vintagerpm

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About vintagerpm

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  • Birthday 06/17/1956

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  • Scale I Build 1/87 to 1/20

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  • Location Texas
  • Full Name Mike Stucker

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  1. vintagerpm added a post in a topic HAMS Model car Contest Houston 8/1/2015   

    Glad to hear you had a great time, JT. It's always good to know that everyone enjoyed themselves. After all, if the attendees don't, they won't come back, and then there will be no show.
    I was quite impressed with the quantity & quality of the big trucks this year. As a category, it seems to have taken off in the last couple of years
    Hope to see you next year and hope you can make Modelmania next year. It isn't all cars (obviously) but it is the second biggest model show in Texas after San Antonio's ModelFiesta. And trust me, we (I'm also a member of IMS-Houston) are trying to make it #1.
    Mike
  2. vintagerpm added a post in a topic HAMS Model car Contest Houston 8/1/2015   

    You're quite welcome, Len. And thank you to you and the other modelers who attended and entered. Without the attendees and entrants, there is no show.
    I was quite impressed with the overall quality of the entries this year. We used 3 judging teams (instead of 2) for the first time this year, and I'm glad we did. We've had more entries in the past, but not this many being that good.
    Mike
  3. vintagerpm added a post in a topic HAMS Model car Contest Houston 8/1/2015   

    Complete results and a few more photos are now up on the HAMS web site.
    http://www.ipms-hams.org/hams-2015-model-show-results/
    Mike
  4. vintagerpm added a post in a topic HAMS Model car Contest Houston 8/1/2015   

    I'll speak only for IPMS style shows, of wnitch the HAMS show is one. The most important thing the judges are looking for is cleanliness of the build - no glue marks, fingerprints, scratches, visible seams (that don't belong), etc. Next is the extra work that is done. Filling out the sheet is quite handy for the judges. They may not know or be able to tell if something is included in the kit or was scratchbuilt. Are the graphics handpainted or decals. That kind of thing. For full IPMS judging criteria, see the IPMS Judging Handbook. Individual IPMS shows may vary from this, but this is the basis.
    And thank you, Scott, for coming all the way from the Great White North to participate in our show. I hope it was worth the trip. (I assume you did more just visit our show, but thank you just the same.)
  5. vintagerpm added a post in a topic HAMS Model car Contest Houston 8/1/2015   

    Your fast with those photos, Len. I still haven't put the results up on our web site, yet.
    Thanks for sharing your photos, and thank for attending. Thanks to everyone who participated. We had 44 modelers enter 167 models. A great turnout. I'll let y'all know when the complete results are online later this week.
     
  6. vintagerpm added a post in a topic HAMS Model Car Show - August 1, 2015 (Houston, TX)   

    We are one week out from the show, so I thought I would bump this back to the top as a reminder.
     
  7. vintagerpm added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    HAMS Model Car Show - August 1, 2015 (Houston, TX)
    The Houston Automotive Modeler's Society would like to invite you to our Ninth Annual Model Car Show & Contest. It takes place on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center Annex Building Gym in Spring, TX.

    The model car contest will include 21 categories and 8 special awards. This year's contest theme is "Emergency Vehicles". In addition there will be a vendor room where you can look for that latest release or old standard kit you have been searching for.

    Vendor tables (at $25 ea) and award sponsorships (also $25 ea) are still available. If you are interested in either of these, please contact HAMS President and Show Coordinator Rob McQuown at robert.mcquown@sbcglobal.net or 281-731-6566.

    Attached is show flyer. For more information, including categories and entry forms, please visit our web site at:
    http://www.ipms-hams.org/annual-contest/
    Hope to see some of you in August.
    2015hamsflyer11.pdf
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  8. vintagerpm added a post in a topic 2015 IPMS-Houston Modelmania - April 25   

    Contest results are now on-line at:
    http://www.ipms-houston.org/?p=2541
    Lists winning modelers but not models.

    Photos of the automotive entries can be found here:
    http://public.fotki.com/Chevelle350/models-art/ipmshou2015/

  9. vintagerpm added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    2015 IPMS-Houston Modelmania - April 25
    April 25, 2015 (Saturday)
    IPMS-Houston presents Modelmania 2015
    Houston Area's Largest Finescale Model Show
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, Texas
    Theme is “Technocolor”.
    For more info including directions, entry forms, & flyer, go to:
    www.ipms-houston.org
    You may also contact Show Director Tom Moon at 832-512-0107 or tmoongm@gmail.com
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  10. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Need 2015 Show Dates/Info   

    April 25, 2015 (Saturday)
    IPMS-Houston presents Modelmania 2015
    Houston’s Largest Model Finescale Model Show
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, Texas
    Theme is “Technocolor”.
    For more info including directions, entry forms, & flyer, go to:
    www.ipms-houston.org
    You may also contact Show Director Tom Moon at 832-512-0107 or tmoongm@gmail.com


    August 1, 2015 (Saturday,)
    Houston Automotive Modelers Society
    Ninth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
    9:30Am until 5:00 PM
    Cypress Creek Christian Community Center Annex Building Gym
    6823 Cypresswood Drive Spring, Texas 77379
    Theme is “Emergency Services”.
    For more info, including directions, entry forms, & Flyer, go to:
    www.ipms-hams.org/annual-contest/
    You may also contact Show Chairman Rob McQuown at 281-731-6566 or 281-537-6957 or robert.mcquown@sbcglobal.net
  11. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Need Help with Acrylics   

    Vellejo make an excellent acrylic flat clear (Flat Varnish, as they call it).
  12. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Are Testors Model Master acrylics good for brush-painting details?   


    The acrylic paints from Reaper & Citadel are also excellent for brushing. Again, aimed at miniature gamers and come with funny names.
  13. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Prepping a resin body.   

    I've bought my Bleche White at Wal-Mart (automotive section), if that helps with finding it. (It has been a while since I bought any, though - lasts a long time.)

    Future is now labeled Pledge Floor Care Finish.

    Mike
  14. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Originality Counts?   

    I generally build race cars or armor, so basically I am making replicas. However, there are still ways I can get "artistic" if not "original". One is to build a version of the vehicle that is not in the kit and takes some scratchbuilding, especially if its a version I never see anyone else do. Another is to make a vignette (small diorama) where you can play with the surroundings the vehicle is in. Or just do a display base that is somehow related to or compliments the model.
  15. vintagerpm added a post in a topic Are Testors Model Master acrylics good for brush-painting details?   

    In my opinion, the MM acrylics brush much better than the Tamiya. (Tamiya flat black has got to be about the worst paint to brush on.)