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, September 28, 2016

158: September Minutes

Ah Summer!  It's winding down and with the kids back in school finding time for modeling can be a challenge as we try to squeeze as much fun out of the remaining sunlight as we can.  So too can be finding time to meet and talk about models...

Only 15 members attended, 1 of which was NEW MEMBER Stu Didsbury.  We did have 21 models to talk about, so that was great!

Only business to discuss was the upcoming 2016 Biplanes & Triplanes air show at Virginia Beach on Sat/Sun 1-2 October.  Also the Tidewatercon 16 will be held Fri/Sat.  Note that if you go on Saturday, you'll pay the $25 air show fee to see the model show...

Just a reminder of the Club's group build efforts ongoing:

  • Big Bomber Build -- Monogram or Revell 1/48 bomber group build.  Members are looking to display their finished kits at MauraderCon 2016 on 19th November.
  • Yellow Wings Squadron -- For May 2017 Yellow Wings group build -- Members are building the Monogram 1/72 F11C-2 using some custom decals by Starfighter-Decals to create a full squadron of 18 aircraft in all 6 section colors.  Hopefully donate these to the Museum when completed.
  • VF-11 Tophatters Display -- for the Museum, one model of each aircraft from beginning to today.  Most should be done, awaiting confirmation from the Museum for the display space.
  • Battle of the Atlantic Display -- for the Museum, a display similar to their Battle of Midway display that highlights Naval Aviation's role; awaiting confirmation from the Museum for the display space.  And my PB4Y-1 still isn't finished...

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