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Leavenworth model contest around the corner

We had a good turn-out for the 17 August Leavenworth model club meeting, and want to welcome the new CGSC students who took time away from studying to join us.  Andy Prawitz gave us vacuforming and thermoforming demonstration, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one looking at Mattel vacuform machines on eBay the next day.

IPMS Prison City Modelers contest awards
A small sample of the awards to be given out at the contest. Thanks to Rick Brownlee who designed the awards.

Biggest order of business was final prep for the 24 September model contest here in downtown Leavenworth.  Trophies have been ordered, but it isn’t too late if you want to sponsor a trophy package or be a vendor at the show.  More info is available on the contest pages.

We have one more meeting on 21 September before the contest.  Hope to see you there, and if not, then at the contest on Saturday, 24 September.

If you have noticed the banners on the club site, they are photos taken by some of our members.  Brooks Lyles contributed the photo of the P-38 that has been up the last month, and John Curatola took the inflight photo of the B-17 engines when the aricraft visited Kansas City in 2009.  Thanks to both of them for sharing.

Upcoming meeting, 17 August

Hello all, just a reminder that we’ll have our monthly meeting on Wednesday, 17 August at 7:00 p.m. at the Leavenworth Public Library.  Discussion will include bragging from Rick on the Nationals, a vacuform demo from Andy, and seeing that we are only a little more than a month away from our contest, some final coordination and planning to make sure all goes smoothly.

Prawitz A-1 wing Vacuformed
Andy Prawitz's scratch built wings for an early seaplane.

Hope to see you all there– bring anything you are working on.

 

We’re back!

Leavenworth KanasIPMS Prison City Modelers are back! You’ll notice a new website (without much content right now) but keep checking back over the next few days for more information on our 24 September 2011 contest. Until then, finish your projects- the Nationals are just around the corner.

Our next meeting is 17 August at the Leavenworth Public Library. We’ll be discussing the upcoming contest in September, as well as having a technique demo and “show what ya’ brung” to show off what we are working on. Modelers of all ages are welcome.  Hopefully we’ll have some trophies and war stories from the Nationals to share too!