ASM 2013 Meeting Pictures

and Major Events


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Major ASM Events in 2013

included the following (use links below):

ASM Model Display at Albuquerque Comic Expo 2013  -  June 22-23, 2013

ASM at the 2013 IPMS/USA National Convention  -  August 14-17, 2013

ASM-Sponsored Model Contest at the 2013 New Mexico State Fair - September 6-22. 2013

Update Made to the Aces' Gallery Model Display at the USAF Academy  - September 20, 2013


-Pictures by Joe Walters, Frank Randall, and Mike Blohm   

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Meeting Pictures

 


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December 6th, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

"Jet Power" Special (Non-Points) Contest

and the

               

"ASM 2013 Model of the Year Competition"

All Best of Show Winners from the 2013 Theme and Special Contests

               

Click here for all eligible models as listed on the Model of the Year webpage 

Best of Show Winners from December's
"Jet Power" Special (Non-Points) Contest and the
"ASM 2013 Model of the Year Competition"
Jet Power
Best of Show
Basic
Jet Power
Best of Show
Intermediate
Jet Power
Best of Show
 Masters
ASM 2013
Model of the Year

Juniors
ASM 2013
Model of the Year

 
Basic
ASM 2013
Model of the Year

 Intermediate
ASM 2013
Model of the Year

 Masters
Matt Blohm Ken Piniak Victor Maestas Marie Smith Matt Blohm Tony Humphries James Guld
J-20 Jet Engine F-104G Breyer Horse Spitfire Mk XVIc Matilda II CDL "Pied Piper"

Meeting Pictures

                       

                        

                       

                       

                         

                   

   

Click here to see December Contest Results

Click here to see December Model Pictures


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November 1st, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

"Open" Points Contest 

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners from
November's "Open" Theme (Points) Contest and the Danny Roberts Memorial "Best P-38" Sponsored Contest
Best of Show
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
 Masters
 People's Choice
 Masters
Best P-38
Entry
Tony Humphries Tony Humphries James Strickland James Strickland Victor Maestas
Royal Welsh Fusilier Crusader Mk I Spitfire Mk I Bf 109 E-4 P-38E

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Click here to see November Contest Results

Click here to see November Model Pictures

 


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October 4th, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

Double Theme (Points) Contest:
  

     

Theme 1: "Axis of World War II"

      
Theme 2:
"Go Figure"

Sponsored Contest:

"BIG"

Hosted by Brian Peck

     

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners
from October's "Axis of WW II" and "Go Figure"
Double-Theme (Points) Contest and BIG Sponsored Contest
Best of Show
Axis of WWII
Intermediate
Best of Show
Go Figure
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate &
Best Aircraft Entry
BIG Contest
Best of Show
Go Figure
& People's Choice

 Masters
Dude Award
BIG Contest
Best Miscellaneous
Entry
BIG Contest
Tony Humphries Tony Humphries Mike Foust John Pattison Victor Maestas John Pattison
"The New Recruit" New York City Fireman F-16 Falcon Space Girl Alien Mother Space Girl

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Click here to see October Contest Results

Click here to see October Model Pictures


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September 13th, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

Double Theme (Points) Contest:

Theme 1: "On The Water"

    Theme 2: "Beyond Babe Artwork"

   

Sponsored Contest:

"Best Rotary Wing"

Hosted by Gil De La Plain


 

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners
from September's "On the Water" and "Beyond Babe Artwork" Double-Theme (Points) Contest
Best of Show
On The Water
& People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show
On The Water
Intermediate
Best of Show
Beyond Babe Artwork

Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show
On The Water
& People's Choice

 Masters
Best of Show
Beyond Babe Artwork

 Masters
Louis
Gallegos
Steve Brodeur Frank
Randall
Blaine
Couch
Jim
Guld
Jim
Guld
CH-53E USS DeLong SH-60B
Seahawk
Tyrannosaurus
Rex
LAV-25 Sherman III DV

 

Best Entries
"Best Rotary Wing"  Sponsored Contest
Hosted by Gil De La Plain
Best Large Entry Best Small Entry Coolest Teeth
Steve Brodeur Frank Randall Victor Maestas
CH-46E SH-60B Sea Hawk AH-1W

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August 2nd, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

ASM Swap Meet

The August Meeting was an ASM Swap Meet with No Contests

Meeting Pictures

 


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July 12th, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

"Open" Theme (Points) Contest

and the

"North African Armour 1940-1943" Sponsored Contest

Hosted by Jim Guld and Tony Humphries

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners from
July's "Open" Theme Contest and the
"North African Armor" Sponsored Contest
Best of Show
Basic
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show &
People's Choice

Intermediate
 Best of Show &
 People's Choice Masters
Best Entry
North African
Armor
Matt Blohm Matt Blohm Jerry Little Jim Guld John Tate
Spitfire
Mk XVIc
Spitfire
Mk IXc
Ju 87
Stuka
"Pied Piper"
Diorama
Matilda
"Defiance"

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Click here to see July Contest Results

Click here to see July Model Pictures

 


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June 7th, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights



Double Theme (Points) Contest:

Theme 1: "Cold War"
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Theme 2: "Cherche La Femme" (Look for the Woman)



Val

Kate

Matilda

Betty

Dora

and the

Don MacBryde Tribute Model Build

       

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners
from June's "Cold War" and "Cherche La Femme"
Double-Theme (Points) Contest
Best of Show
Cold War & People's Choice
J
uniors
Best of Show
Cold War
Basic
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show
Cold War
Intermediate
Best of Show
Cherce La Femme
Intermediate
People's Choice
Intermediate
 Best of Show
Cold War 
 Masters
 Best of Show
Cherche La Femme 
 Masters
People's Choice
Masters
Caroline
Smith
Matt
Bloh
m
Matt
Blohm
Tony Humphries Tony Humphries Gorham Smoker Mike
Blohm
Jim
Strickland
Victor Maestas
U.S. Jeep
Korean War
F-117
Nighthawk
Spitfire Mk Vb Tropical BAR Gunner
Chosin, Korea
Matilda Mk IV
CDL
Bf 109 E-4
Helmut Wick
T-72M1 D3A1 Val
(1/48 Scale)
Red Baron
P-51 Racer

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Click here to see June Contest Results

Click here to see June Model Pictures


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May 3rd, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights 

x"Single, In-Lined Engined Aircraft"

Special (Non-Points) Contest

 

Best of Show Winners from May's "Single, In-Lined Engined Aircraft"
Special Contest
Best of Show
J
uniors
Best of Show
Basic
Best of Show
Intermediate
 Best of Show 
 Masters
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No Entries Matt Blohm Frank Randall Mike Franklin
No Entries Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Bf 109 E-4 Fw 190 D-9

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April 5th, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

Double Theme Points Contest

Theme 1: "More Than One Radial-Engined"
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Theme 2: "Famous Motorsports Vehicles"

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners from
April's Double Theme Contest and the
"Best Sci-Fi Spaceship" Sponsored Contest
Best of Show
Radial-Engined

Basic
People's
Choice

Basic
Best of Show
Radial-Engined
& People's Choice

Intermediate
 Best of Show 
Radial-Engined & People's Choice Masters
Best of Show 
Famous Vehicles
Masters
Best Sci-Fi Spaceship
Entry
Matt Blohm Matt Blohm Frank Randall Victor Maestas Victor Maestas Josh Pals
R4D-5
Gooney Bird
Klingon Battle Cruiser PV-1
Ventura
Fw 190 & Ju-88
Mistel
C6R Corvette Alpha Centauri Saucer

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Click here to see April Contest Results

Click here to see April Model Pictures


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March 1st, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

"Open"
Points Contest

Best of Show & People's Choice Winners from
March's "Open" Theme (Points) Contest and
"Best 1/48 Scale Revell Ventura" Sponsored Contest
Best of Show & 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 Best Ventura
Entry
Marie Smith Fred Behnken Frank Randall Steve Brodeur Jim Guld Brian Peck Larry Horyna
Breyer Horse USS Ward
Destroyer
P-36A
Hawk
Saturn IB
Rocket
"Final Push"
Diorama
Roland D VIa
Koblenz 1918
US Navy PV-1
Ventura

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Click here to see March Contest Results

Click here to see March Model Pictures


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February 1st, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

ASM Swap Meet - No Contests

Meeting Pictures

                       

                       

                       

                    

Click here to see February Model Pictures


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January 4th, 2013 Meeting and Contest Highlights

Annual Honorary Moe Blalters

"Sci-Fi, Real Space, Fantasy and Science"
Special Contest

                       

 

 

Best Entry Winners from January's "Sci-Fi, Real Space, Science & Fantasy" Special Contest and
the "Rolls Royce" and "Frickin' Laser Beams" Sponsored Contests
Hosted by Patrick Dick
Best Entry
Basic
Best Entry
Intermediate
Best Entry
Masters
Rolls Royce
Aircraft - US
 Rolls Royce
Aircraft Non-US
Rolls Royce
Automotive
Best Frickin' Entry
Matt Blohm Steve Ustead Josh Pals John Tate Ken Liotta Jim Guld Mike Blohm
Y-Wing
Blue Leader
Star Wars
Eagle
Space 1999
Alpha Centauri
Saucer
Spitfire Mk Vb Trop - Lt Sy Feld  52 FG Spitfire LF IXc
Royal Egyptian Air Force
Rolls Royce Armored Car
Western Desert
Sharks with Frickin' Laser Beams

There Were No Special Contest Entries in the Juniors Division

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Click here to see January Contest Results

Click here to see January Model Pictures


 

Major ASM Events in 2013

 

ASM-Sponsored Model Contest at the 2013 New Mexico State Fair

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ASM sponsors the
Creative Arts Division 13: "Model - Military, Science Fiction and Others"
Category every year at the New Mexico State Fair

Pictures are posted below of the four cases and the center display entries showing the ribbons awarded.

Detailed results - ribbons won and model pictures by sections - have been posted on the 2013 NM State Fair webpage.

 

  

 

Pictures are posted below of ASM's display-only theme of "The Pacific Air War in World War II" that included 30 models in 1/48 scale

  

Click here for more information on the New Mexico State Fair model contests

ASM at the 2013 New Mexico State Fair

By Josh Pals

Well, the 2013 State Fair has come and gone, and once again ASM had a decent turnout.  We might have had record breaking numbers, with a total of 61 total entries.

Joshua Harhed won Best of Show from the four entries in the Youth Division with his 1/48 scale B-17.  Tabitha Vaughn won Best of Show from the three entries in the Senior Youth Division with her "Zelda" figure.   Byron Gore won Best of Show from the 34 entries in the Adult Division with his 1/48 scale scratchbuilt HMS Tremendous ship.  And Ken Liotta won Best of Show from the twenty entries in the Professional Division with his Matilda tank.

Ken also had the highest number of entries at seven (six in military and one motorcycle).

We also had an entry in the Military Section from amcc member Don Jones with his 1/24 scale Humvee.

A special "Thank You" goes out to Mike Blohm for once again putting together a display at the fair. I  would also like to thank all who lent their models for the display. We never know if we will need a display from year to year because of entry numbers.  We have four cases; if we fill only three, then we will only get three the following year.  So to keep the four cases Mike always (sometimes at the last minute!) gets a display put together in the fourth case.  Sometimes it's the entire case, sometimes it's less than half.

To avoid a scramble in 2014, two "themes" have been proposed: 100th Anniversary of World War I and 70th Anniversary of D-Day.  Please let Mike Blohm or myself know which one you'd be interested in building.  We will then post which theme it will be for 2014.  We would welcome everyone to help build a spectacular display for the 2014 State Fair.

Registration of Model Entries: 6-7 Sep 2013

Judging of Model Entries: 9 Sep 2013



Update to the Aces' Gallery Model Display at the USAF Academy

Twenty-seven (27) completed models were delivered to the Aces' Gallery model display at the USAF Academy. Colrado on September 20, 2013, bringing the total number of displayed models to 145.  Started in 1971 by ASM member Mike Blohm, this display features the aircraft and biographies of American aces who served in the US military services or foreign air forces from World War I through the Viet Nam War.  This is likely the largest display of American aces' models in the USA if not the world.

       



ASM at the 2013 IPMS/USA National Convention



 By Joe Walters

The pictures below are of ASM members at the awards banquet at the 2013 IPMS/USA National Convention held in Loveland, Colorado on August 14-17, 2013. 
Photos by Ken Liotta. 

                       

Here is an unofficial list of ASM models that placed at the IPMS/USA National Convention. 
 

Glen Bingham, 3rd Place 1/72 Biplanes, for IJN “Pete” biplane

Victor Maestas, 2nd Place, 1/48 Large Jets, for F-117A Stealth Fighter

Brian Peck, 3rd Place, 1/32 Single-Engined Prop Axis, A6M2 Zero

Victor Maestas, 2nd Place, Civil Racer Aircraft, P-51 Racer

Larry Glenn, 2nd Place, 1/48 OOB, Axis, FW-190D

Ken Liotta, 2nd Place, 1/72 Small Jets, Nigerian Alpha Jet

Larry Glenn, 2nd Place, 172 Large Prop OOB, Wellington Bomber

Larry Glenn, 1st Place, 1/48 Large OOB, IJNAF Gekko ­Nightfighter

Jim Guld, 3rd Place, 1/35 Closed Top AFV, Isherman

Dave Miller, 1st Place, Axis Artillery, PaK 39 Cannon

Jim Guld, 1st Place, Allied Artillery, Pheasant ATG

Gil De la Plain, 3rd Place, 1/72 Armor, Challenger MBT

Jim Guld, 3rd Place, 1/35 Conversions, LRDG Chevy

Jim Guld, 3rd Place, 1/35 OOB Armor, Allied, Vickers Light Tank

Jim Guld, 2nd Place, 1/35 Armored Cars, RR Armored Car

Dave Miller, 3rd Place, Pre-1946 Subs, I-16 Japanese Sub

Dave Straub, 1st Place, Scratchbuilt Ships, USS Langley

Ken Liotta, 3rd Place, 1/350 OOB Ships, PLA Song-Class Sub

Ken Liotta, 3rd Place, OOB Stock Automotive, Kawasaki Zephyr MC

Mike Blohm, 2nd Place, Realspace Hypothetical, Lunar Lander

Victor Maestas, 1st Place, Sci-Fi Space, Snowspeeder

John Tate, 3rd Place, OOB Realspace, US Army Corporal Missile

John Tate, 2nd Place, Triathlon

Ken Liotta, 1st Place, OOB Triathlon

Best Ship: Dave Straub, USS Langley

Peoples Choice: Dave Straub, USS Langley



ASM Model Display at ACE 2013
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 By Mike Blohm

 The Albuquerque Scale Modelers (ASM) put on a model display on June 22-23 at the Albuquerque Comic Expo (ACE) 2013.  This was the second year that ASM supported the ACE event, which was held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque.  The purpose of ASM's display was to promote the modeling hobby, possibly gain some new members, and to have fun.  ASM had a prime location right in the middle of the main traffic area where attendees came in to the building and also transited back and forth from the large vendor area to where the guest speaker presentations and seminars were held.  We had hundreds if not thousands of folks stop by to look at the models and a lot of them asked questions about the models or painting techniques. 

The theme of the model display was "Science Fiction, Real Space, Fantasy, and Science" - the same as what ASM has for its January Special Contest each year.  We had over 100 total models on five tables.  The models were grouped by themes and genre that included: Star Trek and Star Wars (about a third of the display); Real Space and Man In Space; science fiction television shows (Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica, Space 1999, The Jetsons), science fiction movies (2001, War of the Worlds, Alien, When Worlds Collide); Gundam and comic book figures; and science fiction vehicles.  The ASM "What is Scale Modeling" display board was right in the middle with five P-51D models ranging from 1/24 through 1/144 scales, along with a display of what comes in a model kit box - the sprues, instructions, and decals - and the finished model itself.  Alongside that was the "what if" diorama of a "UFO Fly-In at Roswell" featuring four UFO flying saucers at the UFO Museum in Roswell, NM.  Pictures of the model display are included below. 

ASM members that helped man the tables included Joe Walters, Josh Pals, Jack and Jeannie Garriss, Blaine Couch, Steve Stronach, Michel Wingard, Ken Piniak, Tony Humphries, Frank Randall, Patrick Dick, Victor Maestas, and Matt, Laura, and Mike Blohm.  Adrian Montano also provided models for the display.  We normally had at least five ASMers available to watch the models, answer questions, and pass out ASM and New Mexico State Fair model contest promo sheets.  Thanks to all who manned the exhibit and provided models, and a special thanks to Laura Blohm who was instrumental in the design and build of the new, large-size (6 feet by 6 feet) ASM banner. 

ASM did meet its three objectives.  We put on a great show and it was very well liked by the ACE attendees.  Being sci-fi and comic book fans, the attendees knew what the subjects were, and really wanted to see and talk about the models.  As occurred in 2012, there were some highly-charged "words of excitement (expletives deleted)" expressed by a visitor when a favorite subject was seen.  We again had "celebrity judging" by a cast of costumed characters that reviewed all the models and picked out their favorite - those awards will be passed out at an upcoming ASM meeting and posted on the ASM website.  Not everyone picked the subject related to their costume.  Princess Leia picked the Millennium Falcon, probably because she spent so much time aboard it.  But surprisingly Darth Vader also picked the Falcon, perhaps because he liked shooting at it?  (Disregard the fact that Victor Maestas did a super job on that model.)  As in 2012, the Bunny-Wan Kenobi and Duck Maul figures by Joe Walters' step-son were a big hit.  Another "big" hit was Adrian Montano's giant 1/350 scale USS Enterprise-A. 

A lot of ASM promo sheets were passed out and it looked like there was a lot of interest in the club.  Pictures of ASM's past Make 'N Take events were displayed on our tables, and several attendees asked about having ASM perform a Make 'N Take for their Cub Scout groups.  So be prepared to possibly do some more of those later in 2013.  There was also interest in bringing models to the NM State Fair, especially amongst the junior modelers.  As for having fun, we all most certainly did.  If you have not attended one of these conventions, you definitely need to give it a try.  It's now time to get building those sci-fi and fantasy models for the January 2014 contest so that we can put on another great show at ACE 2014. 

                       

                       

                           

                       

                   

                       

                   

Click on the picture below for the Report on ASM at ACE 2012



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