Recent News from IPMS/USA.
The “Support the Troops” program has taken a giant step forward recently. An “Adult Building Course” has been launched at Brooke Army Med Center. The Warriors stationed there for rehab and treatment are now able to meet with “model coaches” and enjoy a face-to-face, informal, and stress-free evening working on models. The tools and models shown in the images are items received by IPMS-USA through the “Support the Troops” program. In fact, the items pictured were from recently received donations by John Ratzenberger, Mark Aldrich, Hill Country Hobby of San Antonio, and an anonymous donor at the IPMS Austin event in September.
James and Jeff are stationed at the Center for treatment. Both repeatedly expressed their appreciation to the donors of the items which they were provided with and which they were given at the end of the session that evening. They were also very anxious to know when the next session was to be scheduled, and that next session has already been scheduled with the staff at the facility.
Using the ABC as a guide, the Modeling Coaches (myself and John Dinsmore) will demo some basic modeling skills for the participants, but mostly we’ll just enjoy an evening of working on a model and coaching the participants as they work on the donated items that they pull from the “stash”.
Thanks to all of those who have donated items to the Wounded Warriors and to the Support the Troops program!
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Building Trumpeter's 1:35 SA-2 in Egyptian Colors
Like many modelers, I'm a student of history, and I find myself reading history more than normal because of my modeling. I first became interested in the SA-2 when I was doing research on a 1:32 scale F-105D, and I was fascinated at how the F-105's went from hunted to hunter of the SA-2.
To read more, download the PDF.
Hasegawa is holding a Photo Contest between October 1st and November 30, 2011, through a link on the Hasegawa USA Facebook page. We're hoping you'll be able to "help out the cause" by posting the following link to your website. This link directs people to the contest page where they can find the rules and regs along with being able to see what their fellow modelers are posting. Thank you in advance and let the games begin!
A new Local Hobby Shop spreadsheet is now available.
A number of reviews will be updated over the next few days. Eduard has a new website and the links to their products have changed, so they are slowly being updated.
We now have a Change of Address form - either physical or email address. When the form is submitted an email will be sent to the IPMS Office Manager. You will need your IPMS number to complete the form.
The August 2011 Executive Board Meeting Minutes have been posted at http://www.ipmsusa.org/Eboard/e-board.htm.