Meetings Newsletter Show-n-Tell

November 2023

Jeremy Dawson: armor modeling, but moving to Gundam for fun. MS02 – Zoeng, pain to build but fun at the same time. 

Rick Weeks: 1/48 Fujimi A-6A Intruder (free at last meeting), D&D figure, 1/25 Vega drag racers by Round Two (re-release of MPC kit).

Joe Hegedus: 1/32 Trumpeter AD-4 Skyraider OOB with borrowed tanks for Korean War Era Plane. 

Andy Frill: Academy 1/72 F-4B Phantom, Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt

Steve Luchianetti: Hobby Boss 1/72 Merkava 2

Collin Tatusco: Tamiya 1/48 Beaufighter WIP

Tim Holland: Tamiya 1/48 F-35B Lightning II

Patrick ‘Doc’ Haugh: Airfix 1/72 Phantom FGR.2 Black Mike, Roden 1/32 Fokker Dr.1 with Lothar von Richthofen figure

Carl Eckmeyer: Tamiya 1/48 Ki-84 Hayate “Frank”, and “I don’t know who she is…” Anime figure!

Vince Mankowski: 1/32 Revell Corsair Mk. 2 OOB

Paul Warren: Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat, WIP

Phil Allen: Gun Mount pieces he scratch building

Justin Reed: 1/48 Tiger I

Kirk Vonnevier: 1/35 Panzer 38T (one F and one G)

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.

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August 2023

Sam Morgan: Hasegawa 1/72 A6M5 gen 1 kit.

Kirk Vonnevier: 1/6 ba-16 armored car, cad designed and built from scratch. 

Steve Luchianetti: Revell 1/72 F-16A+ Tiger Meet

Patrick ‘Doc’ Haugh: Revell 1/48 Ju-52 civilian version. Dora Wings 1/72 CW-22D

Bill Suggs: AMT several 1/48 P-40 Robert l Scott

Johnathan Wright: Monogram 1/48 P-47 Razorback built oob. 54mm Highlander figure Games Workshop paints. 

Carl Eckmeyer: 1/35 M3 Stuart from Tamiya

Justin Reed: Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk. 1. Practiced using oils for first time. 

Joe Hegedus: Hobbycraft 1/32 Spad XIII, Monogram reissue Snoopy, Red Baron

Collin Tatusko: Hasegawa1/48 P-40N, 1/32 Roden T-28 Trojan

Nick Kessel: 1/48 Hobby Boss FB-111A, Hasegawa 1/48 F-104S Ducatti Anniversary. 

Joe Nevis: Gundam 1/144 Gunpla, Bandai Razor Crest

Vince Mankowski: 1/72 A-26C Invader “Jersey Bounce”, 1/25 “Marines” funny car by Revell with Slixx decals

Tim Holland: Sword 1/72 F3D Sky Knight on Bases by Bill. Zvezda 1/72 Fw-190 with 3D printed prop blurs.

Jake Kidd: Revell 1/72 B-17G Flying Fortress

Scott Samo: Hobby Boss 1/48 Su-22 Fitter and 1/32 BF109F North Afrika Korps

Bill Brierton: Hobbycraft 1/72 Sea Fury T-20

Josh Peng: 1/72 armor 3D printed

Andy Frill: Wingsy 1/48 A5M Claude

Dan Yakel: Tamiya 1/48 He-219A-7 Uhu 

Ken Kelly: Anigrand 1/144 MiG-19 Farmer

Nate Swift: Monogram 1/48 Phantom F-4C in F-4D markings

I *think* this was Gerry Whiteside’s model based on the 1/72 Hasegawa X-29 forward swept wing demonstrator finished as a hypothetical aggressor aircraft.


Meetings Newsletter Show-n-Tell

July 2023

The July meeting saw a good number of modelers (24) present with many models (42+), especially for the summer months as this is normally a time of reduced model production.  It was good to share with everyone present.  Enjoy the models!

Nate Swift: 1/48 J1N1 Gecko by Tamiya; 1/72 ki-27 Nate;  Hasegawa

Patrick ‘Doc’ Haugh:  Ki-87 experimental 1/72 Pavla; Ki-54 Hickory 1/72 Special Hobby

Phil Allen:  1/72 Plamax crab mk. 1; gun turret  for scratch ship

Gerry Whiteside: Hasegawa 1/72 A-4E Blue Angels

Bill Suggs:  Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-43 Hayabusa; Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-84 George

Johnathan Wright: 1/72 Hasegawa Emily; G4M1 Betty 1/72 AMT (Hasegawa).

Carl Eckmeyer:  1/48 Tamiya A6M2-N Rufe and Ki-84 George

Justin Reed:  Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk. I; 1/72 Tamiya F-16C block 50 Falcon

David Fuller:  1/72 Fine Molds Q1W1 Lorna; 1/72 Ka-14, prototype A5M  Claude; 1/72 Ka-Go autogyro;  1/72 T-6 Texan as a Tota Tora Tora Zero; about 1/285 Battle Tech figures; Nautilus Models (nautilusmodels.com)

Bill Brierton:  1/48 Monogram OS2U-3 Kingfisher; 1/48 Revell P-40B Warhawk

Vince Mankowski: 1/48 Testors YV-22 Osprey, 1/72 Testors YV-22 Osprey, both are FSD ship #1.  1/48 Academy F-86F “Blueprint” Sabre.

Tim Holland:  1/200 B-17 home printed; box of 1/72 Monogram Mustangs, and a Focke Wulf or two for “Mustangs and Messerschmitts” game

Paul Warren:  Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk. IX

Scott Samo:  Arma Hobby 1/72 Ki-84 George

Chris Thuot:  Academy 1/72 F-14A Tomcat; Tamiya 1/48 P-38G

Dan Yakel:  Meng 1/35 M2A4 Leopard; Tamiya 1/35 Archer tank destroyer; Tamiya 1/48 He219A-7 Uhu.

Joe Hegedus:  Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-44 Tojo; Italeri 1/48 UH-1N Huey SAR.

Josh Peng:  AMT 1/72 F-14A Tomcat

Other models I did not get information for prior to the meeting breaking up!

Meetings Newsletter Show-n-Tell

May 2023

We opened the May meeting with announcements from the PAXCON Planning Committee regarding the status of preparations for the show.  Once the updates were covered, we moved right into sharing models!  The theme for May was “Macross Mania” (any sci fi robot, vehicle, etc.)

Phil Allen brought three finished models starting with this 1/100 Valkyrie w/ gear down, built ~30 years ago

1/100 scratch built “monster”, homemade decals, no machining, all hand made

1/350 resin Macross enemy scout ship

Phil also brought two models in work, including this 1/350 Valkyrie

Gerry Whiteside’s theme submission is this Macross 1/72 Hasegawa YF-19

Joe Hegedus brought out his spotless Hasegawa 1/48 Lear Jet

Carl Eckmyer showed a pair of models starting with the 1/20 Flege (machinenkrieger) WIP (left), and the Tamiya 1/35 Semovente (right).

Collin Tatusko brought three models, starting with this Roden 1/48 T-28 Trojan WIP

…and this 1/48 Hasegawa A6M2-N Rufe on which the base warped and he will have to re-pour the water surface,

Collin’s last model is this 1/72 Revell (reboxed from Hasegawa) B-25J Mitchell Gunship

Andy White shared his continued progress on this 1/48 Hasegawa F-8E Crusader commemorating the first shoot down of a MiG-21 with a Sidewinder (flown by Dick Bellinger). This model is for the Nats “MiG Killers” theme.

David Fuller brought the finished 1/72 Airfix P-40B Flying Tiger; Special Hobby P-40E Warhawk; Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk models he has shown for the last couple of meetings in various stages of completion.

Johnathan Wright brought another “Not Another Zero” project in the form of the 1/72 Fujimi J1N1-S Gecko (Irving)

Club President Tim Holland had two models to share, including a theme Hasegawa 1/72 YF-19 Macross

and this Sword 1/72 F3D-N Skynight, also destined for the MiG Killers at Nats.

Patrick ‘Doc’ Haugh contributed four models to our club discussion starting with his “Not Another Zero” project by Fine Molds; a 1/72 Yokasuka R2Y-1 Zeiun

Doc’s love of rare models continues with this Copper State Models 1/35 Renault automitrailleuse guntruck

and this nicely engineered 1/48 Promodeler Ju-52 Tanteju

Doc’s final model(s) are these War Hammer fantasy figures.

Dan Yakel brought three subjects starting with this 1/144 Bandai Gundam robot

Not satisfied with the painting instructions, Dan’s 1/72 Hasegawa Vertec now wears a spurious paint scheme

and back to his primary genre, Dan brought this Meng 1/35 Leopard 2A4 as a WIP.

Vince Mankowski has a full score of Osprey models to build.  Progress has started with this 1/48 Testors 1988 V-22 model finished as a YV-22 Osprey (FSD Ship #3)

Vince also built this 1991 1/72 Testors rebox of the Italeri V-22 as a YV-22 Osprey (FSD ship #3).  Both scales were built together with custom decals made by a friend.

Andy Frill brought a pair of models as well including this 1/35 C-RAM (CIWS with missiles)

and this more mainstream Academy 1/48 F-4B Phantom II for the MiG Killers theme at Nats

Wrapping up Show-n-Tell was Jake Kidd and his WIP 1/48 Monogram B-17G Flying Fortress.

The June 2023 theme is our club Anniversary.  We will be doing “Carrier Landings” using scale models, a plywood carrier deck, and a 40′ flying wire.  I hope to take and post some videos of the carrier landings for you in our next newsletter.  I will at least capture some photos to share of the event!