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The IPMS San Diego met on June 24 at the Veterans Memorial Center & Museum in San Diego. Report
from the Model Expo that was held early in the month show that the event was a success with some 320
models entered by 74 participants. Members brought a substantial number of models for Show 'n Tell.
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Participants are getting ready for the meeting
Treasurer Gary Williams gives his monthly financial
report showing profit from the Model Expo.
Secretary Joel Hendricks makes his monthly
Bob Ekstrom, standing in for Rex Mccoy,
announces a model contest to be held at the
Miramar Air Show in October.
Candice Hooper gives an update on the schedule
of the Coronado Public Library's Naval Aviation
Centennial exhibit.
Ethan Idenmill is working on an 54 mm Airfix
British Coldstream Guard of the 1815 Waterloo
Tony Bunch is working on a 1/350 Yankee Class cruiser to become CL-48 Honolulu that
will benefit from PE kits from Lion Roar and Eduards.
Tony also brought two ship kits, the USS Independence from cyber-hobby.com and the USS Reuben
James from Academy, both in 1/350 scale.
Jose Gonzalez is building a 1/32 Trumpeter
SDB-5/A-24 Dauntless. Jose is planning on making
the Mexican version that was flown long after the
Jose has also started to build a 1/720 Graf
Zeppelin aircraft carrier.
Robert James had a couple of Gundam figures in 1/72 scale.
Craig Burke is building a 1/2000 scale IJN Unoacka aircraft carrier and her escorting fleet
that even includes a submarine.
Marty Horvath brought his work-in-progress
1/700 USS Fletcher.
Mark Knowlton started work on a 1/48
Czech Model Ryan FR-1 Fireball.
Jerry Jackson brought two models that he entered in the Model Expo. Seen here is his
1/76 Fujimi Tiger 1 (Late), built out of the box.
Jerry's 1/72 Dragon Elefant, built out of the box too.
Jerry is now working on another 1/72 Dragon kit, this one is the Ferdinand and uses Eduards zimmerit
kit and detail kit.
Fred Fimbres brought a load of models. Three autos: a Grand Cherokee, a Dodge Charger...
...and a Ford Falcon, all three in 1/25 scale.
Fred also brought aircrafts models, a Spitfire
with US markings as based in Italy towards the
end of WWII...
...and two Hasegawa FW-190, all in 1/72 scale.
And Fred completed his show 'n tell support with two 1/48 scale MIGs, in Ukrainian and Russian colors.
Craig Covner brought a sculpture of the facade of the Alamo, bearing an incredibly fine detail.
Thanks to all who participated in this meeting
and made it a very interesting event!

International Plastic Modelers Society • San Diego Chapter • For Modelers, by Modelers