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...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

2019 IPMS Nationals

We had a great time at Nationals in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Chattanooga chapter hosted a great show and contest! A few stats I noted during the awards ceremony:
  • Over 5,000 models on the competition tables
  • 961 registrants for the competitions
  • 1,675 display only models
The 3 Amigos did of course bring home some metal: Scot Samo, Andy Frill and Andy "Whitey" White.  Congratulations!

Our Club Display enjoyed place of honor in the contest room:

The NASPLANE display was a great hit. I overheard lots of folks talking about it, and I've noticed pictures of it have shown up on other websites. The special discussion topics on the Leader (Dale Earnhardt Jr), the pusher (Cessna), the only twin (Hooters), and of course the trail (GoDaddy - Danica Patrick). This will be a hard one to follow.

The Yellow Wings was photographed quite a lot. And the Burma Banshees was well received. The Frankenfort caught lots of people off guard as they approached the tables from one direction they assumed a formation ship, and from another an RAF Fortress III.

When I dropped by the display I also was able to chat with folks about all our displays and give them some background info on our great club.  I'm looking forward to San Marcos, Texas for 2020 but I won't be hauling a display that far.