Posted in Minutes on December 10, 2011 by Administrator
No pictures, sorry. Lots of pizza paid for by the Hornets Treasury, plus the party headquarters also dues free for the nite, how could the 20 who showed up miss? Pleasingly, plenty of soda, holiday cookies (store bought and home made) were also supplied courtesy of those present. Even table decorations ( a stray balsa/tissue Schweizer glider model by Mick Burton who hoped someone would come thru with their threat to use it as a hand towel or to club an innocent)
Other decor: Chris Bucholtz's Glyptodont work in process, Burton's Italeri 234/2 Puma just finished. Thanks to new Hornet Milt Poulos taking the lead, concept of actually working on a model during the meeting took hold and again Burton took a shot, since he had his portable modelling gear in the car. Much merriment took place for the most part when meeting business portion was called to order about 9 pm, although sadly news of two deaths in the family were also part of the agenda. Alumnus Hornet Mr. Bill Andrews, who despite his long tenure in local law enforcement was still willing to admit knowing us all and associating with us, left us recently we learned from the ex Hornet Pres who took over from his long tenure. Namely Roy Sutherland, who related how it was Bill's no nonsense but fun manner as President that attracted him to Fremont Hornets and away from the Silicon Valley club when they were still under the San Jose banner. Several other long time members shared their memories of Bill as well, myself included, he was a very good man and excellent example to form your own management style from. Honor of noting to all the passage on of our friend Mr Randy Vandraiss was mine (Mick Burton), since much better friend Hornet, Postoria Aguirre was unable to make the meeting, in part I am sure due to Randy's departure only Monday 12/5/11. It is perhaps fitting, if perhaps just a bit darkly serenditipous, that our Hornets Gruppe Build for 2012 will be " Cars". I would dare say we ought to be seeing to it we finish this in enough abundance to put it as "in memoriam: Randy Vandraiss" from us at the 2013 NNL.
Posted in Minutes on November 10, 2011 by Administrator
Antelope Valley Group hosted their Desert Classic 15 marvelously, the "Arch Rivals" theme brought in a variety of entrants, and three Hornets made the trek to enjoy it. Perhaps you'll get idea of what you missed from these photos, which I subdivided into somewhat broad categories since there is over 900 of them total. Enjoy! http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/AVG%202011%20Desert%20Classic%20Contest%20by%20Mick%20Burton/
Posted in Minutes on November 08, 2011 by Administrator
Many thanks to all of you who committed to show for the 10-29-11 tour of the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation (MVTF) Museum. Appreciation as well to tour guides Chris Hughes and Vladimir Yakubov, who made it a most interesting visit, including the newly opened Gift Shop. If you didn’t go, here’s a look at what you missed. http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/MVTF%20Armor%20Collection%202011%20Hornets%20Tour/
Posted in Minutes on November 07, 2011 by Administrator
Photo link here; summary below http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/Hornets%20Meeting%20November%202011%20by%20Mick%20Burton/
22 present when VP/Treas Burton called meeting to order. An amusing round of contentious comments were made at beginning. Essentially confirmed that some members felt it necessary that we have another Gruppe Build to NOT FINISH, for 2012. So after a crazed compilation of ideas was corralled into a list of 5 contenders, first round vote taken. The Egg Planes, Pilotless Aircraft, and of course again, the F-86s were losers. Second and final round saw Treasurer as tie breaker, voting against Snaptites to award "CARS" as the winner of project identity for GB 2012. (7 to 6 FYI) So to reiterate, The CARS the group may do, can be ANY SCALE or TYPE, as long as they're not Armored, not Trucks, not a military vehicle unless it's a Staff car. The completion date is October 2012 or Tricity 8, which ever comes first. There was no official movement at the meeting on any upcoming commit to another TriCity any time soon, just so you all know, though it was talked over briefly. Many "First and Last" model subjects showed up but alas, as Treasurer had to be President too for the evening, no great minutes were able to be recorded. Suffice to say we had a fine time, it was helped greatly by John Ferdico's Fire Sale Number One, John's moving to Hawaii and can't take his 240 square feet of models/supplies with him. So he gave us first crack at his reduction of inventory, thank you very much!
Posted in Minutes on November 07, 2011 by Administrator
Photo link here for the meeting, summary notes below http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/Hornets%20Meeting%20October%202011%20by%20Mick%20Burton/
20 members present by 905PM. A recap of the 9/25/11 Hornets TriCity Seven contest and show revealed a pretty fine result. Many thanks to Obscureco for their sponsorship of the awards, which made TC-7 much more successful. The "Eyes In The Sky" Gruppe Build by Hornets in fact was present, with members Ray Lloyd, Mark Schnynert and Mick Burton contributing to the entry made in Collections category. We got a Second place award from the Judges and the award was presented with unanimous acclaim, to Ray Lloyd at the meeting. Models were at the meeting, minutes weren't taken but my review of photos I took bring recollections thusly: Ben Pada graced us with a look at the new 1/48 P-61 Black Widow kit, including parts for compare from the Monogram competitor. Cliff Kranz had 3 old box scale Revell marvels on table: recent finished B-25, almost completed P2V-7 on skis, and a dusty mate to it which was conversion of this same kit to the "Truculent Turtle" version, done MANY years ago. The dust is a clue... There were 4 almost done Sdkfz 234 series armored cars from the Italeri kits on table, Mick Burton trying out each of the versions out of the box, the /1, /2 (Puma), /3 (short cannon), /4 (long cannon). Burton also shared a look at set of 1/2/3 awards he swept in Real Space/Missiles category at TC7, the bum! Gabriel Lee had his Chicago Bulls edition of the Ohio class SSBN almost done, as well as progress on several SF projects. Ray Lloyd's "Godzilla bait" Chaffee was continuing its way to completion, Mark Schynert shared his pair of odd ducks, one being the Hampden recon he recently had as part of Eyes in the Sky winning entry. Other subjects were present, sadly my recall is nigh so you will simply have to check out the link for a look and see for yourself !