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.

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!

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 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.


June 2020 Meeting

We had an a great meeting on Saturday, June 27, at the Gillespie Field Annex of the San Diego Air and Space Museum. People brought some great models. Pictures are below.