Houston Automotive Modeler's Society



Meng Announces F-350 Kit

January 31, 2014 at 11:09 pm | Blog | No comment


Meng Model company , while best known for their armor and aircraft kits, also produces some models of Japanese pick-up trucks in 1/35th scale. These trucks are “technicals” (a military term) for use with modern armor kits of the same scale. But at the recent Nuremberg Toy Fair, they announced their first foray in 1/24th scale automotive kits – a Ford F-350 pick-up truck! Going by Meng’s previous releases, this should be a great kit.



New Club Officers for 2014

January 12, 2014 at 6:10 pm | Blog | No comment


Club officer elections were held at the January club meeting. Our newly elected board for 2014 is:

President – Rob McQuown
Vice-President – Eric Stone
Secretary – Mike Stucker
Treasurer – Terry Wall

Congratulations all.


Model Shows/Contests for 2014

January 4, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Blog | No comment


Below is a list of model shows & contests (mostly in Texas and Louisiana) that may be of interest to HAMS members in 2014.

January 25; Westlake, LA

February 15; San Antonio, TX
IPMS-Alamo Squadron ModelFiesta 33

March 8; Farmers Branch, TX
IPMS-Metroplex Car Modelers’ Association Showdown 2014

March 8; Shreveport, LA
IPMS-Red River Modelers RiverCon III

March 29; Kenner, LA
IPMS-New Orleans Great South Tigerfest XXI

April 12; Baton Rouge, LA
IPMS-Baton Rouge Model Contest

April 26; Stafford, TX
IPMS-Houston Modelmania 2014

May 31; Grapevine, TX
IPMS-North Central Texas Scalefest 2014

June 19-21; Grapevine, TX
Squadron Eaglequest

August 2; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Eighth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

August 6-9; Hampton, VA
IPMS-USA National Convention

September 13; Arlington, TX
IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon

September 27; Irving, TX
Radius Nation Racers Reunion Racing Model Car Contest

October 4; Austin, TX
IPMS-Austin Scale Modelers Society Capitol Classic

November 1; Lafayette, LA
IPMS-Cajon Modelers GatorCon

We will update missing dates and info links as they become available.


HobbyTown USA in Houston is Now Open!

January 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm | Blog | No comment


The new Hobby Town USA on Highway 6 in west Houston is now open (as of 10:00 am on Saturday, January 4). Finally. It is a very large store with a huge supply of kits and supplies. A good number of those kits are car/truck/motorcycle kits. They carry, Revell (US & Germany), AMT, Tamiya, Hasegawa, Fujimi and others. And that’s just the car kits. Probably the best selection of paints in town. Scratchbuilding supplies to rival G&G. They are located at 2392 Hwy 6 South, which is on the west side of Hwy 6, just north of Westheimer, and are open 7 days a week. I know they are not in a convenient location for many of our members, but they are the largest and best stocked of the three full-service hobby shops in Houston. They also have a frequent buyers card, so be sure to sign up for that if you go in.