IPMS-HAMS

Houston Automotive Modeler's Society

 

 

June 2020 Club Meeting

Posted on June 1st, 2020 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The Mendenhall Center is open as of June 1. Our meeting, as scheduled for the 12th will happen. We will have to obey social distancing restrictions, which for us means one person per table. We will be in our usual room 101. This does mean that the meeting will need to be restricted to club members only – NO VISITORS – so that we can maintain distancing. The wearing of masks is optional. Hope to see some you then.

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2020 HAMS Model Show on Track for July

Posted on May 12th, 2020 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

As of this writing, the 2020 HAMS Model Car Show will be held as scheduled on July 11. Of course, things can change, the government might not reopen the country, or Murder Hornets could show up. But right now we are go for July. See our Contest Page for show details.

 

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May Club Meeting Cancelled.

Posted on April 30th, 2020 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Our monthly club meeting scheduled for May 8 has been cancelled. The Medenhall Center will continue to be closed through at least May 17 because of COVID-19. Also, Texas will not allow gatherings of more than 6 people at this time. Our kit raffle will be moved to the June meeting, assuming we are allowed to hold it.

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April 2020 Club Meeting Cancelled.

Posted on March 26th, 2020 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Due to restrictions caused by the Corona virus, our April club meeting has been cancelled. We hope to resume normal club activities on May 8th. The kit raffle that was to take place in April, will take place during the May meeting. Stay safe.

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HAMS Model Building Sessions @ G&G

Posted on February 1st, 2020 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Thanks to the efforsts of David Green, we have some model building days lined up at G&G Model Shop for the next few months. The first will be February 9, from noon to 4:00 PM. After that, we have 2 more scheduled, April 19, and May 17. All are Sundays.

Seating is limited as G&G only has a small room in the back that we can use, so some coordination and time sharing among members may be needed.

G&G is located at 2029 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098. This is inside loop 610. Take the Shephard exit from the Soutwest Freeway.

Hope to see some of you there.

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2020 Lone Star Flight Museum Model Display

Posted on January 21st, 2020 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

On Saturday, January 18, the Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston held their second annual Gulf Coast Model Expo. Local area club members were invited to display their models and to work on models during the event. Rob Mcquown, Kerry McQuown, David Green, Ken Jackson, and Mike Stucker from HAMS participated. Members of IPMS-Houston, GBASMA, and the Houston Armor Club were also in attendance.

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2020 Model Contests

Posted on January 1st, 2020 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Below is our annual list of model shows & contests (mostly in Texas and Louisiana) that may be of interest to Houston area car modelers in 2020.
Those entries listed with a question mark (?) inidcate shows that were put on last year but I do not yet know if they will be repeated this year.

January 18; Houston, TX
Gulf Coast Model Expo at the Lone Star Flight Museum
Not a contest, but a display of models. Bring some cars to display and bring a model to work on (work space is provided.)

January 26; Lake Charles, LA
IPMS-SWAMP CALMEX

February 1; Dallas, TX
Los Underground Kingz present The Blvd. Scale Model Lowrider Show

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

March 7; Farmers Branch, TX
IPMS-Metroplex Car Modelers’ Association Showdown

CANCELLED; Kenner, LA
IPMS-New Orleans Great South Tigerfest

CANCELLED; Grapevine, TX
IPMS-North Central Texas Scalefest

CANCELLED; Covington, LA
IPMS-North Shore Scale Modelers North Shore Scale Model Expo

July 11; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Fourteenth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

July 29-August 1; San Marcos, TX
IPMS-USA National Convention
The Nationals come to Texas!

August 15, Dallas, TX
Plastic Society Fine Scale Model Exhibition

August 15; Shreveport, LA
IPMS-Red River Modelers RiverCon

September 12; Arlington, TX
IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon

September 27; Stafford, TX
IPMS-Houston Modelmania

October 3; Austin, TX
IPMS-Austin Scale Modelers Society Capitol Classic

? November TBD: Irving, TX
Radius Nation’s Racers Reunion

? November TBD; Denton, TX
Model car show at Pistons And Paint

We will update this list as more info becomes available.

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Model Car Paint Update

Posted on December 31st, 2019 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Couple of updates to the model car paint post from a few of months ago. First off, the Black Gold web site is gone. But you can still get House Of Kolor paint. You might have to buy larger quantities, though.

I’ve also learned of another paint supplier, Mr Paint, out of Slovakia. They sell acrylic lacquers for airbrushing. Military colors are available along with automotive colors. I’ve heard good things about their paints, but have not tried them. They are avalable in the US from Hobbyworld-USA.

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December 2019 meeting: Christmas Dinner

Posted on November 10th, 2019 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The December HAMS meeting, on the 13th, 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. (Note that everyone is responsible for buying their own meal. The club is not picking up the tab.)

Their exact address is 1301 S. Voss, Houston, TX 77057. (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 Center on the second Friday in December (December 14, 2018). Go to the Buffalo Grill at Voss and Woodway.

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Club Election Results

Posted on November 10th, 2019 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

We had our annual club officer elections on Friday (11/8) and reelected the existing board. (Ooo, so unexpected.) So, as before, our club officers are:

President: Rob McQuown
Vice President: David Green
Treasurer: Mike Stucker
Secretary: Kerry McQuown
Member-At-Large: Richard Piazza

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