non-Points) Contest

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

    

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The Finer Points - January Contest

by Jerry Little

If the January club contest is any indication of what lies ahead for ASM in 2016, we surely won't be disappointed in the year! January is our traditional contest month where we focus our attention on many "otherworldly" activities; whether it's real or fantasy, it's the final frontier for Space, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy. The Annual "Moe Blalters" special contest is in honor of our longtime ASM Just Staff and Sci-Fi & Fantasy enthusiasts, Joe Walters and Mike Blohm, and is open to any subject, any scale, within theme. Additionally, we've become accustomed to looking at all manner of things with lasers on them in Patrick Dick's sponsored "Frickin' Laser Beams" contest. The two themes go hand in hand and the tables were full of great examples.

In the Masters category, Victor Maestas’s B-Wing fighter was selected as the winner for the category. With the recent release of the seventh episode of Star Wars, you'd expect at least one or two Star Wars models on the table. Victor did a "throw back," in that there were no B-wings in the new movie, but when you consider the history of the movie franchise; the B-wing has a solid place in rebel history.

Intermediate had a slightly different breakout than the other categories this month. The table was full of interesting and well-done models. Because of the types of models entered, we went as far as to break out the category by land and air. Partap Davis's AT-ST walker was selected as Best Land entry. The model was well done and an excellent example of type of model from the Star Wars canon. The "All Terrain Scout Transport" (AT-ST) was known by the Rebels as a "chicken walker" because of its awkward walking style and because they couldn't fly, and they got their butts kicked in the Battle for Endor by a bunch of little Ewoks.

For Best Air, Michael O'Brien provided us with an outstanding example from the other, albeit first "Star" series space adventure, USS Excelsior (NCC-2000, later NCC-21445) of Star Trek fame. The model demonstrated the excellent use of decals to achieve the overall mottling effect, commonly referred to as "Aztec" patterns seen on most of the Federation Star Trek ships. The Excelsior was the prototype ship in the "Excelsior" class and was called "The Great Experiment" because of the use of the transwarp drive, which spurred the infamous analogy by Mr. Scott; "...and if my grandmother had wheels, she’d be a wagon."

Finally, in Basic, Jeannie Garriss displayed a huge model of General Grievous made from the LEGO kit. The model stands over a foot tall, complete with multiple lightsabers (4). Jeannie’s model showed Grievous’s imposing stature as the Supreme Commander of the Droid Army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. While Grievous was originally a humanoid, he was giving cybernetic implants to make him more combat effective. He was particular to the lightsaber in combat and was made for hunting Jedi. He was so particular to the lightsaber, he collected them from fallen Jedi that he killed. Jeannie's model prominently displayed Grievous’s multiple lightsabers.

Finally, what Sci-Fi contest would be complete without some Frickin' Laser Beams?  Patrick Dick scoured the multiple models on the tables to find the best representation of the use of lasers. Not necessarily the best use of lasers mind you, but maybe the coolest use. Patrick chose Partap Davis's AT-ST walker as the best of the best laser subjects. The AT-STs have twin chin-mounted laser cannons used primarily against troops. Apparently they can be driven by Wookiees.

 

 

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


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