Antelope Valley Group

Meetings Held the Third Saturday of Each Month

Edwards AFB Skills Development Center

2 PM to 5 PM

December 2000 Volume 5, Number 12

NEXT MEETING, 12/16/2000

The agenda for December will be open. Remember, the "Out of Your Category" contest originally scheduled for December has been postponed because it appeared that few members would have anything finished in time.

Seven members were present in November. We discussed various results from the Desert Classic contest, including ways to improve future contests. We held a raffle and made new assignments for future refresments responsibilities.


Matt Graham, Jim and Matt Madrid, Bill Kelly, Mike Valdez, Nick Kiriokos, and Jim Abercromby.

Treasurer's Report

Our account balance is now $710.02. This represents a decrease of $115.12 since the last report. Credits include $21.50 from the November Raffle. Debits include $33.00 to reimburse out of pocket expenses for members who bought items for the Desert Classic raffle, and $103.62 for combined October meeting raffle items and food for the judges at the Desert Classic contest.

Meeting Business

Judging Basics:

We will have more concentration on reviewing basic judging criteria prior to future yearly contests based on experiences at the recent Desert Classic where there were isolated cases of categories having to be rejudged due to missed priorities the first time around.

Contest Categories Split:

1/72 scale prop will be split into two categories in the future: 1/72 prop single engine and 1/72 prop multi-engine. Also the "AFV, Artillery, Soft Skin" category will be split into two categories: "Self Propelled Guns" and "Assault Tanks". These decisions were made based on the large number of related entries this year.

Better Judging Organization:

In future contests we would like to have a more detailed outline of judges and their assignments, earlier in the day. Also, one person will be assigned to monitor the judging "tally sheet" as judging progresses.

2001 Contest Date:

A possible date for next year's contest would be November 3rd. November 11th is already taken by the Kit Collectors' Swap Meet.

Members' Projects

Matt Madrid Revell 1/48 F-4E
Matt Madrid Revell 1/48 Rafale
Matt Madrid 1/72 F-104
Matt Madrid 1/350 Tirpitz

November Raffle Winners

Matt Graham Bell H-13 Detail Set
Jim Abercromby Revell 1/32 F-15
Mike Valdez Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer
Matt Madrid Acc. Min. 1/48 Yak-1
Bill Kelly 1/72 B-58 Decals


December is a busy month for most of us, with family commitments and other events. To anyone who cannot make it to the December meeting, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, and thanks for helping to make the AVG a great IPMS club for this past year of 2000. Let's hope we can make it even better as 2001 approaches.