Potential new member?September 7 2003 at 9:49 PM
|J.S. Lehrer (no login)|
from IP address 184.108.40.206
I'm an avid 1/35th scale armor modeler who's just recently moved to London. I've pretty much settled in here, having repaired the three models I was able to transport from Montreal and finally have enough time to find out a bit about the local modeling community.
I stumbled onto the IPMS London webpage and was wondering a couple of things. First off, how does one join up?, and secondly, what are the meetings like?
Anyway, thank you for the info,
P.S. yes, I've already discovered the joy that is McCormicks Hobby store
|September 8 2003, 12:31 AM |
The info for our meetings is on our home page, so I assume I don't have to go into the "3rd Tuesday of the month" thing. Basically, that's when we meet, and you are more than welcome to come on out and try a few meetings before committing (if memory serves, our policy is first 3 meetings free, so you basically wouldn't have to sign up until the new year). Our meetings usually have some sort of seminar, but there is plenty of time for socializing, looking at people's built-up models/new acquisitions/works in progress, etc. We have a strong armour contingent in the club, so we would be happy to see you! Feel free to bring anything (or nothing, if you are so inclined) - a model that you have completed to put on the show and tell table, anything new that you might like to show off, or something to work on. We really try to encourage people to work on things.
Drop me an e-mail if you'd like more info, and I can pass on my phone number if you'd like to give me a call.
P.S. Glad you found McCormick's. Air Support Books in Kitchener is another must-see in the area! Folks from the club do fairly regular road trips up there (since it's only an hour away).
|September 8 2003, 10:18 AM |
Nice to see another potential member.
Scott has told you most of the details, of course. However, I just wanted to give you my take on our meetings.
I was in the same position (in relation to IPMS London, that is) as you this time last year. I didn't know what to think about the club, but figured I'd take a chance and attend a few meetings.
It was great. I've found that our club is extremely friendly and open. I've gotten a lot of insightful tips and useful advice from the people in the club, and in the past year I have definitely improved my skills.
I'm always pumped about modelling when I leave a meeting, and always itching to try something new. Before I joined, I had basically reached what I thought was the highest level of proficiency I could achieve. However, thanks to the help of everyone in the club, I've gone beyond that now. I'm airbrushing, experimenting with different glues, gloss coats and paints, I've even been inspired to take on weathering and making little display bases. The club has really inspired me to push the envelope for modelling.
It's true that many of the memebers are armour guys, but I'm a Sci-Fi/plane guy, and it's still been helpful. I've heard a lot of horror stories about IPMS groups that are very 'clique-y', where armour doesn't talk to planes, and everyone shuns Sci-Fi. Here, however, there's none of that. If you bash plastic, you're welcome.
I really encourage you to come out to the next meeting!
|September 8 2003, 10:44 PM |
I am sorry that I have not responded sooner as I seem to have been very busy in My new venture "school". I to would like to welcome you and would hope to see you out at the September meeting. On the 16th. Most of the information needed should be on the Web site but if you need any other info please feel free to call me 473-0514. Jamie Grant.
|September 9 2003, 6:43 PM |
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. I suppose, assuming its at all possible, I'll be attending the next meeting and see how that goes. Who knows, perhaps I'll bring my M10 TD, 8inch M115 or new leopard 2a5 models!
Seeya next meet,
|September 9 2003, 11:25 PM |
I look forward to seeing you (and them!). I took some shots of the 8 inch howitzer at the WWII Vehicle Museum at Hubbard, Ohio a little while ago. Would you be interested in scans?
Cheers and welcome,