The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers meet every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. We currently meet at the NSi, 21513 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland.

Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you bring a project, finished or not, theme or non-theme to share during our Show-N-Tell discussion. Okay, you don't really have to bring a project...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

198: January 2020 Meeting

The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will be meeting at 7pm Thursday, 16th January, at:

NSi Conference Room
21513 Great Mills Road
Lexington Park, Maryland

Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you bring a project, finished or not, theme or non-theme to share during our Show-N-Tell discussion. Ok, you really don't need to bring a project, but do come in and talk about modeling.

The January theme is "Behind the Iron Curtain - Any Warsaw Pact subject."

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

197: December 2019 Meeting

The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will be meeting at 7pm Thursday, 19th December, at:

NSi Conference Room
21513 Great Mills Road
Lexington Park, Maryland.

Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you bring a project, finished or not, theme or non-theme to share during our Show-N-Tell discussion. Ok, you really don't need to bring a project, but do come in and talk about modeling.

There is no theme for December, as always we will enjoy our annual pot luck and Christmas Party.  if you bring a model, we will do a quick show and tell.

If you want to participate in the gift exchange, remember to bring a nice wrapped gift

The typical way it works is Tim will pass out a ticket for all who bring a gift, then Tim will choose tickets and each person in turn will choose a gift and unwrap it, or alternatively steal a gift already opened.  After the third "steal" the gift is frozen and no more steals are allowed.  The first person chosen will be allowed a steal after the last gift is opened, because they did not have that option at the start.

There is a new wrinkle this year: The Club will also provide a gift, and the last gift on the table after all is done will be returned to the monthly raffle pile.

Monday, November 18, 2019

196: November 2019 Meeting

The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will be meeting at 7pm Thursday, 21st November, at the NSi Conference Room, 21513 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland. Heads up: I will be taking signups for the December pot luck and Christmas Party. Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you bring a project, finished or not, theme or non-theme to share during our Show-N-Tell discussion. Ok, you really don't need to bring a project, but do come in and talk about modeling. The theme for November is - "Build The Same Kit" - Any boxing of the Eduard 1/72 MiG-15 kit.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

195: October 2019 Minutes

17 Members, including 2 new members attended the September meeting.

39 models (!) were on the table.  It took awhile to get through those but there was a great group of models and many genres.

Monday, September 16, 2019

194: September 2019 Meeting

The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will be meeting at 7pm Thursday, 19th September, at the NSi Conference Room, 21513 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland.

Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you bring a project, finished or not, theme or non-theme to share during our Show-N-Tell discussion.  Ok, you really don't need to bring a project, but do come in and talk about modeling.

The theme for September is - "Go Big or Go Home" - Any very very large model.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

2019 IPMS Nationals - The Gang

L-R standing: Steve Workman, Scott Samo, Jeff Cook, Jim Rotramel, Mike Morris
L-R kneeling: Dan Dockery, Andy White, Tim Holland, Andy Frill


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

2019 IPMS Nationals

We had a great time at Nationals in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Chattanooga chapter hosted a great show and contest! A few stats I noted during the awards ceremony:
  • Over 5,000 models on the competition tables
  • 961 registrants for the competitions
  • 1,675 display only models
The 3 Amigos did of course bring home some metal: Scot Samo, Andy Frill and Andy "Whitey" White.  Congratulations!

Our Club Display enjoyed place of honor in the contest room:




The NASPLANE display was a great hit. I overheard lots of folks talking about it, and I've noticed pictures of it have shown up on other websites. The special discussion topics on the Leader (Dale Earnhardt Jr), the pusher (Cessna), the only twin (Hooters), and of course the trail (GoDaddy - Danica Patrick). This will be a hard one to follow.



The Yellow Wings was photographed quite a lot. And the Burma Banshees was well received. The Frankenfort caught lots of people off guard as they approached the tables from one direction they assumed a formation ship, and from another an RAF Fortress III.



When I dropped by the display I also was able to chat with folks about all our displays and give them some background info on our great club.  I'm looking forward to San Marcos, Texas for 2020 but I won't be hauling a display that far.