138: October Meeting Gallery
Nate Swift was the winner of the prestigious Platinum Clamp Award for the Best Theme Model. Nate built his Airfix A-4P Skyhawk OOB in markings of the Grupo 5 de Caza, Rio Gallegos, in April, 1982. Congratulations Nate!
Ryan Turgeon Showed his in-work project of a Blue Angels "mirror image" pass. The kits are by Hasegawa and Ryan added exhaust nozzles and wheel bays from Aries. This will make for a most impressive display when complete!
There were more Skyhawks on the table. Nick Kessel built the Fujimi 1/72 scale A-4E OOB as a Navy "Top Gun" bird. The camouflaged portion of the paint scheme is the silhouette of a MiG! A unique and unusual scheme well executed by Nick.
Steve Lucianetti built the HobbyBoss 1/48 scale A-4M OOB in Marine markings. Very clean build, Steve!
Andy Frill showed his in-work project, a Hasegawa 1/48 scale A-4E/F. Andy is building this Skyhawk as an A-4F of VA-22. The speed brakes have been enhanced with Eduard PE. The build is otherwise OOB, even using the kit decals.
Doc Haugh showed his in-work 1943 GAZ-MM truck in 1/35 scale. Doc is building the Mini Art kit OOB and says it is highly detailed and a pleasure to build.
Andy White Built the Kitty Hawk 1/48 scale SH-2F Seasprite, adding a Cobra Company interior. The decals are by Caracal.
New Guy Justin Reed showed his first tank model. Justin added a Barrel Depot gun barrel to the Tamiya 1/35 scale M41 Walker Bulldog.
Entrepreneur Angel Garcia Ablanque had two projects on display. The top picture is a 1/35 scale Alan "Beetle" with the CMK repair truck conversion. Angel says the build reflects a late war German civilian who has gone into the truck repair business. The lower picture is of the Tamiya 1/48 scale Komatsu tractor built OOB.
There were two models on display that I have descriptions for but, unfortunately, no picture.
Award winning modeler Nate Swift also displayed the Morser Karl-Great 040, 60 cm self propelled mortar. Nate built the 1/144 scale Trumpeter kit OOB. This was Nate's first 1/144 scale build.
Joe Hegedus showed a Revell 1/72 scale P-47M Thunderbolt. Joe used main landing gear wheels from a Hasegawa kit and Aeromaster decals reflect a bird of the 61 FS / 56 FG at Boxted, UK, 1945.
Hope to see you all at the November meeting!