Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, including but not limited to reasons of state, and possibly soon national, bans on events with large groups, we have rescheduled MosquitoCon 29 to August 22nd, 2020.
From President Bill Schwarz:
“To the membership: Due to the virus, MosquitoCon 29 is rescheduled to 22 August 2020. Same place, same time. There are no other shows in conflict, and we have cleared matters with all parties involved. Also, it is unclear if we will have meetings over the next 2 or 3 months, but we will let everyone know as soon as we do. I want you all to be safe and take precautions, to put all of this crap behind us as fast as possible. Remember one last thing: this eboard is on top of everything, all the time. We run the club and run it well. You all are in capable hands! Things will be back in balance soon. All of you take care and watch for emails, Facebook posts, and website updates. Thanks for your time.
– Big Bill, Vince, Mike, Joe, Dan and Devin, your NJIPMS Eboard. ”
MosquitoCon 29. August 22nd. Different Date. Same place. Same time. Better Weather.
Over the next week, we will be discussing whether to continue with MosquitoCon 29, and evaluating the possibilities of a postponement. The status of the Covid-19 virus in New Jersey is being watched closely, and we will continue to monitor the situation. We will announce here and to our Facebook page immediately upon deciding the best and safest course of action. Thank you all for your understanding.
The current trophy sponsors have been added to the MosquitoCon 29 Trophy Sponsorship page. We still have plenty of packages left, so take a look and let us know if you can help out with making MosquitoCon 29 as successful as past shows. Thank you!
There have been several questions regarding the meeting this month. It is indeed going on this evening, Friday the 14th. As it’s Valentine’s Day, turnout is expected to be a bit lower than usual, but the hard-core crowd will be there, showing their love for model making.
This month’s newsletter has also been uploaded to the Newsletter page. Check it out for information on MosquitoCon trophy sponsorship packages, as well as requests for judges and new kit donations. Also, our faithful contest coordinator Jon is asking for sponsors for monthly meeting themes this year.
Trophy package sponsorships are available for MosquitoCon 29. Anyone wishing to help the show by sponsoring a category can find more information on the MosquitoCon 29 Trophy Sponsorship page. Past sponsors have allowed us to make MosquitoCon the show that it is, and we thank in advance anyone who can sponsor a category.
MosquitoCon 28, on April 6th, 2019, saw over 600 visitors and entrants, with over 500 models on the table. We’re still processing the hundreds of photos taken at the event, but in the meantime, below is a list of all of the “Best Of” winners, with their photos.
Thank you again to all who attended and continue to make MosquitoCon such a success. See you in 2020!
|Best Aircraft – Andrei Koribanics Memorial Award||Laird Solution||Chris Egan|
|Best Armor – Art Gerber Memorial Award||4X4 MRAP||Joseph Torres|
|Best Ship – Bill Marshall Memorial Award||USS Wisconsin||Ryan Labieniec|
|Best Junior – Molly Klanica Memorial Award||On to Utah||Darwin Killin|
|Best Sci-Fi||Hammerschlag||Glenn Thorn|
|Best Civilian Subject||74 Mack Snorkel Firetruck||William Ratcliffe|
|Best of the Rest Award||Hammerschlag||Glenn Thorn|
|Best Vietnam Subject – Walley Valechko Memorial Award||F-4B Phantom VF-111||John McCormick|
|“Tailhook” Award||F-4B Phantom VF-111||John McCormick|
|Theme – D-Day 75th Anniversary||Bedford QLR “Gin Palace”||James Guld|
|Judges Best in Show – Norm Kennedy Memorial Award||4X4 MRAP||Joseph Torres|