May 2021 Meeting

Our May, 2021 meeting was held at 1PM on Saturday, May 22 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex in Santee.

Our next event will be ModelExpo on Saturday, June 5 at the same location.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – If you are planning on attending ModelExpo, please consider volunteering to help with some aspect of the event. We need people to help with setup, tear-down, judging, raffle, contest registration, the front gate, etc. If interested, please contact Richard Abraham or Bob Ekstrom

As things are getting back to normal, we restarted our traditional bi-annual contest! We had a lot of great entries. The winners were:

First Place – Wingnut Wings 1/32 Eindecker by Gary Baker

Second Place – Hobbycraft 1/48 Dehavilland Otter by John Ball

Third Place – Hobbyboss 1/200 USS Pegasus by Ethan Idenmill

All entry pictures are below

We also had some great works in progress brought in for show n’ tell

October 2019 Meeting

Our October 2019 meeting was held on Friday, the 18th at the Girl Scouts of America Campus on Upas Street.

We had a great show n’ tell, our October bi-annual contest, and we made club officer nominations for the 2020-2021 term. The elections will be held at the next meeting in November.

April 2019 Meeting

We had a great meeting on Friday, April 26 at the Girl Scouts campus in San Diego. We had a number of show n’ tell models and we held our semi-annual contest. Please see below for the results.

Our next meeting is our last before Model Expo 2019. Please consider bringing a kit to donate for the raffle and / or sponsoring a contest category. Model Expo is a success because of committed members like you!

All pictures are courtesy of member Chris Jonas. Thank you, Chris!

October 2018 Meeting

Our October 2018 meeting took place on the 19th at the Girl Scouts of America San Diego campus. We held our bi-annual contest, with results noted in the gallery below.

Our next meeting will be on Friday, November 30. We will elect club officers for 2019. We will also host our annual auction – please bring a model kit to auction for the club. Our auction pays for our annual pizza party in December.

Meeting Photos

Contest Photos and Results

  • Military Vehicles –
    • 3rd place – M1 Abrams by Kenny Petsk
    • 2nd place – Hetzer by Gil Baron
    • 1st place – Type 73 truck by Ethan Idenmill
  • Aircraft –
    • 3rd place – Shinden by Aaron Abugaber
    • 2nd place – P-40C by Tim Shipley
    • 1st place – F-16 by Rich Durham
  • Sci-Fi –
    • 3rd place – Petite Guy by Chris Jonas
    • 2nd place – Black Panther by Ethan Idenmill
    • 1st place – Seaquest DSV by Mike Sedgewick
  • Ships
    • 1st place – Gotland by Mike Potter
  • Miscellaneous
    • 2nd place – Fw190 Egg Plane by Gil Baron
    • 1st place ’69 Nova SS by Dustin Ferris
  • Best of Show – F-16 by Rich Durham

April 2018 Meeting

During our April meeting, we welcomed a lot of new folks to our club who brought models for show n’ tell. We also held our bi-annual model contest which our Lead Judge, Jerry Jackson, used as an opportunity to train new judges. Full results of the contest are in the picture below, but Tim Shipley won the Best in Show for his 1-48 Stearman. Our Tie Fighter group build continues. Our next meeting will be held on Friday, May 25. That will be our last meeting before the San Diego Model Expo which will be held on June 9.

All pictures were taken by Ethan Idenmill

October 2017 Meeting

First – just a reminder that our November meeting will be held on Friday, November 17 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

At our October 2017 meeting, we nominated officers for the 2018 term. Elections will be held at the next meeting.

Also, at the next meeting, we will have our annual auction – so please dig into your stashes and pull out something to help the club!

Pictures from our Show n’ Tell:

Finally – we had our bi-annual contest with the following results:

Best of Show

Rich Durham   –   F-14A Tomcat   –   1/48 Tamiya


1st  Rich Durham   –   F-14A Tomcat   –   1/48 Tamiya

2nd  John Ball   –   HH-46A Sea Knight   –   1/48 Academy

3rd  Richard Abraham   –   SU-9   –   1/48 Trumpeter


1st  Mike Potter   –   D-Day Landing Boats   –   1/350 Scratch

2nd  Bob Ekstrom   –   S-100 Patrol Boat   –   1/32 Revelle


1st  Tim Shipley   –   Harley 45   –   1/9 Italari


1st  Dustin Ferris   –   M4A3F2   –   1/35 Tamiya

2nd  Joshua Phillippi   –   Sturmgeschvtz III AVSF B.   –   1/48 Tamiya

Contest Pictures:

April 2017 Meeting

We had a great meeting in April. We discussed the Model Expo coming up on June 3.

We also had our semi-annual contest with the following results:

Aircraft –

1st Place – Rich Durham, F-16

2nd Place – Richard Abraham, F-8 Bearcat

3rd Place – Richard Abraham, MiG-21

Military Vehicles –

1st Place – Dustin Ferris, M4 Sherman

2nd Place – Gilbert Barron, King Tiger

3rd Place – Mike Sedgewick, Chevy Truck

Dioramas –

1st Place – Mike Sedgewick, “Pink Panther”

2nd Place – Mike Potter, USS LSM-49

Civil Vehicles –

1st Place – Tim Shipley, Honda Motorcycle

2nd Place – Mike Sedgewick, Motorcycle

3rd Place – Tim Shipley, Chevy Blazer

Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Figures –

1st Place – Ethan Idenmill, Millenium Falcon

2nd Place – Mike Sedgewick, Viking

3rd Place – Mike Sedgewick, Batmobile

IPMS-SD Meeting 2016-10 and semi-annual contest

Club business: nominations for officers for 2017

Semi-annual contest results:

  • Aircraft
    1. Rich Durham: Bf-109
    2. Colin Hodges: X-32
    3. Dan Covey: Douglas M-2 mail plane
  • Armor
    1. Gil Baron: Su-122
    2. Dustin Ferris: Su-85
    3. Dustin Ferris: Jagdpanther
  • Ships:
    1. Mike Potter: LCS(L)3 gunboat at Okinawa 1945
    2. Marc Manuzon: 212 submarine
    3. Rich Abraham: Liberty ship
  • Science fiction and real space:
    1. Colin Hodges: Tomahawk
    2. Gil Baron: ATST walker
    3. Dan Covey: Vanguard missile
  • Juniors:
    1. Marc Manuzon: 212 submarine
    2. Dustin Ferris: Su-85
  • Best of show: Mike Potter for LCS(L)3 gunboat at Okinawa 1945 (Attack of the amphibs!)