Friday May 12th, 2017, saw a very well attended meeting of NJIPMS at our usual Nights of Columbus location. There was no set theme for the evening, so an eclectic mix of ships, aircraft, sci-fi, figures, and lots of in-progress builds, filled the tables.
The next meeting is set for June 9th, same time and place. The theme will be “The Pacific: 1942”, so dig out your best and bring it along.
Bill Schroeter has sent in the latest newsletter, the May 2017 edition of the MosquitoGram. Find it HERE on the Newsletter page.
Everything is a GO for this month’s meeting, tomorrow evening, May 12th, same time, same place. See you all there.
MosquitoCon 26 contest results have been posted to the MosquitoCon 26 Contest Results page. Photos are being processed and will be posted as soon as we get them.
MosquitoCon 26 is now in the books. Some statistics from the April 1st, 2017 show:
110 registered entrants
Over 450 models entered
Over 350 walk-ins (non-registrants)
MosquitoCon 27 is scheduled for April 7, 2018
Some of the great raffle prizes donated by HobbyLink Japan.
Best in Show: Panther F, by Errin Hoffman
Best Aircraft was a 1/72 F6F
Best Civilian was a Honda NSX race car
Best Ship was a 1/700 scale Japanese tanker
Best Armor was the Panther F
Best of the Rest was the bust of Rommel
Best Vietnam was USS Intrepid
Best Cold War was USS Intrepid
These are just a quick notice of results. As the final results are double-checked and passed along, they will be posted to the website.
Thank you to everyone that made MosquitoCon 26 a huge success. See you all on April 7th, 2018!
The March 2016 edition of the NJIPMS newsletter, the MosquitoGram, has been added to the Newsletter page.
Also, updated continue on the MosquitoCon 26 page. Trophy sponorships have been going fast (there’s still a few left) and we’ve added a list of the vendors attending and the companies that have donated items to the raffle. 27 days and counting!
Want to sponsor a trophy package at the upcoming MosquitoCon 26? Check out the Trophy Sponsors page and see what we have still available. We’ll try to get everyone the categories they want, but it’s first come, first sponsored!
The 2017 Academy of Model Aeronautics dates and links have been added to the Upcoming Events page. NJIPMS modelers receive $2 off the price of admission when your NJIPMS membership card is shown at the time of ticket purchase.
The MosquitoCon 26 Contest Entry Form has been added to the MosquitoCon 26 page. This is a “live” form that can either be printed as-is and filled out by hand, or the information can be entered on the computer and printed.
The form can be downloaded by clicking the image to the left, or downloaded from the MosquitoCon 26 page.
You can find the February 2017 edition of the MosquitoGram on the Newsletter page. This is Bill Schroeter’s first issue as editor, so give it a look and thank him when you see him.
Website updates for MosquitoCon are forthcoming…
The first meeting of 2017 was held on a Friday the 13th, but any superstitions did nothing to keep away the members. We had one of the best turnouts in recent memory, with lots of new kits on display, and many participants in the “Out of the Box” contest. Mike Terre and Marc Rocca took top honors in the contest, with their Harriet Lane and MIG-31 builds.