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May 2021 Meeting

Our May, 2021 meeting was held at 1PM on Saturday, May 22 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex in Santee.

Our next event will be ModelExpo on Saturday, June 5 at the same location.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – If you are planning on attending ModelExpo, please consider volunteering to help with some aspect of the event. We need people to help with setup, tear-down, judging, raffle, contest registration, the front gate, etc. If interested, please contact Richard Abraham or Bob Ekstrom

As things are getting back to normal, we restarted our traditional bi-annual contest! We had a lot of great entries. The winners were:

First Place – Wingnut Wings 1/32 Eindecker by Gary Baker

Second Place – Hobbycraft 1/48 Dehavilland Otter by John Ball

Third Place – Hobbyboss 1/200 USS Pegasus by Ethan Idenmill

All entry pictures are below

We also had some great works in progress brought in for show n’ tell




April 2021 Project Pictures

There were lots of great projects completed or in the works during April. The following pictures were posted to our Facebook group:

Christopher Jonas started work on this Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. M. He is replacing many of the kit parts with aftermarket and experimented with adding weld-beads with Milliput on a plastic spoon before putting them on his model:

Dan Covey started this DoraWings 1/72 Bellanca J-300. This plane flew non-stop from Liberty N.Y to Copenhagen Denmark:

Dan also finished this Trumpeter 1/700 HMS Dreadnought (1907):

Dim Chen used some 28mm minis as “paint-mules” to practice weathering. A paint mule is a model, often an older kit, that is used for experimenting with different painting and weathering techniques. Don’t throw out your old models!:

Ethan Idenmill started work again on a stalled project – a Fujimi 1/700 IJN Chikuma. He added a torpedo deck using Pit Road torpedo launchers and is replacing all of the gun turrents with their Pit Road counterparts:

Ethan also continued his work on his HobbyBoss 1/200 USS Pegasus (PHM-1). He finished the kit itself and worked extensively on the base.

Sebastian Malinowski finished this Meng Toon Tank KV-2:

Sebastian also finished this First to Fight 1/72 Panzer III Ausf. D:

Sebastian finished this First to Fight 1/72 Sd.Kfz 221 as well:

Finally, Sebastian finished this Trumpeter 1/72 T-80BV:

Happy Modelling!




April 2021 Meeting

Our April, 2021 meeting was held on Saturday, the 24th at 1PM at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex at Gillespie Field.

Our next meeting will be held one week earlier, on Saturday, May 22 at 1PM also at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex. We will have a Pre-Model Expo Contest – bring a model to enter and see how it might do at Model Expo!




San Diego Model Expo Update 2

IPMS San Diego in conjunction with the San Diego Model Car Club and the San Diego Air and Space Museum is pleased to host the 2021 San Diego Model Expo on Saturday, June 5 at the Gillespie Field Annex of the San Diego Air and Space Museum. We will have a model contest and lots of vendors! Please see the flyer below.

Please note that due to the pandemic, there is a chance that this event could be cancelled on short notice. Furthermore all local regulations regarding masks and social distancing will be followed. As of this writing, masks must be worn at all times and social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.

From IPMS USA –
“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.”

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March 2021 Projects

Members worked on a number of projects during March.

Dim Chen completed several models from the “Metal Slug” series:

Ethan Idenmill completed this Demonworld 15mm Landsknecht:

Ethan also finished these F-Toys 1/1250 JMSDF Murasame and Akizuki with tugboat:

Ethan continued to work on his HobbyBoss 1/200 USS Pegasus:

Ethan also worked on this Hasegawa 1/72 F-16I “Barak”:

R0drigo Rendon finished this Tamiya 1/48 F-14A and described his grime technique on Facebook – “To simulate corrosion control brush your base paint in a dark acrylic wash, then wipe off. Once cured, take a fine brush with diluted base coat paint and trace panel edges/rivets. Once that cures, tone it down with another light coat of acrylic wash on the same brush. Grime is simulated by dipping Tamiya Q-tips in acrylic wash (dark grey & white) and dotting random panels.”

Sebastian Malinowski finished this First to Fight 1/72 Panzer 38(t):

Finally, Sebastian also finished this Masterbox 1/24 Perseus figure:




March 2021 Meeting

We held our latest meeting on Saturday, March 27 at 1PM at the Gillespie Field Annex of the San Diego Air and Space Museum. We had a lot of great models brought in. Pictures are below. Our next meeting will on Saturday, April 25 at 1PM. Please see the description here.




February 2021 Projects

We had a lot of projects either ongoing or finished. These are selected pictures from projects either posted to our Facebook page or emailed for inclusion in this post.

Alberto Ramos started this Academy 1/35 Tiger-I tank:

Alberto also finished this Hasegawa 1/20 MaK Mk44 AmmoKnights:

Belljohn Bilbay, Jr worked on this Esci 1/48 F-4J (Blue Angels) for the San Diego Air and Space Museum. He will paint the canopy so as to have it fit in with other Blue Angels models on display there:

Ethan Idenmill finished this Hasegawa 1/72 B5N2 “Kate” (Mitsuo Fuchida’s aircraft from December 7, 1941):

Ethan Idenmill also worked on this HobbyBoss 1/200 U.S.S. Pegasus:

Manny Gutsche finished this Revell 1/72 X-15. The model depicts the first flight of a high power XLR-99 rocket engine on November 15, 1960. This was X-15 # 2 of 3 models built. The pilot was Scott Crossfield. The paint is a mixture of 50% Insignia Blue, 25% Gunmetal and 25% Black. Decals are mostly from a Monogram X-15. The model was originally released by Revell in 1959. This model was built from the 1994 Revell reissued kit. Assembled out of the box. The standing figure is from the Monogram X-15 kit:

Rodrigo Rendon built two 1/48 F-14 Tomcats:

Sebastian Malinowski built this ArmaHobby 1/72 PZL P.7a of the 151 Fight Squadron from Wilno, Independent Operational Group “Narew”. The pilot was Second lieutenant Zygmunt Kinel.

Sebastian also completed this First to Fight 1/72 Panzer 35(t) in Japanese Service:

Finally, Sebastian built these Zvezda 1/72 Soviet Naval Infantry:




February Meeting

Our last meeting was held on Saturday, February 27. We had lots of great models, both in progress and completed.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, March 27 (subject to local health regulations). The theme for that meeting will be “The model with the most after-market parts”. Please see the calendar for details. Happy modeling!

Note – per IPMS USA:

“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. ┬áThose planning to attend this event should (a) follow existing safe social distancing recommendations and (b) abide by any local or state regulations regarding gatherings.”




January 2021 Projects

We were unable to meet in January, but a lot of our members were able to make progress on some great projects!

Alberto Ramos finished this Bandai 1/12 Star Wars Imperial Speeder Bike with Trooper

Bob Ekstrom finished this Ryefield Models 1/35 PzKpFw. IV Ausf. J, Late Production

Dim Chen finished this IJN Samurai Mecha

Ethan Idenmill started working on this Demonworld 15mm Landsknecht

Ethan also continued working on this Hasegawa 1/72 B5N2 “Kate” (being built as a dive-bomber version)

Ethan also worked on this HobbyBoss 1/200 U.S.S. Pegasus

Eugene Watts finished this Hasegawa 1/72 Hungarian Mi-24F “Hind”

John Ball finished this Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Bell P-39Q Airacobra Racer

John also finished this Little Tokyo 1/72 Bell RP-63 Pinball Target Plane

Luis Gonzales Pulido finished this Revell 1/426 U.S.S. Arizona

Sebastian Malinowski finished this IBG 1/72 Panzer II Ausf. A

Sebastian also finished this Privateer Press 28mm Female Elf Scout

Our next club meeting will be on Saturday, February 27. Happy Modeling!




2021 San Diego Model Expo Update 1

IPMS San Diego in conjunction with the San Diego Model Car Club and the San Diego Air and Space Museum is pleased to host the 2021 San Diego Model Expo on Saturday, June 5 at the Gillespie Field Annex of the San Diego Air and Space Museum. We will have a model contest and lots of vendors! Please see the flyer below.

Please note that due to the pandemic, there is a chance that this event could be cancelled on short notice. Furthermore all local regulations regarding masks and social distancing will be followed. As of this writing, masks must be worn at all times and social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.

From IPMS USA –
“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.”

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