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.