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...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

139: January Meeting Gallery

The theme of the January meeting was "Diorama-rama".  There were 8 theme models and 5 other completed builds.

Theme Builds

Allied Forces at the well, N. Africa, 1942 by John Bray
Academy M3 Lee tank
Tamiya British Matilda Mk III tank
Italeri SAS Commando Jeep
Various Allied soldiers from The Body, Dragon, Evolution, and Master Box
Reality in Scale Well

Off the Line by John Bray
1:35 Evolution Miniatures
Depicts U.S. Marines coming off the front lines for a brief rest from the intense Battle of Peleliu, 1944.

Bf-109E-1 "Battle of Britain" by Ryan Jeffers
1:48 Eduard
Out of the box, painted with Model Master Acrylics.  Eduard figures and tool set. Legend barrels and Micromart grass.

1945 USS Essex display by Brent Leidig
Tamiya F4U Corsair
Wolfpack wingfold, True Details seat, and Superscale Decals
Hasegawa F6F Hellcat
Eaglestrike and Yellowhammer decals, Ultracast seat
Verlinden base with Tamiya Figures and Wheeliant chocks

Blue Angels flight display "Fortis" from 2011 Pax River Air Show by Ryan Turgeon
1:48 Hasegawa F/A-18A/C
Landing gear were extended, pilots were modified for no mask, no survival gear, and custom visor.  Added smoke switch to cockpit, and made inverted flight displays.  Aires resin landing gear bays and exhaust, Rhino Models intakes, MAW nose gear door, scratch built smoke pipes, and Hobby Decal pitot tubes.  Markings were combinations of Hasegawa, Afterburner, Fightertown decals, and Steel Beach paint masks.  Paints are Model Master and Xtracolor.

Panther Ausf A and PAK 35/36 display by Nate Swift
1:35 Tamiya

Pitcairn Autogyro diorama by Mike Morris
1:48 Williams Brothers

F-4B Phantom II display by Mike Colvin
1:72 Hasegawa
OOB with aftermarket base and figures.

Non theme builds

P-51D Mustang by Joe Hegedus
1:48 Hasegawa
Aeromaster decals for 355 FG, UK 1945

Backhoe Loader by Alan Hegedus
LEGO Technic

Panzer I by Jonathan Wright
1:35 Italeri

Tiger II w/Porsche turret by Mike Colvin
1:35 Tamiya
Tamiya zimmerit, scratch built cables, aluminum barrel

P-38L Lightning by Steve Lucianetti
1:48 Hobbyboss
Kagero decals

In progress builds

Panther A "late type" by Dan Yakel
1:35 Dragon
Aluminum barrel, PE grills, spare Tamiya road wheel, Tamiya tools, ATAK zimmerit

Me-262B-1a by Nate Swift
1:72 Revell of Germany
Eduard PE, markings represent 10./NJG10 flown by Oberleutnant Kurt Welter, April 1945

P-40E Warhawk by Jim Rotramel
1:48 AMT
Ultracast seat, Eduard Zoom PE cockpit set

Jagdpanzer 38(t) by Dan Yakel
1:35 Tamiya
Resin engine compartment

Embarrassed modelers: