IPMS Livonia

Livonia, Michigan, USA
A Proud Chapter of IPMS USA Since 1976

Monthly Meeting – July 2020

In July, we were able to hold a face-to-face meeting again at the Pierson Center.  Everyone had a mask, and kept their social distance.  Thanks to everyone who made it out, and followed the rules.  This helps the nice people at the Peirson Center, and it helps our members out too.

In addition to the normal club business, Commodore Kris gave us a synopsis of his Fun Run at the Cabela’s pond in Dundee, MI.  Members of the Maumee Valley Model Boat Club and the Michigan Scale Model Boat Club took part with remote-control and sail craft, which included a steam ship and a working submarine!  They had a great turnout with over 30 ships on the water.  Well done, Kris.

July was a Model-of-the-Month night, and we had a respectable 14 entries from 16 members!  This was pretty good, considering we didn’t know how many people would be comfortable showing up to a meeting at all.

(Secretary’s Note: On first count of the ballots, we had several tie scores.  But after evaluating the rules on how to address ties, I have recalculated the results, and we have clear winners.)

This month’s winner was Chaz’ ME Bf 109 G-6.  It looked great on the table!  Well done, Chaz!

Steve “Chaz” Chorazewitz
ME Bf 106 G-6
Tamiya 1/72
JG 300 Wild Sau Night Fighter

Chris Wesley tied Chaz for points, and only comes in 2nd because Chaz got more 1st place votes.  Check out Chris’ Master Grade Gundam!

Chris Wesley
Full Armored Unicorn Ver Ka – Master Grade
Banda 1/100
“Painted following standard paint scheme.  This was my fist master grade with over 700 individual pieces”
Weapon Load Out:
6 Gatling Guns
2 Grenade Launchers
2 Bazookas
2 Beam Rifles
2 Beam Javelins

Nathan Schechter
German Admiral Hipper Heavy Cruiser
Trumpeter 1/700

Alex Mierzejewski
F4 B-4
Hasegawa 1/32

Tim Howell
Siberian Tiger
Tamiya/Mastercraft 1/35

Bob Pizio
1956 Ford Stock Car
Monogram 1/24

Al Vassallo
Hasegawa 1/48

Erik Hjelmberg
1968 F-850 Dump
Brian Fedoroff/Scratch 1/160

Erik Hjelmberg
Revell 1/72

Jim Ashford
F-16C Fighting Falcon
Tamiya 1/48

Erik Hjelmberg
Panzer 4
China knockoff 1/144

Jim Ashford
Spitfire MkI
Airfix 1/48
Seatbelts, MG Barrels

Chris Wesley
Char’s Z’Gok – RG
Bandai 1/144
“Custom paint scheme based on the character Char from the TV series.  This is the first time I have painted an RG kit, and chose a darker color scheme than what is canon.”

Chris Wesley
Bandai 1/144


See you all next month!