The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers meet every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. We currently meet at the NSi, 21513 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland.

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, November 15, 2015

146 September Show and Tell

The theme of the September meeting was "The Cold War".  There were 8 theme builds and 7 non-theme builds as well as a number of in progress builds.


Theme Builds

 Northrup F-89D by Mike Morris
1:48 Revell
Out of box. SNJ Spray Metal finish
Martin B-57 by Mike Morris
1:72 Testors
Out of box

Tu-128 Fiddler by Jim Rotramel
1:72 A Model
Modified engine nacelles

Douglas A-4F by Andy Frill
1:48 Hasegawa
True Details seat, Eduard RBF tags, weapons from Hasegawa, kit deckles for VA-22

F-5E Tiger II by Tim Holland
1:72 Testors/Italeri
Scratchbuilt ACMI pod from a wooden cocktail stick.  Model was handpainted with Humbrol during Tim's first squadron tour in 1984.

Vanguard Satellite by John Bray
box scale by Hawk (reissued by Round2 Models)
Built per instructions first, then redone to improve accuracy.  Second kit was built to show cutaway view.

F-5E Tiger II by Scott Samo
1:32 Hasegawa
Black Box cockpit, Gunze paint, TwoBobs decals.

F-100D Super Sabre by Steve Workman
1:72 Hasegawa
Scribed panel lines, painted with Testors Metalizers.











Completed Builds

P-40 by Jim Rotramel
1:48 AMT
AM resin cockpit details and wheels. Master turned gun barrels

Bug Eye Scout/Armored Valkyrie by Phill Allen
1:350 Neptune Models
Resin kit, motorized and lit.  Machined barrels and feet.  Heavily modified body, spring loaded ball turrets.

X-wing Fighter by Dan Yakel
AMT
Markings were custom masked and painted.

Ar.555 "Amerika bomber" by Nate Swift
1:72 Revell of Germany
AM wheels for Ar-234B, Me 163 pitot tube, Master Model MG151/20 gun barrels.  Paint scheme based on schemes from various "Luft '46" websites.

P-40 by Nate Swift
1:48 AMT
True Details wheels, Turkish markings from Tiger Head.

IJN Akagi by Ken Kelly
1:700 Hasegawa
Raised deck lines sanded off and arresting cables added with invisible thread.  Brush painted with Polly Scale paint.

P-51D Mustang by Joe Hegedus
1:32 Hasegawa
Wingz Resin Cockpit.  Markings for "Lou IV" by Eaglecal.












In Progress Builds


VC-27 "Tunny" VTOL heavy transport by Phill Allen
1:350 Scratchbuilt
Completely scratchbuilt.  Machined turbines and magnetic vectored thrust.  Working flaps and ramp.

P-40E by Mike Colvin
1:32 Revell
Eduard interior details and brake lines.

1971/72 Chevy Nova by Dan Yakel
1:25 AMT
Resin cowl induction hood.

M-10 Gun Motor Carriage by Dan Yakel
1:3 AFV Club
Aluminum barrel, PE parts, dental floss leather straps.

M-47 by Dan Yakel
1:35 Testors/Italeri
Aluminum barrel and grab handles.  Painted as seen in the movie "Battle of the Bulge".

A-37 Dragonfly by Steve Workman
1:72 Encore (Academy molds)
Built with kit included resin cockpit.












Embarrassed Modelers











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