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, July 27, 2021

203: July 2021 Monthly Meeting Minutes & Show and Tell

15 July 2021

The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers met at High Tide Games at 7pm.  24 modelers were present and 31 models were on the tables!

We confirmed internally that Richmond IPMS Old Dominion Open is on 26 February 2022 and Northern Virginia IPMS NOVA Model Classic will be on 16 April 2022.  Time to start planning next year's show season!

We also discussed a display at the St Mary's County Fair -- Dan Y. will coordinate as usual.

And we had a moment of silence for yet another iconic model shop closing -- Denby Hobbies will be closing in April -- always a great stop when in the Norfolk area.

The theme was Dogfight Doubles, and we had quite a few on the tables. Show & Tell pictures:

Monday, July 12, 2021

203 July 2021 Meeting

 The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will be meeting at a new location on 15 July: 

22599 MacArthur Blvd 
California, Maryland 
(San Souci Plaza, between McKay's and Mission BBQ) 

Time/Date: 7pm until 9 pm, Thursday, 15th July 

Theme: Dogfight Double - Partner with another modeler to finish opposing fighters. 
                Example: Bf-109E vs Spitfire I.

Format will be the same as it was pre-pandemic:  
  • Announcements (if any)
  • Around the room to talk about your models
  • Socialize and look at the models
  • Then the raffle
  • Off to Red Robin for those of us wanting dinner
Please note that you must follow CDC guidelines and mask up if not fully vaccinated. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

2022 Themes

Theme voting results are in!

Below is the list by month, get your kits and start modeling.




Make Tim happy — any 1:72 Spitfire


Whirlybird — any helocopter military or civilian


Deuces Wild — any subject WITH two; engines, wheels, people, wings [biplanes] etc.


Here kitty kitty — any aircraft or vehicle with cat in it (tomcat, hellcat, tiger, etc)


The Expanse — Any sci-fi related subject


Anniversary - 20th Anniversary of the Club!


Drive Fast, Take chances! — 1/24 or 1/25 cars


Amnesty - Any project which didn't make the deadline for a previous theme month in any year.


Achtung Stuka! — Any stuka any scale or markings


Torpedo away — any torpedo bomber or ASW aircraft/ship


BTSK - Eduard 1/48 Hellcat


No Theme - Christmas Party