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...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

1/28 Scale Revell World War I group build

For those considering a 1/28 SPAD for next year's club build, here's a link you may find interesting:

165: April 2017 Meeting Minutes

Okay, we had 40 models on display!

16 members came in and just about everyone brought in some sort of yellow winged aircraft, or their current project.

We put the VF-1B F11C-2 and SU-3 models on their stands "in formation".  Yes, still two missing, but the builders could not make the meeting.  It's real impressive in person.

Lots of models went into the Museum display cabinet.  John B. agreed to finish another of the cabinets at the museum and that'll be ours for another display (Tophatters or ??)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

2018 Theme Voting has started

Members should receive the 2018 Theme ballot, I also attempted to post it on the Facebook's on a "comment" over on the right.

2018 Theme Ballot

Polls will close on 12 May so I can collate and publish for the May meeting.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

165: April 2017 Meeting

A friendly reminder that Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will meet at 7pm, Thursday, 20th April, at the Pax River Museum.  We should be in Building B Conference Room, as usual.

This month's theme is Yellow Wings:  Any pre-WWII military aircraft.  Those of us who are building the Monogram F11C-2 as a VF-1 Squadron build (19 aircraft total) for the IPMS NoVa Model Classic display should also bring our models in.

Please bring a subject, finished or not, theme or non-theme and be prepared to talk about it during the Show-n-Tell.

A few key items:

  • I've asked for new ideas for the 2018 Themes and have received a few.  We still have a library of ideas from last year not used so I'll put all of them into the survey, which will go out right after the meeting.  So you still have time to get ideas in, via email or text, or bring it to the meeting.
  • Since we're taking the VF-1 Yellow Wings display to NoVa's Model Classic only the added yellow wings themed kits will go into the display.  After Model Classic it would be a great thing to put the VF-1 kits permitting.  Remember to bring a printed page with the history of your subject.
  • For the Model Classic club display, we plan to have both the Monogram Big Bomber Build kits as well as the VF-1 Yellow Wings on display.  Remember to bring a printed page describing your model if you bring something.  I'll take care of the VF-1 Yellow Wings since they're all common.  

Saturday, April 1, 2017

164: March 2017 Meeting Minutes

Another big crowd!  
21 members and 30 models.

Not much on the agenda, ODO was a great success.  Some guys took some metal home for some obviously very nice models.  The Monogram Big Bomber Build display was popular.  We got lots of visits and a couple of lesson's learned for the next display opportunity at NoVa's Model Classic:

  • Put a page with large print (14 font?) for each model near it to explain key differences from other similar models -- prop blurs (very popular), Navy B-26 (everyone who came up asked about its history).
  • One person from the club should be there at all times to answer additional questions.  Maybe rotate every hour for those who attend, at least for the morning hours.  

Steve was able to complete the A-3/A-5 Models for Ms Paula Pippin.  Her husband flew all 3 types in his career and she wants to pass them on to her grandson whose father played with them as a child.  They finished up great, but for some reason I don't have photos...