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HobbyTown Houston Is No More

Posted on May 2nd, 2019 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The HobbyTown USA in Houston, if not closed already, is closing soon. That leaves us with just G&G Model Shop (on US59/I69 at Shephard) for general hobby kits & supplies. It also means that, at least for the time being, the monthly club build sessions are also cancelled, as HobbyTown was where we met for this.

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Additional Build Sessions at HobbyTown

Posted on March 12th, 2019 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The build session in March was such a success that we are instituting it on regular monthly basis. From now until at least the end of the year, HAMS will host a model building session the second Sunday of each month, from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Hobby Town on Hwy 6 in Houston. Bring a model or three and hobby tools, and join in on the fun. (Of course, you can always buy a model and/or tools there, too). HobbyTown is located at 2392 Hwy 6 South, Houston, TX 77077. It is in the middle of the shopping center on the NW corner of the intersection of Hwy 6 & Westheimer.

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HAMS Build Session at HobbyTown USA – March 10

Posted on February 14th, 2019 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

On Sunday, March 10, we will have a model building session at HobbyTown USA on Hwy 6 in Houston. It will start at 1 PM and run until 6 PM. Bring whatever kit or kits you want to work on and any tools or paints you’ll need. (Don’t forget to bring a cutting board if you will be doing any cutting with a knife.) The only thing we can’t do is spray paints. The room we will use is in the back left corner of the store.

HobbyTown is located at 2392 Hwy 6 South, Houston, TX 77077. It is in the middle of the shopping center on the NW corner of the intersection of Hwy 6 & Westheimer.

Hope to see you there.

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Club Group Build

Posted on January 20th, 2019 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

At the January meeting it was decided that the club would participate in a group build for the 2021 IPMS Nationals which will be held in San Marcos, Texas. The theme we chose is “1970”. To join in, all you have to do is build a 1/24 or 1/25 scale street car, race car, pickup, or van from the 1970 model year. They can be box stock, highly detailed, or scratchbuilt. We need at least 5 completed models to compete.

A due date has not yet been set, but it will be well prior to the Nationals in 2021. Afterall, we can enter them in other IPMS shows in Texas, too.

(Note that each builder does not have to attend the Nationals. As long as one person can transport and enter them, all is well.)

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Model Display at the Lone Star Flight Museum

Posted on January 20th, 2019 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The Lone Star Flight Museum invited all of the Houston area model clubs to display their work at the museum on Saturday, January 12. There was a good turnout of modelers. Jim Lynch and Mike Stucker from HAMS participated. Also in attendance were members of IPMS-GBASMA, IPMS-Houston, Houston Armor Club, & the Gulf Coast Ship Model Society.

Some photos from the day:

For more info on the Lone Start Flight Museum, visit their web site at www.lonestarflight.org

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2019 Model Contests

Posted on January 1st, 2019 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 2018.

January 27; Lake Charles, LA
IPMS-SWAMP CALMEX

February 16; San Antonio, TX
IPMS-Alamo Squadron ModelFiesta

March 2; Farmers Branch, TX
IPMS-Metroplex Car Modelers’ Association Showdown

March 30; Bossier City, LA
IPMS-Red River Modelers RiverCon

April 6; Kenner, LA
IPMS-New Orleans Great South Tigerfest

April 27; Stafford, TX
IPMS-Houston Modelmania

May 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT
GSL-XXVII International Scale Vehicle Championship and Convention

June 1; Grapevine, TX
IPMS-North Central Texas Scalefest

June 8; Irving, TX
Plastic Society Fine Scale Model Exhibition

June 13-15; Grapevine, TX
Squadron Eaglequest

June 22; Covington, LA
IPMS-North Shore Scale Modelers AutumnCon

July 20; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Thirteenth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

August 7-10; Chattanooga, TN
IPMS-USA National Convention

September 14; Arlington, TX
IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon

October 5; Austin, TX
IPMS-Austin Scale Modelers Society Capitol Classic

We will update this list as more info becomes available.

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December Meeting/Christmas Dinner

Posted on November 11th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The December HAMS meeting, on the 14th, 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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GoFundMe for the Grissos

Posted on November 11th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

As most of the club knows by now, long-time club member Carol Grisso recently lost her home and her father to fire. A GoFundMe site for the family has been set up in by her brother Clayton’s coworkers. If you would like to contribute to the family, please go to www.gofundme.com/help-for-the-grissos.

Thank you.

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Election Results from November Club Meeting

Posted on November 11th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Along with the country, we at HAMS also held an election this month. Here are our new board members, some old, some new, and some returning.

President – Rob McQuown
Vice President – David Green
Treasurer – Mike Stucker
Secretary – Kerry McQuown
Member at Large – Richard Piazza

Congratulations gentlemen.

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November Club Meeting on the 9th

Posted on November 6th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Friday, November 9th is the next HAMS club meeting, and it is election night. So, if you would like to run for office, “Come on down!” And if you don’t want to run for office, show up to make sure we don’t vote you in, anyway. 🙂

See you there.

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