1.  San Diego IPMS Meeting on Friday, October 19 at the Girl Scouts Headquarters, 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103.  Please enter the compound from Richmond Street. The doors open at 6:30 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM. See the IPMS San Diego Calendar for more information.

This meeting:

  • Our semi-annual contest – please bring a model to enter. If you don’t enter, you can’t win!
  • Please bring an ongoing project to discuss at the meeting.
  • Start of M1 Abrams build. Bring the model kit you plan to build.

Next Meeting (November 30):

  • Kit auction fund raiser—bring kits to auction off and money to buy other people’s treasurers.
  • Please bring an ongoing project to discuss at the meeting.  (very short discussion)
  • M1 Abrams build continues.

2.  San Diego IPMS has been approached by the SD-based Tailhook Association to support the movie “TOP GUN II”.  The support requested is in the form of providing aircraft models that will be used as background in the casual “I-Bar” scenes.  Here are the overall guidelines:


b. Models need to be finished and can be of any era, scale, fixed or rotary, or Service. Threat model should also be considered.

c. No Dioramas or models attached to bases, the models will be hung from the ceiling.

d. The model doesn’t have to be perfect as this isn’t an IPMS sanctioned contest, these models are for scenery.  However, don’t just throw something together or send dirty/broken models.  You are representing our/your Club and our hobby.

e. Timeline: No specific deadline has been provided, but the sooner the better for the set designers.

f. Where: Drop off models at: Tailhook Association

POC:  Mark Aldrich, 9696 Businesspark Ave. Scripps Ranch  Phone: 858-689-9227,]

3. The San Diego Model Car Club will meet on 20 November starting at 6:30 PM at the San Diego Automotive Museum.  (

4.  The San Diego Air and Space Modeling Group will meet at the Tailhook Association HQ on Saturday 10 November at noon. The address is 9696 Businesspark Ave, San Diego, CA 92131.

5.  The Secret Society of Model Builders meets the second Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm at:
“At Ease Games”
8990 Miramar Rd #140
San Diego, CA 92126
-They have a forum for hosting models and discussions at:

6.  The San Diego Ship Modelers Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month at the San Diego Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101.  New website:

7. Pendleton AMPS San Diego meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at American Legion Post 282, 8118 University Ave. La Mesa, CA 91944-0265. Contact Paul Miles at for details.