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June Meeting Recap...

Posted by Frederick J Seitz III on June 28, 2013 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)
Last night's meeting at the museum was a good one.  In addition to Bill Koppos' clinic on how he uses Valieo paints to great effect, there were a few new faces in attendance. 
I would like to extend a warm welcome to Bill Stratemeier, who is new to our little crew, and also to former, and returning, long time Suffolk Scale Model Club members Artie Sinteff and his wife Karen.

We went through our usual "Show and Tell", and there were several well built models on the table.

Steve Martens came down, and it was really great to see him.  Steve was injured in an accident while on a road crew a few months back.  During his recovery time in the hospital and at home he's been very busy building and has knocked a tremendous amount of kits out!!!

Lastly and on the sad note, I have to report on the passing on a former and long time member of the Suffolk scale Model Club from when we were back in Blue Point. Mike Battaglia passed away yesterday morning at about 6:30 AM, after a long bout with cancer. 
Mike was always building and was the kind of modeler who, when someone would ask for his help, always stood ready to lend a hand, sharing his expertise with anyone who needed it.  He built everything from aircraft to Sci-Fi, and he built them well.  We'll miss you Mike.

Next meeting will be on Thursday, 25 July, 2013.

There was some discussion about shutting the club down for the summer months and honestly I really don't like doing that.  I know the place can be hot and uncomfortable but I really want to keep it going year round and I'll be there to open the place up.

See you in July folks!!

November Meeting.

Posted by Frederick J Seitz III on November 25, 2012 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Just a reminder to all of you, that our next meeting will be held THIS Thursday evening, 29 November at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale.

Also we will need to think about how we will celebrate the Holiday Season.  Do we, or do we not want to have a party?  If we do, we'll have to move quickly so put your thinking caps on and see what we come up with!

See ya'll there!



Reference Photos Available...

Posted by Frederick J Seitz III on October 30, 2011 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey Guys

As you all know, I do a bit of volunteering down at the American Airpower Museum here in Farmingdale.  This is both a lot of fun and can be very rewarding.  One of the fringe benifits, of this is that when there are visiting warbirds, I can get up close and personal and get pictures.  

I have available for your reference, close up shots of a B-25G 'hard nose', B-17G, B-24J, P-51D and a Cletrac.  I can get other pictures of a TBF/M, P-40, P-47, F-84, B-25, T-6, F4U-1D, F-105, F-111 and a C-47. 

For you treadheads, there is also a M4 Sherman, M-8 greyhound, M-20 Command car, and various other trucks and jeeps.  A 40mm Bofors gun and a rare .50 Cal quad mount AA gun.

Just drop me a line on what it is your looking for and we'll take it from there.

Happy Modeling Plastigeeks!

January Meeting...

Posted by Frederick J Seitz III on February 4, 2011 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Last night the January meeting of IPMS Gabreski was held.  Considering it was a "Nake up" for the canceled meeting of 27 January due to the weather, attendance was good and it was a productive meeting.

I ran a quick clinic on thinned oils to enhance panel lines, and if anyone has further questions about what was done, please feel free to email me for the answers.  This club is ALL about helping improve each others modeling abilities so ask away.  Remember, the only stupid questions are the ones NOT asked.

Dues started to get collected with almost all in attendance shelling out the $25, an outstanding start, but we'll need to keep pushing to get it all done as March is the deadline.

Bob Demaio showed his progress on the Intrepid builds he is doing.  Great work Bob, and thanks for giving your pointers on what to expect with these kits!

Next month's meeting will be on 24 February.  Bill Koppos will do a clinic on decanting paints from rattle cans into a more usable form for airbrushing.  That's one I have not seen yet, kind of up there with Greg's decal making.  Way to step up guys.

Keep building, keep posting and when you can, come on down for some meetings.  See you then, OOORAH!