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...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

125: In Progress/Show and Tell

September's theme was "Korean War".  There were 6 In Progress builds and 14 completed builds, plus a fleet of ships.  Eight of the completed builds were theme related.

Theme Builds

M-26 Persing by Dan Yakel 
Academy 1/35
Aftermarket - Aluminum Barrel

M4A3E8 Sherman (Easy-Eight) by Mike Colvin
DML 1/35
Aftermarket - AFV Club tracks

M41 Walker Bulldog by Mike Colvin
Tamiya 1/35

Vought F4U-4 Corsair by Mike Colvin
Academy 1/48

North American F-86E Sabre by Nate Swift
Academy 1/72

Supermarine Spitfire XVIe by Tim Holland
Heller 1/72
Aftermarket - Rising Decals
Represents an aircraft of the SAAF Operational Training Unit which was used to train SAAF pilots prior to deployment to Korea circa 1953.  Painted with Humbrol Acrylic Paints

North American F-86F Sabre by Jim Rotramel
Kinetic 1/32
Aftermarket - Cutting Edge fuel tanks, Aires speedbrake wells, hypodermic needle for the pitot tube.
Represents an aircraft flown by Joe McConnell

F-84C by Jim Rotramel
Tamiya 1/48
Aftermarket - Cutting Edge canopy, decals and nosewheel bay.
Represents a MiG killer aircraft from the 522 TFS 27 FG.

Non-theme builds

Gloster Gladiators by Jonathan Wright
Airfix 1/72 Old and New Molds

F-105G by Steve Lucianetti
Trumpeter 1/72

Dr. Who Spitfire by Tim Holland
Airfix 1/72
Started life as a Mk IXc Spitfire.  Added outboard laser cannons and removed the stock 20mm cannon.  Added a scratchbuilt "Air Bubble Machine" behind the pilot.  Represents a Spitfire seen in the Dr. Who episode "Danny Boy" than eventually destroys a Dalek Death Ray.  Originally built for the March "The Final Frontier" Sci-Fi theme.

Boeing F4B-4 by Ken Kelly
Monogram 1/72
Scratchbuilt cockpit and rigged with EZ Line.  Brush painted with Polly Scale Acrylics. Starfighter Decals.

Curtiss SBC-4 by Ken Kelly
Heller 1/72
Sanded off all raised detail and rescribed new panel lines.  Rigged with EZ Line and brush painted with Polly Scale Acrylics.  Starfighter Decals

IJN and Allied Fleets, Java Sea, 1941 by Ben Pearson
GHQ and Panzershiffes 1/2400
Based for wargaming.

In Progress Builds

M4A3E2 Jumbo Sherman by Dan Yakel
Tamiya 1/35
Aftermarket - Black Dog resin transmission and turret.

Marder IIIm by Dan Yakel
Tamiya 1/35

Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornets by Ryan Turgeon
Hasegawa 1/48
Aftermarket - Steel Beach Masks, Aires wheel bays, Aires Exhaust, Rhinomodel intakes.

Mooney M20 by Andrew White
Bandai 1/48

F-86H Sabre by Andrew White
Collectaire 1/48

EF-105F by Nick Kessel
Monogram 1/48 kitbash

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