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!

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April 2023

Gerry Whiteside: 1/72 Atlantis AH56A Cheyenne (repop from Aurora) and 1/72 A-26A Counter Invader by Italeri. 

Bill Suggs: 1/72 AH-1S Cobra in JASDF markings by Hasegawa

David Fuller: 1/72 P-40B Flying Tigers by Airfix, P-40E Warhawk by Special Hobby, and P-40N Warhawk by a Hasegawa.

Dan Yakel: 1/35 Archer self propelled AT gun. Custom mixing colors. 

Carl Eckmyer: Testors/Italeri 1/48 AH-64B LongBow Apache.

Joe Hegedus: 1/48 F-14A Tomcat by Tamiya OOB. Ryan Spirit of St. Louis (NX211) by Revell. 

Steve Workman: 1/72 D4Y3 Judy by Fujimi

Vince: 1/144 Liberators and UNK AT-M6 Imperial Walker

Dan Dockery: 1/100 Bandai Gundam Wing XXXG built OOB 

Tim Holland: 1/72 Hurricane Mk. I Sea Hurricane color for FAA by Airfix. 

Darrin Cook: 1/48 F-4E Phantom by Meng.

Vic DiSanto: Ki-45 Kai Toryu Nick by Hasegawa

Scott Samo: 1/72 Ki-84 Frank by Arma Hobby, 1/48 Me109E-4/trop by Tamiya, 1/48 EA-6B Prowler by Revellogram.

Paul Warren: 1/32 Spitfire Mk. IXe by Tamiya

Jake Kidd: 1/48 X-Wing by Bandai, 1/48 B-17G Flying Fortress by Monogram. 

Nick Kessel: 1/48 F-14 Tomcat by , 1/48 F-16B Viper Kinetic, 1/48 FB-111 by Hobby Boss

Kirk Vonnevier: Academy I-16 Spanish Civil War. 

Phil Allen: 1/72 76mm scratch cannons for his RC ship project. Tsukuda Nausicaa Japanese Anime Gunship. 

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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!

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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.