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...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Yellow Wings Group Build for May 2017

Also known as the Monogram 1/72 F11C-2 Squadron Build

What we are trying to achieve: A full squadron (VF-1B) of 19 aircraft in colorful section markings for the 1933-35 period of US Naval Aviation.  We hope to be able to donate the kits to the Patuxent River Naval Aviation Museum if the museum is willing to accept the donation.

1) Model kit -- Monogram 1/72 F11C-2 -- some of you plan to donate your kit(s) or buy direct from Mark at Starfighter Decals.  Link to the kit.  

2) Decals -- Starfighter Decals Sheet 72-140 has all the BUNO in both black and white.  Since there are only enough black / white trim stripes, and National Markings for 6 models, I'll buy 3 sheets.  A couple want their own sheets as well but I will cut up the three sheets and put the decals inside the kits when they come in.

3) Aircraft Build Assignments --   Note that 2 models are available.

Modeler
Aircraft
Notes
Joe H.
1-F-1
1-F-2
1-F-3
Red Section
Andy F.
1-F-4
White Section

1-F-5
White Section
“Dash 2”

1-F-6
White Section
"Dash 3”
Jim R.
1-F-7
True Blue Section
“Lead"
Steve W.
1-F-8
True Blue Section
“Dash 2”
Collin T.
1-F-9
True Blue Section
"Dash 3”
Dave F.
1-F-10
1-F-11
1-F-12
Black Section
Andy W.
1-F-13
Willow Green Section
“Lead”
Jonathan W.
1-F-14
1-F-15
Willow Green Section
“Dash 2” & “Dash 3”
Ryan J.
1-F-16
1-F-17
1-F-18
Lemon Yellow Section
Tim H.
1-F-19
SU-1 Utility aircraft

4) Paint colors -- Model Master / Testers unless otherwise noted.
  • All metal areas not painted in trim color -- Light Gull Gray MM4692, note this is a gloss color as it is different than the Flat Gull Gray.
  • Fabric areas -- Aluminum enamel -- 1181 square bottle, according to Jonathan it covers better.  Do NOT use a metalizer.
  • Upper wing upper side -- Chrome Yellow MM4683 painted over a "primer" coat of yellow zinc chromate (either MM4861 or 1184 square bottle)
  • Insignia Red tails/trim -- MM4714 or Tamiya X-7
  • Insignia White -- White...
  • True Blue -- MM4657
  • Black -- Black...
  • Willow Green -- MM2028
  • Lemon Yellow -- MM4684 Blue Angel Yellow
  • Prop -- Aluminum, back of prop from cowl to tip stripes is same blue as the decal prop stripe, so match that blue.
  • Tires -- Any black, including a tire black if desired (variation is okay).
  • Gloss coat when done -- I know that "gloss" is probably not realistic, e.g. Satin is better, but Satin can be very subjective.
5) Pilots -- below is an image from Modeling Madness of a painted Master Details 1/32 scale Aviator:



6) Bureau Numbers (BUNO) -- below list is from Mark @ Starfighter Decals, combined with new information from a site online that is referencing photos.  I believe the decal sheet has the chevron and fuselage stripes, but if you want to match the cowling and fuselage stripe feel free to paint them.  Note two corrections to the BUNOs below (1-F-15 & 1-F-16).

AircraftBureau NumberSection Color Notes
1-F-1
9266
Red fuselage stripe, chevron & cowling
1-F-2
9267
Red upper cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-3
9268
Red lower cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-4
9270
White fuselage stripe, chevron & cowling, with black trim
1-F-5
9271
White upper cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-6
9272
White lower cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-7
9336
True Blue fuselage stripe, chevron & cowling
1-F-8
9274
True Blue upper cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-9
9275
True Blue lower cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-10
9276
Black fuselage stripe, chevron & cowling
1-F-11
9277
Black upper cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-12
9278
Black lower cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-13
9279
Willow Green fuselage stripe, chevron & cowling
1-F-14
9280
Willow Green upper cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-15
9281
Willow Green lower cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-16
9282
Lemon Yellow fuselage stripe, chevron & cowling, with black trim
1-F-17
9331
Lemon Yellow upper cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
1-F-18
9332 or 9337
Lemon Yellow lower cowling half & chevron, no fuselage stripe
Happy modeling!



Thursday, June 23, 2016

155: June Minutes

We discussed the Battle of the Atlantic and Tophatter display status.  To be fair, what we discussed is that not much has changed.  Which is to say, still not sure when the Museum will have the cabinets ready for us to move the kits in.  I suspect the "whew!'s" I heard means a few folks haven't finished their models.  Guilty as charged...I still need to finish the two destroyers.

We certainly beat the Yellow Wings horse quite dead!  I'll publish a separate article on the Group Build for 2017.

Speaking of group builds... I would like someone to also write an article on the Big Bomber Build that we're doing this year for MarauderCon.  Even if just a compilation of the models we expect to complete and bring.

We had a new member show up for the meeting; Nick W.  Welcome aboard!  I failed to formally introduce him, so will do that next meeting he is present.

Since the theme was "Anniversary" we enjoyed some pizza and the company of fellow modelers.  We had 19 members present who brought 21 kits.

Regards,
Tim



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

155: June Meeting

Hi Everyone,

Don't forget, Thursday Evening, 7pm, 16th June we'll have our monthly meeting at the Pax River Museum.

Theme – Happy Anniversary: Any subject in observance or commemoration of the anniversary of a significant event or milestone. Also the 16th birthday of our club!

No cake this year, but I'll arrange for Pizza to be delivered.  I just ask that you bring your own beverage.

Regards, and see you Thursday!
Tim