December 2015 Meeting

The December meeting was a great success! We had our annual Christmas pizza party. Lots of folks brought in models to show and discuss and everyone had lots of pizza and desserts.

Ethan Idenmill demonstrated how to update the website to those persons interested in contributing. Also, we finally announced that the long-awaited delivery of the new website would be before Christmas, one month ahead of schedule!

Attention Members – Unfortunately due to technical difficulties with the camera, many of the pictures from the December meeting came out blurry. I apologize to those members whose pictures are not shown here, but that is the reason for their omission. -Ethan Idenmill, Webmaster.

IPMS San Diego and San Diego Model Car Club ModelExpo 2015

We had a great turnout for this year’s ModelExpo

Awards – Please note that we are missing photos of a few award-winners. We will continue to update this gallery in an attempt to make sure that all award winners are represented.

The following are some pictures from around the contest room

November 2015 Meeting

There were two main events that occurred at this meeting – elections for 2016 club officers and the annual auction

Election Results for 2016:

President – Mike O’Leary

Co-Vice Presidents – Bob Ekstrom and David Nielson

Secretary – Joel Hendricks

Treasurer – Gary Williams

Lead Judge – Jerry Jackson

The annual auction was a huge success! We raised over $800 for our yearly Christmas party! Thanks to everyone who donated items and to everyone who participated!


October 2015 Meeting

We had a better-than-usual turnout for our October 2015 meeting. We held officer nominations for 2016 and had our last bi-annual contest for 2015.
Please note that the next meeting will be November 20, rather than the last Friday of the month.

At the November meeting, we will have officer elections and the yearly auction, so please bring an item from your stash to auction!

Officer nominations: Only the office of Vice President is being contested:

1. Lead Judge – Jerry Jackson
2. Treasurer – Gary Williams
3. Secretary – Joel Hendricks
4. Vice President – David Nieldson and Bob Eckstrom
5. President – MIke O’Leary


Contest Results:

In second place – Dustin Ferris for his Panzer 2
In first place – Marc Manuzon for his M4 “Fury”

In third place – Bob Eckstrom for his F-105 “Dio”
In second place – Colin Hodges for his Macross egg plane
In first place – Dan Covey for his Junkers D-1

In third place – Gil Barron for his Tiger 1
In second place – Bob Eckstrom for his Opel Blitz
In first place – Rich Durham for his M1A1

In first place – Ethan Idenmill for his Netherlands Artillery Officer

Best of Show:
Gil Barron for his Tiger 1


August 2015 Meeting

The IPMS San Diego chapter had a great turnout for our August, 2015 meeting. We had a number of models brought in for show and tell. We also had our quarterly contest with five entries.

During the meeting, the club voted to approve the following items:

  1. The club voted to move to a new website structure as demonstrated by Colin.
  2. The club voted to change our quarterly contests to bi-annual contests, one in Spring and one in Fall, and to award the best in show winner a Discount Hobby Warehouse gift certificate.

Contest Results – All contest entries, four planes and one ship were judged together.

3rd Place – Richard Abraham, F9 Panther

2nd Place – Ethan Idenmill, Cruise Ship Aida

1st Place – Manny Gutsche, U2

Best in Show – Manny Gutsche, U2

Pictures from our meeting:

September 2015 Meeting

We had a good turnout for our September 2015 meeting. Among the items that were discussed:\

  1. Next month (October) will be our first biannual contest, which will replace our quarterly contests.
  2. A new committee is being formed to look at how to revitalize the Best In Show Winners trophy while preserving its history.
  3. David Weeks gave a demonstration on how to use chalk pastels for weathering.