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The IPMS San Diego met on July 29 at the Veterans Memorial Center & Museum in San Diego. It was our
annual BBQ meeting and there was plenty of food and yummy deserts brought by members to share. It
was also our third quarterly contest of the year. David Weeks and Manny Gutshe were the judges of the
event, while Head Judge Rich Durham was filling the chef's duty by manning the BBQ. And as it is
getting to be an usual trend, members brought a substantial number of models for Show 'n Tell.
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President Tony Bunch opens the meeting.
Treasurer Gary Williams gives his monthly financial
Secretary Joel Hendricks makes his monthly
Steve "Smitty" Smith, Curator of the Flying
Leatherneck Aviation Museum came to give more
details about the contest that will take place
during the October Miramar air show.
As it has become customary, Candice Hooper gives
an update on the schedule of her Coronado Public
Library's Naval Aviation Centennial exhibit.
Marty Horvath brought his work-in-progress
1/720 Italeri USS America aircraft carrier.
Dan Covey brought an MPC 1/72 SH-2F Seasprite with aftermarket decals, an Airfix 1/350 HMS Trafalgar
attack submarine built out-of-the-box...
...a Fujimi 1/72 F7U-3 Cutlsass built out-of-the-box and a Matchbox 1/72 Folland Gnat, also built
A couple of 1/72 scale BF-109s were also on display.
Dany Galgani brought a work-in-progress
MPC 1/24 1968 Olsonite Eagle.
Jerry Jackson brought the four models that he
plans to take to the IPMS Nationals next month.
Seen here is his L'Arsenal 1/700 HMS Biter
aircraft carrier.
Jerry's Metal Kit 1/43 Leyton House Judd March
Formula 1 is built out-of-the-box except for the
added driver.
Jerry's Dragon 1/72 Ferdinand uses Eduard's
zimmerit kit and detail kit.
Jerry's Dragon 1/72 Elefant is built out-of-the-box.
Also built out-of-the-box is Jerry's Fujimi 1/76
Tiger 1 (Late).
Ethan Idenmill brought two more Bandai model kits from the Star Blazers Series, a 1/700 Earth flagship
Andromeda (left) and a 1/1000 battleship Yamato.
Back into real space models, David Weeks
showed a new Dragon 1/72 kit of the Apollo
11 capsule and lunar module.
Robert Curtin brought his work-in-progress
Skywave 1/700 USS San Diego
Thanks to all who participated in this meeting
and made it a very interesting event!

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