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Major ASM Events in 2018

Include the following (use links below):

ASM Models Support Awards Ceremony at Kirtland AFB     January 19, 2018

ASM Paticipation  in the IPMS/USA National Convention     August 1-4, 2018

2018 New Mexico State Fair Model Contest and Display      August 24-27, 2018

ASM Model Display at the 2018 Air Force Ball                 September 15, 2018

ASM Model Display at 2018 Folds of Honor Patriots Gala    October 20, 2018

Guest Speakers:  Douglas Dildy (Novemeber) and David Allin (March)       

Additional items will be posted as they occur


Pictures by Joe Walters, Frank Randall, and Mike Blohm   

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December 14, 2018 Meeting

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

Meeting Pictures

                       

                       

Mixing Paint Clinic by Ken Piniak

                           

2018 Model of the Year Showdown Entries

                                 

"Pearl Harbor Plus 7" Special (Non-Points) Contest Entries

               

"Adversaries II (Part Deux)" Sponsored Contest
Hosted by Mike and Matt Blohm

               

Awards from Previous Month's Contests

"Blackbirds" Sponsored Contest Hosted by David Epstein

                   

"Global War on Terror" Sponsored Contest Hosted by the ASM E-Board

    

Click here for December Contest Results

Click here for December Model Pictures

 


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November 2nd, 2018 Meeting

"Open"

Theme (Points) Contest

Best of Show Winners from November's "Open" Theme Contest and Two Sponsored Contests:
"Challenge Build" hosted by Brian Peck
"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

    Meeting Pictures

                       

                               

                           

                       

                    

"Battle of Britain" Presentation by Aviation Author Douglas Dildy

                           

                       

                       

                   

No awards passed out tonight due to time constraints

Click here for November Model Pictures

Click here for November Contest Results


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October 5th, 2018 Meeting

"Middle East Conflict"

Theme (Points) Contest

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

Meeting Pictures

                       

Awards from Previous Sponsored Contests hosted by Patrick Dick

               

Awards for this evening's "Middle East" Contest

                       

                   

Click here for October Model Pictures



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September 7th, 2018 Meeting

"Post Apocalyptic"

Special (Non-Points) Contest

Best Entry Winners from September's "Post- Apocalyptic" Special Contest and Three Sponsored Contests: "Global War on Terror" hosted by ASM E-Board;  and "Goodyear" and "Best of Corporate Contests" hosted by Patrick Dick
Best Enrty
Post-Apocolyptic
Intermediate
Best Entry
Global War on Terror
Sponsored Contest
Best Entry
Goodyear Sponsored Contest - Aircraft
Best Entry
Goodyear Sponsored Contest - Automobile
Best Entry
Goodyear Sponsored Contest - Humor
Best of the Best
Corporate Sponsored Contests
Robert Henderson Victor Maestas Dave Straub Chuck Herrmann Josh Pals Dave Straub
GMC Tanker F-117 Nighthawk USS Shenandoah Porsche 924 Tire Swing USS Shenandoah

 
Meeting Pictures

                     

Awards from Previous Month's Contest

July's "Bare Metal" Theme Contest

                       

 

Click here for September Model Pictures


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August 10, 2018 Meeting

ASM Swap Meet

With No Contest or Sponsored Contest

 

Meeting Pictures

                       

                       

                       

                            

                       

                       

               


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July 6th, 2018 Meeting

"Bare Metal"

Theme (Points) Contest

Best of Show and People's Choice Winners
from July's "Bare Metal" Theme 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
Aleya Montano Eli Clark Scott Jaworski Michael O'Brien Josh Pals Tony Humphries
Thermal Detonator
Star Wars
F4F Wildcat MiG-21PFM
Fishbed
Klingon Battle Cruiser Silver Dragon Afghan
Renault FT

Meeting Pictures

   

                       

                       

                       

                       

Sanding and Filling Techniques Clinic by Brian Peck

                   

           

Robert Henderson's F-16 Model for Brian Peck's "Challenge Build" Sponsored Contest

       

Awards from Previous Contests

May's "Tamiya Versus Hasegawa" Special Contest

           

June's "Oh Canada!" Theme Contest

                           

                           

June's "Stormy Weather" Sponsored Contest hosted by Jack Garriss    

               

       

   


Click here for July Contest Results

Click here for July Model Pictures

 


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June 1st, 2018 Meeting

"Oh Canada!"

Theme (Points) Contest

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

 

Meeting Pictures

                       

                       

           

"1918 - Part Deux" Presentation by Josh Pals

                       

                         

 "Stormy Weather" Sponsored Contest Entries

       

Awards for previous contests

March's "Open" Theme Contest

               

               

May's "Tamiya Versus Hassegawa" Special Contest

           

           

       

 


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May 4th, 2018 Meeting

"Tamiya Versus Hasegawa"

Special (Non-Points) Contest

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


Meeting Pictures

                       

               

"1918" Presentation by Josh Pals

                       

                       

                       

Challenge Build Model Picking

           

Awards for previous contests

                   

Awards for this evening's "1918" Sponsored Contest

Best Allied Powers Subject - John Dodd  /  Best Central Powers Subject - Dave Straub

                       

       

Click here for May Contest Results

Click here for May Model Pictures

 


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April 6th, 2018 Meeting

ASM Clinics Night

With No Contest or Sponsored Contest

 
Meeting Pictures

                       

Model Clinics - Overall Views

               

Rigging and Antenna Wires - Brian Peck

               

            

Black-Base Painting - Chris Kurtze

                   

                   

           

Dioramma Building and Weathering - Henry McHarney

               

        

Painting White Finishes - Frank Randall

   

   



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March 2nd, 2018 Meeting

"Open"

Theme (Points) Contest

 

  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 FT-17 Tank

 
Meeting Pictures

                   

                   

                    

                       

                       

                       

 
Guest Speaker - David Allin - U.S. Army Service in Viet Nam

                       

                       

                   
     

Awards for This Evening's "Open" Contest

                       

                   

                    

                    

                    

                    

Click here for March Contest Results

Click here for March Model Pictures

 


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February 2nd, 2018 Meeting

ASM Swap Meet

With No Contest or Sponsored Contest

 

Meeting Pictures

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

Awards for Previous Contests

                      

                            

           

               

 


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January 5th, 2018 Meeting

Moe Blalters

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

Best Entry Winners from the January 2018
"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 Ork Gargant Super Dog! TIE Fighter War of the Worlds Tripod F-4X 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

    

Meeting Pictures
 

                       

                       

            

                    

                       

                       

                       

           

2017 ASM Modeler of the Year Winners

                       

2017 ASM Model of the Year Winners

                   

           

Awards for Previous 2017 Contests

                       

           

                   


Click here for January Model Pictures

Click here for January Contest Results

 


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Major ASM Events in 2018

 

ASM Model Display at the 2018 Folds of Honor Patriots Gala

By Mike Blohm

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ASM put on an excellent model display at the 2018 Folds of Honor Patriot Gala, which was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Santa Ana Star Hotel Casino in Bernalillo. The Folds of Honor provides scholarships for the children and spouses of America's fallen and disabled Service members. The Gala is one of their primary fund-raising events, where donated articles are auctioned off in a silent online auction and old-fashioned verbal auction during the dinner.

We had 81 total models on three tables located in the auction room, and we had a lot of attendees come by to look at the models and ask questions. Thanks to all the ASM members who loaned models for the display. There were six ASM members manning the tables. Thanks for this help to Josh Pals, Frank Randall, Chris Kurtze, Ken Piniak, and Matt and Mike Blohm.

Because of concern there would not be enough models available for the 2001-2018 time period, the display was opened to include subjects from the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. Attendees at the event last year had asked about subjects in use by the services prior to 2001, so expanding it worked, and the "old-timer" attendees were happy to see these models as well. Our display next year will continue with that expanded theme.

Chris Kurtze and Patrick Dick both provided a 1/48-scale model on an F-16C Fighting Falcon in the markings of the New Mexico Air National Guard's 150th Fighter Wing "Tacos" for the auction.

Feedback from the Folds of Honor leadership was that all the models were "works of art" and that the F-16s were a hit and did very well in the auctions. Chris's F-16 was auctioned at the dinner on Saturday and Patrick's was auctioned at the Golf tournament on Monday, October 22. Special thanks to Patrick and Chris for donating their models.  We learned later that Chris's F-16 was sold for $250 and Patrick's for $225. 

The breakdown of the 81 models at the display was as follows. Korea: 12; Viet Nam: 17; 2001-2018: 36; Other: 16. This is ten more models than we had at last month's Air Force Ball display. We have already received a request for one more Tacos F-16 for a museum in Gallup. ASM should continue to support this very worthwhile effort in 2019.

                       

                       

                       

                       

                           

                         

 



ASM Model Display at the 2018 Air Force Ball

By Mike Blohm

The ASM model display at the 2018 Air Force Ball was a big success.  The event was the celebration of the 71st birthday of the USAF (September 18, 1947), and was held on September 15th at Kirtland AFB.  We had 74 models on four tables showing the history of the USAF from 1947 through the present, and all the attendees really enjoyed the display.  We answered lots of questions on the models and the club, and passed out a lot of ASM flyers.  There was a lot of interest and we may see some new folks attending our upcoming meetings to check us out. 

The models were grouped left to right (see pictures) starting with test aircraft (1947-present), then the Korean War, Viet Nam, Strategic Air Command, Air Defense Command, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and then Operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.  The far right end had several models from the New Mexico Air National Guard "Tacos.We had brought models to put up the "What is Scale Modeling" display but did not have enough room to do so.  Lots of 377 Wing and other command leadership came by to see the display and thanked ASM for putting it on.  I think that we will have no problem doing a repeat performance in 2019 if we would like to do so, or doing another display at the Kirtland AFB Air Show in May 2019.  I did get the chance to talk to one of the people in the Wing Public Affairs Office about ASM doing that.   

Thanks again to Josh Pals, Larry Glenn and Frank Randall for helping me man the tables.  Thanks to the following members for loaning models: Frank Randall, Victor Maestas, Chris Kurtze, Keith Liotta, Patrick Dick, Glenn Bingham, Jack Garriss, Larry Glenn, Matt Blohm, Mike Blohm, and the Defense Nuclear Weapons School Museum (ASM-built models).  We carried-in 27 tubs/boxes of models.  Of note, I went back and checked on the number of models that we have had at all our recent displays (info available on the website), and besides the three displays at the Albuquerque Comic Expo events in 2012 (155 models), 2013 (100+), and 2014 (140), the exhibit at the 2018 AF Ball is the next ranking display. 

                       

               

               


2018 New Mexico State Fair Model Contest

September 6 - 16, 2018

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Creative Arts - Division 13

Models – Military, Science Fiction & Others

Sections 471 – 474

Sponsored by

Albuquerque Scale Modelers Club


Click here for the 2018 NM State Fair Model Contest Results Webpage

 

   

   

Registration of Model Entries: 24-25August 2018

 

Judging of Model Entries: 27 August 2018

 

 


ASM Participation  in the IPMS/USA National Convention

August 1-4, 2018

                       

ASM Modelers take First and Second Place in the

Best IPMS Chapter / Group Entry Category

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

Also - Best Miscellaneous Award

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

Best IPMS Chapter / Group Entry Category
at the 2018 IPMS/USA National Convention
"World War II Matilda Tanks Across the World"
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All Models View Left Models View Center Models View Right Models View Paper Awards Tank Location Map
Park Royal - Libya
by Ken Liotta
Greyna - France
by Victor Maestas
Bully - Borneo
by Larry Glenn
T35024 - 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 IPMS Chapter / Group Entry
at the 2018 IPMS/USA National Convention
"Renault FT - The First Modern Tank"
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Table Skirt
Banner
Left Models
View
Center Models View Right Models
View
Center Models
View
Tank Location
Map
French Renault-1918
by Tony Humphries
U.S. Renault-1918
by Tom Perea
French Renault-1918
by
Patrick Dick
Polish Renault-1920
by John Tate
French Renault-1940
by Tony Humphries
U.S. 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

 

ASM's Club Promotional Table at the IPMS/USA Nationals

           

 


   

ASM Models Support Awards Ceremony on Kirtland Air Force Base

ASM provided loan (see below) of MH-60G and UH-1N models for a 58th Special Operations Wing awards ceremony on January 19, 2018 at Kirtland AFB.  Thanks to Victor Maestas for loaning those 1/48 scale models, and also to Steve Brodeur for a 1/72 scale UH-1D model.

       

 

 


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