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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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Indy 500 Pace Car Models

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

As you know (or may not know), the theme for HAMS 2016 Model Show in July is the “100th Running of the Indy 500”, which will occur this May. This theme is not only open to race cars that competed or attempted to compete in any Indy 500, but also Indy 500 pace cars and safety vehicles. To help with choosing what you may want to build for the theme award, below is a link to a listing of Indy 500 pace car kits that have been produced. It is in a thread on the Open Wheel Racing Modeling board. I don’t know how inclusive/accurate it is, but it is extensive. Just click on the link below.
Indy 500 Pace Car Models

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2016 Model Car Contests

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

Its January, so that means it is time for our annual list of model shows & contests (mostly in Texas and Louisiana) that may be of interest to HAMS members in 2016.

January 30; Westlake, LA
IPMS-SWAMP CALMEX

February 20; San Antonio, TX
IPMS-Alamo Squadron ModelFiesta

March 5; Farmers Branch, TX
IPMS-Metroplex Car Modelers’ Association Showdown

April 9; Kenner, LA
IPMS-New Orleans Great South Tigerfest

April 23; Stafford, TX
IPMS-Houston Modelmania

May 21; Shreveport, LA
RESCHEDULED
IPMS-Red River Modelers RiverCon

June 4; Grapevine, TX
IPMS-North Central Texas Scalefest

June 16-18; Grapevine, TX
Squadron Eaglequest

July 30; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Tenth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

August 3-6; Columbia, SC
IPMS-USA National Convention

September 3; Baton Rouge, LA
RESCHEDULED
IPMS-Baton Rouge Cajon Modelfest

September 10; Arlington, TX
IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon

September 17, Irving, TX
Racers Reunion Model Car Contest

September 24; Austin, TX
IPMS-Austin Scale Modelers Society Capitol Classic

October 15; Covington, LA
IPMS-North Shore Scale Modelers AutumnCon

We will update this listing as more info becomes available.

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Vintage Slot Racing Newsletter

Posted on December 21st, 2015 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Recently, while searching to the ends of the internet, I came across the Vintage Slot Racing Newsletter web site. Yes, its a slot car site, but it has some interesting stuff. Among the items to be found there are photos of many old model car magazine and catalog covers, including Model Car Science and Car Model magazines as well as AutoWorld catalogs. Boy do those bring back memories of modeling in the ’60s & ’70s. Additionally, there are slot car box art photos, prototype plans, articles on model cars and real cars – all from old model magazines. In addition, there is an Ed Roth Tribute with all kinds of photos and scans. Not the easiest site to navigate, so here are a few links to various sections:

VSRN Main Page

VSRN Index

“Big Daddy” Ed Roth Tribute

Model Magazine & Catalog Covers

Enjoy.

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Patrick “Buggs” Nixon

Posted on December 21st, 2015 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Former HAMS member Patrick “Buggs” Nixon passed away on December 9th. Although not involved in the club in recent years, he always attended our annual show. Always smiling, he was a great friend to the club. Through his Scale Lowrider magazine he helped to grow the hobby and encourage his fellow modelers.

He died with no life insurance, so if you would like to help the family with the funeral expenses, there is a GoFundMe page set up where you can contribute.

One of his friends has started a tribute model build to Buggs. You can follow his progress on the Scale Auto web site.

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HAMS December Meeting & Christmas Dinner

Posted on November 18th, 2015 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

The December HAMS meeting will be our annual Christmas Dinner. It will be held this year at the Buffalo Grill near the corner of  Voss and Woodway. They 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 11, 2015). Go to the Buffalo Grill at Voss and Woodway.

Hope to see you there.

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HAMS 2015 Model Show Results

Posted on August 4th, 2015 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

The Ninth Annual HAMS Model Car Show & Contest was held on August 1, 2015, in Spring, Texas. Fourty-four modelers entered 163 models in 21 categories. The quantity & quality in some categories was so good that three (Foreign & Exotic, Heavy Truck, and Small Scale) were split, so that we now awarded 24 sets of trophies instead of just 21. Thank you to all who attended, and a special thanks to our vendors and to our sponsors.

401: Juniors (12 & under)
3rd – Alexandra Kern (Houston, TX) – Fire Truck
2nd – Rowan Pickard (Naylor, MO) – Interstate Batteries Funny Car
1st – Emma Montenegro (Pasedena, TX) – Scooby Doo Van

402: Seniors (13-17)
No entries

403: Box Stock
3rd – Eric Stone (Spring, TX) – Jeep Rubicon
2nd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Ferrari F50
1st – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Russian BRDM-2 Armored Car

404: Street Rod (1950 and earlier)
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – Stacey David ’32 Ford Rat Roadster
2nd – Charles Feuerborn (Granbury, TX) – ’32 Chrysler Woody
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Mercedes Benz 170 V Van

405: Street Machine (1951 & later)
Sponsored by Jim Lynch
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’69 Camaro SS Convertible.
2nd – Charles Feuerborn (Granbury, TX) – ’51 Chevy Fleet Line
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’67 “Eleanor” Mustang

406: Factory/Showroom Stock
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT
2nd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 1970 Boss Mustang 429
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Mercedes 300 SL Roadster

410 – Competition, Straight Line
Sponsored by Chuckie’s Toys
3rd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Dean Skuza Supernationals Avenger F/C
2nd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 1964 Ford Thunderbolt
1st – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Skull Gear Top Fuel Dragster

411: Competition, Open-Wheel
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com
3rd – Gary Beckman (Spring, TX) – AMC Gremlin Modified
2nd – Gary Beckman (Spring, TX) – Chevy Vega Modified
1st – Russell Wells (Spring, TX) – Ferrari SF15-T

412: Competition, Closed-Wheel
3rd – Russell Wells (Spring, TX) – Lola T70 MkIII
2nd – Carol Boost (Cambridge, Ontario) – Mercedes GTR
1st – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Toyota GT1

420A: Foreign & Exotic with visible engine
3rd – Stephen Miller (Spring, TX) – Ferrari F40
2nd – William Morrison (Pflugerville, TX) – Rocket Bunny v1Toyota GT-86
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – 2013 Grand Sport Corvette

420B: Foreign & Exotic without visible engine
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – 2004 Nissan Skyline GTR
2nd – William Morrison (Pflugerville, TX) – Toyota bB
1st – William Morrison (Pflugerville, TX) – Rocket Bunny Boss Version Nissan S14

430A: Heavy Truck/Commercial/Emergency with trailer
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – J.T. Williams (Spring, TX) – Kenworth T600 w/53’ Trailer
2nd – J.T. Williams (Spring, TX) – International Prostar w/53’ Trailer
1st – Dave Rose (DeRidder, LA) – KW T800 w/Trailor (carrying an Oil Field Truck)

430B: Heavy Truck/Commercial/Emergency without trailer
3rd – Dan Slade (Houston, TX) – Custom ’39 Dodge Hauler
2nd – Dave Rose (DeRidder, LA) – Mack Oil Field Truck
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Fiat Transporter

431: Light Truck/Commercial/Emergency
3rd – Bruce Foster (Spicewood, TX) – ’50 Chevy Flat Bed
2nd – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Chevy Double Cab COE
1st – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – Ranger Special Operations Vehicle

440: Large Scale (1/18 & Larger)
3rd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Don Schumacher Vega Funny Car
2nd – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) –Fiat Mefistofele
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Ford Model T

441A: Small Scale (1/32 & Smaller), Civilian
3rd – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – Frankenstude ’51 Studebaker
2nd – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – Sunoco Special Lola T-70
1st – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck

441B: Small Scale (1/32 & Smaller), Military
3rd – Rick Cotton (Katy, TX) – GMC 2×6 US Army Truck
2nd – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – M998 w/M242 Bushmaster
1st – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – 1/72 scale SAS Jeep

450: Curbside
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Honda S2000
2nd – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – Willys Jeep
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’66 Chevelle Wagon Pro Street

451: Miscellaneous
3rd – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – Ford PGA
2nd – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – WWII German Minenraumer VsKfz 617
1st – Michael Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – Floyd Emde & Indian Motorcycle

460: Custom
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – VW Beetle
2nd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 1955 Chevy “Mild Custom”
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Ferrari F50 Rapid Transit

461: Low Riders
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Andy ? (Spring, TX) – ’77 Cadillac DeVille
2nd – Andy ? (Spring, TX) – ’76 Cadillac Eldorado
1st – Adrian Montenegro (Pasedena, TX) – ’78 Chevy Monte Carlo

470: Slammer
2nd – Andy ? (Sprinf, TX) – ’77 Cadillac DeVille
1st – Buddy Aden (Houston, TX) – Ferrari Shop Truck

480: Motorcycles
3rd – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Honda NSR500
2nd – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – 1/72 scale Harley-Davidson WLA 45
1st – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Suzuki Hayabusa X-1

490: Dioramas
3rd – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – “Gone Fishing”
2nd – Carlos Entenza (Houston, TX) – “We Are Next!”
1st – Michael Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – “Winter Patrol”

Best Engine
Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Fiat Mefistofele
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Best Interior
Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Mercedes 300 SL Roadster
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Best Paint
Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Mercedes 300 SL Roadster
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Best Short Track Racer
Presented by James Houston

Gary Beckman (Spring, TX) – Chevy Vega Modified
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Jim Summey Award for the Best ’32 Ford
John Rossio (Spring, TX) – Stacey David ’32 Ford Rat Roadster
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People’s Choice Award
Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Fiat Transporter
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Theme Award – “Emergency Services”
Michael Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – 1/87 scale Seagrave Pumper
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Best In Show
Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Fiat Transporter
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Thank you to IPMS-Houston’s Tom Moon for the photos above.
You can see our gallery of model photos from the show by going to the photo section of this web site or by clicking here.

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