AMPS Atlanta



AMPS Atlanta October, 2017 Meeting Minutes

October 7, 2017

Hobbytown USA

Attendees: Mike Reaves, David Black, Kevin Westphal, Tony Zadro, David Hobbs, Greg Mix, Mike Wolf, Mike Whone, Joe Driver, Randy Cook and Cliff Loyd.


Club Business: 

No new Club Business today, but we are reminded that we will have to start serious planning for our February show shortly.



Upcoming Show News:

​​Two upcoming shows are the Murfreesboro TN (November) and the Chattanooga TN (January) shows are coming up.  More to come on dates and times.


Models and Modeling Discussion:


Mike Wolf brought in several 1/72d scale vehicle he had complete in the last few weeks.   His finished Revell Germany Model Trans early M60 conversion.  He painted it in the Winter MERDEC color scheme.  A M-728 based on an M48 lower hull and an M60A1 turret.  It was painted in the Summer MERDEC scheme. A Model Trans M-51 Super Sherman which was painted with Tamiya sand.  And a Rrich Model M109A2 painted in the Winter MERDEC scheme.


Mike Whone ​had his "mostly finished" Asuka DV El Alamein Sherman.  He has mounted it on a desert base and added some stowage..


​Cliff Loyd had a Morris Mk III Airborne AT Gun Tractor that he is building using scale drawings, photos and sometimes best guess.  It looks like 90% of it is all scratch built.


Kevin Westphal had the new in-box Hobby Boss Marder III H&M and M35 Panzerwagen ADGZ Steyer.  He also had two books; one on the Vietnam Easter Offensive and one on the Red Ball Express.


Dave Hobbs had the new Takom Merkeva and FU432.  Both kits were in-box.  He also had two books from SABOT Pubs; the Einherts Dresel and the Krupp Protze.


​Tony Zadro had a Soviet Bridge Layer based off a Tamiya BT-7.  He back dated the BT-7 to a BT-5 and added the plastic bridge conversion.  Much of the build is best guess due to lack of reference materials. He used the Tamiya kit track and added a Royal Model Figure. The vehicle is painted in Model Master Russian Green.


Club Project:

Part 5 of the AFV M60A1 Club Project was presented.  This is the final installment of this years' project. It has been upload to this site.


Mike Reaves showed his pictures from this years IPMS nationals  and Dave Black had some pictures of the Coastal Batteries around the San Francisco bay that he took on a recent trip.


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.