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.

“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.”






December 2020 Project Pictures

We had some great projects in the works in December.

Sebastian Malinowski finished or worked on four models:

An Arma Hobby 1/72 Yak-1B:

A First to Fight 1/72 Sd.Kfz 11:

A First to Fight 1/72 Sd.Kfz 247 Ausf. A:

Raging Heroes Void Elves figures:

Ethan Idenmill started this Hasegawa 1/72 Nakajima B5N2 “Kate” carrier-based bomber:


November 2020 Project Pictures

Here are some of the projects people worked on during November

Bob Ekstrom built this 1/48 HobbyBoss A-10 Warthog with D-Day invasion stripes, which flew last year for the 75th anniversary of the landings:

Dim Chen built this hypothetical 1947 Soviet Jet Pack from the “Dust” series:

Ethan Idenmill continued to work on his Bandai 1/1000 Space Battleship Aldebaran from the Yamato 2202 series:

Ethan Idenmill also started work on this UM 1/72 Vickers Tank Mk E:

Richard Johnson finished this DKLM 1/16 M60A3:

Rodrigo Rendon finished this Academy 1/48 USMC CH-46E:

Rodrigo Rendon also finished this Hasegawa 1/48 A-7D Corsair Mk II:

Sebastian Malinowski finished this Airfix 1/72 British SAS Jeep

Sebastian Malinowski also finished this First to Fight 1/72 SdKfz 251-1

The December Meeting is Cancelled

Due to the increased COVID-related restrictions in San Diego County, the December meeting is cancelled.

The status of the January meeting will be announced at a later date.

The November Meeting is Cancelled

Due to the increased COVID-related restrictions in San Diego County, the November meeting is cancelled.

The status of the December meeting will be announced at a later date.

October 2020 Meeting

We had a great meeting on Saturday, October 31. People brought in lots of great projects. Also, people brought in examples of their oldest models.

We will meet again on Saturday, November 28 at 1PM. Please check the calendar for details. The theme for the next meeting will be – “The Model with the Most Aftermarket Parts”.

Current Project Photos:

“Oldest Model” Photos:

October 2020 Project Pictures

Here are some of the projects folks were working on during October:

Sebastian Malinowski built this Revell 1/144 F-14A in an unusual paint-scheme:

Sebastian also built this Trumpeter 1/72 T-62ERA:

Ethan Idenmill finished his Tamiya 1/35 M48A3:

Ethan also started this Bandai 1/1000 Space Battleship Aldebaran (from the series Yamato 2202):

September 2020 Project Pictures

Lots of folks made good progress on their projects in September

Christopher Jonas worked on his Bandai 1/12 R4I9

Christopher also started work on a BF109E

Ethan Idenmill worked on his Tamiya 1/35 M48A3

Ethan also finished his Polar Lights 1/2500 USS Enterprise (Star Trek Discovery version)

Joe Diaz finished his Nautilus model

Robert Arnold worked on his Tamiya 1/16 King Tiger

Sebastian Malinowski finished a First to Fight 1/72 7TP Polish Tank

Sebastian also finished a 28mm Imperial Agent Corvus Belli figure

Finally, Sebastian finished a Raging Heroes 28mm Void Elf

September 2020 Meeting

We had a great informal and socially distanced meeting on Saturday, September 26 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex.

We had lots of great models brought for show and tell. The theme was “what subject do you have the most kits of?” Scott Pence had the most with well over 30 kits of Sherman tanks.

One more note – this website won the IPMS USA Website of the Year for 2020!