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...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

127: In Progress/Show and Tell

November's build theme was "Failures: Shoulda Worked But...".  There were five In Progress builds, and eleven completed builds, five of which were theme builds.

Theme Builds

YB-46 by Jim Rotramel
Anigrand 1/72

Ho 229 by Jim Rotramel
Revell of Germany 1/72

Ta-183 by Jim Rotramel
Amtech 1/48

SB2C-4E Helldiver by Joe Hegedus
Academy 1/72
OOB with custom decals for VB-84 aboard USS Bunker Hill, Feb 1945

SB2A Buccaneer by Joe Hegedus
Special Hobby 1/72
OOB with spares box decals for a Pax River Flight Test aircraft

Non Theme Builds

Westland Lysander by Mike Colvin (Apologies for the terrible picture)
Matchbox 1/32
Mostly OOB with minor interior details including a scale map of Northern France for the navigator

Il-2M3 Sturmovich by Nate Swift
Accurate Miniatures 1/48
Represents an aircraft from the Leningrad front.  Czech Masters cockpit.

Letov S.231 by Jonathan Wright
KP 1/72
OOB with steel reinforced landing gear.

Israeli Shot Kal by Steve Lucianetti
AFV Club 1/35

Oscar EW-5894 Fallus by Gerry Whiteside
Airfix 1/72
Converted Airfix T1 Gnat to represent an aircraft from the movie "Hot Shots".  Decals from the spares box.

AH-6 and AGR by Austin Whiteside

In Progress Models

"Sub in a Bottle" by John Bray
Pegasus  Hobbies Nautilus
Still testing the setup for a diorama in a Coca Cola bank.  John is still looking for a suitable glass bottle of approximately 8" diameter for the final diorama.

JS-2 Russian Heavy Tank by Chuck Connor
Tamiya 1/35
Will be adding Eduard PE Details

JS-3 Russian Tank by Chuck Connor
Tamiya 1/35

Dracula by Mike Colvin
Moebius Models 1/8

Tiger I "Late" by Dan Yakel
Tamiya 1/35
Lots of various PE details, aluminum barrel, Freul Model tracks, aftermarket spare track holders