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, May 14, 2014

132: Show and Tell/In Progress

The theme for the April meeting was "Double Secret Amnesty", which was any finished build that had been lingering in your build pile for a long time.  There was one theme build, five completed builds, and three in progress builds.  In addition, Scott Samo gave a very informative demonstration on how he airbrushes his models.

Theme build

 Cessna 152
By Joe Hegedus
1:48 Minicraft
Interior detailed with belts, throttle, and control lock.  Exterior was converted from the Cessna 150 Aerobat configuration to a 152 by deleting the overhead windows, moving the landing light from the wing to the nose, modifying the cowl for the new landing light and inlet, changing the exhaust, and adding the drooped wingtips.  The markings were printed on inkjet paper, and represent the airplane that Joe soloed in on 31 Dec 1981.

Completed Builds:

Dracula and Victim
By Mike Colvin
1:8 Moebius
Built OOB

Boeing P-26 Peashooter
By Nate Swift
1:72 Revell of Germany
Nate refurbished an earlier build with Starfighter Decals and invisible thread for rigging. The markings depict a unit based at Selfridge AAF, MI.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 "Yellow Peril"
By Joe Hegedus
1:72 Esoteric
Scratchbuilt cockpit and landing gear.

Boeing 787 "Simpsons"
By Brent Leidig
1:200 Hasegawa
Decals are from Skyline in 1:144.

Northrop YF-23
By Brent Leidig
1:48 Hobbyboss
Caracal Decals and Aries ACES II ejection seat.

In Progress Builds:

A6M5 Zero
By Mike Colvin
1:32 Minicraft/Hasegawa

Grumman F-14A Tomcat
By Gerry Whiteside
1:48 Hasegawa
Will be finished in markings for VF-102 Diamondbacks ca. 1992

"Custer's last stand" Diorama
By John Bray
54mm, various manufacturers
Jelly Beans not to scale.

Embarrassed builders:

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