MONTHLY MEETING

 

Our meetings are diverse, and cover a range of different activities, all of which you are invited to. Our main meeting is the monthly meeting, held our

NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION:

Jordan Ford
(Pat Booker Facility)
2411 Pat Booker Road,
Universal City, Texas 78148

First Thursday of each month
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM


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PREVIOUSLY ON ALAMO SQUADRON...

The February meeting as usual started with In-house matters, but it quickly shifted to the main event: MODELFIESTA 42Y’all come see us!

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MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE

 

Squadron monthly meetings start with matters that concern the club. From event reminders, membership suggestions, concerns, awards or volunteer or officer requests are adressed at this point.

Most of our meetings feature a Learning Program segment, where a speaker presents diverse modeling tips, tools, techniques, etc. aimed to improve and expand your modeling skills and obtain ideas for materials or projects. The speaker usually is a different member of the Squadron, but guest speakers from other clubs have disected their projects and experience.

Date Topic Presenter Contest Theme
01/2023 Judging Clinic Pt 1 Rob Booth Model of the Year
02/2023 Judging Clinic Pt 2 Rob Booth Open
03/2023 Cutting Machines and Modeling Mario Fernandez Make it Snappy (Snap together kits)
04/2023 Modern US Armor Details Pt 2 Mark Verdi Shelf of Doom. Kits you've forsaken and revived for this contest
05/2023 Modern Aircraft Ordnance Devon McCollough Open
06/2023 Star Wars Modeling Jerry Escobedo Movie Stars. Models of things in Movies
07/2023 3D Printing TBA Open
08/2023 Scratch Building TBA Need for Speed. Models of fast stuff
09/2023 Swap Meet TBA Open
10/2023 TBA TBA That's just scary
11/2023 TBA TBA Open
12/2023 White Elephant Gift Exchange None First Love (What got you Modeling)

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LEARNING PROGRAM

 

Every meeting an Alamo Squadron member or special guest prepares a 20-30 minute presentation where diverse modelling matters are presented to the membership. The subjects vary from Real life in-depth detail of vehicles to model, modeling techniques, tendencies, or other diverse subjects which are benefitial for any modeler, regardless of modeling interest.

Starting in 2023, the Alamo Squadron marketing team decided to take this to a new level and start our own YouTube Channel. Please consider liking, sharing and subscribing to it!

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MONTHLY CONTEST

 

Members are encouraged to bring their finished builds to compete with one another in friendly competition. Judging is conducted by members attending that night's meeting and select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Each month's winning models are invited back at the end of the year to compete in Alamo Squadron's Model of the Year competition. The winner of our Model of the Year contest has his/her name engraved on a dedicated plaque that the club maintains.

Note: placing in a monthly meeting contest does not prohibit a member from entering in any other contest at any level.

Judging is conducted in accordance with IPMS guidelines, which adhere to the following basics:

  • Proper alignment of parts (wings, landing gear, wheels, etc).
  • No visible glue marks.
  • Paint finish is smooth and without blemishes.
  • Decals are properly aligned and without "silvering".
  • Seams between pieces are properly addressed and not visible in the finished build.


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WIP - WORK IN PROGRESS

 

At each monthly meeting Alamo Squadron invites members to bring the current kit (or kits) they are working and give a couple-minute run-down about the kit(s) and the progress they have made so far. We encourage members to tell the rest of the club the positives and negatives of the build as well as how they overcame the negatives. This is an extremely effective way to spur discussion on differing kits, tools, and supplies on the market today as well as the techniques utilized to apply them.

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