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  • Our February meeting will be the normal time and location in Greenbelt.
  • As we are now into the winter months, remember, if Prince George’s county has a snow emergency in effect, there will NOT be a meeting. The inclement Weather Phone Number to check is: (301) 474-0646.
  • to MAMA's Diner, the official home of the Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association (MAMA), where we serve entrees of fun, friendship, and model cars.

    As a result of our most recent elections, MAMA's current leadership team is:
    President: Tim Powers
    Vice-President: Dave Toups
    Treasurer: Matt Guilfoyle
    Newsletter Editor: Tim Sickle

    Scenes from our January meeting:

    To borrow a quotation from Monty Python's Flying Circus, "And now for something completely different!"

    Everything about our January meeting was unexpectedly changed - the location, the times, and it was on the fourth Saturday instead of the third Saturday. So it truly was "completely different."

    MAMA is profusley grateful to the Severna Park Community Center for making a meeting room available to us with extremely little notice. Not only that, but they upgraded us to a larger room at no-cost, and it turned out we really needed the space. Amy and Leeanna who run the SPCC business office truly went out of their way to help us in our time of need.

    Here are a couple of "before" photos of the SPCC meeting room we used. The center's facility team already had the tables and chairs set up for us before we got there.

    You can see by the clock above the door that by just 15 minutes after we got in the room, it was nearly packed to capacity, and members were still coming in.

    We were joined by some friends whom we hadn't seen in a while. Here's Lyle catching up with Joe "The Hat" and Cathy Atwell.

    Starting with a highly distorted funnycar body like the one in the rear of this photo, our resident Pro-Street builder, Leonard Harrod, is creating a stock Chevy Vega body for his current project. Did I mention that this is a 1/16 scale project? Hope he has some enterprising resin caster make some copies of that body.

    Ron Roberts built this 1940 Ford Competition Sedan.

    This Chevy by Jim Maness looked like it was ready to rumble.

    Someone shared these memories, a 57 cent can of Testors Paint, an 89 cent can of Pactra paint, and a 1974 receipt for 48 tubes of Revell Plastic Model Cement at just 12 cents per tube.

    Rich Wilson did some clever kit bashing to create this 1933 Chevrolet Pickup Truck.

    No, Ron and Rich were not about to engage in fisticuffs, they were actually having an enjoyable and lively conversation.

    Our club Pres displayed a 3-D printed grille and hood from Shapeways that will convert the old Monogram 1980 Dodge Ramcharger kit into a much less common 1976 Plymouth Trailduster.

    This diecast 1963 International pickup drew attention all day.

    The Pontiacs on Parade display was well-attended.

    I didn't see who brought this very creative tire tank, but it did garner a lot of attention.

    Lyle Willits displayed his build of the new Revell 1968 Chevelle along with one he created the hard way a couple decades ago using parts from three sources.

    Here's a new project started by Mal Douglas, a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu wagon gasser.

    The raffle table was nicely-stocked.

    As always, there was the non-stop talking about model cars.


    Looks like Lyle was really focused on focuing.

    The only real downside to our completely different meeting was that there were no cookies.

    You can see a LOT more photos of our January meeting at:
    https://partsbox.fotki.com/model-car-shows/2019-january-mama-m/ and
    https://mamaprez.fotki.com/model-club-meetings-2019/mama-meeting-1262019/