The May meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 30 at 1PM at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex at 335 Kenney Street in El Cajon.
If you choose to attend – you must wear a facemask and maintain social distancing. If you do not, you will be asked to leave.
Additionally, please read the announcement by Dave Lockheart, director of local chapters, regarding COVID-19: http://www.ipmsusa.org/
In particular – “In light of the current pandemic situation, please be aware that neither IPMS/USA nor its Chapters are liable for any potential transmission of illnesses. Those planning to attend this event should (a) follow existing safe social distancing recommendations and (b) abide by any local or state regulations regarding gatherings.”
April Model Project Pictures
Here are some model projects worked on by our members during April.
Club President Richard Abraham finished this Hasegawa 1/48 Hellcat, finished as a Uruguayan Navy Plane from 1955
The club officers discussed whether it would be possible to hold the May club meeting, and decided to cancel it.
Likewise, the contest committee discussed this year’s ModelExpo and came to the reluctant conclusion that it, too, must be cancelled entirely due to the uncertainty of being able to host such a large gathering. We will instead focus our efforts on ModelExpo 2021.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this uncertain time.
March 2020 Model Project Pictures
Although the club is not meeting in March or April, model building goes on! Here are some builds from our active club members that were in progress or completed during March:
Bob Ekstrom completed this model called “Blue Angels Calypso Pass”. There are two 1/72 X-47B Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) painted in Blue Angels colors. The models are from Platz, and the paint was Model Master enamels. The decals were from Cam Pro.
Manny Gutsche continued his build of the Revell 1994 re-issue of the original 1959 issue X-15 model. After assembly of the fuselage and filling the seams with gap-filling super glue followed by wet sanding with 400 grit then 600 grit an initial primer coast is applied to the seam areas. The primer exposed a number of areas that will require additional super-glue application, sanding and primer coat. For painting the model is supported with an old paint brush handle wrapped with tape and wedged in the exhaust nozzle. Loose parts are taped onto card stock or suspended with cloths pins or medical forceps (Poor man’s “paint booth” is office folders laid onto the model project table).
Ethan Idenmill worked on his Conestoga Wagon kit, attaching the wheels and brakes. He finished the 54mm Streets of Laredo Blacksmith figure to go with it. His model of the Yamato 2202 Space Battleship Ginga (Bandai, box-scale) is nearly finished. Finally, he is making progress again on his Tamiya 1/35 M48A3.
Unfortunately, due to the continued increased risk to public health from COVID-19, the March and April Meetings have been cancelled. We will update this site with information about other meetings as that information becomes available.