May 2018 Meeting Ethan Idenmill | May 27, 2018 | Monthly Meetings | No Comments We had a good meeting on Friday, May 25. This is our last meeting before the San Diego Model Expo on Saturday, June 9. Please see the latest update for details. Meeting photos were taken by Ethan Idenmill All2018 May Meeting PhotosMembers of the Contest Committee finalize plans for this year's Model ExpoMembers of the club await the start of the meeting.Contest Coordinator Manny Gutsche talks about the final plans for this year's Model Expo, to be held at Gillespie Field, June 9. We still need volunteers and category sponsors!Club President Bob Ekstrom and Vice-President Richard Abraham bring the meeting to order.Lead Judge Jerry Jackson brought in some of his models to use as examples to explain how IPMS judging works.Another shot of Jerry Jackson's models.Jerry is still looking for volunteers to help judge at this year's Model Expo. If you want to improve your modelling skills and help the club, consider becoming a judge!Kenny Petska brought in this 1-32 21st Century Toys Ju-87R. He added lots of Revell parts and Eduard photo-etch.Kenny also brought in this 1-48 Academy P-36C. He detailed the cockpit and the engine.Kenny Petska talks about his Stuka and P-36CMarty Horvath brought in this 1-48 Hasegawa Kawanishi N1K2-J George.Marty Horvath discusses his Kawanishi N1K2-JTim Shipley's 1-24 scale garage diorama with ImpalasTim Shipley talks about his diorama. He used Miller signs, a Revell '58 and a Revell '60 ImpalaRich Durham brought in this 1-700 Aoshima HMS Exeter.Rich Durham discusses his HMS Exeter. The kit is of very high quality.Phil Toy brought in his 1-311 scale scratch-built USS Collett, DD730.Phil Toy talks about his USS Collett. Phil scratch-builds all of his ships. He does not use photo-etch at all. He uses stretched sprue for the fine detail instead.Mike Potter brought in this 1-350 Dragon USS ElliotMike Potter discusses his USS Elliot. He added lots of White Ensign Photo-Etch and many Veteran Model parts.Carl brought in this 1-700 Trumpeter DKM Bismarck.Carl discusses his DKM Bismarck model.Ethan Idenmill's 1-1500 Hasegawa Space Pirate Battleship ArcadiaEthan Idenmill's 1-144 Bandai Gundam Guntank RTX-65Ethan Idenmill's 1-72 Bandai Tie Interceptor in Imperial Guard colors, built for the group build.Ethan Idenmill's 1-72 Bandai Tie Advanced X1, built for the group build.Ethan Idenmill discusses his science fiction models. His Guntank RTX-65 won took a 2nd place and his Arcadia won 1st place and Best Sci-Fi at the Best of the West showRichard Abraham brought in this 1-48 Kitty Hawk Su-22.Richard Abraham discusses his Su-22. He is going to build it as an early model Peruvian Air Force plane.Manny Gutsche brought in this Hasegawa 1-72 F9F PantherManny Gutsche talks about his F9F Panther. He also talked about finishing a model of a U-2 that was started by Skip Samples and then seeing the actual plane.Dan King brought in this Bandai 1-72 Tie Fighter that he has been working on for the group build.Dan talks about his Tie Fighter for the group build. He is building it as a hot-rodded space junk collector.Scott Peace brought in this 1-35 Dragon M4A3 105.Scott Peace discusses his M4A3 105, a work in progress.The running gear on Scott Peace's M4A3.Gilbert Barron brought in this Lindberg box-scale USS Yorktown, which is incorrectly molded like an Essex class carrier.Gilbert Barron also brought in this 1-144 Pegasus Neutilus. He says it has clean parts that go together well.Gilbert Barron talking about his USS Yorktown. It is a motorized kit that he is building for fun.Members of the IPMS San Diego old guard Related Posts March 2016 Meeting No Comments | Mar 27, 2016 February 2020 Meeting No Comments | Mar 2, 2020 December 2021 Meeting No Comments | Dec 27, 2021 March 2021 Meeting No Comments | Mar 29, 2021 About The Author Ethan Ethan Idenmill has built scale models for the last forty years (badly for most of them). He is a past President of IPMS San Diego and is now the club Webmaster.