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March 2023

1/48 Saab J-29 Tunan

Academy 1/48 I-16 Spanish Civil War WIP.

I don’t recall the modeler or type here, but I love the paint job on the overall scheme and details!

Another armor model for which I am stumped on the name/type, but the paint job looks amazing!

Patrick “Doc” Haugh’s flight of ME/Bf-109’s and a single Fw190A-6/R3 (I think?) night fighter. The ‘109s cover many users and variants and are eye-catching in their many guises!

1/48 Macross F-1J WIP.

1/72 Heinkel He219A night fighter WIP.

1/32 P-38 Lightning from the Christmas gift exchange WIP.

I wish I knew more about armor types, or kept the modeler information, but this tank killer is looking pretty ‘killer’ so far!  WIP

Vic DiSanto’s 1/48 F11F Tiger at completion. Vic has been wrestling with painting the markings and getting the tail symbols done slanted.  Looks great!

1/72 Ki-45 Kai Toryu “Nick” WIP.

1/144 flight of Liberators/Privateer WIP by Vince Mankowski.

A really sweet 1/72 Ki-84 Frank (Hasegawa?).

A captured P-40 Warhawk in Japanese markings.

Dave Fuller’s group of WIP models.  Top L-R: P-40B, P-40E, P-40N .  Bottom L-R: A5M Claude, and something I don’t recognize (or remember)!

1/72 Kikka WIP, and a 1/48 F-8 Crusader “Mig Killer” WIP.

1/48 A-20 Havoc WIP.

1/48 Folland Gnat in Red Arrows markings by Joe Hegedus.

Joe Hegedus (I think) Hasegawa X-29 built (mostly) out of the box.

1/72 Ki-43 Oscar by Bill “Bene” Suggs (I think).

1/48 P-38M Night Lightning by Bill “Bene” Suggs.

Focus has failed me, but here are a nice pair of models that I did not capture info for. Apologies.

Gerry Whiteside 1/72 F-8 Crusader and 1/72 Hypothetical X-29 Aggressor in wrap around ‘snake’ camouflage.

Phill Allen brought a 1/1 scale “Cup O’ Noodles” soup by Bandai.  You can smell this picture!

Meetings Newsletter Show-n-Tell

February 2023

The February meeting opened with announcements from Jim R, Dan Y, Vince,  and Jake K.  We welcomed three new members at this meeting too
Carl Eckmyer eclectic builder
Jake Eckmyer fantasy subjects
Chris Thuot eclectic builder

Now, on with the MODELS!
Jake Eckmyer: Bandai 30 Minute Sisters

Gerry Whiteside: 1/48 Revell F/A-18F Hornet

Gerry Whiteside: 1/72 Airfix T-6 Texan

David: Airfix 1/72 P-40C AML pre cut masks, not a zero (KA-VO auto gyro; Fine Molds Ka-14 prototype; Fine Molds U1W1 Lorna using AK Real Colors lacquers).

Justin Reed: Tamiya 1/72 Ki-61 Hein

Johnathan Wright: AZ Models Bob; Hasegawa Nate China 1930s; ki-36, ki-56 Ida; LS Ki-15 Babs; Paul w/ filled wing

Patrick ‘Doc’ Haugh: 1/48 Bf110G night fighter interned in Switzerland; MPM Bf109T; Dragon Fw190A-6R-11 Wilde Sau; and then Bf109E – E – E – E and a G!

Dan Dockery: showed off his “The Jig XL” which he bought on Etsy

Steve Workman: Mania ki-27a China 1939; Ki-15 Babs; Hasegawa M6A1 Seiran

Tim Holland: Hasegawa G8N1 Rita; Fujimi Ida; Fujimi Claude; Fujimi Val; Hasegawa Ki-44 Tojo; Aviation USK Ki-115 Tsurugi; E15K Norm by UPC

Paul Warren: 1/48 Tamiya Fw190D-9; 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk. IXc

Somehow a number of photos I took did not get transferred and I cannot share them here.  My apologies to the modelers whose models at the February meeting are not represented here.

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January 2023

Gerry Whiteside: 1/72 Hase AFX

Bill Suggs: 1/144 AV-8B Harrier II
Kirk Vonnevier: New member Monogram 1/72 F-4J Phantom II
John Williams: Rev-Ger Colombo Express full hull modified to a waterline (compared size to the German Gniesenau).
Dan Yakel: Bandai B wing, markings masked & painted
1/48 Roland C.1
1/35 Tasca/Dragon Sherman “Direct Vision” marked as ‘Dixie Belle’ in Tunisia 1943
Kinetic 1/48 Ground Support Equipment for a retirement gift in work; and 1/48 Revell Me-110G2 to G4 conversion using Eduard parts.
Steve Luchianetti: Airfix 1/72 A-4B/Q Skyhawk
Nate Swift: Revell 1/72 F-89C Scorpion
Dan Dockery: Lego DeLorean 
Greg Hurla: Paper AT-AT scene
Jerome Hurla: New member, several Warhammer models
Tim Holland: Kinetic1/24 P-47D Razorback
Paul Warren: 1/48 Tamiya Fw190D-9
Vince Mankowski: 1/48 OA-4M Skyhawk; 1/72 PBY-5A Catalina “Black Cat”; Giganotosaurus bust; two Tupandactylus; fantasy Ceratopsian vignette.
Joe Nevis: various fantasy and scifi figures
Steve Workman: Gundams made by Bandai. 1/144 scale built out of box. 
Darrin Cook: Armahobby 1/72 P-39Q Airacobra
Andy White: Tamiya 1/48 F-35A Lightning II
Andy Frill: Tamiya 1/48 P-38J Lightning. Kinetic 1/24 P-47D Bubbletop
Jake Kidd: 1) Airfix 1/72 P-51D Mustang ‘red tails’
2) Tamiya 1/35 Willys MB
3) Star Wars Legion: The Clone Wars Core Set
4) Tamiya 1/35 M41 Walker Bulldog (post chipping)
Collin Tatusko: Tamiya 1/48 F4D-1 Skyray. Fujimi 1/72 F7U-3M Cutlass. Academy 1/48 F-5E Lightning.
Phill Allen: Madox 01 Anime figure. 
Patrick ‘Doc’ Haugh: Revell 1/72 Swiss Bf110G. 1/48 P-47D-25 Bubbletop that hit a factory and returned to base on half a starboard wing. Orcs and plague doctor. 
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December 2022

We had 31 members present.

20221215_191551We welcomed two new members to the club: Will Clark and Gregg Hurla.

30 members participated in the Christmas gift exchange and stealing event.  Some folks are pictured multiple times because they kept getting the model they opened stolen and had to go back for another!  The stealing devolved into a free-for-all as no one really wanted the 1/35 M-10 Tank Destroyer that was the last kit to take and we slowly, painfully, and hilariously watched as most of the models reached three (3) steals and were ‘locked’.  A good time was had by all based on the laughter and general goofiness that took place.

20221215_202835A REAL TREAT was the placement of the completed “Rickshaw” at the meeting.  The Rickshaw has been a ‘gag gift’ in the club for many Christmas exchanges and it keeps going home with someone new each year.  Last year, Phill Allen’s son wound up with it and he actually BUILT IT to bring back.  Unfortunately he was not feeling well on the night of the meeting, but Dad (Phill) brought it in to share with the members.  He added rockets with fuses to each side and generally dressed it up a bit with fantasy upgrades, and did a fantastic job on the model itself.

20221215_194050This year’s ‘gag gift’ was a 1/32 Sweet Potato Stand by Arii; and it went home with Gregg Hurla (first meeting, and he is the one who gets the gag!).  Gregg also has a 1/48 train set in his mancave, and was contemplating the similarity in scale to go ahead and build it and add it to his train layout.  Time will tell if he does so, or it gets returned and is a potential model in next year’s gift exchange!



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November 2022

Notes from our latest meeting plus photo from the Show-n-Tell. 20221117_201104

20221117_201123Vic DiSanto – FM 1/48 F11F Tiger on hold for decals on the tail. Vic wishes he could buy another one for all the lessons learned. 
20221117_201130Phil Allen –  various parts for the ship he’s been building. All scratch built. 
20221117_20114420221117_201150Gerry Whiteside – Revell 1/48 F/A-18 and Hobby Boss Hellcat
20221117_20115720221117_201205Joe Nevis 1/56 scale Comet war gaming stuff and 1/144 US WWII aircraft for war games. 
20221117_201220Bill Suggs – Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Vb on Malta 1942 from profile in reference book.
20221117_20123620221117_20124220221117_20124820221117_201255Doc Haugh – 3 Eduard 1/48 Hellcats. Mk.2, Mk.1, F6F-3 USS Indy.  Dragon 1/48 Ju-188 torpedo bomber.
20221117_20140620221117_201412Justin Reed – Tamiya 1/35 T-34 with Rye Field Models tracks. AIRFIX 1/76 Male Mk.1, however Covid brain caused missing assemblies so well be fun to fix. 
20221117_201418Carey Marrinan – a “Diverama”  made with a Moskva and LA class sub, and a divert from the free figures last meeting
20221117_20143720221117_201442Vince Mankowski – 1/48 OA-4M nearing completion & PBY-5A brass origami in work!
20221117_201455John Williamson – Tamiya 1/700 Japanese heavy cruisers converted to baby carriers, and a light cruiser.
20221117_20150420221117_20150920221117_201518Tim Holland – UPC 1/72  “Norm” and Tamiya J7W1 Shinden, kits of the 60’s so lots of raised details. Had to remove alignment pins to get them together. Fine Molds 1/72 F-4J Phantom II. Using Tamiya paints and pre-shading (which hides things!).
20221117_201529Scott Samo – Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2-N Rufe. Added punched dials to the cockpit, the rest is out of box. 
20221117_20153820221117_201544Darrin Cook – Arma Hobby 1/72 P-39. Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki GSX-RR. 
20221117_201554Paul Warren – Eduard 2/48 F6F-5 Hellcat. 
20221117_20160520221117_201600Dan Yakel – Dragon 1/35 M4A1 DV (direct vision) from N Africa campaign. Eduard 1/48 Roland C.II. will finish as aircraft of Jasta 2.
20221117_201632Andrew Frill- Tamiya 1/48 P-38J, and the decals amazingly went down beautifully. Painted with Tamiya LP11, then different metalizers on various panels. 
20221117_201700Joe Hegedus – Eduard 1/48 F6F-5 weekend edition, finished with an Otaki propeller, drop tank, and How may have replaced the wheels. Finished in M/M GSB, using a mix of decals to build Paper Doll.20221117_201045
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October 2022

Notes from our latest meeting plus photos from the Show-n-Tell.  Occasionally a tip, trick, or technique will be added.
We had 18 members attend our October meeting, plus a new-old member returned and two new members joined us. There were 31 models on the tables of various genre and in various stages of completion which meant we were discussing models right up until closing at High Tide Games.
Carey Marrinen, (new member) invited by Dave Fuller,  scratchbuilds large scale (1/6) tanks.
Dave Fuller: 1/16 AMT Shelby cobra. 427 S/B Ford motor, building for a Washington ship modeler member to replicate his car.
Steve Workman: Alfa Class 1/700 Arii kit.  1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate “AI-311”.  (Middle kit in Kate line up)
Joe Hegedus: 1/72 Martin T4M Esoteric vac kit. Brass strip interplane struts, many white metal parts. Torpedo was modified from a Devastator kit. XTB2D Sky Pirate, built by Douglas to carry 4 (yes FOUR) TORPEDOES off a MIDWAY class carrier.  1/72 Planet Models limited run resin kit.
Vince Mankowski: 1/48 SA-341D Gazelle by Fujimi. OOB.
Jim Rotramel: stainless steel F-111 shape from ‘Vark Memorial.
Jeff Cook: 1/72 B5N2 Kate Hasegawa.  “AI-307”. Tamiya acrylic paints except underside was lacquer.
Darrin Cook:  Kitty Hawk 1/35 MH-60R Sea Hawk in progress. Surface detail, really nice. Interior detail needed some work but was beautiful. Instructions have confusing info. Interior cabin caused gaps in fuse assembly until removal of channel locator block at fwd end of cabin insertion track.
Dan Yakel: Sherman 1/35 Dragon.  Rolled over idler wheel, now on hold for replacement. Eduard 1/48 Roland C.II.  Roland wound up with large seams. Dan is trying to convert a US Studebaker truck into a Katyusha rocket launcher; we learned some new words tonight.
Andy Frill: 1/48 Tamiya P-38J. Wing tips didn’t fit well (!). AK Xtreme Metal colors on bare plastic still showed the swirl marks in the injection plastic.
Tim Holland: Hasegawa 1/72 B5N2 Kate. Matchbox SBC-4 with Star Fighter decals and resin cockpit installed. VB-3 USS Saratoga (CV-3) just before they transitioned to Dauntless. Joe owes a 500lb bomb to add to it. Fine Molds 1/72 F-4J, amazing assembly as normal seam lines are all done on natural panels and virtually disappear during assembly. Horizontal and vertical surfaces all simply slot together, fit is impeccable.
Vic DiSantis:  1/48 F11F-1 by Fonderie Miniatures.  Still wrestling with the tail code markings for the aircraft he wants to build. Has taken longer than any kit he’s ever built.
Andy White: Kitty Hawk 1/48 FJ-2 Fury done as a Pax YFJ-2 test bird.  Academy/Minicraft 1/48 T-34B Mentor.
Phill Allen: that RC boat though, Holy Cow!
Ken Kelly: A-12, Tu-28 Fiddler, Anigrand resin kit. MiG-21F.
Jonathan Wright: Aoshima 1/72 E16A-2 Zuiun “Jake”. 

Gerry Whiteside: 1/72 F-5E Hasegawa w/ Uprise. Hasegawa TBM-3 back dated to TBF-1. Puma 1/72 by Italeri.

Thanks for looking!