kits, jokes and modeling...
This IPMS-NJ club meeting took place on July 16th - a week later than
usual, by request of KOC - at Garwood NJ. This was the USA Night and, appropriately,
my last club meeting in America for a while. More on that later... I'm
very late on this report due to my move back to Brazil, so please
forgive me for not giving many names... memory is fading quickly.
Bill Connolly brought two very nice models. The first is this colorful
F-100 in the markings of Cel. Gabreski's last (IIRC) mount. It is an
ESCI offering in 1/72. Note burnt metal areas, beautifully simulated.
The model got the award in the Air theme:
model brought by Bill was this somewhat rare Anigrand Vickers
something. I think it is not the Valiant (someone correct me, please).
The scale is 144th and the kit is all resin. Good job, Bill:
Phantom in 1/48. A forerunner of August's Monogram Night maybe?
armor table, some interesting entries, too:
And Dave Schwartz
brought this fantastic Corvette, winning the Land and Sea theme. Simply
an work of art that my photo
On the 'in progress'
table, we could see several interesting projects...
As well as the first
Monogram models on the way to the next meeting:
More projects on the way:
Non contenders and
the new Trumpeter C-47 in 1/48...
After his usual speech, Big Bill gave me a few minutos so I could say
bye to the club members. As I said then, NJ-IPMS was very important
during my stay in US, keeping my sanity during difficult moments and my
hobby alive. More important, I met many folks who I can now call
friends. I honestly do not have the right words to thank every one of
you for such enjoyable experience. A very big THANK YOU!!! I will never
forget you, and rest assured that I will take every opportunity to be
back and say hello. Thanks Big Bill, Martin Quinn, Mike D., Ron D., Jim
Lincoln, Reuven Shapira, Ernest Connor, Bill Connelly, Mike Pavlo, all
the others. You guys rock!!!
Sorry for the
grainy pic. Crappy camera + crappy light. Click
to see it larger. I'd love to receive a listing with all
See you in a next meeting -
sometime sooner than you think. That's a promise.