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, January 20, 2016

148: November Show and Tell

The theme of the November club meeting was "The Great War", any subject from World War One.  There were five theme builds, seven non-theme builds, and four in-progress builds.

Theme builds

Fokker D.VII by Tim Holland
1:72 Esci
OOB, with lozenge decals from Eaglecals

Fokker E.III by Jonathan Wright
1:72 Eduard

Fokker D.VII by Jim Rotramel
1:32 Wingnut Wings
Master turned brass gun barrels, wooden prop

Freidrichshafen FF-33L by Ken Kelly
1:144 scratchbuilt
Master model was scratchbuilt and then molds created to produce resin copies.  Lozenge decals from Czech Republic, rigged with invisible thread.

Fokker Dr.I by Nate Swift
1:28 Revell of Germany

Non-theme builds

Ki-61 Hein type 3 by Nate Swift
1:48 Hasegawa
Aries cockpit.  Decals for 244th Sentai, Commander Captain Teruhiko Kobayashi, Apr 1945

Tu-22M2 Backfire by Ken Kelly
1:144 Minicraft
Hand painted with Pollyscale paints and Model Master Acryl "Dark Oak" wash.

SB2C-4 by Ken Kelly
1:144 F-toys
Prefinished kit was built and repainted with Pollyscale paints.

F3F-3 by Mike Morris
1:32 Hasegawa
Vector resin engine, scratchbuilt cockpit detail

Beech 17 Staggerwing by Joe Hegedus
1:48 Roden
OOB, personalized custom decals.

Panzer IV by Mike Colvin
1:35 Tamiya
Aftermarket barrel and tow cable.

Mercolet-J by Rick Martin
1:25/24 kitbashed (based on 1948 Chevy)
Donor kits include Galaxie Limited '48 Chevy Aerosedan, Revell '49 Custom Mercury, Revell "51 Henry J.  Engine, seats, and suspension from a '69 Revell Baldwin Motion Camaro.

In Progress builds

M4A3E8 by Dan Yakel
1:35 Dragon
Aluminum barrel, resin logs, tarps and bags.

M10 Tank Destroyer by Dan Yakel
1:35 Academy
Aluminum barrel, resin AM accessories.

Bugatti EB110 by David Fuller
1:24 Monogram
OOB.  Stripped most chrome and repainted with Model Master Metalizers.  French Blue paint on body did not turn out well and will be stripped and repainted.  Difficult kit.

Embarrassed modelers

Sunday, January 17, 2016

150: January meeting

Hi Everyone,

Thursday evening at 7pm, 21st January, we'll have our monthly meeting at the Pax River Museum. The theme:

January – Old enough to vote: Build a model from a kit that's old enough to vote (Original issue 1997 or earlier).

So whether you bring a model that could have voted before the Eisenhower administration, or just the Clinton one (only...first?!) don't bring something that could have voted for Bush #2 or Obama. Space1999 is okay because those were all well before's a shame we aren't permanent only the moon; that was one of my favorite shows as a kid.

Anyway...bring a model, any model; be prepared to talk about it whether it's a long term project or done & dusted.

Regards, Tim