Houston Automotive Modeler's Society



Busy Month of July

Posted on June 30th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker

We’ve got a busy month of July coming up. First is our monthly club meeting on Friday the 13th. We’ll be finalizing everything for our model car show later in the month, picking a theme for our 2019 show, and we’ll have another quarterly model kit raffle (free to all dues paying members).

Exactly one week after our monthly meeting, on Friday the 20th, we will be setting up for our annual model car show. From 7 to 9 pm, we will be setting up tables and such in the show facility. All members who can, please come out for this to help with the work.

Then, one day later on Saturday, July 21, is our Model Car Show & Contest on the 21st. While there is a complete list of vendors on our Annual Contest page, I’d like to point out that Hill Country Hobbies of San Antonio and Rockabilly Scale Customs will be joining us for the first time. Vendors and club members will be allowed in the facility starting at 8:00 am with the general public gaining admettance at 9:30 am.

I can hardly wait.

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HAMS Again On The Road (sort of)

Posted on May 12th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker

Not so much “on the road” as “down the street” as several members participated in IPMS-Houston’s Modelmania.

Raul Montelongo took third in Competition Straight Line – Door Slammers with a Mustang drag car.

Mike Stucker received a second in small scale for his 1/43 scale Ferrari 612P Can-Am racer.

Lee Barret won two awards, as his Mustang Funny Car took second in Competition Straight Line – Top Fuel and his DPS car crash diorama took third in Automotive Dioramas.

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HAMS On The Road

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

Its only March, but HAMS members have been busy attending model shows in the region. And they’ve won some awards for their efforts. Below are some of those winning models.
First up, from the IPMS-Swamp Calmex in Lake Charles, LA, in January:

Mike Stucker, 1st & 2nd, Competition Covered Wheel

Kerry McQuown, 2nd, Commerical

Eric stone also won a 1st in Street Machines and a 2nd in Curbside.

And then from the MCMA Shootout 2018 in Farmer’s Branch, TX, in March:

Jim Lynch, 2nd, Motorcycle

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New American Model Kit Manufacturer

Posted on February 24th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker

Salvinos J R Models is a new model car kit manufacturer, and they are located in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Their first model is Buddy Baker’s 1980 Oldsmobile NASCAR stock car. The kit is produced in southern California with decals from Cartograph. Click on the picture below for more info.

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January 2018 Club Meeting

Posted on January 7th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker

Happy New Year! Hope all is well with you and your families.

The Houston Automotive Modelers Society’s first meeting of 2018 will take place at 7:00 this coming Friday (January 12) at our usual location of the Trini Mendenhall Community Center. We’ve got several things happening at this meeting.

First, dues are due. $20 for adults and $15 for anyone under the age of 18.

Second, it will be raffle night. All dues paying members may participate in our quarterly kit raffle. Hence, a good reason to pay your dues on Friday.

Third, we have big news in regards to our model car show this summer. Rob will have the details. (And don’t worry, its all good.)

And finally (at least as far as I know), I have a box of model cars in various stages of build to give away for free. Rick Cotton from IPMS-Houston acquired them somewhere is is giving them us (’cause he’s not a car guy).

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2018 Model Contests

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 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 28; Lake Charles, LA

February 17; San Antonio, TX
IPMS-Alamo Squadron ModelFiesta

March 3; Farmers Branch, TX
IPMS-Metroplex Car Modelers’ Association Showdown

March 24; Bossier City, LA
IPMS-Red River Modelers RiverCon

April 7; Kenner, LA
IPMS-New Orleans Great South Tigerfest

April 28; Stafford, TX
IPMS-Houston Modelmania

June 2; Grapevine, TX
IPMS-North Central Texas Scalefest

June 21-23; Grapevine, TX
Squadron Eaglequest

July 21; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Twelfth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

August 1-4; Phoenix, AZ
IPMS-USA National Convention

September 8; Arlington, TX
IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon

September 29; Covington, LA
IPMS-North Shore Scale Modelers AutumnCon

October 6; 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 Party

Posted on November 18th, 2017 in Blog by Michael 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 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 8, 2017). Go to the Buffalo Grill at Voss and Woodway.

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New Club Officers

Posted on November 18th, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker

HAMS had our election for 2018 club officers at the November meeting. The following people were elected as our new board:

President – Jim Lynch
Vice President – Eric Stone
Treasurer – Mike Stucker
Secretary – Erroll Palmer
Member-At-Large – Richard Piazza

Congratulations to our two returning and three new board members.

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November 2017 Club Meeting

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker

Our November meeting will be on Friday the 10th.  Some items for the agenda are:

One – Club officers for 2018.  Yes, we do have officers and positions are open to any member that are interested.  Also being an officer gets you a paid yearly membership in IPMS/USA courteously of the club. A benefit of IPMS membership a nice quarterly magazine.  Currently we have 3 people running for office (President, VP, & Treasurer). We need at least 2 more as we have 5 club officer positions – Secretary, & Member at Large have no volunteers at the moment.

Two – Bernard informed us at the last meeting that he would like to display some of our builds at the 2018 Houston AutoRama 11/23-26.  Please consider bringing a build or two to the meeting for him.  This will help get the word out about our club and hopefully bring some new members.

Three –  Our annual December Christmas dinner.  Shall we return to the Buffalo Grille or go someplace different?

See you all on the 10th.

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October Club Meeting

Posted on October 8th, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker

The Trini Mendenhall Sosa Center has cleaned-up/repaired their flood damage after the hurricane, so they are again open for business. That means that our monthly meetings will again be held there starting on October 13. We need to discuss club officers for next year as elections will be in November. Also, we will have the free quarterly club kit raffle for all dues paying members. See you there.

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