I’m a little bit late on the draw with this entry as we’re already half way through June and a couple meetings have already passed. However, the meetings left to go are really the ones that require some mention.
South Bay Model Shipwrights
First off, this coming Friday, 6/20, would normally be the South Bay Model Shipwrights meeting in Los Altos. However, the group was unable to secure the regular meeting place and time, so it is taking place instead on Friday, 6/27. The meeting location and time will be as usual at the Los Altos Library at 6:30 pm. Your’s Truly will be giving a talk this month on the building of Woody Joe’s Higaki Kaisen kit, along with some background on Japanese coastal transports of the Edo Period. I’ll be bringing my completed Higaki Kaisen model and will probably bring my second Higaki Kaisen kit and the new Hacchoro kit as well.
Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights
While last month’s meeting of the Hyde Street Pier group was cancelled, this months is somewhat critical, so it will be taking place for sure this Saturday, 6/21, at 9:30am. Anyway, a lot of members that were away last month will be here this month. Since the Eureka is still temporarily closed, the meeting will be taking place instead in the conference room under the bleachers of the Aquatic Park. Entrance is through a bottom floor door on the side of the Bath House that faces the bay. The door is locked, but will be open prior to our 9:30am meeting.
Ship Modelers Meet-Up in Vallejo
While it has already passed, I should mention that the little local gathering of members from online ship modeling forums, took place just over a week ago on Saturday, June 7. It’s a small group that’s been meeting on a roughly quarterly basis since late last year, usually at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. Attendees have come from as far west as San Rafael, as far south as San Jose and as far east as Citrus Heights and Valley Springs.
This past meeting, some of us went to visit the Mare Island Museum afterwards and had a great time. Next meeting is tentatively set for some time at the end of September. Location TBD. Watch this blog for announcements.