Monday
Jul162018

New deadline

 I have been asked to extend the deadline on the Build Challenge to September because of the new venus for meetings and the Nationals next month. So. reveal day is the September meeting, NOT tonight.

Sunday
Jul082018

July update

We have a new meeting place lined up, The Public Library in Downtown Chattanooga, directions are on the Meetings page. The unveiling day for the "I'm Not The Biggest Modeling Loser" challenge is the July meeting, at the rate I am going, I will be hanging my head in shame. Hopefully I will be the only one so back to modelling!

Friday
Apr202018

April happenings


  Like many people I started this hobby young, I was six years old, and many of us stop building at some point in early adult hood. I returned in earnest after marrying my second wife at 35 and have been at it since. Also like many others, I have slumps where I do little if any building. I have been able to restart after one of our chapters build days and sometimes can keep the inspiration until the next build day.
  As much as I like to say that I am not competitive, I do like to "compete" even if it's only in my head. That said, I recently read a Facebook post on the IPMS Hamilton FB page talking about the "I'm not the biggest modelling loser" challenge. It is a light hearted "contest" where participants have a set time to declare what model they will build in ninety days.  If you fail to complete a model, you get a picture taken of you hanging your head in shame, or not.
  I am modifying the rules to better suit a smaller Chapter such as ours, the entry declaration time will be two months into the three of the contest.  Models must be unstarted, new in the box. It can be any type of model, any genre and any skill level. Submit your entry via email to BGibby1964@outlook.com with a picture of your kit up to the night of the June meeting.
  The main goal is to have fun, build something and prove that you are not a modelling loser.

Begin date - April 16
Last date to Declare participation -  June 18 (meeting night)
Date to Show Completion - July 16 (meeting night)

Edit, I finally found the reason I haven't gotten any responses, I have fat fingers and had the email wrong. Profuse apologies and I beg forgiveness.

4/26/18, I am still trying to work out the bugs in my Matrix, I have been attempting to upload the entries I have so far with no luck. I will keep working on it.

Here is what I have so far:

Gary Haars.

 

 Ben Bonvillian's

 And Me,

 

Tom Gaston,

 

 Chris Lowrance

 Clayton Lowrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Nov102016

November Build Day

We have a build day coming this Saturday, November 12. It starts about 10:30 and goes until everyone tires out, usually about 2:00 at the Hobbytown USA on Gunbarrel Rd behind the Dairy Queen. We have people who model most genres so there is usually something for everyone at our build days so come on down!

Monday
Aug292016

September events.

 We have a build day on Sept. 17th at 10:30 A.M. at the Hobbytown USA on Gunbarrel Rd. across from Hamilton Place. We had some new guys at the last one, lets see if we can get some more! We will taper off, usually about 2ish and some of us will go get lunch nearby.

 The meeting for September is on the 19th at 6:30 P.M. at the Hobbytown on gunbarrel. after the meeting there is a group that goes to Logans or somewhere nearby.

 A bit farther out is the Huntsville IPMS show on September 24th. The October build day on the 22nd and the Fall Festival at Freetime hobbies in Blueridge Ga. on the 8th of October.

 If I've missed anything, let me know and I will get it on here ASAP.