Just a reminder that our monthly meeting is Wednesday, 17 April at 7:00.
from our president, Shane:
Just a quick note to remind everyone about our monthly meeting this week on Wednesday. A few of us will be meeting a half-hour early, at 6:30 PM, to discuss categories for our upcoming contest. I want to do this outside of our normal meeting time because I know that it can be a little tedious when we spend too much meeting time on contest topics, even though they are necessary. If you want to come early and join us, you are more than welcome. My goal is to quickly work through the categories and come up with a draft category list, which I will send out to everyone for discussion before we finalize it.
I’d like for everyone to come to this month’s meeting with an idea of something you’d like to learn more about–it could be very general, like how to apply decals or how to use the internet for research, or it could be very specific, like how do you tell the difference between an M4A3E2 “Jumbo” Sherman and an M4A3E8 “Easy Eight” Sherman. We’ll throw the topics around and recruit someone to put together a demo on these ideas.
Hope to see you all there!
Our president is on vacation this week, but I wanted to remind everyone that there will be a meeting tomorrow night, Wednesday, 20 March at 7:00 pm at the Leavenworth Public Library. We have some business to discuss on the contest, and then a demo on paint chipping using the hairspray technique.
Hope to see you all there!
Reminder we’ll be having our monthly meeting at 7:00 pm in the Leavenworth Public Library on Wednesday, 20 February. We will be hosting a model exchange– let me let our president explain the concept:
“we will kick off our internal club contest with a model swap to see who is going to build what. Please bring in an old kit (pre-1980 if possible, but we can be a little flexible there) for random distribution to a fellow club-member. We’ll plan on wrapping the contest up in May when everyone brings in their competed works. If you can’t be at the meeting but still plan to participate in the contest, let me know and someone will draw for you. We’ll have some extra models on hand, so DON’T go out and buy a model for this contest (feel free to bring an extra or two of your own if you have something in your stash that you know you will never build–you know, like that old Lindberg kit that ends up at every single raffle in the KC area but you keep getting stuck with.) Make sure the models are complete–it will definitely increase the degree of difficulty if someone has to build someone without instructions!!”
Hopefully, the weather will hold off until after the meeting, and we’ll see you all there!
Hello, the January meeting for the club is this Wednesday, 16 January at 7:00 pm at the Leavenworth Public Library.
The results of the December elections are in (ok, they were in at the meeting, but if you missed them . . .) Shane Curtis was elected president for the upcoming year, with Tim Moran as the vice president. JW Dirske was re-elected treasurer (in what I understand was a landslide), and Mark Gerges as secretary.
The agenda for this week is to discuss the theme for our fall contest which is scheduled for September 21, 2013. Come with your ideas on a great theme! If you can’t attend but have an idea (or more than one,) send Shane your comments and he’ll them to the meeting.
From Tim Moran,
I went into Dad’s Toys in down town Leavenworth on 16 November and they have a new selection of models and some paints and other supplies.
I remember at the model show he asked Shane about what he (owner of
Dad’s) would need to do to get more business. Shane gave him some feedback
it seems he took to heart.
I bought some supplies, and the prices did not seem all that much different then Hobby Haven.
I suggest individuals stop by and see what you think and maybe provide some feed back to the owner so we have a viable modeling outlet here in Leavenworth.
Just a reminder that are monthly meeting is moved a week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We also have a special outing planned– a trip to Sprue Brothers in Liberty for a behind the scenes tour of their operation.
For the Leavenworth crowd, if you would like to carpool, we will meet on Wednesday night, 14 November, at 6:00 p.m. in the Leavenworth Public Library parking lot. We’ll cross level into a few vehicles and will leave at 6:15 sharp. Park in the back parking lot, away from the entry.
For those who want to meet directly at Sprue Brothers, be there at 7:00 p.m. in Liberty, MO.
If you want to purchase anything, they ask that you order from their website before Wednesday and click “will pick up” for the shipping.
Hope to see you all there,
Thank you again to everyone who came last weekend. The results are now posted and we hope to get some photos up shortly. Congratulations to Bill Pettyjohn who had an unusual first– not only did the judges decide that his model was the most technically correct in the show, but it was also the people’s favorite!
Thank you everyone who came to Leavenworth for our contest this past weekend. We had a good turn-out, around 50 modelers and 186 models with some very high quality models on the table. The vendor’s room was full with overflow onto the contest floor.
I hope to have the winners and some photos from the contest posted in the new few days. Thank you again for attending, and see you next year, Sept 21, 2013 for our 5th annal contest.
Hello all. Well, the Prison City Modelers contest is finally here. The weather looks great, the Centennial Bridge opened ear’ly, and we had a good sized crew down at the venue setting up this afternoon. The tables are ready, vendor room set, and raffle tables stocked. Drive safely and see you tomorrow in downtown Leavenworth.
If you haven’t had a chance yet, go to our contest page to down load and fill out your entry forms before you arrive.
Thanks to Ed (on his birthday no less), Tim M, Shane, Alex, and JW for their work this afternoon–the contest site looks ready.
Good news for everyone coming from the east- repairs on the Centennial Bridge finished earlier than expected. Reminder we have our monthly meeting on Wednesday, 19 September, and then the contest is 22 September– hope to see everyone there.
- The Centennial Bridge closure for this weekend, Sept. 21-24 has been CANCELLED. All needed repair work is complete.
The bridge is completely open for normal traffic operations.
Bridge traffic will occasionally be reduced to one-lane traffic by flagging operations Mondays through Saturdays until Oct. 15 for lighting and expansion joint work.
Contact: Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or email@example.com