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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



Model Expo 2021 – Categories 16-19 – Ships

Best Ship – The Conning Tower by Daniel Perry

Category 16, Ships, 1/451 and Smaller – Contest Results –
First Place – USS Langley by Sean Fallesen
Second Place – HMS Dreadnaught by Daniel Covey
Third Place – USS Intrepid by Ron Odell
Category 16, Ships, 1/451 and Smaller – All Entries
Category 17, Ships, 1/450 and Larger – Contest Results –
First Place – USS Pegasus by Ethan Idenmill
Second Place – PT-15 by Jim Frye
Third Place – HMS Roberts by Daniel Covey
Category 17, Ships, 1/450 and Larger – All Entries
Category 18A, Submarines – Contest Results –
First Place – IJN Submarine I-400 by Ethan Idenmill
Second Place – Operation Drumbeat by Tex Valadez
Third Place – USS Alligator by Ron Odell
Category 18A, Submarines – All Entries
Category 18B, Ship Dioramas – Contest Results –
First Place – The Conning Tower by Daniel Perry
Second Place – The One Day That One Day Way by Samuel Josue Nahum Munoz Castaneda
Third Place – LSM 216 at Iwo Jima by Mike Potter
Category 18B, Ship Dioramas – All Entries
There were no entries this year in San Diego Model Expo Category 19, Sailing Ships.



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



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 – Categories 2-8 – Aircraft

Best Aircraft:
Oeffag Albatross D.III by Rob Hart
Category 2A – 1/72 and Smaller Aircraft, Prop, Single-Engine – Contest Results:
First Place – Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 21 by Roger Fabrocini
Second Place – F4F Wildcat by Brian Krueger
Third Place – BF-109G-63 by Rian Jones
Category 2A, Aircraft, Prop, 1/72 and Smaller, Single Engine – All Entries:
Category 2B Aircraft, Prop, 1/72 and Smaller, Multi-Engine – Contest Results:
First Place – Kugisho P1Y1 Ginga Frances by Joe Youngerman
Second Place – Heinkel He-219 Owl by Bruce Mac Rae
Third Place – Handley Page Halifax B Mk III by Rob Hart
Category 2B, 1/72 and Smaller Aircraft, Prop, Multi-Engine – All Entries:
Category 3, Aircraft, Jet, 1/72 and Smaller, Contest Results:
First Place – CF-104 Starfighter by Joe Youngerman
Second Place – MiG-21 Cuban Defector No 672 by Daniel Carey
Third Place – F-16 Texas Air National Guard by Rich Durham
Category 3, Aircraft, Jet, 1/72 and Smaller, All Entries:
Category 4A – 1/48 Aircraft, Prop, Multi-Engine – Contest Results:
First Place – P-61A Black Widow by Ed Baroth
Second Place – BF-110 D-3 Destrroyer Walter Babst
Third Place – P-38F Lightning by Mike Brown
Category 4A – 1/48 Aircraft, Prop, Multi-Engine – All Entries:
Category 4B – 1/48 Aircraft, Prop, Single-Engine, non-US Markings – Contest Results:
First Place – Oeffag Albatross D.III by Rob Hart
Second Place – Bell P-39Q Racer by John Ball
Third Place – BF-109 K-4 Yellow 13 by Walter Babst
Category 4B – 1/48 Aircraft, Prop, Single-Engine, non-US Markings – All Entries:
Category 4C – 1/48 Aircraft, Prop, Single-Engine, US Markings – Contest Results:
First Place – P-39N Airacobra by Mike Brown
Second Place – F2A-2 Buffalo by Ed Baroth
Third Place – Stearman N25-4 by Rob Hart
Category 4C – 1/48 Aircraft, Prop, Single-Engine, US Markings – All Entries:
Category 5 – 1/48 Aircraft, Jet, Contest Results:
First Place – F-14A Tomcat by Randy Rothhaar
Second Place – SR-71 by Craig Brown
Third Place – YP-59 Airacomet by Walter Babst
Category 5 – 1/48 Aircraft, Jet, All Entries:
Category 6 – 1/32 Aircraft, Prop – Contest Results:
First Place – P-51D-15 NA by Mark Stubblefield
Second Place – Eindecker Max Immelman by Gary Baker
Third Place – A6M5 Zero by Joe Youngerman
Category 6, Aircraft, Prop – All Entries:
Category 7, 1/32 Jets – Contest Results:
First Place – F-4F Phantom II JG73 by Craig Brown
Second Place – VFC-R F-18A Plus Adversary Hornet by Randy Rothhaar
Third Place – MiG-21 Vietnam by Leo Groba
Category 7, 1/32 Jets – All Entries:
Category 8, Rotary Wing Aircraft, All Scales and Types – Contest Results and All Entries:
First Place – CH-54A Skycrane (Scratchbuilt) by Randy Rothhaar
Second Place – AH-1Z Supercobra by Jim Frye



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!