to MAMA's Diner, the official home
of the Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association (MAMA),
where we serve entrees of fun, friendship, and model cars.
MAMA's current leadership team is: President: Tim Powers Vice-President: Dave Toups Treasurer: Matt Guilfoyle Newsletter Editor: Tim Sickle
Notes from the MAMA President:
Since last month, the COVID positivity
rate for Maryland shot up above 9%. Several Maryland counties
have bounced through the CDC's "High", "Medium",
and "Low" risk categories. The BA.5 Omicron sub-variant
has been spreading swiftly and seems to be re-infecting
people who've had COVID before. We still need to remain
cautious for ourselves, and our families, friends, co-workers,
and acquaintances. Please continue to follow changing county
mandates and mitigations as they adapt to address the evolving
COVID virus variants. As always, I reccommend that you keep
wearing your masks when in oublic spaces even if they are
not required and continue to use hand sanitizers to help
reduce the chances of spreading COVID and other diseases
like colds and the flu.
Because our current meeting location at the Fire Museum
of Maryland is both limited on space and out of the
way for some members (What location isn't?) we are keeping
the psuedo-virtual aspect of the web site going. Any
one who wants to is encouraged and welcomed to send
in photos of their builds, so if we can't see you and
your model cars at meetings, we still want to see photos
of your projects here on the site. Please
keep those photos and descriptions coming. Remember
to send them in by the third Saturday each month.
Paul Lee is in first with something a bit different:
A 1/10 scale Lego 1965 Mustang comprising more than
1400 snap-together blocks. Paul received the Lego kit
as a gift on father's day this year. The real surprize
is the Nitrous Oxide bottle in the trunk.
Rex Turner gets patriotic this month with a
replica of Sam Auxier Juniorís Pro-Stock1971 Mustang.
He used parts from MPC and AMT kits, resin parts, an
engine from a 1968 Shelby kit, and Polecat decals.
Scenes from the meeting:
Rick Donovan displayed a pair of Chevrolet Nova
Dave Schmitt showed a pair Chevys.
George Openhym exhibited this Bugatti.
Russ Kirkpatrick showed his Joker 1934 Ford..
Nick Sickle displayed his 1952 Dodge Power Wagon
from Hot Wheels. This is a unique 1/64 die-cast in that
it features a swivel frame which was a rare aftermarket
chassis modification for the actual trucks.
Steve Buter brought out his slingshot dragster
and custome Thunderbird.
Kenny Kovach displayed his replica of Bill Jenkins'
Gumpy's Toy Camaro.
Kevin Kovach showed this vinyl-topped Chevrolet
Dave Fuller is starting a new Ford Thunderbird
Dean Lewis, displayed this flamed 1962 Bel Air.
Tim Sickle let us know about this 3D printed
interior kit being offered by JoHan for their promo-based
1956 Pontiac, which did not come with an interior.
Dave Toups showed his latest 3D printed acquisitions.
I didn't see who displayed this set of items.
The raffle table held some nice prizes.
Some of the action:
Since we still can't have shared food at the Fire Museum,
this month we'll celebrate our sovereignty with some
virtual Independence Day cookies.