Model Expo 2021 – Special Awards

Best in Show – CH-54A Skycrane – Scratchbuilt by Randy Rothhaar

Best 1960s Automotive – 1967 Camaro Pace Car by Jay Coburn

Best Stearman – Stearman N25-4 by Rob Hart

Best Tamiya – LRDP Chevy Truck by Bob Lomassaro

Model Expo 2021 – Categories 25-27 – Hypothetical, Miscellaneous and Non-Automotive OOB

Category 25, Hypothetical – Contest Results and All Entries

First Place – Defender Mk VII by Leo Maida
Second Place – Swept-Wing X-1 by David Newman

Category 26, Miscellaneous – Contest Results –

First Place – Longing for Youth by Daniel Perry
Second Place – WC-54 by David Newman
Third Place – Sabre-Tooth Rabbit by Seth Odell

Category 26, Miscellaneous – All Entries

Category 27, Non-Automotive OOB – Contest Results –

First Place – King Tiger II by Bruce Mac Rae
Second Place – BVK Russian Air Defense by Peter Bucher
Third Place – Mercury Redstone by Mark Deliduka

Category 27, Non-Automotive OOB – All Entries

Model Expo 2021 – Categories 9-13 – Armor

Best Armor – Luchs by Bruce Mac Rae

Category 9, Armor, 1/72 – Contest Results –
First Place – Desert War Challenger by Ed Martin – No picture available
Second Place – Churchill Mk IV NA 75 by Ed Baroth
Third Place – Burned US Ambulance by Pablo Maida
Category 9, Armor, 1/72 – All Entries
Category 10, Armor, 1/48 – Contest Results –
First Place – Panzerkampfwagen VI E Tiger I Early by Walter Babst
Second Place – Houffalize Panther by Rian Jones
Third Place – British Crusader Mk III by Joe Youngerman
Category 10, Armor, 1/48 – All Entries
Category 11A, Armor, 1/35, Korea and Earlier, Axis – Contest Results –
First Place – Luchs by Bruce Mac
Second Place – Marder I by Mike Armstrong
Third Place – PzKpFw IV by Tex Valadez
Category 11A, Armor, 1/35, Korea and Earlier, Axis – All Entries
Category 11B, Armor, 1/35, Korea and Earlier, Allied – Contest Results –
First Place – British Churchill by Bob Lomassaro
Second Place – Pershing by Peter Bucher
Third Place – M31 Tank Recovery Vehicle by Dave Conner
Category 11B, Armor, 1/35, Korea and Earlier – All Entries
Category 11C, Armor, 1/35, post-Korea – Contest Results –
First Place – M1A1 Abrams USMC by Bob Lomassaro
Second Place – T-55 by Jim Frye
Third Place – T-90 by Peter Bucher
Category 11C, Armor, 1/35, post-Korea – All Entries
Category 12, Armor, 1/35, Wheeled and Semi-Tracked – Contest Results –
First Place – Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle by Dennis Jacobs
Second Place – Lanchester Armored Car by Gary Baker
Third Place – Austin Armored Car by Mike Armstrong
Category 12, Armor, 1/35, Wheeled and Semi-Tracked – All Entries
Category 13, Armor, 1/35, Softskin, All Types – Contest Results –
First Place – LRDP Chevy Truck by Bob Lomassaro
Second Place – M35A2 by Pablo Maida
Third Place – Kurogane by Mike Armstrong
Category 13, Armor, 1/35, Softskin, All Types – All Entries



Model Expo 2021 – Category 1 – Juniors

Junior Category (non-Automotive) – Contest Results:
First Place – IS-2 Shielded by Leo Maida
Second Place – Tiger I Mid-Production by Nicholas Pham
Third Place – F-4B VF111 by Raymond Fu
All Entries:

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!

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:

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:

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!

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