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    February 2015 News

    The galleries have been updated.

    TRICON is coming! Click on the menu button for information.

    The club's Constitution and By-Laws can be downloaded on the "About" page.

    The next meeting will be on Friday, March 7th, 2015. On the agenda: Bud Brock is sponsoring the quartly contest. The theme is "Railroad." Barry will be reviewing Open Judging and assigning judging teams for the contest.

    The Procrastinator 500 is underway!

    What is that, you ask? Well, for the webmaster, at least, the kick in the pants e's been needing to get a project finished. At the January and February meetings, interested members can enroll in the contest. Contest will tentatively conclude at the January 2016 meeting.
    At the conclusion of the build, only the participants that have entered and completed their models will act as judges for the selection of the winners of the

    The rules are simple:

    At the time of enrollment, members will declare their planned models for the build.

    The actual model does not need to be presented at this time but may be to show good faith that they actually have it ready to go. The model may be started but
    should not be more than approximately 5% complete. Just to keep things on an even playing field.

    This is to be an all inclusive theme. Any genre, any subject, any scale is permitted and welcome.

    In deference to “easy” builds, it is suggested that models be of at least a medium level of difficulty. An example of an “easy” build could be one or two piece resin
    kit that takes little to no preparation and assembly work and is more an exercise in finishing.

    Entrants agree to bring their model to each meeting they attend over the course of the year to share their progress. Even if there is little to no progress made, models
    are to be presented.

    Display and discussion of your model will be included in the usual “Show and Tell” portion of the meeting.

    Failure to bring their model to a meeting will subject the builder to good natured ridicule and scorn from fellow members lasting no more than two (2) minutes ☺.
    The build is open to all club members in good standing for the 2014 year.

    Normally productive members are welcome to enter the contest. This can be the push needed to build something outside of their normal modeling genre.

    Check the forums for Procrastinator 500 news, information, and work-in-progress throughout the year.


    NOTE: The April and June meeting dates will be the SECOND Friday of the month to accomodate the Easter and 4th of July holidays.