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The IPMS San Diego met on November 18 at the Veterans Memorial Center & Museum in San Diego.

Treasurer Gary Williams gave his financial report. Vice President Rex McCoy talked about the possibility of moving our monthly meetings
to a new location.

Daniel Covey, Jose Gonzalez and Mike O'Leary reminded everyone present of the up-coming 2011 Winterfest that will take place on
December 11 at the Veteran Museum and Memorial.

This was the annual auction night, with a large number of kits and books being offered for biding. All but one of each (kit and book)
went, the whole event being punctuated as usual with a lot of humor.

Members brought a nice choice of models for Show 'n Tell, as showed in the following pictures.
(Click on any photo to see a larger image)

Mike O'Leary brought his 1/48 Monogram Grumman F9F-5 Panther that was on display at the Coronado Library for the past two months.
Mike opened the "blow-in-doors" on the fuselage between the cockpit and the tail section. He also added details to the cockpit, ejection seat
and gunsight, used enamel and Alcad paints, and used spare decals to match the photo of a real aircraft.
Gary Williams is working on a 1/48 McDonnell F3H-2 Demon, by Grand Phoenix, a very accurate model with a highly detailed resin cockpit.
Jose Gonzalez brought a work-in-progress Dragon 1/35 M1A1 Abrams that he plans to
build out-of-the-box. Jose has already applied a pre-shading coat and will use
color modulation painting techniques.
Dan Covey is also at work on a tank, a Tamiya
1/35 Panzer IV H, build out-of-the-box with
aftermarket decals representing the Bulgarian
Tank Brigade, circa 1944.
Jerry Jackson brought his finished Hasegawa 1/72 Tiger 1. Jerry also explained how he makes trees from real twigs that he coats with spraymount glue and then
dip the twigs in flocking material to simulate the foliage. After shaking off the excess flocking, a final coat of hair spay helps to keep the foliage in place.
Jerry is also busy working on a L'Arsenal 1/700 Ark Royal, a British Navy aircraft carrier.
Jerry is very impressed with the one-piece hull and deck resin unit that was ready for
painting without any assembly.
Ethan Idenmill brought his finished ESCI 1/72
T-34/76, build out-of-the-box except for
30-gauge wire hand rails.
Tony Bunch has started work on a 1/96 scale USS Brewton, FF-1086 in 1972-73 configuration. The fiberglass hull and
the cast resin w/t doors, weapons and deck details are from ScaleShipYard, The superstructure set is from CNC Models.
The ship will be an R/C model, but Tony expects to have it completed in 5 or more years, as static models are priority.
Thank you to all who participated!

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