September Gearing Up

posted Sep 5, 2013, 2:56 PM by CentralMissouri ScaleModelers


We are one week away from our September club meeting.  This month we will talk about using Bare Metal Foil on our models.  Our car guys will take the lead in this presentation.  I do not have a program yet for our October club meeting.  If this is going to work, guys, you have to speak up and let me know what you want to see.  What problems are you having in your modeling?  I am sure we all have areas where we need to improve.  Speak up and we can all learn together.

Saturday, September 14, is the IPMS – Gateway show in St. Louis.  This year, the show will be at the Holiday Inn – Route 66, 10709 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO.  I will have maps, contest categories, and contest registration forms at our meeting.  We always have several members going to the show and we will be making car pooling arrangements for those planning on attending.  If you are taking a model to enter in the contest, please bring it to our club meeting and show us what you are working on.  If you are not going to St. Louis, you are still invited to bring in your latest projects and show off your work.

The Saturday after the St. Louis show, is the IPMS Prison City Modelers contest in Leavenworth, Kansas.  My Google Maps site tells me that Leavenworth is only 163 miles from Columbia, about 2 hours and 40 minutes driving time.  I don’t think any of our members have ever attended this show, so this might be a good opportunity to show our support for another Region 5 club.  It is definitely a shorter trip than the one Colin, Brian, and I made last year to the show in Branson, MO.  We can talk about this at the meeting.

Finally, TigerCon 2013 is getting very close.  The guys on the committee have been working hard to make this happen.  We have a very good venue for the show at Hickman High School.  I hope you will all have models to enter in our contest.  Your help will also be needed in the management of the event.  I am sure we will talk about TigerCon at our club meeting on Thursday.  See you then.

Jack Andrewson
President, CMSM