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...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2017 Themes

Below are the voting results of the 2017 Theme ballots. We had 10 themes make the "top 9"; a roll call vote at the 19th May meeting of all members in attendance chose "Yellow Perils" as our 9th theme for 2017.

Some additional statistics:
  • 70 ballots went out
  • 6 were known duplicates; 
    • 2 were standard ballots not used 
    • 4 were resent as links because of network provider issues
  • 34 total ballots were received with votes
As far as surveys or voting goes, 50% response/turnout is pretty good.

Please note the month for the theme.  With the exception of June, I simply tracked backwards from November's meeting getting the top votes = most important so everyone wants to ensure they have their kit done so that means the maximum time to finish.  Follow that?

December is the Christmas Party, October is the "Build the Same Kit", August is "Amnesty" and June is always "Anniversary".  June 2017 will mark 17 years for the club.

Votes
Theme
Month
25
A+ Attitudes - Any attack aircraft like A-1, A-10, AH-1, A-6…
November
19
Skunk Works — any subject made by Lockheed (but not Lockheed-Martin)
September
19
Big Mac - Any subject made by McDonnell Douglas (but not Boeing)
July
17
Yellow Wings - Any pre-WWII military aircraft
May
16
Out of Office - Any subject from a manufacturer no longer in business (Curtiss, Loening, North American, Kaiser, etc)
April
16
I Spy - Any subject related to espionage, reconnaissance, or covert operations
March
15
Red River Yacht Club - Any subject that flew over North Vietnam.
June
15
Low and slow - Any ground based subject, not supersonic, like ground attack, cars, tanks, etc.
February
13
Yellow Perils - Any training subject
January
Add the below to the 2018 Theme Ballot
13
Hold your horses - Any subject named after a horse (P-51 Mustang, Ford Mustang, Bronco, etc); or any horse themed artwork (Norfolk Souther, nose art, etc).

12
Star of David - Any Israeli subject

12
Aces - Any subject associated with a famous (or not so famous) ace

12
Chicks dig weasels - Any wild weasel, iron hand or related subject

12
Turning the Tide - Any subject related to key turning points in major theaters of wars; Midway, Stalingrad, Gettysburg, El-Alamein, etc.

12
The Great War - Any subject from 1914 - 1918.

10
Junkyard Dogs - Any subject abandoned or in the boneyard; or rebuild a kit that’s from your junk pile.

9
Hooked - Any subject that “got you hooked”; car, motorcycle, aircraft, tank, ship, boat, person…

9
Gentlemen, start your engines!  - Any racing subject, real or imagined.

6
Breaking the barrier - Any subject that was designed to break the sound barrier, or was the FIRST to do so in its class.  

6
League of Nations - The New NATO - Any subject from a country that as joined NATO since the fall of the Soviet Union

6
Hail to the Chief - Any subject related to a President (USS Harry S Truman, GHW Bush’s TBM Avenger, JFK’s Lincoln, Air Force One, Navy One, etc)

5
Old School Demos - Any demo team subject that is pre-Hornets and pre-Fighting Falcons.

4
Two Tickets to Paradise - Any subject that takes you to your place of paradise; train, plane, automobile, scooter, skateboard…

3
Team Building - Two or more members team up to build a model or diorama

0
Aim High Alongapo - Any Philippine Air Force subject


Speaking of BTSK...below are the results of that voting.

Votes Kit

15
BTSK  - Monogram — Any original Monogram kit.

Add the below to the 2018 Theme Ballot
10
BTSK - Eduard 1/72 MiG-15 kit, any boxing.

5
BTSK - Revell 1/48 Stearman

1
BTSK - Airfix 1/72 Hurricane


For both lists, everything below the yellow lines I'll throw into the ballot for 2018 and we'll add whatever new ideas anyone can come up with.

Thanks for looking!

Regards,
Tim


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