IPMS-HAMS

Houston Automotive Modeler's Society

 

 

December Meeting/Christmas Party

Posted on November 13th, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

The December HAMS meeting will be our annual Christmas Dinner. It will again be held at the Buffalo Grill near the corner of Voss and Woodway. They have catfish, burgers, tacos, chicken, and more. The Buffalo Grill web site has a full menu and map of their location.

Their exact address is 1301 Voss, Houston, TX 77478. (The Voss exit off I-10 is one exit farther west than if you were going to the usual meeting place on Wirt. And Woodway is south of I-10.)

Remember, don’t go to the Trini Mendenhall Sosa Center on the second Friday in December (December 9, 2016). Go to the Buffalo Grill at Voss and Woodway.

See you there.

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November Club Meeting

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Our November club meeting on the 11th will include officer elections and a swap meet.

Mike Stucker has agreed to stay on as Treasurer, but we need members to volunteer for President, VP, and Secretary.

And bring those old kits & parts you don’t want/need anymore. We’ll be swapping such among each other. Never know what you might find. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

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James Houston

Posted on October 1st, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

It is with a heavy heart that we report that HAMS member James “Jack” Houston recently lost his battle with leukemia. James was an avid racing fan, whether they be sports cars, Indy Cars, or stock cars, and a font of knowledge on the subject. He was a regular visitor to the SEMA Show is Las Vegas and the sponsor of the Best Short Track Racer award at the club’s annual model contest.

Funeral services will be at the Darst Funeral Home, 796 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood, TX 77339, on October 4. Viewing from 4:00 to 6:30 PM with the funeral service at 6:30.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends. He will be missed.

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Don’t Miss The Club’s October Meeting

Posted on September 13th, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Why? Because we will have our first ever quarterly club kit raffle. One lucky HAMS club member will walk away with a free model kit!

Beginning in October, HAMS will have a model car kit raffle once a quarter during the club’s monthly meeting. The raffles are open to any dues paying member of the club. We will bring 3 kits (bought by the club) to each raffle meeting (January, April, July, & October), put everyone’s names in a hat (or model kit box), and draw one name out. That person will then choose which one of the three available kits they’d like to have – FREE!

The kits raffled off will not be just any old run-of-mill kit, either; they will be high-end styrene kits, listing for over $50 each. Good stuff.

See you in October.

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And Now For Something Completely Different…

Posted on September 7th, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

How about a Case tractor? A new Chinese company called Thunder Model is releasing the kit. It’s 1/35th scale and aimed at military modelers, but there’s no reason it couldn’t be built as a civilian version. No US distributor yet, but they are working on it. More info and photos at www.thundermodel.com.
Case VAI Tractor

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Some Interesting New Kits

Posted on September 3rd, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Three interesting new 1/24 scale kits have been announced by three different Asia manufacturers. The first is the Pagani Huayra supercar from that usual purveyor of such, Aoshimi. It is due at Japanese on-line retailers in October.
Aoshima Pagani Huayra
The second kit is of the BMW M6 race car. This kit comes from Platz, which is not well known to auto modelers, but produces several aircraft kits. This kit is due in December.
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And the final kit is a just announced future release from Beemax out of Macau – the ground-breaking Audi Quatro S1 rally car from the 1980s.
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New Figures For Your Model Cars

Posted on August 21st, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

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Looking for a nice figure to pose with your latest 1/24th scale automotive creation? Well Master Box Ltd. has 3 new female figures just for you. The series of figures is called “A Short Stop”, and feature 2 mechanics and a customer waiting for the repairs to be completed. These figures are part of Master Box’s Pin-Up Series, which previously consisted of military pin-up girls (although a few of those would work very well with automotive subjects.) They are available from DragonUSAonline.com as well as other on-line retailers.

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Results of 2016 HAMS Model Car Show & Contest

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

We had a great turnout on July 30. Fifty-two modelers (a record for us) entered 195 models in the contest. And the quality of the builds gets better every year. The winners are listed below.

401: Juniors (12 years and under)
2nd – Phoenix Moon (Houston, TX)) – 2013 Dodge Challenger
1st – Makayla Allred (Houston, TX) – 1958 Chevrolet Impala

402: Seniors (13-17 years old)
3rd – Skylar Allred (Houston, TX) – 1959 Chevrolet Impala
2nd – Skyler Allred (Houston, TX) – 1941 Willys
1st – Adam Burkhalter (Dallas, TX) – Liebherr LR1250

403: Box Stock
3rd – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – Vickers Crossley Model 25
2nd – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – 1953 Hudson Hornet
1st – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – 1947 Chevy Coupe

404: Street Rod (1950 & Earlier)
Sponsored by Richard Piazza
3rd – Mike Fair (Cypress, TX) – ’31 Ford Jalopy
2nd – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’32 Ford Highboy
1st – Chuck Easton (Fort Worth, TX) – ’49 Renault

405: Street Machine (1951 & Newer)
Sponsored by Richard Piazza
3rd – Jack Lira (Manvel, TX) – ’67 Chevy Corvair
2nd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 1976 Ford Torino
1st – Gary Grassman (Lacy Lakeview, TX) – ’64 Ford Galaxie

406: Factory/Showroom Stock
3rd – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – ’57 Ford Del Rio
2nd – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’68 Shelby
1st – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – ’62 Corvette

410A: Competition Drag – Door Slammers
Sponsored by Richard Piazza
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – ’55 Ford Juke Box
2nd – Jack Lira (Manvel, TX) – ’68 Camaro
1st – Mike Fair (Cypress, TX) – ’41 Willys

410B: Competition Drag – Funny Cars
3rd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Veney’s Vega
2nd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Randy Walls Nova
1st – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Billy Meyer Mustang

410C: Competition Drag – Rail Dragsters
3rd – Mike Fair (Cypress, TX) – Old Blue
2nd – Mike Fair (Cypress, TX) –  Don’s 11
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – Freight Train AA/GD

411: Competition Open-Wheel
Sponsored by Jim Lynch
3rd – Andrew Cathcart (Tomball, TX) – Honda F1 RA272
2nd – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – Kurtis Midget
1st – Claude Jones (Weston, TX) – ’32 Ford Sedan Dirt Modified

412: Competition Closed-Wheel
Sponsored by Richard Piazza
3rd – Russell Wells (Spring, TX) – BRE Datsun 510
2nd – Claude Jones (Weston, TX) – ’66 VW Baja Bug
1st – Claude Jones (Weston, TX) – ’67 Baja Camaro

420: Foreign & Exotic
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com
3rd – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’98 Corvette Indy Pace Car
2nd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – 1934 Rolls Royce
1st – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – Nissan Cube

430: Heavy Truck/Commercial/Emergency
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – David Rose (DeRidder, LA) – Ford 9000 w/trailor
2nd – Dan Slade (Houston, TX) – Brockway Dump Truck
1st – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – Improvised Gun Truck

431: Light Truck/Commercial/Emergency
3rd – Bruce Foster (Spicewood, TX) – Zika Jeep
2nd – Claude Jones (Weston, TX) – ’28 Ford Septic Truck
1st – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – 1950 Chevy 3100 w/Trailer

440: Large Scale (1/19 & Larger)
3rd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Hawaiian Charger Funny Car
2nd – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – 2010 Mustang Shelby
1st – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – ’32 Ford High Boy

441: Small Scale (1/32 & Smaller)
3rd – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – Austin MkIV
2nd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – M8 Greyhound
1st – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – Shelby Cobra

450: Curbside
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – SAS Jeep
2nd – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – 2014 Corvette
1st – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – Buick Riviera

451: Miscellaneous
3rd – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – 1996 Ford Explorer Zombie Roller
2nd – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – Desert Hound
1st – Claude Jones (Weston, TX) – ’37 Chevrolet

460: Custom
3rd – Adrian Lopez (Alvin, TX) – ’70 Chevrolet Pickup
2nd – Adrian Lopez (Alvin, TX) – ’79 Monte Carlo
1st – Guy Beaudette (Port Arthur, TX) – Lil’ Coffin

461: Low Riders
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Adrian Lopez (Alvin, TX) – ’94 Toyota Pickup
2nd -Adrian Lopez (Alvin, TX) – ’70 Monte Carlo
1st – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – ’70 Buick Wildcat

470: Slammer
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – Kubus
2nd – George Mann (San Marcos, TX) – Tumbler
1st – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – ’56 Ford Truck

480: Motorcycles
Sponsored by Jim Lynch
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Honda NR
2nd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – BMW R75
1st – Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – Morgan Three-Wheeler

490: Dioramas
3rd – Carlos Entenza (Houston, TX) – Surf’s Up
2nd – Buddy Aden (Houston, TX) – Death Takes A Ride
1st – Carlos Entenza (Houston, TX) – In The Middle of Nowhere

Best Engine
Mike Fair (Cypress, TX) – Old Blue
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Best Interior
Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – Nissan Cube
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Best Paint

Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – Buick Riviera
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Jim Summey Award for Best ’32 Ford
Guy Beaudette (Port Arthur, TX) – Lil’ Coffin
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People’s Choice
Ken Leslie (North Little Rock, AR) – 1/12 scale Mustang Shelby
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Theme Award: The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com

Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’98 Corvette Indy Pace Car
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Best In Show (Judges Grand Champion)
Guy Beaudette (Port Arthur, TX) – Lil’ Coffin
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More photos from the show can be seen by clicking here.

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New Kit Announcement: Hummer H1 from Meng

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Meng Model have announced another 1/24 scale truck model. This time it is a civilian Hummer H1.

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More info on the Meng web site.
They have also already announced an upgrade kit for it.

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Interview with Master Modeler Alex De Leon

Posted on February 14th, 2016 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

If you have been to a model show in Texas, or a major show elsewhere in the US, you have probably seen the work of Alex De Leon. He is best known for his scratchbuilt motorcycles. The following link is to an interview with him. In the interview you will learn about his modeling philosophy and see some of his wonderful models in complete and incomplete form.

Interview with Master Modeler Alex De Leone

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