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, May 31, 2017

166: May 2017 Meeting Minutes

We had a pretty good turnout...21 1/2 members brought 26 models, plus we had the F11C-2 display in case anyone missed it. Lots of rehashing how well it went at the NoVa Model Classic. A great time was had by all!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2018 Themes

Below are the voting results of the 2018 Theme ballots. We had 8 themes make the "top 7"; a roll call vote at the 18th May meeting of all members in attendance chose "Out of this World" as our 9th theme for 2018.  We already had "Great War in the Air" as a theme for February.

Some additional statistics:

  • 64 ballots went out
  • 24 total ballots were received with votes
Please note the month for the theme.  

December is the Christmas Party, October is the "Build the Same Kit", August is "Amnesty" and June is always "Anniversary".  June 2018 will mark 17 years for the club.

Theme Month
Delta Delta Delta - something with a delta wing; something used by Delta Force; the "D" model of anything January

The Great War in the Air - Revell 1/28 Scale Biplanes February
Aces - Any subject associated with a famous (or not so famous) ace March
Reel Models — Subjects that have appeared in a film or on television. April
Star of David - Any Israeli subject May

Anniversary - 17th Anniversary of the Club!  Pizza and BYOB. June
Turning the Tide - Any subject related to key turning points in major theaters of wars; Midway, Stalingrad, Gettysburg, El-Alamein, etc. July

Amnesty - Any project which didn't make the deadline for a previous theme month in any year. August
The Great War - Any subject from 1914 - 1918. September
Out of this world - real space or science fiction October
BTSK - Revell 1/48 Stearman November

No Theme - Christmas Party December
Add the below to the 2019 Theme Ballot
Chicks dig weasels - Any wild weasel, iron hand or related subject

Hold your horses - Any subject named after a horse (P-51 Mustang, Ford Mustang, Bronco, etc); or any horse themed artwork (Norfolk Southern, nose art, etc).

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

X factor - something experimental; x-plane or equivalent used for research, not a prototype for a production system

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

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

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

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

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

King Kong — 1/72 Revell Kaydet in black/white markings for 1933 diorama

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)

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

Aim High Alongapo - Any Philippine Air Force subject

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

For the BTSK voting:

Votes Kit

BTSK - Revell 1/48 Stearman

Add the below to the 2019 Theme Ballot
BTSK - Airfix 1/72 Hurricane

BTSK - Monogram 1/72 P-6E

BTSK - Revell 1/72 Sherman

BTSK - Eduard 1/72 MiG-15 kit, any boxing.

For both lists...everything below the yellow line will go into the 2019 ballot.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

166: May 2017 Meeting

A friendly reminder, the Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will meet at 7pm, Thursday 18th May at the Pax River Naval Air Museum.

The theme is Out of Office: Any subject from a manufacturer no longer in business (Curtiss, Loening, North American, Kaiser, etc).

Bring a project, or not, and if you do be prepared to talk about it.

Voting for the 2018 Themes is closed.  I'll compile and post the results separately.  If there is a tie, we will flip a coin at the meeting.