Meeting Minutes for January Meeting 1-8-11
Members present: Tom Brown, Cliff Bullock, William Cardwell, Brianna Childres, Ken Childres, John Erwin, Ken Fausett, Jeff Griffen, Lloyd King, Rick Knapp, Ron Leker, Daris Long, Mark Naumann, Conrad Schalachlin, David Stilwell, Chance Swift, Josh Swift, David Wassell
Visitors present: Matt Dillow, David Lloyd
The meeting was called to order by President Ken Childres at 10:00 A.M.
January 22: Chattanooga, TN
January 29th: (Westlake) SWAMP
February 2: Live Oak Alamo Squadron – Region 6
3/19: Farmers Branch MCMA Showdown
Jimmy Lockett has taken ill and is presently in ICU at St. Josephs Hospital in Hot Springs.
Gary Johnson’s models and supplies have been moved and inventoried. There are between 650 and 700 models. Ken will provide a list soon to the membership for disbursement. There are many older and no longer manufactured models from many genres of modeling in his collection.
The CASM charter has been renewed by IPMS.
The group agreed to the production of a contact list of members and frequent attenders. The list will be emailed to members of the group with each person’s name, telephone number, and email address. Hard copies will also be made available at the next club meeting for those of you who do not have access to email.
The group agreed to participate in a group build. By agreement, everyone said that they would bring a model to the group build meeting! The theme of the build is: Made in the USA between 1700 and the present. Sharing of the group build models will occur during the April meeting. Future group builds will start with the month the previous group build ends.
Daris Long announced the Armor SIG meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM at his house. Everybody is welcome.
Dave Wassell brought a large number of models that he desires to sell for $5.00 apiece.
Daris Long presented several Shermans. The first was a kitbashed Sherman M4A1E9 made by Italieri depicting Pakistani markings in 1975. The second was an Italieri Sherman M4A3 Calliope.
Cliff Bullock really went to town and showed a Hasegawa KF44, SKFC 222, Italieri 124 Wespe and Puma that he has visions putting in a diorama, and a T-34 42-76.
Ken Childres talked about two Dragon kits: RSO 7.5 cm Pak and a M4 Sherman at Normandy.
Ken Faucett brought in a Chevy Luv Stepside, Chevy Luv pick-up and described his plans for modifications. He also reviewed the resin body he purchased for a 32 Ford Delivery.
Rick Knapp presented his WIP of a 1/35th scale Sherman and Alpine and Dragon figures.
Matt Dillow presented a 1950s City Block commission piece for a very large train layout for a client in Texas.
Tom Brown presented six Riders of Rohan that he was asked to paint for a Game Zone Alpha display of wargaming figures. They were very small but detailed.
Lloyd King presented a 1/72nd scale Hasegawa Seahawk SH-60-B and a SHS. He commented that he much prefers the 1/48th and larger scale kits and that he nearly went blind due to extended optivisor use.
Dave Stillwell presented a 1/48th scale Corsair Crusader.
Ron Leker presented a Chinis Type 79 from Trumpeter that he desires to turn into a rocket and a WIP Academy Merkava IV.
Disclaimer: If I made errors on some of the above entries, please forgive me, I am unfamiliar with most of the notations and it is all Greek to me!
Gift Card Drawing Winners
Ken Faucett won $5.00; WilliamCardwell won $10.00; and Ken Childres won $15.00
Daris presented how to make Mexican Palms step-by-step. It was amazing and produced very lifelike trees!
The amended By-laws were approved by unanimous vote.
Contest Committee Report: The site of the October 1 contest will be at Game Zone Alpha. The judging will be the Gold, Silver, and Bronze method. The judging criteria will be modified from the one used at the last contest and a scorecard will be used so that the awards presented will be a more accurate reflection of the quality of the model. Silver medals will need to be re-ordered but there are plenty of Gold and Bronze Medals left over from last year’s contest to use for this year’s contest. A poll will be conducted on the CASM website for the theme of the contest. It was emphasized the importance of club members to sell trophy packages to help off set the cost of the contest and there are plans for advertising sponsors of the show.