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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 23-24 – Sci-Fi and Real Space

Best Sci-Fi – Armiger Helverin of House Teryn by Grant Mayberry

Category 23A, Sci-Fi and Real Space Vehicles, non-Star Wars – Contest Results –
First Place – Armiger Helverin of House Teryn by Grant Mayberry
Second Place – Camel by Emelio Cuesta
Third Place – Spinner Car by David Frederick
Category 23A, Sci-Fi and Real Space Vehicles, non-Star Wars – All Entries
Category 23B, Sci-Fi Vehicles, Star Wars – Contest Results –
First Place – Snowspeeder by David Frederick
Second Place – Begin Your Attack Run by Bruce Mac Rae
Third Place – LIN-V8K Droid by Grant Mayberry
Category 23B – Sci-Fi Vehicles, Star Wars – All Entries
Category 24 – Gundam and Mecha – Contest Results –
First Place – Green Tiger Oom by Christopher Jonas
Second Place – Gelgoog by Kristopher Martin
Third Place – Apharmel the Hatter by Jeremy Jiao
Category 24, Gundam and Mecha – All Entries



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!




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




October 2020 Project Pictures

Here are some of the projects folks were working on during October:

Sebastian Malinowski built this Revell 1/144 F-14A in an unusual paint-scheme:

Sebastian also built this Trumpeter 1/72 T-62ERA:

Ethan Idenmill finished his Tamiya 1/35 M48A3:

Ethan also started this Bandai 1/1000 Space Battleship Aldebaran (from the series Yamato 2202):




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.