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The January 3rd meeting is the
"Moe Blalters Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Real Space and Science"
Special (Non-Points) Contest
The December 6th meeting was the
"75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge"
Special (Non-Points) Contest
ASM 2019 Model of the Year Showdown
Competition amongst all the Best of Show Winners in each Division
from all the Theme (Points) and Special (Non-Points) Contests
Click here to see all 2019 contender models
Note: Decemeber 6th winner models are also eleigible
*** Discussion on contest theme suggestions for the 2020 Contest
Come prepared with your favorite contest ideas.
The November 1st meeting was an
Theme (Points) Contest
Resin Casting Clinic by Dave Straub
The June 7th meeting was the
"75th Anniversary of D-Day"
Special (Non-Points) Contest
The information below is from ASM's Chile Con 3 Website. D-Day was the central theme of the 2014 Region 10 Contest.
June 6th, 1944 : D-Day
The Allied invasion of Western Europe at
D-Day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. "D-Day" often represents a variable, designating the day upon which some significant event will occur or has occurred. The initial D in D-Day has had various meanings in the past, while more recently it has obtained the connotation of "Day" itself, thereby creating the phrase "Day-Day", or "Day of Days".
By far, the best known D-Day is June 6, 1944 the day on which the Invasion of Normandy began commencing the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. However, many other invasions and operations had a designated D-Day, both before and after that operation.
The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in Normandy, France during Operation Overlord in World War II. It covers from the initial landings on June 6, 1944 until the Allied breakout in mid-July. The invasion was the largest seaborne invasion at the time, involving over 156,000 troops crossing the English Channel from the United Kingdom to Normandy. Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on June 6 came from Canada, Free French Forces, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. In the weeks following the invasion, Polish forces also participated and there were also contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Most of the above countries also provided air and naval support, as did the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Royal Norwegian Navy. The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks, naval bombardments, an early morning amphibious landing and during the evening the remaining elements of the parachute divisions landed. The "D-Day" forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England, the most important of these being Portsmouth. Source: Wikipedia.
Select Chile Con 3 web pages have historical information on the D-Day invasion, including all of the landing beaches. The links below take you directly to the different articles. Click on maps for larger images.
|Utah Beach||Omaha Beach||Gold Beach||Juno Beach|
|Channel Crossing||Pointe Du Hoc||Sword Beach||Airborne Assault|
Upcoming ASM Contests Info
January 3rd - "Sci Fi / Fantasy / Real Space / Science" Special (Non-Points) Contest
Februray 7th - ASM Swap Meet with No Contests
March 6th - "Open" Theme (Points) Contest
For further details on upcoming contests, click on the link below to the
ASM Contest Schedule section of the website: Contest Schedule
Workshops and Presentations will be listed below as scheduled. Please stay tuned for updates and changesto the schedule.
|2019||2019 Presentations and Model Clincs|
of Freedom Tour Presentation by Josh Pals
ASM Website Demo by Mike Blohm
|May 3||Dallas Airshow Presentation|
|Jul 12||Photographing Models by Ken Piniak|
|Aug 2||World War I Aircraft Rigging by Bob Henderson|
|Oct 4||2019 IPMS/USA Convention Report/Presentation by Dave Straub|
|Nov 1||Casting Resin Parts by Dave Straub|
|Dec 6||Discussion on contest theme suggestions for the 2020 Contest Schedule|
|TBD 2020||Air Force Armament Museum Presentation by Mike Blohm|
|TBD 2020||Tentative - "MiG Alley" Presentation by Douglas Dildy|
|2018||2018 Presentations and Model Clincs|
|Jan 5||Presentation on ASM Group Field Trip to National Museum of Nuclear Science and History by Mike Blohm|
|Mar 2||Historical Presentation on Viet Nam Service by Dave Allin|
|Apr 6||ASM Clinic Night - 4 Rotating Model Skills Topics|
|May 4||"1918 - Part 1" Presentation by Josh Pals|
|Jun 1||"1918 - Part 2" Presentation by Josh Pals|
|July 6||Sanding and Filiing Techniques Clinic by Brian Peck|
|Sep 7||IPMS/USA Nationals Presentation by Dave Straub|
|Oct 5th||"Middle East Conflicts" presentation by Josh Pals|
|Nov 2||"Battle of Britain" Presentation by Douglas Dildy|
|Dec 14||"Mixing Paint" by Ken Piniak|
January 3rd - "Frickin' Laser Beams" hosted by Patrick Dick
Upcoming Sponsored Contests:
For further details on upcoming Sponsored Contests, click on the link below to the
|January 18-20, 2019||Albuquerque Comic Con, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque NM. See ASM Trip Report from the 2011 event. See ASM Trip Report for the 2012 Event.|
|January TBD||Scorpfest VI / Modelmania Tucson. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, Tucson, Arizona. Sonoran Desert Modelers, IPMS Region 10.|
|January 20||NM AMPS meeting at Mike Mummey's house at 1:00 PM. Contact Paul Kirchner for directions.|
|January 26||Model Car Contest, sponsored by the Albuquerque Model Car Club, at Expo New Mexico, in conjunction with the 28th Annual Super Nationals Custom Auto Show|
|February 16||Model Fiesta 38. San Antonio Event Center, San Antonio Texas. IPMS Region 6.|
|March 30||CoMMiESFest 2019 - "One Small Step..." Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden, Colorado. IPMS CoMMiES, Region 10.|
|March 30||32nd Annual Tulsa Modelers Forum Open Contest & Show Bixby Community Center. Tulsa Modelers Forum, IPMS Region 6.|
|April 6||Trinity Site Open to the Public. 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM at White Sands Missile Range.|
|April 26-28||StarFest 2019. Science Fiction Convention, Marriott and Hilton DTC Convention Hotels, Denver Colorado. ModelFest & model contest at StarFest, hosted by IPMS CoMMiES.|
|April 27||Modelmania 2019. "Made In France" Stafford Center, Stafford Texas. IPMS Houston, IPMS Region 6.|
|April 27||Best of the West-24 Show and Contest. East Side Cannery Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. IPMS Region 8.|
|May 9-11||AMPS 2019 International Convention. Buffalo Grand Hotel, Buffalo, New York|
|May 18||ASM Model Display at the Kirtland AFB "Air and Space Fiesta" Airshow|
|June 13-15||Squadron EagleQuest 28, Grapevine Texas|
|July 15 - August 31||ASM Model Display at Apollo 11 50th Anniversary of Lunar Landing Event at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque NM|
|August 7-10||IPMS/USA National Convention, Chatanooga Convention Center, Chatanooga, Tennesee. Hosted by IPMS Chatanooga Scale Modelers|
|July 31 - August 4||Star Trek Convention - Las Vegas 2018, Rio Suites Hotel, Las Vegas NV. See Star Trek Trip Report from the 2011 event. Star Trek Trip Reports for 2013 and 2014|
|New Mexico State Fair ASM-Sponsored Model Contest; Model registration dates are on Mon Aug 19th and Tue Aug 20th from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. Judging probably on Wed or Thur that week (TBD). ASM Display-Only Theme: "1939 - Start of WW II" The fair runs Sep 5-15. Model pick-up is on Sep 16th 9 AM to 5 PM.|
|August 23-25||Bubonicon 51 - 2019. Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40), Albuquerque, NM|
|September 21||ASM Model Display at the 2019 Air Force Ball at Kirtland AFB|
|September 23||No ASM Model Display this year at the 2019 Folds of Honor Patriot Gala in Albuquerque due to new temporary venue and not enough room for display tables.|
|October 5||Trinity Site Open to the Public. 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM at White Sands Missile Range.|
|November 2||ModelZona 2019 Red Mountain Community Church Gym Building, 6101 E. Virginia St, Mesa, AZ from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. IPMS Craig Hewitt Chapter, Region 10|
|December 29||NM AMPS meeting at Mike Mummey's house at 1:00 PM. Contact Paul Kirchner for directions.|
Please notify the ASM Webmaster of any additional events that should be included.