Zoom Meetings for Ship Modelers

In this blog post by Clare Hess, he mentions using Zoom meetings. As for Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights, we held our first test of the technology just this week. And, while there’s a learning curve presenting a hurdle to access for many individuals, it’s a relatively small one. Our own gathering earlier in the week involved five members, and went well enought that we’re planning on starting up our meetings again shortly, via Zoom.

Ship Modeler

These days, It’s pretty tough on ship model clubs, not being able to gather together to swap model making stories. But, like other groups across the country, the South Bay Model Shipwrights recently tested out meeting using video conferencing. Zoom has practically become a household word now, though there are other systems available.

This past Thursday, the group had its first test meeting, which I was involved in. It was the first time I had seen some of my ship modeling friends in months, so it was a nice virtual gathering. Being a test meeting, it was just a subset of the whole club, but it wasn’t really all that much smaller than many of the physical meetings.

There were a few glitches to iron out, but overall it was a success. The main issue may be in the use of the free Zoom meeting accounts, which allow only 40…

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