Monday, 23 March 2015

Wings and Tracks and news update

A quick update tonite. Thanks to all those that attended and helped out at Wings and Tracks on Sunday. It was a great show and a great day. 70+ models on show of a great standard, and lots of great conversations. I  have included a couple of pictures of from the day. Congratulations to Laurence F for Entrants Choice, Larry D for the Golden Wing, and Michael T for the Golden Sprocket awards. Also to Col B and Terry E for winning the raffle prizes.
Also a special thanks to our traders and sponsors, who with out their support we would have no show.
Firestorm Models
Wargames Minatures
Hobby HQ
Metro Hobbies
Hearns Hobbies

A piece of news. The next club meeting has been moved due to a double booking by the library with some Anzac Day celebrations. We will be moving to Hawthorn Library for our April Meeting. So make sure you update the diary. The address is 584 Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn. We will be in meeting room 3 and 4.

Now to some pictures.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Wings and Tracks

Wings and Tracks is on Sunday 22/3/15.
Flyer below.
Hope to see you there.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

March Meeting time.

Well it is that time of the month again, and March Meeting is on Tuesday Evening (17th March)
This months meeting theme is our club display, so bring along your Ping Pong Models and show us what you have. We will also have a brief discussion and are looking for input from you guys as to how to display our theme. Alex C already has some great ideas but is looking for more.....
To go with that I have some pics here from Rene D and Graham M from Airshow 2015, and some pics from Brian T of Con70, as 1970's sci fi convention he attended.
Just a reminder, Wings and Tracks is next weekend, (Sunday 22nd March at the library), and I hope we can see you all there, with or without some models, it already promises to be a great show with a great selection of traders and some cracking models.
Traders attending include, Firestorm Models, Hobby HQ, Wargames Minitures and Base44. Of course we will have our usual raffle, and plenty of models to look at. I hope to see you there.

Now for some pictures,
The first set from Graham M.

The second set from Rene D

Final Brian T's pics from Con70.

See you all at the meeting.

Mic B

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Annual General Meeting, and February Club Meeting Report and News

AGM Report 2015.
Thanks to all members who participated at the AGM on Tuesday 17th Feb.
A new committee was elected and we can look forward to a great year ahead.
The committee elected is as follows:
Mic Bradshaw - President
Laurence Farrugia - Vice President
Michael Rennie - Secretary
Rene Dekoning - Treasurer
Alex Curlis - Committee Person
Larry DArguville - Committee Person
Brian Thewlis - Committee Person.

 News from the meeting:
We are looking at 2 new events for our calendar in the coming year. We are currently working out a venue and dates for the first which will be a build/ Social day this is being tentatively noted for the end of April with the venue being the church hall at St Faiths where our end of year was held. There will be a nominal fee to members to cover the hall cost, this will also include a BBQ dinner and drinks for the day. A special raffle will be held on the day with a goody bag or 2 of modeling supplies up for grabs. Our intention is to have the hall open from 11am to around 10pm on the day, allowing plenty of time for modeling, sharing ideas and tips or just socializing. We are thinking of holding a second one of these if the first is successful in September as well.
The second event will be a social dinner and get together on the Sunday evening of Model Expo in June. Partners, friends and people from other clubs or travelers from interstate are more than welcome. This will be at the Highways pub next to Sandown, and will be a pay your own way event. We are just looking to get us all together and have a nice meal and maybe a drink or two to discuss expo, gossip and modeling in general.
We have the following themes penciled in for our club meetings this year as well as some discussion topics. Participation is encouraged by all.
March's meeting, theme and discussion will be ping pong models and ideas for our club display at expo. Bring your creations and ideas along for a short talk.
April's meeting will be ANZAC models of any era and any subject. So bring your finished, in progress or even planned models along for a discussion and display.
May's meeting will be car modeling, we are hoping to have a guest speaker along for this one.
June's meeting will be an open forum for Model expo discussion, we would also like to see you bring your models and any trophies along for display.
July meeting will be an open night, with I am sure a fair portion of it going to reminiscing about the Model Camp for this year.
August's meeting will be a theme of 1945. As with Anzac models, bring along discussion topics models and other items related to this important date in history.
September meeting will be a discussion on bi-plane modeling. We are attempting to have a guest speaker for this.
October's meeting will be a discussion/demo on making bases and presentation of models.
November's meeting of course will be our annual trivia night.

We are looking to make some changes to the club meetings. What's new as we currently know it will be changed to:
What's new to you. Members are encouraged to bring along kits, books, mags or anything they would like to discuss that they have picked up recently. It does not necessarily have to be the latest and greatest kit or mag.
Rumor Mill. Members are encouraged to dredge up all those rumors and reported sightings of new kits.

Congrats to BT for model of the month in Feb for his Time Machine, the coveted glass tumbler will be coming your way.

Before I launch some pictures from the last meeting, I would like to ask all of our members to think of contributing to this blog. Pics, articles anything really, this is our resource and we would like to make more out of it with your participation. We will be making some changes in the coming month, so watch out for them.

Final Note is I have attached the flyer for Wings and Tracks below.

I hope you enjoy the year ahead and the models below.

Mic Bradshaw