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!