Monthly Meetings

AMPS Atlanta 2019 Meeting Minutes

June 1, 2019

Hobbytown USA

Attendees: Dave Black, Tony Zadro, David Hobbs, Mike Whone, Dave Price, Joe Geib, Ken Guntin John Matlock, Greg Mix, Ed Dalton, Mac Mclean, Kevin Westphal, Jim Schofield, Ken Guntin, Dean Oswalt and Dave Oswalt.

Club Business:

We need to start thinking about a Club Project for this year. Send your ideas to Mike and also consider being the “Lead” for the project.

The SC AMPS Show is 22 June, at the SC National Guard Armory, in Columbia, SC. 

IPMS Nationals is in Chattanooga, TN, 7-10 August

The Orlando AMPs club is cohosting a show October 18-20 in Kissimmee, Fl.

The Armor and Cavalry Museum is planning a special event for June 6th, D-Day Commemoration. Check our Facebook page for more details. 

Models and Modeling Discussions:​

Mike Whone had four of his 1/35 models to share. His in progress Skybow M41 Walker Bulldog built in an ARVN configuration, a Dragon Panzer III E basically complete, a Tamiya Marder III M with link-in-length tracks, and a Tamiya Panzer IV H painted in Tamiya Dark Yellow, NATO Green and Red Brown.

Dave Black had his Dragon/Cromwell T28E1 MGMC Halftrack and Real Models trailer. Both painted and awaiting weathering.

Mac had a 1/35 Tasca Easy 8 Sherman he is currently working on. He is using the Legend “Fury” update AM update kit with small modifications. He is “stippling” Tamiya White putty on the front glacis and turret for added texture. 

Dave Hobbs had some goodies from the Shizuoka Hobby Show. Different types of Sprue Cutters, Chizel Drills and other tools.

Ken Guntin had the new in box Mig T54B in 1/72.

Tony Zadro did a short review of the new Vallejo Rattle Can Spray paints. Costly but good. He estimated you could completely paint three 1/35 models with each can.

Kevin Westphal two in box models, the Tamiya 1/35 Marder III M and the Wespe.

Club Project:

Mike Reaves had Part 7 of the Dragon Halftrack Club Project.

Mike also had pictures from last months AMPS International Convention.

That's it for this month. 

Some of us went down to Sidelines for lunch and Lies.

See everyone next month.