ASM 2019 Meeting Pictures

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Major ASM Events in 2019

Include the following (use links below):

ASM Model Display at the South Broadway Library and Cultural Center     Feb 1-27, 2019

ASM Make N Take at the South Broadway Library and Cultural Center         Feb 9, 2019

ASM Model Display at the Kirtland AFB Air and Space Fiesta Air Show      May 18, 2019

        ASM Model Display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History    July 15 - Sep 14, 2019

             2019 New Mexico State Fair Contest and Model Display                 Sep  5-15, 2019

                  ASM Model Display at the 2019 Air Force Ball                       Sep 21, 2019

                ASM Builds Model for 2019 Folds of Honor Event                  Sep 23, 2019


Additional items will be posted as they occur


Pictures by Joe Walters, Frank Randall, and Mike Blohm   

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Meeting Pictures

 


 

October 4th, 2019 Meeting

"Enter the Dragon"

Theme (Points) Contest

   

Best of Show and People's Choice
Winners from October's
"Enter the Dragon" 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
John Wyer Dave Tingley Jim Medina Scott Jaworski Casey Rupley
Volksjager Panzer IV H Panzer V Panther A/G SdKfz. 251/17 2cm F-4J Phantom II

 

Meeting Pictures

               

               

"2019 IPMS/USA Nationals Report" Presentation by Dave Straub

       

Awards for Tonight's Meeting

"Enter the Dragon" Theme (Points) Contest

                   

                   

           

Click here for October Contest Results

Click here for October Model Pictures


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Septmeber 6th, 2019 Meeting

ASM Swap Meet

With No Contest or Sponsored Contest

 

*** Picture Posting In Progress  ***

   

           

 

 


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August 2nd, 2019 Meeting

"1939 - 80th Anniversary of the Beginning of World War II"

Special (Non-Points) Contest

   

Best of Show Winners from August's
"1939 - 80th Anniversary of the
 Beginning of World War II"
 Special Contest
Best of Show
Basic
Best of Show
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
John Wyer Bob Henderson John Tate
B-17B Flying Fortress Panzer 38(t) Soviet BA-6 Armored Car

 

Meeting Pictures

               

                   

               

           

"Rigging World War I Models" Clinic by Bob Henderson

                   

        

Awards from Previous Meetings

July's "Man In Space" Theme (Points) Contest

                       

                   

    


Click here for August Contest Results

Click here for August Model Pictures


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July 12th, 2019 Meeting

"Man In Space"

Theme (Points) Contest

Best of Show and People's Choice
Winners from July's
"Man In Space" Theme Contest
and "Supersonic" Sponsored Contest
Hosted by Patrick Dick
Best of Show
Juniors
People's Choice
Juniors
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Masters
Best Supersonic
Entry
 
AJ Tate AJ Tate Stephen Stearns Bob Henderson Scott Jaworski Casey Rupley
Soyuz Capsule VW Bus Havoline
T-Bird
Mercury-Redstone 3 Mercury-Atlas 6 T-38C Talon

 

       

Meeting Pictures

                       

                       

                       

"Photographing Your Models" Clinic by Ken Piniak

                       

                   

Awards for Tonight's Meeting

"Man In Space Theme (Points) Contest

                       

                       

               

"Best Supersonic" Sponsored Contest
Hosted by Patrick Dick

   

Awards from Previous Meetings

June's "D-Day 75th Anniversary" Special (Non-Points) Contest

                       

May's "Automotive" Theme (Points) Contest

                       

   

Click here for July Contest Results

Click here for July Model Pictures

 


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June 7th, 2019 Meeting

75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion

Special (Non-Points) Contest

Best of Show Winners from June's
"75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion" Special Contest
Best of Show
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
          
Rob Whitlock Scott Jaworski
British Centaur IV British Churchill Mk III Type D AVRE Carpet Layer (Bobbin) Tank

 

Meeting Pictures

                   

               

                   

Awards from Previous Meetings

May's "Automotive" Theme (Points) Contest

                        

       

Click here for June Contest Results

Click here for June Model Pictures

 


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May 3rd, 2019 Meeting

"Automotive"

Theme (Points) Contest

 

Best of Show and People's Choice
Winners from May's
"Automotive" Theme Contest
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Juniors
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Basic
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Intermediate
Best of Show &
People's Choice
Masters
Alex Tate John Wyre Bob Henderson Scott Jaworski
VW Beetle 4-Engine Dragster "Showboat" Ford F-100
Pickup
Ford GT

 

Meeting Pictures

                   

                     

            

                   

                   

"Dallas Air Show" Presentation

                       

                       

Awards for Tonight's Meeting

May's "Automotive" Theme (Points) Contest

                        

                       

  Awards from Previous Meetings

April's "Fabulous Fifties" Special Contest

                       

March's "Open" Theme (Points) Contest

           

 

 


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April 5th, 2019 Meeting

"Fabulous Fifties"

Special (Non-Points) Contest
  

Best of Show Winners from April's
"Fabulous Fifties" Special Contest
Best of Show
Intermediate
Best of Show
Masters
     
Bob Henderson John Tate
1956 Ford F-100 Pickup French M-8 Armored Car - Indochina 1951

 

Meeting Pictures

               

               

               

"Wings of Freedom Tour" Presentation by Josh Pals

                       

                       

Awards from Previous Meetings

December's "Pearl Harbor Plus 7" Special Contest

      

March's "Open" Theme (Points) Contest

                   

       

 

Click here for April Contest Results

Click here for April Model Pictures


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March 1st, 2019 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 &
People's Choice
Masters
Aaron Schmiedicke James Medina Scott Jaworski
TIE Interceptor Tantive IV Chieftain Mk 5

 

Meeting Pictures

                        

                        

                       

         Awards from Tonight's "Open" Contest Meeting

                       

                       

                        

           

      Awards from Previous Meetings

"Frickin' Laser Beams" Sponsored Contest (January)

Hosted by Patrick Dick

                       

   

    

Click here for March Contest Results

Click here for March Model Pictures


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February 1st, 2019 Meeting

ASM Swap Meet

With No Contest or Sponsored Contest

 

Meeting Pictures

                       

                       

                       

                           

                            

           Awards from Previous Meetings

               

ASM 2018 Modelers of the Year

                           

ASM 2018 Models of the Year

                   

           

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

               

Just Staff's Picks from Moe Blalters "Sci-Fi, Real Space, Science and Fantasy" Special Contest

                       

   

 


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January 4th, 2019 Meeting

Moe Blalters

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

Best Entry Winners from the January 2019
"Sci-Fi, Real Space, Science & Fantasy"
Special Contest and
"Frickin' Laser Beams"
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 Jim Medina Josh Pals Aaron Schmiedicke Jim Medina Mike Blohm
TIE Fighter
Star Wars
"Battle of North Ridge" Diorama D & D
Figure
TIE Fighter
Star Wars
"Battle of North Ridge" Diorama "You Are Leaving New Mexico" Diorama


Just Staff's Most Favorite Awards

for the Moe Blalters Contest

Best Basic Entry Best Intermediate Entry
Space Subject
Best Intermediate Entry
Surface Subject
Best Masters Entry
Aaron Schmiedicke James Medina James Medina Mike Blohm
TIE Fighter Y-Wing Federation Droid Tank Now Leaving New Mexico

    

Meeting Pictures

                       

                       

                        

                        

Awards from December's "Pearl Harbor Plus 7" Special Contest

               

Awards from Previous Contests

"Open"  Contest (November)

                       

"Challenge Build" Sponsored Contest (November) - Hosted by Brian Peck

       

"Frickin' Laser Beams" - Hosted by Patrick Dick

               

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

               

                        

        

   

Click here for  January Contest Results


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Major ASM Events in 2019

 

ASM Builds Model for 2019 Folds of Honor Event

The Albuquerque Scale Modelers club provided a 1/48 scale A-10A Thunderbolt II "Warthog" model for the auction at the Folds of Honor New Mexico's "Red, White, and Blue Celebration Dinner" fund-raising event held on September 23, 2019, at the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque. The Folds of Honor Foundation provides scholarships and other assistance to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country. The model was built by Mike Blohm. The Monogram model kit was donated by Brian Peck. The Folds of Honor was very appreciative of our donation and thanked us for again contributing models for their auction. ASM had two F-16 models for their 2018 event.

The model was built as an A-10A of the 78th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" of the 23rd Fighter Group while assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Group at Jacobabad, Pakistan, in March 2002. The scheme was from the Print Scale 48-073 A-10 Thunderbolt II decal sheet. The kit came with decals for a warthog-faced A-10 of the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 917th Tactical Fighter Group, Air Force Reserve in a Europe 1 paint scheme (two greens and one gray). However, I wanted to build a three grays scheme with the colorful shark mouth used by the 23rd Fighter Group Flying Tigers, as that would be more appealing to any potential bidders on the model.

The kit was built out of the box other than the decals. It is an older kit with raised panel lines, and a lot of fit problems that required sanding. The 1/48 scale kit is pretty huge. I usually build 1/72 scale aircraft, and the A-10 was bigger than a B-17 model in 1/72.  It probably had more parts. too. To avoid it being a tail-sitter, I loaded the front of the fuselage below the cockpit with modeling clay holding a lot of fish sinkers--as much as I thought the narrow nose gear would hold. To my dismay, the model sat back on its tail after I had everything put together. The kit does come with a clear plastic "support stand" that I had not wanted to use, but did use in the end. It is way back by the tail and is pretty unnoticeable. I used a whole lot of Master Model Light Ghost Gray (FS36375) and Dark Ghost Gray (FS36320) to paint it. What I really would have liked was a decal or a template for the fake canopy on the underside of the nose that is in Gunship Gray (FS36118). I ended up drawing the outline of that in pencil and then painting it on. I was surprised at how well that came out. Building the ordnance took a long time. I built six CBU-71 canisters (that is the closest thing the pieces match to), four AGM-65 Mavericks and two LAU-88 triple rail launchers, and an ALQ-119 ECM pod. Getting all those attached to the pylons was a major pain.

The base for the model is a large 18 x 20 picture frame. I inserted a thick grey-colored mat under the glass that looked like an aircraft parking ramp, and had a 3 x 4 inch metal plate built with the appropriate wording about the model. That plate and a smaller plate stating "Model by Albuquerque Scale Modelers" were then attached by double-sided tape onto the glass.

The A-10 model sold for $150 in the auction. The winner donated it to the nine-year-old son of one of the scholarship recipients at the dinner. The boy is a special needs child who is "all about airplanes."  So the model is going to a good home. The 2020 Folds of Honor event will be held at a larger venue, and they do want ASM to put on a large model display for that event. So start building for that!

               

                


     

ASM Model Display at the 2019 Air Force Ball

The ASM model display at the 2019 Air Force Ball went very well. The event, held on Saturday, September 21, at Kirtland AFB, celebrated the 72nd birthday of the USAF as well as the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. ASM had planned to have three tables in three different rooms on which to display models, but we ended up with just two. One was in the main room where the festivities took place. It was decorated in a USO theme with lots of camouflage netting and we set up 31 D-Day-related models there. The other table was located in the entryway into the club where the attendees checked in. We ended up closely-packing 45 models on that table, covering the Korean War, Viet Nam, Air Defense Command, and Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Inherent Resolve. We brought 23 tubs of models but due to the space limitations not all were put out on the tables. We did have a total of 76 models on the two tables.

Lots of people stopped by and asked questions about the models and we were thanked for putting on the display. Ken Piniak wore a World War II tanker uniform complete with pistol and submachine gun, so he got lots of questions. Thanks to the following ASM members for setting up and manning the tables during the event: Josh Pals, Frank Randall, Ken Piniak, and Matt and Mike Blohm. Thanks also to John Tate for dropping by with his models and helping with the set up. Thanks to the following people who loaned models for the display: Glenn Bingham, Tony Humphries, Keith Liotta, Larry Glenn, Steve Brodeur, Jim Medina, Len Faulconer, Dave Tingley, John Tate, Josh Pals, Frank Randall, Ken Piniak, and Mike Blohm.

                           

                           

                       


 

2019 New Mexico State Fair Model Contest

September 5 - 15, 2019

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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 2019 NM State Fair Contest Results Webpage

   

   

Registration of Model Entries: 19-20 August 2019

Judging of Model Entries: 27 August 2019

 


 

ASM Model Display Supports Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Anniversary Event

at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

The Albuquerque Scale Modelers (ASM) club provided a model display to support a 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing event at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.  The museum was running the film "The Day We Walked on the Moon" three times on Saturday, July 20th, simultaneously with other Smithsonian-related museums across America.  The museum also had Apollo Program artifacts from their collection on display for the duration of the event.  The ASM model display was set up at the museum on July 15th and 16th, and has a total of 16 models.  Eleven are Real Space models, and five are Theoretical Space models from the designs of the late 1950's and early 1960's.  See pictures below.  We have two models from Apollo 11 - the Command Service Module Columbia and docked Lunar Module (LM) approaching the Moon in 1/72 scale, and the Lunar Module Eagle in 1/48 scale; and one model from Apollo 17 - the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) in 1/35 scale.  There are also models representing the X-15 program, Project Mercury (Mercury-Redstone 3 - Alan Shepard), Project Gemini (Gemini 3 - Gus Grissom and John Young), and the Space Shuttle program (Challenger), along with an astronaut with Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), a V-2 rocket, the Vanguard TV-4 satellite launch vehicle, and a Soyuz space capsule.  Theoretical Space models include the Lunar Lander Concept Design by Dr. Wernher von Braun, 3 Stage Ferry Rocket and Retriever Rocket from Colliers Magazine, the Nuclear Exploratory Vehicle design for a nucler-powered spaceship, and the Mars Liner from the Disneyland Rocket to the Moon exhibit.

                           

We had five vertically-standing rockets that would have been nice to display, including three from the July 12th "Man In Space" contest, but unfortunately the display case provided to ASM would not accommodate those taller models.  The Space Shuttle Challenger with boosters and central tank was displayed laying on its "belly" instead of standing up on the crawler-transporter, to provide a complete set of all the NASA manned space programs.  We had a short time to pull this all together but it turned out very nice.  Jim Walther, the museum director, mentioned to me that "it was good to have models from the model club back in the museum again."  Hopefully ASM will be able to support future museum programs as well.  Because the display lacked an Apollo command module, the "Apollo 11 Lunar Approach" model was started on Saturday, July 13th and the build "raced" Apollo 11 to the moon.  The model was completed and delivered to the museum on Friday, July 19th as the real Apollo 11 went into orbit around the Moon, fifty years ago.  More on that build in a future article.  Thanks to the following ASM members for loaning models for the display: Steve Brodeur (LM), Ken Piniak (LRV and MMU), Frank Randall (X-15 and Gemini), and Mike Blohm (remaining models).  The model display will run at the museum until approximately August 1st. 

                       

                       

                              

                            

                          

    


   

ASM Model Display at the Kirtland AFB Air and Space Fiesta Air Show

           
 

The Albuquerque Scale Modelers (ASM) conducted a model display at the Air and Space Fiesta Air Show at Kirtland Air Force Base on Saturday, May 18. Our goals were to promote the hobby of scale modeling with a display of USAF and space-related models that fit the theme of the air show, and to let the public know that Albuquerque did have an active model club and to perhaps gain some new members. I think that we put on a great display and successfully met those goals.

We had a very primo spot for our display near the center of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Space Pavilion hangar. Whereas we thought we were going to be allowed only two tables for the display due to space limitations, we ended up with room for five. We had brought some spare tables, and they also had one spare for us to use. We had brought a lot of models, thinking we would have to pare down based on what would fit. With the five tables we ended up using them all and had 77 total models in the display. From left to right around our horseshoe setup (see pictures), we had sections on the USAF in the Korean War, the "What is Scale Modeling" P-51Ds vignette in five different scales, the Viet Nam War, USAF helicopters, New Mexico Air National Guard aircraft, the bombers and aircraft of the Strategic Air Command, the Military Airlift Command/Air Mobility Command, the Air Defense Command, and the aircraft in Desert Storm through the current operations in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq. Finally, there was a section with Real Space and Theoretical Space models. Some attendees did inquire about models of World War II aircraft. One thing I had thought about bringing was a 1/72-scale B-17 and a B-24 to talk about Kirtland's past role as a bomber training base during World War II. Unfortunately I left those at home, thinking that we would not have space. So we will need to look at making sure to bring those next time around.

We were there at 8:00 to set up, so we were well ahead of the folks coming on base for the air show. We heard later that there was a big traffic jam with very long waits. We had a continual crowd of lookers all day long, and had lots of questions and comments on the models. Based upon comments that I heard, people's favorite aircraft was the F-4 Phantom followed by the A-10 Warthog. A lot of folks mentioned that they had previously built models and wanted to know where they could get kits to get back into the hobby. We pointed them at our favorite neighborhood hobby shop. We passed out a lot of ASM handouts and perhaps we will get some new members. We did get a lot of thank yous for putting on the display. One of the USAF members supporting our hangar came by as we were packing up and told us that there were more than 40,000 attendees at the air show, and that about 32,000 people had visited the STEM and Space Pavillion. There were a lot of cool interactive-type displays in our hangar, plus shade. So I guess ASM and the hobby of scale modeling did get some good exposure with the public during this air show.

Thanks to all who contributed models and to those who set up and manned the display. Model loaners included Victor Maestas, Keith Liotta, Ken Piniak, Jack Garriss, Larry Glenn, David DeYoung, Josh Pals, Bob Henderson, Frank Randall, Mike Blohm, and the Defense Nuclear Weapons School Museum. Manning the display were Josh Pals, Ken Piniak, Larry Glenn, Jeff Frickstad, Ken Piniak, and Matt and Mike Blohm.

                       

                       

                               

                       

                   

           

 


 

ASM Model Display at Albuquerque South Broadway Cultural Center

The Albuquerque Scale Modelers (ASM) model club conducted a month-long model display at the South Broadway Cultural Center and Library in Albuquerque from February 1-27, 2019.  The theme of the display was "What is Scale Modeling."  Models of all genres and scale - 79 total - were on display in three cases.  See pictures below.  One case had five P-51D Mustang models lined up in all the popular scales:  1/24, 1/32, 1/48/ 1/72, and 1/144.  Signage was included to explain what scales they were and what that represents.  A large tri-fold display board provided information on what scale modeling is, what the scales mean, pro's and con's of the various scales, availability of model kits, and examples of model building supplies.  Promotional materials for ASM and IPMS/USA were provided.  Five ASM members helped set up the display:  Josh Pals, Jack Garriss, Chuck Herrmann, Frank Randall, and Mike Blohm.

                            

                           

           

ASM Make N Take Event

ASM conducted a Make N Take at the Library on Saturday, February 9th as part of the month-long display.  Seven kids took part in the model-building and had a great time.  At the end of their builds they were flying them around the library.  See second set of pictures below.  The kit built by the kids was the Revell Snap Tite F-14 Tomcat in 1/72 scale.  Our thanks to Hobby Proz for helping with the cost of the kits.  Five ASM members supported the Make N Take:  Josh Pals, Tony Humphries, Ken Piniak, Bob Henderson, and Mike Blohm. 

                           

                           

               

 


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