December 9 – Central Illinois Plastic Modelers

Wednesday, December 9 —   In at 7:15, sunny and almost shirt sleeve weather. Took last of the culled articles up to the first sort area. Took out Welcome room trash. It was a quiet day. Processed pictures, Wrote and posted a Honey & Quinine personal blog. Didn’t leave the office. In the afternoon, worked on the YB-49 and started the 1/72 Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer kit — Steve Fosset flew it around the world solo. The model should be displayed here. I concentrated so much (my slightly diminished hearing was also a factor) that I didn’t notice a woman who had some deep into the office and was turning around when I noticed her. I started to say “hello” and “welcome” but she smiled as though she had been discovered with her hand in the kitchen cookie jar (sheepishly), slightly raised her hand and almost shrugged as she quickly departed the room, saying “No . . . . just looking.” I did not pursue her out . Didn’t want a thoughtless visitor to be an unhappy visitor. My chair at the model building table makes me face the hall display window, So if a visitor doesn’t knock (Back in the old days, people used to knock before entering an office.) or speak to me, if I’m concentrating, unable to watch the door roughly 100 degrees from the direction I’m facing . . . . I do not see the person. I MUST FIX THIS. The model club meeting went very well. I worked on a started 1/48 Me-262, took a few pictures and left for home at 9:50. Day rating: C+

Pictures of the December 9 meeting of the Central Illinois Plastic Moddlers club that meets Wednesday nights in the meeting room of Horizon Aviation, the FBO what also hosts AeroKnow Museum. Five members attend regularly. About  five more at least twice a month. Meetings begin about 6:30, though the room opens about 5:30 and I’m around before that. There are no dues and no committees. We occasionally make field trips to distant hobby stores and model conventions. It’s a positive group “where never is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day.” Look for CIPM on Facebook. If you build plastic models — airplanes, space, armor, cars, ships — you are cordially invited to attend. No need to call ahead. We look forward to meeting YOU.

About Job Conger

I am a freelance aviation, business and tourism writer, poet, songwriter. My journalism appears regularly in Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times. I am author of Springfield Aviation from Arcadia Publishing and available everywhere. As founder/director of AeroKnow Museum (AKM) and a volunteer with American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS), I created this blog to share news about AKM activity and aviation history.
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