Well there was easily a lot to see, do at the Region Nine IPMS Regional up in Yuba City this last Saturday. The show capper for me was turnout for their club display ! They quietly advertised earlier in year about having a " 60 plus " subject display, only for support of their theme of "Golden Wings - Celebrate 100 years of US Naval Aviation". Attendees found they had "CONA GOLD", over 120 models filling much of the entry walls into contest arenas. It was impressive and inspiring, My photos will only entice, others will have better coverage I'm sure. Take a look http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/R-9%20IPMS%20Regional%202011%20Nexus/CONA%20Display%20by%20IPMS%20Dragon%20Lady%20-%20pics%20by%20Mick/
Finally have had time to prepare a proper data flyer for any and all who are interested. If you have ever had an interest in or previously had a chance to be on a tour of the "Littlefield Collection" of Armored Vehicles, then we'd like to hear from you. Several club members have been asked to assist in the effort to organize large groups for tours of the MVTF buildings, and this is one such means. Please click on the link and read or better yet, download, print out a copy to pass on to those who may want to know of this! http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/Armor%20Museum%20Tour%20Data%20Flyer/
My recently uploaded pictures taken by me at IPMS Nats 2007 include one spectacular "Gruppe Build", done by those wild folks up in Pacific Northwest. This was originally done for one of their annual shows if I recall correctly. Deal hasn't been taken on the road too many times after, fortunately this was one of those times. If you want to see a club of friends having too much fun with a collective build project, check out "The 1949 Schneider Cup Racers" http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/Mick%20Looks%20Back%20At%20IPMS%20USA%20Nats%202007/Seattle%20Flying%20Boat%20Races%20OC%202007/
Well the Hornets managed to fit in an election, a trophy seminar (for the Contest Director's benefit, caused a bit of uproar when outside viewers took it the trophies were auction items), a welcome visit by a huge group from IPMS Santa Rosa & Mt Diablo chapters PLUS SUPER AUCTION. All this inside our tiny meeting room in less than 3 hours elapsed business time!
For now, let the record show that for next club year we have Chris Bucholtz (President), Woody Yeung (VP/Contest Director), Mick Burton (Treasurer/Website Editor), Jim Priete (Ticket Agent/Bill Collector at Meeting).
Okay! After a slight delay, Hornets June Meeting 2011 has now Pictures available, so none can be Bugged by lack of them to accompany the minutes, which precede this posting. Here's link: http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/Fremont%20Hornets%20June%202011%20Meeting/ Next, as a favor to a friend, I have posted ALL my Flying Boxcar pics that came out, taken at SVSM meeting in April. If you're at all fan of the "Dollar Nineteen" or the "Packet" (original a/c sourced for "The Flight of the Phoenix") maybe these will catch your eye in 1/72. Find them here:http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/Fine%20Flying%20Boxcars%20Modeled%20by%20Jim%20Lund%20April%202011/ Lastly, some shots from Hollister Air Show 2011: Pantera http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/DeTomaso%20Pantera/, 1956 T Bird http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/1956%20T%20Bird/ Lister Replica http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad35/smilodon49/1958%20Lister%20Replica%20by%20Mick%20Burton/