The demo from the April meeting, on “The Scale Effects on Color” and some items you might want to consider as you paint your models has been posted in the member articles pages. Here’s a link, enjoy.
Hello all– just a reminder that our March meeting is just around the corner, on Wednesday, 15 March at 7:00 p.m. We will discuss the results of the chapter’s entries in the IPMS Great Plains-KCAMPS contest this weekend (hint: we did great– congratulations to everyone who went).
One of the major goals of the meeting is discussing the final categories for the 16 September show. We will finalize those, as well as get a flyer on the website in the next few weeks. The theme is set– 1967, so get building!
Hope to see you Wednesday.
The image in the header of the website is a close-up of the groundwork shown at our February chapter meeting by member Gary Rhunke.
The figure on the base is TBG Miniatures Hawkeye figure in 54mm. The figure is painted with Vallejo paints. The kit came with a resin base and Gary added Woodland Scenics Realistic Water and Water Effects to create a stream through the center. The fallen log, leave debris, and moss recreate the Eastern woodlands habitat of the Last of the Mohicans in the wilderness of upper New York. He used a variety of materials to recreate the foliage and other fallen debris of the base.
Excellent work Gary!
The October meeting of the IPMS Prison City Modelers is tomorrow night, 16 November at 7:00 pm. We’ll be discussing nominations for club officers, and most importantly, selecting the theme for our 2017 contest in September, and do our normal Show What Ya’ Brung.
I also posted the newsletters for October November in the newsletter tab. Here’s a link: http://leavenworthmodelersclub.org/pcm-newsletters/2016-newsletters/
Thank you everyone who came out to support our 17 September model show. From the modelers who worked for months on the models, to the vendors, and guest judges, you all made it a success. Thanks for coming.
The results are now posted under 2016 contest results. Photos of many of the models are available on our Facebook page– see the link to the right of this post.
Link to contest results: http://leavenworthmodelersclub.org/contest-results-2/2016-ipms-prison-city-modelers-contest-results/
Thank you everyone who came to the show, vended, or just walked in to view the models. We had a great turn-out, and some fantastic models on the tables. Check back in the next couple of days to see the full results posted here, and you can see photos of some of the models on our Facebook site right now– just look to the right column of this page for a link to take you to the page.
Thanks again, and save next year’s date–16 September 2017.
It’s finally here– our annual model contest, located in the heart of historic Leavenworth, the first city in Kansas. The set-up from the club is complete– The Heritage Center, located at 109 Delaware Street has 31 tables with 35 categories, and the vendor room contains twenty-one tables just waiting for the goodies to arrive.
Weather looks to be good, perfect for a walk down to the Mighty Missouri or around town as you look at our numerous lunch places. Travel safely, and we hope to see you in Leavenworth!
Hello, just a quick update on the 2016 contest next weekend, 17 September. The trophies were picked up today; we currently have 20 vendor tables sold, and the club shirts have arrived so you can pick us out of a crowd when you get here.
The registration forms and model entry forms are in the contest page, and I just created a Frequently Asked Questions page on some of the contest questions we have gotten over the years.
Hope to see you at the contest on Saturday September 17th, and if you are a club member, remember we meet a week early this month, 14 September so we can do some last-minute judges’ training and assigning of responsibilities.
Hope to see you in Leavenworth!
Our 2016 contest is right around the corner. We posted the contest flyer that you can download and place in hobby shops or send out to your members in the contest page, or you can click here: 2016 Contest Flyer.
The contest page contains downloadable registration forms– note, you need one for yourself, and one for each model you plan on entering.
The actual day of the contest will be unchanged from previous years: door open at 9:00 a.m. for modelers (8:00 for vendors only to set up), registration runs until noon, and then judging begins. The award ceremony will be at 3:00 p.m., and our raffle will be running through out the afternoon.
The kind people at the Heritage Center will be providing, for a nominal cost, some snacks and coffee in the morning and something more substantial for lunch and sodas. All profits from the food concession goes to the Heritage Center.
There are still vendor tables available at $10 a table. Please contact Mark if you’d like to reserve some table space.
For those of you looking to make a weekend of it, two new hotels have opened in downtown Leavenworth, as well as some new and updated restaurants within walking distance of the Heritage Center. The Frontier Army Museum on Fort Leavenworth, Carousel Museum, Carrol Mansion and Leavenworth Historical Society and Richard Allen Cultural Center are all nearby and worth a visit.
Looking forward to seeing you in Leavenworth!
Been missing some of our chapter’s newsletters? Want to see what demos or techniques we’ve been talking about? The 2016 newsletters have been updated, and are now available for viewing. Expect the August newsletter next week.