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...

Monday, April 15, 2013

119: In Progress

In progress builds continue to make a good showing at the club meetings.  For March we had one theme build and nine other in progress builds. 

Chuck Connor starts off this month's "In Progress" update with his Dragon 1/48 Apollo 11 Lunar Module for the them build.  Chuck is building his LM strictly OOB, and comments while it is a nice kit, it has terrible instructions.  Who ever said you needed instructions anyway?


For the non-theme minded in progress builds, we have Ryan Turgeon's 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C.  Ryan is building this Hornet as part of a pair to represent the Blue Angels' #5 and #6 aircraft performing the "Fortis" maneuver.  He is using Steel Beach vinyl masks to paint the yellow markings, and will be representing the aircraft as seen at the 2011 Pax River Airshow where they performed the entire show using Biofuel.


Also in 1/48th, we have this Italeri Mirage 2000 being built by Nick Kessel.  Nick is using a Black Box cockpit, Aires exhaust, and TwoBobs decals for the striking 2001 Tiger Meet markings as flown by the French AF.


Newer member Christopher Williams brought along his 1/35 Tamiya Tiger I.  Christopher is building this Tiger as one that served on the Eastern Front, and is currently awaiting the rest of his supplies and components to arrive from a far off land called "West Virginia".  Sounds like another Tiger I stranded by an unreliable supply chain...


Gerry Whiteside brought along two in progress builds this month, the first of which is this Hasegawa F-14A.  Don't tell anyone, but Gerry is actually building this one in "The Forbidden Scale" of 1/48.  Gerry is primarily building this one OOB, but did add the Remove Before Flight tags to the ejection seats.  Final markings will represent a Desert Storm bird from VF-102.


Determined to show that he still builds in "The One TRUE Scale", Gerry also brought along his Airfix 1/72 BAe Hawk.  Gerry is building the kit OOB for the club's "Build the Same Kit" theme later this year.


Taking a sabbatical from aircraft models, David Fuller brought along a trio of automotive builds.  The first of which is this Revell 1/24 1962 Corvette.  The color is Duplicolor Garnet Red out of a rattle can.


David also brought along this pair of 1/43 multimedia racing kits by Starter.  The Lola T70 is being built as the blue and yellow Penske Sunoco car raced by the late Mark Donohue, while the Ferrari 333SP is being built as a test chassis.  These are David's first attempts at multimedia resin and metal kits.


Finally, we also have this beautiful 1/48 Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II being built by Collin Tatusko.


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