Meetings Newsletter Show-n-Tell

October 2023

We welcomed two new members at the October meeting; Tim Boyd, and Adam Tschutt.  Welcome to the Southern Maryland Scale Modelers!  We had 23 members present, and 22 models on display.

Adam Tschutt: 1/100 Gundam Dark Matter Exia, first one finished in candy coat paint.

Rick Weeks: 1/25 Mustang finished in Jewel Green.

Steve Luchianetti: Matchbox 1/72 F9F Panther.

Patrick ‘Doc’ Haugh: Tamiya 1/35 Panzer IV L70 with 75mm main gun. Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk. 1. Roden 1/32 Fokker Dr.I Triplane, Manfred von Richthofen.  Lothar von Richthofen in 1/32.

Bill Suggs: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-4, Fw190A-8, and N1K1-J Shiden kai George.

Justin Reed: Tamiya 1/35 KV-1 tank with Rye Field individual track links. Finished as a Siege of Leningrad defender. 

Joe Hegedus: Tamiya 1/72 F4U Corsair with bombs stolen from an F-84. Tamiya 1/25 Jeep Wrangler. Tamiya 1/25 Jeep Grand Cheroke.

Joe Nevis: Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray in China Lake marking, but very difficult to obtain good reference info.

Gerry Whiteside: Tamiya 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair. Tamiya 1/72 Me109E-1.

Jim Rotramel: Tamiya 1/48 He219A-7 Uhu with Cutting Edge radar on the nose.

Chris Thuot: Tamiya 1/72 F4D-1 Skyray. Tamiya 1/35 M-113.

Andy White: Monogram 1/48 C-47 Skytrain WIP.

Steve Workman: Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-48 Lilly with some scratch interior work done. 

Meetings Newsletter Show-n-Tell

September 2023

25 members present
27 models on the tables

Carl Eckmeyer: 1/48 Revell AH-64D Long Bow Apache, and 1/48 Monogram A-1H Skyraider.

I forget whose two figures these were; my apologies!  I *think* these were also Carl’s models.

Rick Weeks brought several models including this 1/72 P-47D Razorback.

Rick Weeks’ 1/25 Boss Mustang Fastback.

Something Rick painted for one of his kids.

Rick Weeks’ Mad Max car at the start of the movie…

…and Rick Weeks’ Mad Max car at the end of the movie!  🙂

Don’t you just know that Phil Allen is ALWAYS coming up with something unique?  Here’s some 1:1 scale shells to go with his scratch-built cannon on the scratch-built RC boat.  INSANITY!

Before moving to PA, Bill Brierton got started on this American LaFrance 900 Pumper fire engine.

Carey Marrinen is still “figuring” out some modeling and brought this Australian WWII Coastwatcher in 54mm this month.  Nicely done, Carey!

I *think* David Fuller brought this Hawkeye kit he just got started.  If is was someone else, my apologies!

Steve Luchianetti brought a couple of Vietnam-themed models for the meeting including this 1/72 F-105D Thunderchief with the SA-2 Guideline SAM missile on a launcher behind it.

Steve also brought this 1/72 F-4C Phantom II displayed in flight for the theme!

Jonathan Wright brought this little Polish model of the RWD-7 (or was it RWD-11?) that he found for like $1 in a bag during recent model swapping.  The decals, despite being some 40 years old, went on surprisingly well and he turned out a really nice little model!

Steve Workman brought this Broken Flower… I mean, the “in work” Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-48 Lily to share.

Scott Samo wipped out this 1/32 Fw190D-9 paint mule to show his approach to preparing the surface for applying decals.

Then Scott shared his current “in work” project, a Hobby Boss 1/48 Su22 Fitter-K in a really cool camouflage scheme!

I believe this was Paul Warren’s current WIP, a 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, though I forget the manufacturer.

Chris Thout had three models on hand, all nicely done.  The first is this 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet in VFA-97 livery.

Chris’ second model is this really neat 1/72 F-5E Tiger II in USMC VMFT-401 markings and a wrap around blue scheme.

Chris’ final display model is this nice 1/72 S-3A Viking (“Hoover”).

Nate Swift showed this clean Henschel tank buster with prop blurs mounted in an inflight pose.  Very nice!

Kirk Vonnevier showed this clean little A-4 Skyhawk, one of my favorites!

Gerry Whiteside had two models, the first was this great looking OH-6A Cayuse “Loach” helicopter.

Gerry’s second model was another good looking subject, the 1/72 OV-10A Bronco from Academy.