AMPS Atlanta

AMPS Atlanta 2018 Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2018

Hobbytown USA

Attendees: Mike Reaves, David Black, Kevin Westphal, Tony Zadro, David Hobbs, Mike Wolfe, Mike Whone, John Matlock, David Oswalt, Dean Oswalt, Ken Guntin, Greg Mix.

Club Business: 

​The annual show went well at the new venue, we had several good comments from attendees and vendors.

​The April and May club meetings will be held on the second Saturday of the month instead of the usual first Saturday.  This is due to the Anniston, AL show in April and the AMPS International show in May.  Hopefully after May, things will get back to normal.

Upcoming Show News:

​​The Anniston IPMS show will be held on 7 April.

Models and Modeling Discussion:

Mike Wolf had several 1/72 models. 

- A Japanese 11 inch Siege Howitzer, used in the Russo-Japanese War, with elevation options and a breach that can be open or closed.

​- Two S-Model Daimlers with decals from Dan Taylor and painted with White Ensign paints. 

- A Revell Germany Leopard I,A5 painted with Tamiya paints.

- Two Trumpeter Russian Tanks, a JS-4 and a JS-3, both still in the box.

Mike Whone brought in four models he is presently working on.

- The Tamiya Easy 8 that he has just about finished.  He is still working on the figures and overall weathering.

- The Tamiya Panzer III that he continues to make progress on with painting and weathering.

​- The Tamiya Leopard 2, A6 which is built mostly stock with a metal barrel added.

​- The Tamiya 25 pounder limber which he says has some fitting problems.  He promises the 25 pounder is in the works to go with the limber.

​Ken Guntin had his resin M29 Weasel and trailer that he has been working on.  He scratch built the radio and generator for the radio.  He also decided to model it as open top with the canvass cover.  He brush painted in Humbrol #155 OD.

Greg Mix had his "in box" Trumpeter E-50 German Tank that he will begin work on.  He already has purchased several after market parts to include Wheels from Paper Panzer and a photo etched set from Eduard.

Kevin Westphal had the new "in box" Tamiya Easy 8.  It will  build up into the Korean War version.  The kit has a bonus Russian GAZ jeep.

​He also had one of the new Meng tool wallets that the company is now producing with basic modeling tools such as tweezers, model knife, etc.

​David Hobbs had the Takom Panther A with full interior and the Rye Field Panther G with full interior.  Both models were still "in box."

That's it for this month. Don't forget the meeting next month will be on the second Saturday.

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.