||I.P.M.S. Roscoe Turner Chapter
December 2016 Newsletter
Now that Thanksgiving is past, in my personal view is one of the 'Pain in the neck seasons,
Christmas. As my Wife says "I'm in cahoots with Santa Claus". I have receipts and I know
how to use them.
November Meeting Recap:
Onto the November meeting. 14 Members were present and a number of topics were covered.
2018 school schedule for Warren Township is out and posted on the public access website. Good info for advance heads up
regarding contest dates. Hint, hint.
The December 2016 meeting is scheduled to be held at the Crossroads Boy Scout Center at 7:00 P.M. On November 18, 2016.
PIZZA!!! for the December meeting. You are welcome to bring beverages and desserts to make it a, whatever.
Dates for 2017 Contest have been posted
The Chapter has voted to move to the VFW starting next year. The December meeting will take place at the Boy Scout Center.
Information for the contest is coming together and staff personnel are on course.
Guidelines for the January White Elephant Game:
Regarding the January 20, 2017 meeting, first we need to decide where it will be held. Traditionally, it's been convened at
the Castleton MCL Cafeteria. I've looked for the rules and they've been committed to the ether, so here goes:
People who wish to participate need to bring a wrapped or suitable camouflaged gift. Ball Park is about $25.00 value. These
will be piled onto a table.
- The Umpire, MC, Dungeon Master, whatever, will pass around a box containing numbered lots. Each player will draw a
lot and that will be their position in the rotation.
- Player #1 will select a gift from the table and show it toe the group. Player #1 then sits down with the gift at
their location and it becomes Player #2's turn. Player #2 can take a gift from the table and repeat the actions of
- However Player #2 can take the gift from Player #1. A colored tag is then prominently affixed to the gift and Player
#2 sits down. Player #1 must then go to the table and select a new gift from the table and repeat the initial action.
- Player #3 then can select a gift from the table or pinch the gifts from either player #1 or #2.
- If Player #1 or #2 has their item stolen, they can can select an item from the table or take a gift from another player.
- The player who just had an item taken, cannot take the pilfered item back until their next turn on deck, if that item
has not yet been locked.
- An item can only be taken three times and then it becomes locked and not steal-able.
- Recommendation, the sillier the game gets the more fun it becomes. So antics and hi-jinks are encouraged short of
out and out food fights or donnybrooks.
- This player rotation continues until all players have gone and by mutual consent the gifts are set.
Any unopened gifts left on the table will go on the Chapter sales table of the Raffle Table for
the March Contest at Raymond Park Middle School.
Show and Tell:
- Steve Bacon: 1/35th scale Coelian Panther by Cyber Hobby. Nicely done.
- Kevin Kish: Bandai Stormtroopers from Star Wars movies 1-4 and from the clone wars. Snap together figures and
- Wunji Lau: Battle Tech 1/144 scale scaled up 'Master Class' Ral Partha mecha kit. Required a lot of work to complete.
Landship prototype models for 'Dreadnoughts' 1/2400 scale craft for a prototype miniatures war game. Painted and
detailed in prep for injection molding.
Star wars A Wing kit out of the box snap fit kit painted with Tamiya and weathered. Made by Bandai 1/72nd scale.
- Tom Choy: 1/32nd scale Viper by Moebius from the new Galactica Series. OOB painted and weathered w/resin pilot.
- Al Grimm: Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-38. Has aftermarket parts and has had a lot of extra work added to it and was done
in a D-Day pattern. Complex but nice kit.
Special Hobby Spitfire V and was a bit of a challenge to build. Painted and weathered. Plane is patterned after an
actual pilots plane and has a photo autograph of the pilot.
- John Brown: MIG 21 1/32 north Vietnam camouflage pattern by Revell. Has trumpeter parts on the kit and an aftermarket
- Steve Pavey: Munster mobile by AMT. 1/25th scale out of the box kit assembly is a challenge as parts don't fit too
well. The build went well then problems set in with the construction process. Also most all the gold parts of the
actual car are chrome in the kit and need re-plated.
- Lance Sellers: Two robots, Lost in Space and Forbidden Planet kits out of the box by Polar Lights.
#28 Cummings Diesel Special supercharged diesel engine at the Indy 500 the only problem was the supercharger intake
on the underside of the car. The car has some aftermarket parts. The car is a total scratch-built.
Meeting Wrap Up:
See you for pizza and early Christmas cheer on Friday December 16, 2016 at the Crossroads Boy Scout Center.