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 14-15 – Dioramas

Best Diorama – Trench Warfare by Dennis Jacobs

Category 14, Dioramas, Small Composition – Contest Results –
First Place – Stuart M5A1 Wreck by Gary Baker
Second Place – Achtung Panzer by Gerald Takahashi
Third Place – The Lucky Find by Jim Allen
Category 14, Dioramas, Small Composition – All Entries
Category 15, Dioramas, Large Composition – Contest Results –
First Place – Trench Warfare by Dennis Jacobs
Second Place – Fun Under the Sun by Gerald Takahashi
Third Place – Who Wants a Puppy by Bruce Mac Rae
Category 15, Dioramas, Large Composition – All Entries

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!

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

August Project Pictures

We had a lot of projects in the works and completed during August. See below!

Works in Progress

Christopher Jonas started work on a Bandai 1/12 Star Wars R4I9:

Joe Diaz made a lot of progress on his XPlus Nautilus

Ethan Idenmill worked on his Polar Lights 1/2500 USS Enterprise (Star Trek: Discovery Version):

Ethan Idenmill also made a lot of progress on his Tamiya 1/35 M48A3:

Completed Projects

Sebastian Malinowski completed this Arma Hobby 1/72 P.11C:

Sebastian Malinowski also completed this First to Fight 1/72 Sd.Kfz 263 6RAD:

Christopher Jonas completed this Bandai Green Tiger Dom Mobile Suit:

Dim Chen completed this Aoshima 1/24 Nissan Skyline 4DR 200 GT-X Special 50163:

Rodrigo Rendon completed this Tamiya 1/48 F-14A Carrier Deck Diorama:

Armita Pebdani completed this Bandai Armored Trooper Votoms Diorama:

August 2020 Meeting

We had a great informal meeting at the Air and Space Museum Annex at Gillespie Field. Lots of great models and works in progress – pictures are below.

For our next meeting in September – we will have a theme: A subject of which you have build multiple models over your life. How many have you built? Why that subject?

July 2020 Model Project Pictures

Although the July meeting was cancelled, there were lots of model projects underway!

Bob Ekstrom completed his E2C Hawkeye, from VAW-123 “Screwtops”. It is a Fujimi, 1/72 kit.

Alberto Ramos built his diorama of a Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer, wrecked on Jakku.

Dim Chen built his Karl Mortar diorama.

Jeremy Jiao completed his Tamiya 1/24th Mazda 787b.

Ethan Idenmill finished his Tamiya 1/350 I-400 submarine, started work on a Polar Lights 1/2500 Star Trek USS Enterprise and continued work on his Tamiya 1/35 M-48A3.


IPMS USA 2019 Nationals

IPMS USA 2019 Nationals were held August 7-10 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The following are pictures from the convention.

Pictures from the Convention Center, Vendor Room and Contest Room:

The Popular and Judges’ Best of Show (both awards went to the same model):

The Best in Each Category:

Display-Only Models:

Aircraft Models:

Military Vehicle and Artillery Models:





Science-Fiction and Real-Space: