AMPS Atlanta

AMPS Atlanta 2018 Meeting Minutes

May 12, 2018

Hobbytown USA

Attendees: David Black, Kevin Westphal, Tony Zadro, Mike Reaves, Mike Whone, Joe Gunn, Matlock, David Oswalt, Dean Oswalt, Ken Guntin, Joe Driver, Randy Cook and Mike Wolf.

Club Business: 

​The AMPS Atlanta show next year will be held at the Marietta Conference Center, 15-17 February 2019. 

​We will be deciding on a Theme for the show at the June meeting.  Here are some that have been suggested, or you can offer one yourself at the meeting.

 - Extreme Weathering

​ - 1944: 75th Anniversary of Pacific Battles

 - Tanks in the Hedge Rows

​We will also be deciding on a Club Project.  If you have a vehicle, etc., that you would like to see as the project and you would be willing to be the lead for the project, be prepared to present your option during the June meeting.

Upcoming Show News:

 - Memorial Day Ceremony at the Smyrna Community Center at 0930, 29 May.  There is suppose to be a vehicle and equipment display in conjunction with this ceremony.

​​ - The SC Amps show is scheduled for 23 June at the SC NG Armory, in Columbia, SC..

Models and Modeling Discussion:

​Kevin Westphal had the new in box 1/35 Revosys Pzkw IV C/B.  This is a new company, and their product looks promising.

Ken Guntin had his finished 1/72 M29 Weasel.  The figure is from Milicast.

Mike Whone brought in three models he is presently working on;

- The Tamiya German King Tiger that he has painted in a three color camouflage scheme depicting a Battle of the Bulge Tiger.  Tamiya paints were used through out.

- The Tamiya Panzer III that he has completed with added spare track for additional protection.

​- The 1/72 Dragon German 8-wheeled Rad, armored car, which he continues to work on.

​Dave Oswalt had a 1/35 Tamiya Panther type G that he has built straight out of the box.  The only addition was Eureka tow cables.  He used Tamiya paints for the three color camouflage scheme.

Mike Reaves had his Jagdpanther  that he has been working on for a while.  He has almost completed the base he is going to use for the model.  It features a stone bridge and water.

Mike Wolf had two 1/72 KV II, one from Trumpeter and one from PST. The Trumpeter KV presents some problems with the vinyl track and grab handles.  He also had an in the box Trumpeter T-28.

That's it for this month. 

As usual, some went over to Side Lines for lunch and lies, and then back to Hobbytown to spend money we didn't have on things we didn't need.

See everyone next month.