Nationals and Avenel Announcements for NJIPMS Club Members


**UPDATE** The meeting time at Schmidt’s will be 5p.m.

Just a reminder that the club will be having a group outing for members at Schmidt’s (Real! German! Food!) on Thursday evening of the Nationals. That’s next Thursday, the 23rd, at 5 p.m.* The restaurant’s website is HERE, and the address is:
240 East Kossuth Street
Columbus, OH, 43206

Remember, this is a club member event. Others (family, friends, etc.) are welcome to join us, but the club will only be covering the tabs of dues-paying members. This is purely a matter of finances, nothing more.

Secondly, Mike Pavlo and Marc Rocca have been to Avenel recently, and offer this report:  The last day of business will be 7/31/15 (earlier it was posted as 7/28, but he’ll be open thru 7/31).  Store Hours for July 29, 30, 31 are 11:00am-9:00pm.  Currently all books are buy one get one free. All paints are now discounted too. Kits are 30% off. Also buy 2 kits at regular price and get 2 kits of equal or lesser value for free.

May 2015 Meeting

IMG_1881Photos from the May 2015 NJIPMS meeting are below. There was a great turnout in both members and models. The business meeting ran short and to the point: the question of whether anyone would be interested in the club renting a van for 6-8 people to drive to the Nationals in Columbus this July was met with the answer that most who know they are going have already secured transportation, so that idea was dropped.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Art asked that everyone remember that next month is Italian Night.
  • The finish date for the Phantom group build has been set tentatively for January of 2016.
  • Jersey Fest Fair is August 28-30th this year. For those into, or just curious about, Sci-Fi and Fantasy modeling, this is a great show to check out, and it’s close. View their website HERE.
  • MosquitoCon 25 “Silver” is set for April 2nd, 2016. A basic preliminary page has been added HERE. 80 vendor tables are already sold. Our own Jon Da Silva will continue to do the awards, he has something special in mind for the silver anniversary show.

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MosquitoCon 24 Information Added

We continue to add more information for MosquitoCon 24 to the website. We’ve added the list of vendors that have donated to the show raffle, and updated the list of trophy sponsors. There are still trophy packages left to sponsor, just $35 for a mention on this website, a link to your own website, and mention at the show’s awards ceremony. Contact Us if you would like to purchase a sponsorship.

Continue to check back over the next few days for a list of the vendors attending, and any further information that comes in.

Review, Newsletter and Upcoming Events Added

A review of the 1/72 Dakoplast Sikorsky S-16 has been added to the Reviews section.

The January 2015 newsletter has been added to the Newsletter page.

The Upcoming Events page has been updated with flyers and/or links for the upcoming Celebrate Modeling day on January 31st in Fairfield, CT, and for the upcoming Replicon 27 on April, 11th, in Freeport, Long Island.

A page for photo links to our offsite hosting for large photo features has been added to the Photos page.

And, finally, for those who are counting the minutes until MosquitoCon 24, we’ve added a counter to the Home Page that counts down along with you.

Modelfest in Runnemede CANCELLED

The Modelfest show that was scheduled in Runnemede, NJ, this coming weekend, October 18th, has been CANCELLED. Evidently there has been an issue with renovations at the host hotel that have gone over schedule and facilities will not be available.

Thanks to Mike P. for the information.

Belskie Museum of Art & Science Model Exhibit

CurrentExhibit_PressPhotos The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, N.J. proudly presents a unique exhibition of handmade model planes, trains, boats and lighthouses. Most of the models have been built primarily from scratch and are in scale. The ship models range from small in bottles to two magnificent 7 ft. scratch built  working replicas of the WWII ships “BISMARCK” AND “HMSHOOD.” Many of the boat modelers are recipients of high awards for their work in exhibits throughout the United States. There are well over a dozen boat models, a 4 ft high lighthouse, a 1920’s working train set, and numerous plane models of all sizes and types.

 In addition to the models on display there are four participating artists–Odd Andersen, Mary Ann Farrell, Scott Farrell and LidaenisFerro– whose paintings and photography reflect the same theme of the exhibit and are available for purchase.

This is an exhibit for all ages, young and old, and captures the very essence of these great American Pastimes.


             Museum Hours:     SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 1-5pm

(Hours by appointment can be arranged)



201-768-0286                   WWW.BELSKIEMUSEUM.COM

We hope to see you soon…and don’t forget to bring a friend!

 Your Friends At,

Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Inc. (a non-profit museum)
280 High Street (adjacent to the Closter Public Library)
Closter, NJ 07624 |201.768.0286


ADMISSION IS FREE | Hours: Sat. & Sun. 1 – 5pm