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Models for the Kalamazoo Valley Museum Display

Models for the Kalamazoo Valley Museum Display

Updated 8/10/18  Adding photos of our preliminary set ups.         Updated 5/2/18.  New set up date is September 7, 2018.  Bring your models to the August meeting so we can plan the arrangement. Updated 4/24/18  Looking like this is delayed until September.  Museum is purchasing a new display cabinet. At the March meeting […]

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Meeting Topics for 2018

Here is a list of the meeting topics for our first Tuesday meetings in 2018 March – Tips and Tricks round table discussion, and further discussion about our upcoming display at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum April – Stan Build.  Build and bring something that you bought at Stan Swonk’s estate sale. May – American Armor: […]

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Intragalatic Transport: 1969

Intragalatic Transport: 1969

What if…. in 1967 Star Trek had failed as a TV show?  With the show failing to be renewed after the end of the first season due to poor ratings, the studio model of the U.S.S. Enterprise was thrown into a dumpster near the edge of the studio lot. It was here that Ronald, a […]

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January 2018 Meeting

At our January meeting we elected club officers.  Bill Geresy was elected as President, Jeff Graham as Vice President and Martin Schultz as Secretary/Treasurer.  Clare Wentzel was appointed as Chapter Contact by the newly elected officers. Jeff Graham discussed the club invitation card he had created.  After a short discussion, a motion to purchase the minimum […]

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KSM 1st Tuesday Meeting Topics for 2017

The following is the list of meeting topics agreed upon at the February 7 meeting.  The idea is to have a short demonstration if possible and then an open discussion on the topic.  If you have a problem, bring the kit and show us!  If you have had a success, share it!  If you want […]

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January 2017 Meeting Models

January 2017 Meeting Models

Here are photos of some of the models on display at the January 2017 meeting.  

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Airfix Challenge Contest results

Airfix Challenge Contest results

At our January 2017 meeting we had our Airfix Club Contest. Members were challenged to build any Airfix kit in any manner they chose. Here are images of some of the entries. After careful deliberation, The previous challenge contest winner, Steve Nelson, selected Clare Wentzel’s Spitfire MK. 1a as the winner. Clare takes home our […]

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December 2016 Meeting

December 2016 Meeting

We had a good turn out and a number of models on display at the December meeting. Several people brought rare kits to talk about. Clare Wentzel brought an early vacuform kit from Rare Planes and talked about how he got to know the owner. Martin Schultz brought an UMI Porsche 917/30 Resin kit and […]

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Kit Raffle Box

Thanks to all that made the check mark by kits in the Squadron catalogue I passed around.  It was a great help.  I placed the order today and got some stuff for myself.  I got three of the kits on order.  You will have to come to the September meeting to figure out what! Bill […]

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Photograph Your Stash

The new FineScale Modeler (September 1026)has an interesting story on page 66, Final Details.  There is a picture of a gentleman’s extremely large and amazingly neat stash.  So during the August meeting it was decided that we all photograph our stash and bring pictures of it to the September meeting.  This I hope will be […]

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