was so generous in their exceptional
sponsorship of our upcoming show, we
have named them as the offical sponsor
for our Heavy Commercial class trophy
as well. Please bring out all the big
rig models you have to flood the display
tables and show CTM that you
appreciate their immensely generous
contribution to the Mid-Atlantic
The sponsorship contributions keep
coming in! We're only a few days into
May and we have already recieved a package
from our long-standing supporters Rick
Galazzo, Scott Cohen, and
Dr. Martin Cohen at Tru-Color
Paint. They sent us a selection
of eight bottles of their exceptionally
nice and ready-to-airbrush Automobile
Colors paint from their High Gloss,
Metallic, and Pearlescent colors along
with a High Gloss Standard Color
Automotive Paint Set and a Metallic
Color Automotive Paint Set.
The very next day, a package arrived
from none other than Mr.
Tom Daniel. He sent us a dozen
autographed and dated box
art prints from some of his most
famous and biggest selling model car
kit designs. I don't have to tell you
that these are some true collectibles
that many of us would be proud
to have on display our hobby areas.
MAMA sends a masive shout-out
to all of our very generous and supportive
sponsors! It's wonderful companies like
these who are willing to support shows
like ours, that truly help keep the
hobby interesting for model car, truck,
and motorcycle builders. Check out the
ever-growing Sponsor's Gallery on this
page and on our Mid-Atlantic
NNL page and click thier logos
to vist their sites.
The next regular MAMA meeting will
be 18 June 2022 at the The
Fire Museum of Maryland.
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
Special Note #1: Aftermarket Companies and Rare/Old
Kit Sellers! MAMA wants you at our show! We are
calling out to potential vendors for our upcoming Mid-Atlantic
NNL! We have begun sending out packages to those who've
vended at our show before, and we have a few tables still
availble. If you would like to vend at our show in May,
send an email to our Vice President, Dave
Toups, for table reservation information. This
is your opportunity to mingle with your customers in person
and learn what they want to see from you in the future.
Special Note #2: Calling all sponsors!
1. Trophy Sponsors
: If you would
like to sponsor one or more of the awards at our upcoming
email to our
club treasurer, Matt
, for category availability. Sponsorships
for large 8" awards will be $87, small 6" awards
will be $61.
2. Raffle/Door Prize Sponsors
you would like to donate product samples, promotional materials,
etc, this is an opportunity for potential new customers
to learn of your products, see them in person, and understand
the quality you bring to the hobby market. To put your company's
name and products directly in front of our participants
and help us defray the ever-rising costs of conducting a
regional model car event, send an email to our President,
The wonderful sponsors represented below have already
provided us with very generous product contributions
for our 2022 show. There
is still plenty of time for your company to position itself
among these great supporters of the model car hobby!
Click the sponsor icons below to visit
their web sites in a new browser tab.
Notes from the MAMA President:
Will you just look at that growing gallery
of sponsors just above! Oh my goodness, we are a fortunate
club to all those industry and aftermarket companies providing
support for our Mid-Atlantic
NNL show on 14 May 2022. Each of those ganerous companies
has partnered with us and donated significant amounts of
their products and super discounts offers for us to give
away as raffle and door prizes to the model car, truck,
and motorcycle builders who participate in our show on May
14th. Please return their powerful expression of support
for us by clicking on the links above, visiting their websites,
checking out their impressive products, and maybe even buying
some. I've already blown my entire hobby budget for the
year with just a few of them - and was it ever worth it!
The casting facility of one of our Mid-Atlantic
NNL sponsors, Ukrainian Scale Cars Production (USCP), in
Kharkiv was destroyed by Russian bombs. Misha Samarsky reported
that they had evacuated almost all master-models and some
equipment before the attack.
As the inhuman and pointless military tragedy
inflicted on the Ukraine by Vladimir Putin continues to
drag on, please keep in mind the model car related companies
there such as ICM Models, Master Box, and Ukrainian Scale
Models Production (one of our show's sponsors) whose owners
and employes, and their families and friends, who have all
been severley affected. Please join me and MAMA in wishing
the best for all Ukranians and their families.
If you are wondering what you can do to
help, Dave Lockhart, IPMS/USA President, recently sent out
a message that referenced the https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/ukraine-response/,
an informative article
in Forbes Magazine about How to Donate to Organizations
in Ukraine, and an on-line service called, Charity
Navigator, to help you review organizations through
which you might be thinking of donating money to ensure
that they are are legitimate and understand what percentage
of each dollar donated goes to those in need.
The COVID positivity rate for Maryland
had been staying low for a while, but it has now crept above
4.5%. Even with numbers like that we still need to remain
cautious for ourselves, and our family, friends, co-workers,
and acquaintances as another variant can pop up at any time.
We're hearing from contacts in England and Germany that
the newest Omicron sub-varient is causing positivity rates
to rise in those countries. Fortunately, it seems to be
no more virulent than the original Omicron variant, just
more contagious. Please, keep wearing your masks when in
public 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 the new 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.
Rick Martin starts us off this month with some
photos of his winter model project. Last November, his
cousin gave him an AMT 1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero model
kit for his birthday. At first, he decided to build
it box stock. Well, heI couldn't go with the kit's skinny
wheels & tires, or the stock stance. Then he detailed
the Big Block Chevy engine that comes in the kit, and
gave it six coats of lacquer paint (3 coats of Revin'
Red and 3 coats of Wet Look Clear). As for the interior,
he two-toned it with flat white & red flocking with
piping on the seats and door panels, and black flocking
for the carpet. Now that it's built, he plans to give
it back to his cousin.
Paul Lee is next with some favorite Tom Daniel
designs and Dave Stucky's Li'l Coffin. he line up includes
the Street Fighter 1960 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery, T'Rantula
Dragster, Bad Medicine C-Cab, and of course, the Li'l
JC Recker couldn't make it to the meeting at
the Fire Museum this month, but he wanted to share his
recently finished A.J. Foyt 1966 Shelby Group 2 Mustang.
to see more pictures and information on this build.
Scenes from the meeting:
Lyle Willits showed his 1931 Ford and 1968 Chevelle.
Norman Veber brought out this Pyro Mercedes
Benz SSK that he built about 50 years ago, when he was
in the Navy.
Speaking of the Navy, Chuck Rudolph exhibited
this group of models that his older cousin built aboard
ship while serving in the early 1960's.
Don Krone brought out some the models he's shared
in our past virtual meetings and something we haven't
seen before. These include:
an MPC 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, a Johan
1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Funny Car, his rendition
of Don Prudhomme's iconic Snake Funny Car, a replica
of a 1972 Chevrolet Nova street fighter he drove back
in the 80s, and a Golden Commandos 1964 Plymouth Belvedere
Marcos Cruz brought out a few builds. These
included: a Schwinn Orange Krate bicycle, Silver Ford
Bronco, Yellow Ford Bronco, Gold Z-28, Lime Green Plymouth
Superbird, and a blue Dodge Daytona.
George Openhym displayed a pair of stock cars: a Tide Monte Carlo and a Pennzoil Pontiac.
Steve Buter brought out "The Wanderer"
1963 Chevrolet Nova Wagon, along with some display accessories.
Dave Matiko put three finished Mopars and an in-progress project on the table..
I didn't get to hear the whole story, but if I heard correctly, our MAMA Newsletter Editor, Tim Sickle, picked up this rare survivor at a recent show.
Unfortunately, the meeting was so busy that I didn't
get to see who put every model on the display table.
Seemed like everytime I turned around there were more
models. So, here are the rest, although uncredited,
of the models that were on display.
There were some really neat new products on display, too.
The raffle table was well stocked.
Some of the action:
Since we can't have shared food at the Fire Museum,
this month we'll enjoy some virtual Easter cookies.
You can see even more photos of this month's meeting