New ASM Member and Prospective New Member Information
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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.
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 ASMs 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 clubs 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 years 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 years 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.
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 months Newsletter will be added to the collection on the ASM
website with the most current on top.
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 youd
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
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).
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.
Alternate Links to ASM Website Pages:
PICTURES CONTEST RESULTS BY-LAWS
CLUB ROSTER ASM
MODELER-OF-THE-YEAR POINT STANDINGS CONTEST GUIDELINES CONTEST SCHEDULE ARCHIVED ARTICLES
MODEL OF YEAR CONTENDERS NATIONAL ATOMIC MUSEUM DISPLAY MEETING LOCATION NEWSLETTER ENTRY FORMS HINTS AND TIPS MODELING LINKS