IPMS Livonia

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

Monthly Meeting – June 2018

We had our highest attendance yet this year for our June meeting.  Everyone showed up to see our special guest: Bob May from Lake Freighter Minis.

Bob designs and produces papercraft models of local freighters, and other handsome ships.  Bob took us through the history of the product, from initial concept ideas, to the current product line.  We got a good run-down of the tools needed, and the skills and time it would take to complete a paper ship model.  All eyes were on the table filled with great demo models of the Lake Freighter Minis product line.

The requirement list is pretty easy:


  • Some fresh X-Acto blades
  • A straight-edge and cutting mat
  • Elmer’s Glue-All and/or Aleen’s Tacky Glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • 8-18 hours of your time


We also had Motor City Kids Club members Aiden and Rowan show up to check out the paper models.  Rowan has already built several paper models, and he brought some in to display.


Thanks for your visit and your great demo, Bob May!