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Its that time again.

 

36th Annual Northeast Clubs Conference for 2018

 

 

It will once again be held at the Port N Starboard Convention Center at Ocean Beach Park in New London, Connecticut on April 28th 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

This year the Ship Model Society of New Jersey will be hosting the event. Early registration before March 15th 2017 is $35 per person, before April 22nd 2017 $40 per person and $45 per person after April 22nd or at the door of the event. As before, if you would like to exhibit a model, you’ll need to register for the Conference. Set-up for the exhibit area will start at 8:15 AM. Registration includes breakfast, buffet lunch and dessert!  Previous members of MSW who attended are shown below!!!

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There will be a luncheon speaker and I will let you know about those details really soon!!

 

There will be demonstrations of modeling techniques and procedures. Enjoy over 100 museum quality ship models. Vote for the best! There is the annual Peoples choice award.   Where everyone gets to vote for their favorite model.  Be sure to enter your model.

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In addition there is the Jim Roberts craftsman award.  A group of judges, one from each club, will be awarding the top model based on certain criteria.  Its very different than the Peoples choice which is not based on any criteria and is more fun and casual.  But the Jim Roberts award is judged based on criteria that exemplifies craftsmanship and accuracy. Jim Roberts award judging criteria and entry requirements are also attached. Everyone should enter their models in both.  They are both a lot of fun.

 

Schmooze with the craftsmen, artists, and friends, old and new. Browse vendor booths with maritime and modeling books, kits, and tools. Watch demonstrations of building techniques and tips.

 

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Attached is a PDF file for the registration. Again watch this space for more info and hope to see you all there! :)

 

I had a vision that Ryland might even bring a completed long boat to display ;)

 

 

2108 Joint Clubs Registration Form.pdf

Jim Roberts Award Entry Requirements.pdf

Jim Roberts Award Judging Criteria.pdf

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We will be holding a raffle and have many door prizes.  This years raffle will be for a brand new Byrnes saw.  If you are in the market for one, definitely make a day of it and buy a bunch of raffle tickets.  Winner must be present.....drive home with it that afternoon and be cutting your own wood by nightfall!!!!:D:D

 

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4 hours ago, Chuck said:

We will be holding a raffle and have many door prizes.  This years raffle will be for a brand new Byrnes saw.  If you are in the market for one, definitely make a day of it and buy a bunch of raffle tickets.  Winner must be present.....drive home with it that afternoon and be cutting your own wood by nightfall!!!!:D:D

 

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Wow, I planned on going anyway but now it is a no brainer!

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On 1/20/2018 at 6:46 PM, Chuck said:

I had a vision that Ryland might even bring a completed long boat to display ;)

 

2108 Joint Clubs Registration Form.pdf

 

The pressure is on.  I will have to take a break from my honey-do list and get back to working on my Longboat.  It will be completed in time for me to bring it to the Conference.  I have been coming to the Conference since 2010 and I am looking forward to this one.  It will be great to see everyone.

 

Here are links to prior Conferences that contain many pictures of the ship models on display: 20172016201520142013

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Just a quick note about the conference....

 

I am very pleased to announce that our featured speaker for the conference will be Steve Wheeler.  Steve is a very accomplished model builder and just about the nicest guy you would ever have the pleasure of meeting.  I have known Steve for some time now, and his attention to detail on his models is as good as it gets.  Steve will be presenting an examination of modelling a lapstrake hull.  As you can see from the photos,  he seems to have a masterful grasp on that topic.  Here is some eye candy for you!!!!:P

 

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Chuck

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Good evening All,

 

Preparations are under way for a great conference.  Registrations are coming in.  The cost is $35 until March 15.  After that it is $40.  Come and have a great time with vendors, models, roundtables, raffles and a great speaker.

 

Tom

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Greetings,

 

Beware the Ides of March!  That's because after March 15 the registration goes up from $35 to $40.  It's shaping up to be a great conference.  Hope to see you there.

 

Tom

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Just a quick note...if you are planning on attending, time is running out!!!  Register soon.

There are going to be some very fine models displayed this year.  Its not something you want to miss.  :)

 

I (Syren) will be there as a vendor along with several others.  We have a maritime and ship model book seller who has old and new books available by the hundreds....we have two or three vendors selling kits of all sorts.  We have Bluejacket as a vendor.....we even have a model train vendor.  There will be all kinds of wood available for purchase as well.   The list goes on and on.  

 

And dont forget the auction for the Byrnes saw.  Winner must be present to drive home with a brand new shiny saw!!!

 

Dont you want to examine this model close up!!!!

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Chuck

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The 36th annual Joint Clubs Conference and Show will be held this Saturday, April 28 at the Port N Starboard Banquet and Conference Center at Ocean Beach Park in New London Connecticut from  9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The host Club this year will be the Ship Model Society of New Jersey.  They have planned a super event and will also be holding a raffle for a Byrnes' Saw. You can register at the door for the Conference or pay a small general admission fee to see the large display of ship models and shop the vendors that will be on hand.  Each year this show continues to grow and this one should be the best yet.

 

I hope to see you there.  You will not be disappointed.

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Ryland:

I will see you there - will be manning a NRG vendor table.  Steve Wheeler, Bob Filipowski and I are coming together.  This event has been on our bucket list.

Kurt

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Thank you Ryland!

 

This will be a great Conference.  There will be 70 models there, with a few more sure to show up!  There are several vendors as well as door prizes and a special raffle for three top end prizes.  The weather is looking good as well, and maybe we will see a submarine leaving on patrol.

 

We will take registrations at the Door.

 

Tom Ruggiero

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You would be best to send a PM to Tom.  He made up the schedule.....probably just before lunch is my guess.

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Last minute cancellation will allow me to go again this year!!!  I went to my first one last year and had a great time meeting and talking with everyone.:D

Tom

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Had a great time today at the conference. Learned some new techniques, met a bunch of great people, saw a bunch of impressive models, and had a great lunch! Thanks to all who make this event happen. Bravo!

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Had a great time at the conference. Met some new faces, put names/faces to some MSW Member's screen names. Great lunch.  Thanks to the NJ Club for organizing it.  Here's a few pictures I took of the models.

 

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The NJ Club did a great organizational job. Tom, you are an organizational genius!  RIP Al G. As a vendor, BlueJacket met with many of our customers, new and potential customers, and enjoyed talking with modelers about our new and forthcoming projects, namely the USS Perry and the Charles Morgan cross section. So many good comments!

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Kudos to all the NJ members for organizing a great day! Thank you, all concerned. It was a treat to see so many fine models and catch up in person with so many folk. The weather could have been nicer, though.... Perhaps that should have also been organized by the Club.

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I attended this event and had a great time.  There must have been close to eighty or more models on display.  Even BlueJacket and Syren had several models on display in their vendor area.  There was no lack of quality ship models on display.  It was nice seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  I had my camera with me, but I failed to take as many pictures as I would have liked to.  Here are some of the photo that I took:

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This year the Show was hosted by the Ship Model Society of New Jersey and they did an excellent job planning this event.  The show continues to grow each year and it has to be one of the premier shows in the Country.  I am already looking forward to next year's show.

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