Model Expo 2021 – Categories 20-22 – Figures

Best Figure – Mounted Figure 1630 by Gary Baker

Category 20, Figures, 53mm and Smaller – Contest Results –
First Place – U-Boat Captain by Daniel Perry
Second Place – First Day First Patrol by Bruce Mac Rae
Third Place – I am Alpharius by Grant Mayberry
Category 20, Figures, 53mm and Smaller – All Entries
Category 21, Figures, 54mm and Larger – Contest Results –
First Place – Mounted Figure 1630 by Gary Baker
Second Place – Crossing Guard by Mike Armstrong
Third Place – Desert Fox by Bruce Mac Rae
Category 21, Figures, 54mm and Larger – All Entries
Category 22, Figures, Sci-Fi and Fantasy – Contest Results –
First Place – Goblin Foot Soldier by Bruce Mac Rae
Second Place – Fat Bob Megha by Daniel Perry
Third Place – Meeting of the Apes by Mike Armstrong
Category 22, Figures, Sci-Fi and Fantasy – All Entries

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:


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

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?

April Model Project Pictures

Here are some model projects worked on by our members during April.

Club President Richard Abraham finished this Hasegawa 1/48 Hellcat, finished as a Uruguayan Navy Plane from 1955

Lead Judge Jerry Jackson finished his 1/72 Bf-109 and started working on his 1/72 Hasegawa Ju-88G-1

Chris Jonas finished this Wing Gundam, and worked on a Hasegawa 1/200 767-300 and a Mustang

Club Webmaster finished his Conestoga Wagon and Blacksmith and started working on a Tamiya 1/350 I-400 Submarine

March 2020 Model Project Pictures

Although the club is not meeting in March or April, model building goes on! Here are some builds from our active club members that were in progress or completed during March:

Bob Ekstrom completed this model called “Blue Angels Calypso Pass”.  There are two 1/72 X-47B Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) painted in Blue Angels colors.  The models are from Platz, and the paint was Model Master enamels.  The decals were from Cam Pro.

Manny Gutsche continued his build of the Revell 1994 re-issue of the original 1959 issue X-15 model.  After assembly of the fuselage and filling the seams with gap-filling super glue followed by wet sanding with 400 grit then 600 grit an initial primer coast is applied to the seam areas. The primer exposed a number of areas that will require additional super-glue application, sanding and primer coat. For painting the model is supported with an old paint brush handle wrapped with tape and wedged in the exhaust nozzle. Loose parts are taped onto card stock or suspended with cloths pins or medical forceps (Poor man’s “paint booth” is office folders laid onto the model project table).

Jerry Jackson finished this Corsair and Railcar

Christopher Jonas finished building an Airfix 1/48 Mk. 22 Spitfire before starting a Hasegawa 1/32 P-51D and a Bandai 1/100 Master-Grade Wing Gundam

Ethan Idenmill worked on his Conestoga Wagon kit, attaching the wheels and brakes. He finished the 54mm Streets of Laredo Blacksmith figure to go with it. His model of the Yamato 2202 Space Battleship Ginga (Bandai, box-scale) is nearly finished. Finally, he is making progress again on his Tamiya 1/35 M48A3.

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: