Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held Friday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM*** at:

Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Hendricksen Room

500 N. Dunton Ave.

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

2023 Meeting Schedule

*** NOTE: Until further notice, meeting time changed to 7:00-8:30; the library closes at 9PM, (If/when the library hours return to a 10PM closing time, we’ll resume 7:30-9:30 meetings.)

Jan. 20 – Open theme – bring anything you’ve been working on lately!

Program: Dave Kopielski will demo model masking techniques using Kapton tape.

Feb. 3 – Bad models – something you’d never build again!

Program TBD

Mar. 17 – Big model night – bring your biggest model.

Program TBD

Apr. 14 – Sci-fi and Fantasy night – Movies and TV.

Program TBD

May 12 – Old kit builds – Lindberg, Aurora, Hawk, Pyro, etc.,
or modern incarnations (e.g. Atlantis, Moebius, Glencoe, Phoenix)

Program TBD

Jun. 16 – Small air force vehicles and aircraft (i.e., not USAF, USSR, China, etc.)

Program TBD

Jul. 7 – Dino night

Program TBD

Aug. – Date TBD – WW I; any operational vehicle, ship, or aircraft

Program TBD

Sep. – Date TBD – 50s era aircraft

Program TBD

Oct. – Date TBD – P&W night; anything powered by a Pratt and Whitney engine

Program TBD

Nov. – Date TBD – Operation Torch anniversary;
anything from the Allied invasion of North Africa

Program TBD

Dec. – Date TBD – Holiday party

Annual holiday party

2022 Meeting Schedule

Jan. 14 – I built it in 2021

Anything you built (or started, or worked on… – some of us have a hard time finishing anything)

Feb. 25 – Twin boom night

P-38, P-61, C-119, etc.

Mar. 25 – USCG night

Anything US Coast Guard – ships, planes, helicopters

Apr. 15 – Miscellaneous

This was originally ‘Jugs’ night, but that got postponed to October…  So it became whatever anyone wanted to bring in.

May 20 – Something I shoulda finished a long time ago” night 
What have you got that’s been sitting around for a long time waiting for you to do something with it?  Let’s see it!
Jun. 24 – Missiles & drones
Anything without a pilot in the seat.
Jul. 8 – Movies and TV
Anything seen on the big or small screen.
Aug. 19 – Armor & artillery
Stuff on tracks and wheels, wings get a rest this month.
Sep. 23 – Ships
Stuff on the water, wings get another rest this month.
Oct.14 – Jugs
P-47 Thunderbolts.  Postponed from May.  Probably a few new builds (and likely a few old ones, as well).
Nov. 25 – Jets
Wings, put no props – though I guess turboprops would technically be on-theme.  Yeah, day after Thanksgiving, but it was the only Friday available from the library in November.  And December is meeting-less, holiday party instead.
Dec. 10 – No meeting
Annual holiday party.

Meeting History – Past Years

2021 Meeting Schedule

Jul. 24 (Saturday) – No theme or program

No theme or program – just bring anything you’ve been doing for the last year or so to while away the time during the pandemic

*** NOTE: Meeting will be held Saturday, 12 – 2 PM in conference room “I”

Aug. 14 (Saturday) No theme or program

No theme or program again – just bring anything you’d like

*** NOTE: Meeting will be held Saturday, 10 AM – 12 PM in conference room “I”

Sept. 25 (Saturday) No theme or program

No theme or program again – just bring anything you’d like

*** NOTE: Meeting will be held Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM in conference room “H”

Oct. 22 ( Friday!) – No theme or program 
Planned discussion of suggestions for meeting themes starting January, 2022.  Bring anything you’d like.

*** NOTE: Meetings will resume in Hendricksen Room, time change 7:00-8:30

Nov. 19 – No theme or program
Bring anything you’d like.

*** NOTE: Meeting time change 7:00-8:30

Dec. TBA – Christmas Party

2020 Meeting Schedule

Jan. 3 – Airliners and private planes

Civilian aircraft

Feb. 7 – Brushfire Wars

Little wars in forgotten corners of the globe

Mar. 27 – Twin booms
(CANCELLED – click for details)

Lightnings, Black Widows, C-82’s or -119’s, like that

Apr 10 – Gulf wars DS and OIF
(CANCELLED – click for details)

Modern Mideast conflicts – Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, etc.

May 15 – Dirty Rotten Commie Pink-o Rat night
(CANCELLED – click for details)

The “bad” guys – Russia, China, Vietnam, Cuba, etc. (not PC, but all in good fun -and besides, they had some nice hardware, too)

*** NOTE: Meeting will be held in the Cardinal Room on the first floor near the Dunton entrance

Jun. 5 – USCG nite
(CANCELLED – click for details)

Coast Guard ships, planes, etc.

Jul. 3 – Trainer nite
(CANCELLED – click for details)

T-anything; Texans, Trojans, Tiger Moths, Stearmans, …

Aug. 14 – BIG model nite
(CANCELLED – click for details)

The bigger the better – what have you got?

Sept. TBA – FockeWulf nite
(CANCELLED – click for details)
 FW-anything (190’s, 200’s, 189’s, etc.)
Oct. TBA – Movie and TV nite
(CANCELLED – click for details)
Anything related to the film industries
Nov. TBA – Mustang nite
(CANCELLED – click for details)
 P-51’s and variants
Dec. TBA – Christmas Party
(CANCELLED – click for details)

2019 Meeting Schedule

Jan. 11 – Yellow Wings

Between the WWs aircraft

Feb. 8 – 1943 the year

Anything from 1943 (you’d have to ask Steve K., why this year? It was his idea…)

Mar. 15 – Thunderbolts (again)

No retreads – new builds only

Apr 19 – Utility and Liaison Aircraft

Non-combat military aircraft

May 3 – Dinosaur Night

Since nobody in McK ever builds these, the Tick decided to throw a curve and see who can connect

Jun. 14 – D-Day, 75th Anniversary

Builds of the planes, ships, armor, etc. that were involved in the invasion

Jul. 19 – South American Aircraft

Western hemisphere subjects, Panama and countries north don’t count

*** NOTE: Meeting will be held in conference room “I”

Aug. 30 – Oldies Night

Lindberg, Aurora, Hawk, Frog, and other kits from the past

Oct. 25 – Small Combatants of WWII, the other guys

The smaller players in the last great war

Nov. 22 – 50’s PARANOIA

Bad sci-fi subjects? Duck and cover? Make up a reason and build it.

Dec. TBA – Christmas Party

2018 Meeting Schedule

Jan. 19 – Missiles

Missiles and rockets (nothing Estes)

Feb. 16 – CBI WWII

China/Burma/India Theater, WWII

Mar. 16 – Viet Nam War

Any subject related to the war in Viet Nam

Apr 20 – Army Aviation

Anything related to army aviation

May 25 – MTO WWII

European Theater of Operations, WWII

Jun. 15 – Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain, all combatants

*** NOTE: Meeting will be held in conference room “I”

Jul. 20 – Air Force and Navy 1950’s

The early jet age for the USAF and USN

*** NOTE: Meeting will be held in conference room “I”

Aug. 17 – Strategic Air Command

Anything SAC

Sept. 14 – Armor Night
Tanks and things
Oct. 12 – Fricken Ship Night
Any ol’ ship will do, feather merchants
Nov. 30 – Open
Anything and everything
Dec. TBA – Christmas Party

1 Response to Meetings

  1. ngraser says:

    The Tick approves

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