(L-R) Bob Ekstrom, our Second Vice-President, Mike O'Leary, our President, and David Nielsen, our First Vice-President.
The contest committee meeting to discuss this year's Model Expo
Mike O'Leary starts the meeting.
Gary Williams, our Treasurer, gives the latest report.
Manny Gutsche, our Contest Coordinator asks for sponsors for this year's Model Expo contest. If you would like to support this year's Model Expo, please consider sponsoring a contest category!
Dan Costa from Bonsall High School asked for some help getting model kits and expertise so that his students can learn about the Second World War through model building. If interested in donating models or time to the project, please contact Bob Ekstrom, our Second Vice President.
Mark Knowlton brought in these new 1/700 ship kits, Aoshima's USS Wasp and Tamiya's IJN Mogami (Light Cruiser version).
Mark Knowlton's 1/700 Aoshima USS Wasp and Tamiya IJN Mogami (CL).
Dustin Ferris brought in a 1/35 Tamiya StuG IV in progress and two Dragon 1/72 Panther tanks completed.
Dustin Ferris' 1/35 Tamiya StuG IV.
Dustin Ferris' 1/72 Dragon Panther tanks.
Marc Manuzon brought in his 1/48 AFV Club tiger tank (final version).
Marc Manuzon's 1/48 AFV Club Tiger Tank.
Manny Gutsche brought in his 1/72 Hasegawa F-16 andAcademy 1/144 F-16. He used them to discuss his priming and painting techniques.
Manny Gutsche's 1/72 Hasegawa F-16.
Manny Gutsche's Academy 1/144 F-16.
Manny also brought in three Mercury capsule models, two with the Redstone rocket, all in 1/72 scale.
Manny Gutsche's 1/72 Redstone Rocket with Mercury capsule kits by Dragon and Real Space Models, respectively, and Mercury capsule kit by Horizon models.
Mike O'Leary brought in this flatbed train-car.
Ethan Idenmill brought this Trumpeter 1/72 Strv 103c tank.
Ethan Idenmill's Trumpeter 1/72 Strv 103c tank.
Jerry Brunson brought in this 1/48 JA-37 Viggen by Tarangu Models.
Jerry Brunson's 1/48 JA-37 Viggen by Tarangu Models.
Jerry Brunson also brought in this stack of 1/48 F-16s by Tamiya, and discussed his plans to build the Air Force Thunderbirds team.
Bob Ekstrom's 1/32 Revell Fw-190.
David Hansen brought in his Tamiya 1/32 F4U-2 conversion.
David Hansen's 1/32 Tamiya F4U-2.
Richard Abraham brought in a 1/48 Kinetic AM-1 and a Monogram P-51D.
Richard Abraham's 1/48 Kinetic AM-1, but OOB.
Richard Abraham's 1/48 Monogram P-51D.
David Weeks brought in a 1/48 Italieri TBM-1C Avenger and a Sword FM-2 Wildcat.
David Weeks' 1/48 Italieri TBM-1C
David Weeks' 1/48 Sword FM-2.
The family of Fred Fimbres, a long time member who passed away last year, brought in a number of items from Fred's model supplies which they generously donated to the club. Consequently, we had an impromptu auction at the end of the evening.
Joel Hendricks, our Secretary, asks for bids on one of the items from Fred's family.
Mike and Joel auction another item donated by Fred's family.