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...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

143: May Meeting Gallery

The theme of the May meeting was "That's so unlike you", any model that you would not normally build.  There were two completed theme builds, 11 non theme builds, and numerous in progress builds.

Theme Builds

M-8 Greyhound
by Ryan Jeffers
1:35 Tamiya
Added radio wires and used Vallejo paints with Archer dry transfers to represent the 15th Cavalry Brigade/15th Squadron in Central Europe which was the unit his grandfather belonged to.

USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76
by Joe Hegedus
1:720 Italeri
The arresting cables have been changed from 4 to 3 to reflect the latest configuration.

Non Theme Builds

Soviet T-30
by Jonathan Wright
1:35 manufacturer unknown

German Sniper
by Jonathan Wright
90mm manufacturer unknown

Long Range Desert Group
by John Bray
1:24 AC Models & Italeri
Scratchbuilt stowage

Kool Kats
by John Bray
Kits by Hawk
Three separate kits combined into one diorama.

Hawker Hurricane Mk I (early) batch build
by Tim Holland
1:72 Airfix
Added seat belts, wing tip lights, correct 5 spoke wheels, and subject specific props, exhausts, and radio antennae.  Aeromaster decals for the following five aircraft:
Belgian AF, May 1940, RAF May 1940, Royal Romanian AF 1940, RAF 111 Sqdn 1938, RAF 1943.

NASA F-104
by Brent Leidig
1:48 Hasegawa
Master models pitot tube and PJ Productions pilot

by Nate Swift
1:72 Dragon
Eagle Cals decals to represent an aircraft flown by Obslt. Fritz Auffhammer of JG301, 22 Mar 1945.  Fritz flew this aircraft back to the factory at Rechlin to personally complain about the manufacturing quality and late deliveries.

In Progress Builds

X-wing fighter
by Dan Yakel
1:48 AMT

Tiger I late production
by Mike Colvin
1:48 Tamiya

Space Shuttle and stack
by Jim Rotramel
1:144 Revell
Will have Cutting Edge engines and tile decals when complete.

Embarrassed Modelers