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, April 16, 2014

131: In Progress/Show and Tell

March's meeting theme was "Experimental" - any subject done as an experiment, research, or proof of concept.

Experimental theme builds:
Northrup YF-23 by Brent Leidig
1/48 Hobbyboss
When complete, it will have an aftermarket seat and Caracal Decals

XB-42 and XB-43 by Jim Rotramel
1/72 Anigrand
OOB except for some decals, including homemade wing walk stripes

Bell X-1 by Andrew White
1/32 Revell

F6F-3 Drone by Mike Colvin
1/48 Arii
Aftermarket decals representing a USN drone used in early atomic testing.

Non-theme builds:

Flak 88, Landing Craft and Halftrack by Austin Whiteside

P-12E by Joe Hegedus
1/32 Hasegawa
OOB with 0.015" wire for rigging.  Markings are from Starfighter Decals representing a unit from Maxwell AB c.1937

N2S-3 Stearman by Joe Hegedus
1/48 Revell (New mold)
0.015" wire for rigging, 0.020" wire for pitot tube, 24 gauge wire for fuel lines.

KV1 Ehkranami by Dan Yakel
1/35 Trumpeter
Royal Model PE, Aluminum Barrel, Fruilmodel tracks with brass pins, scale metal chain.  Weathered with burnt umber and black acrylics and Mig Pigments Russian Earth and Black Soot.

F/A-18D Hornet by Jim Rotramel
1/72 Academy
AAQ-28, GBU-38, and AGM-65 from Hasegawa weapons kits.

Beech T-6A Texan II by Andrew White
1/48 Ibex
Decals from Two Bobs.

F-16N "Top Gun" by Brent Leidig
1/48 Tamiya
Royal Resin nose, Master pitot tube and AOA probe. The pilot is a combination of PJ Products and kit parts.  Decals are by Fightertown Decals.  The base is a 3 wire frame from Michaels which also contains the batteries for the landing lights and instrument panel lights.

In Progress builds:

Nakajima A6M2-K Rufe by Steve Workman
1/72 Johan
Cockpit is a combination of scratchbuilt details and parts from a Hasegawa Zero.  PE seatbelts, scratchbuilt cowling scoop.  Hasegawa propeller

"Where Custer and his men fought...and died! June 25, 1876" by John Bray
Figures are a combination of 1/32 and 1/30 (54mm and 60mm) by Black Hawk, King & Country, Toy Soldiers of San Diego, Andrea, B&M, and Monarch Minatures in metal, resin, and plastic.  There will be more than 70 figures in the completed diorama.

Imperial AT-AT by Dan Yakel
AMT rebox of ERTL kit.
Building OOB.

Unidentified Builds:

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