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2012, November 10 Lisbon Public Library

2012, November 10 Lisbon Public Library

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Images by Bill Kreuger >> Our club had a Make and Take event this past Saturday (November 10) at the Lisbon Public Library, Lisbon, Iowa. The event was sponsored by the Alexander Lippisch Club IPMS/USA, Lisbon Public Library, Lisbon History Center, and Box-Kar Hobbies. It was held in conjunction with an exhibit at the Lisbon History Center entitled “History in Miniature” which featured many of the club members scale models. Bill Kreuger President Alexander Lippisch Chapter IPMS/USA IPMS No. 35655

2012, March 17 SABA

2012, March 17 SABA

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Photos by Dave Fletcher >> Make 'n Take that SABA hosted at the 42nd Annual Bob Paeth Portland Classic Model Car Contest. The Make 'n Take was held on Saturday March 17th at the contest which is held during the Portland Roadster Show. We had 100 kits, the Make 'n Take started at Noon and by 2pm all the kits had been handed out. It was totally amazing to watch entire families sitting down and build a model with their kids. To say we were totally taken by surprise would be an understatement.

2012, March 3 Hampton Roads Scale Modelers

2012, March 3 Hampton Roads Scale Modelers

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Images by Dennis Tennant >> Hampton Roads Scale Modelers (HRSM) Outreach: Make & Take with the Scouts On March 3rd, Saturday at the 'hobby shop' took on a different twist. Local Cub Scout leader Christine Sullivan had asked a friend about model building and learned of the IPMS Make & Take program. She then contacted HRSM member Clint Mills to make arrangements to organize an event for her scouts. He called upon Robert Beach to coordinate the event as part of the Chapter's 'outreach' mission to introduce modeling to more folks. With support of the local Hobbytown, USA store manager Sean Clark, who provided a date to use the store's activity room, a pile of supplies from prior Make & Take events and the help of club members, three sessions were planned: two one-hour sessions in the morning and one two-hour session in the afternoon. Club members including Clint, John Allen, Brian Starkes, Dennis Tennant, Ed Rose and Gary Telecsan were on hand to provide expert advice to the boys and their parents as they worked through the model build. The morning sessions introduced basic concepts such as using 'nippers' and sanding sticks, following instructions and applying 'stickers' to construct a simple snap-fit car model. The kits used were from Revell for 1:32 scale Corvette and GTO subjects, depending on the boys' selection. Even some 'gluing' was done to improve the security of some parts known to come loose. All participants, scouts and parents alike, appeared to enjoy their model building experience and several returned for the more 'advanced' afternoon session. The PM session built on the morning's work by further introducing basic gluing, painting and 'water slide' decaling skills to construct the well known 1:48 "Roswell UFO" (the 'manta', not the 'saucer') kit from Testors. Solvent liquid Tamiya cement and CA glue was used to illustrate how to apply controlled amounts of 'glue' and how to clamp parts to allow them cure properly. Basic proper use of model paints was introduced using Badger Acrylic paints (which needed the full stir & shake) so the 'little green men' crew could be colored per the builders' specifications (usually blue, red and even some green!) Lastly, a few of the decals were applied to the clear 'roof' component to introduce the process of wetting and setting a decal before slipping it into position. Then each scout (including a trio of Girl Scouts who appeared from selling cookies and jumped into the event...) packed everything up in a Ziploc bag to take home for later completion. After every session, each participant was able to pick another model kit (or kits) to 'take' home from a selection of Accurate Miniature 1:100 pre-painted aircraft and various simple Glencoe 'carded' kits. These offered a chance to practice what was learned and required some glue to assemble, furthering their skills. The afternoon kids additionally received a copy of the Moebius "Voyager" submarine kit, which resembles the UFO kit in many ways and so provides a familiar canvas for their new skills. All in all, an excellent time was had by all participants - even the 'volunteers' who had never done a Make & Take before discovered the 'fun' of building a model with a youngster. Parents were supportive and the Scouts were attentive and even helpful with the set up and clean up. There was interest for any future events so contact information was collected to provide appropriate notification. Certainly, a successful Make & Take. Thanks to all who made it possible and to the Scouts who made it worthwhile. - Robert Beach 11 March 2012

2012, February 05 Pack 122

2012, February 05 Pack 122

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>> On Sunday, February 5th 2012, the Cub Scouts of Pack 122 in Evans, Georgia met at Lewis Memorial UMC and had their first "Make-N-Take". Nine scouts participated and had a blast! The Make-n-Take was put on by a local IPMS club members. Barry Morrison, Conrad George, Serman Sawyer were the sponsors from the Galina Scale Modelers with models provided by IPMS and Revell.

2012, January 14 Take Flight Exhibit

2012, January 14 Take Flight Exhibit

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>> Take Flight Exhibit Make and Take Event, Jan 14, 2012, Alexander Lippisch Chapter of IPMS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Bill Krueger coordinator