The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers meet every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at High Tide Games, 22599 MacArthur Blvd, California, Maryland, (San Souci Plaza, between McKay's and Mission BBQ).

We are also meeting online via Zoom most Thursdays at 7pm -- an email is sent to members with meeting info.

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...

Monday, July 12, 2021

203 July 2021 Meeting

 The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will be meeting at a new location on 15 July: 

22599 MacArthur Blvd 
California, Maryland 
(San Souci Plaza, between McKay's and Mission BBQ) 

Time/Date: 7pm until 9 pm, Thursday, 15th July 

Theme: Dogfight Double - Partner with another modeler to finish opposing fighters. 
                Example: Bf-109E vs Spitfire I.

Format will be the same as it was pre-pandemic:  
  • Announcements (if any)
  • Around the room to talk about your models
  • Socialize and look at the models
  • Then the raffle
  • Off to Red Robin for those of us wanting dinner
Please note that you must follow CDC guidelines and mask up if not fully vaccinated. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

2022 Themes

Theme voting results are in!

Below is the list by month, get your kits and start modeling.

Month

Theme

January

Make Tim happy — any 1:72 Spitfire

February

Whirlybird — any helocopter military or civilian

March

Deuces Wild — any subject WITH two; engines, wheels, people, wings [biplanes] etc.

April

Here kitty kitty — any aircraft or vehicle with cat in it (tomcat, hellcat, tiger, etc)

May

The Expanse — Any sci-fi related subject

June

Anniversary - 20th Anniversary of the Club!

July

Drive Fast, Take chances! — 1/24 or 1/25 cars

August

Amnesty - Any project which didn't make the deadline for a previous theme month in any year.

September

Achtung Stuka! — Any stuka any scale or markings

October

Torpedo away — any torpedo bomber or ASW aircraft/ship

November

BTSK - Eduard 1/48 Hellcat

December

No Theme - Christmas Party

Monday, June 28, 2021

2022 Theme Voting has begun!

I've created the survey for choosing the themes for 2022. 

Follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8BND656 for the Theme Survey for 2022. 

As a reminder, this is for 2022, not for 2021. The 2021 Themes are unchanged. 

I'll close the voting just before the July meeting (scheduled for 7/15) so I can get the results out for that meeting.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

202: June 2021 Monthly Meeting Minutes & Show and Tell

 17 June 2021

That was fun!  Lots of folks and the pizza was great.  

21 Modelers met at our new meeting location at High Tide Games.  We had 20 models on the tables and 7 carrier landing models.

Three new members signed up!

As a group we brought another of our COVID Theme Builds -- Not-a-German Bf-109 1/48.  The monthly theme was Anniversary.  This month marks the 22nd Anniversary of the Southern Maryland Scale Modelers!  We had 4 people confirm they made that first meeting at Charlotte Hall.  Sometimes the only person at some of those early meetings was our then-President and founder: Chuck Conner.

Carrier Landings was a lot of fun.  Even our host, Rebecca gave it a try and accomplished a great "landing".  Link to the video of the carrier landings.

Pictures of the models that attempted/made landings:






And the trophy went to yours truly fr losing the most parts off his Buccaneer.

Time for some show and tell pictures:





















Monday, June 14, 2021

202: June 2021 Monthly Meeting

The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will be meeting at a new location on 17 June: 

22599 MacArthur Blvd 
California, Maryland 
(San Souci Plaza, between McKay's and Mission BBQ) 

Time/Date: 7pm until 9 pm, Thursday, 17th June 

Theme: Anniversary -- 22nd Anniversary of the Southern Maryland Scale Modelers Club

Format will be the same as it was pre-pandemic:  
  • Announcements (if any)
  • Pizza night
  • Around the room to talk about your models
  • Socialize and look at the models
  • Carrier landings -- so bring your plane and try your hand!
  • Then the raffle
Bring your not-a-German Bf-109's. 

Please note that you must follow CDC guidelines and mask up if not fully vaccinated. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Let's Talk Models! #48

June 10th

Modelers on the zoom call: 21

Models discussed: 15

Link to LTM #48 Video

Tools & tips:

We discussed an alternative to Milliput 2-part moldable epoxy -- JB Weld Waterweld from any hardware store.  I tried it on my Buccaneer to replace my canopy with something solid and it does work just as well.  A bit harder, but it works well.