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The IPMS San Diego met on October 28 at the Veterans Memorial Center & Museum in San Diego for its fourth Quarterly Contest of the year.

Treasurer Gary Williams gave his financial report. Secretary Joel Hendrix initiated the Club Officers nominations in preparation for the
yearly elections due to take place during the November meeting. However, it was an acclamation vote as only one candidate per position
was nominated. While Gary and Joel keep their roles, Vice President Rex McCoy will replace Tony Bunch as President, David Nielsen will
be Vice President, Jerry Jackson will be Lead Judge and Rich Durham will keep his Contest Coordinator duties.

Coronado Library's Candice Hooper announced the date of the last Navy Centennial Celebration exhibit, covering the 1980 to
present day

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.

For the third month in a row we welcomed a new member: John Haskell, Printing Coordinator at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station - and
winner of the Miramar Air Show model contest that took place earlier this month!

Two members brought their OrangeCon-winning models along with their related trophies.

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Quarterly Contest Results
With only four entries, judges Rich Durham and Ethan Idenmill decided to make it a sole category.
First Place went to Dan Covey for "The Debacle", a diorama made of a 1/35 Tamiya tank kit and Dragon figures.
Second Place went to Gary Williams for his E2-C Hawkeye, a 1/48 Kinetic kit.
Third Place went to Jose Gonzalez for his AV-8B, a 1/48 Monogram kit.

Other Model Pictures
Jose Gonzalez has built this V-22 Osprey in the colors and markings of HMR-161 as of the Korean War for the Miramar Air Show model contest,
a 1/48th scale Italery kit.
Jose's second entry at the Miramar contest, a Revell 1/48th scale F/A-18 E in Naval Aviation Centennial colors and markings of VF-3 from the USS Saratoga.
Dan Covey is working on two 1/35th Tamiya kits,
a Panzer III L and a Panzer IV H. This last one is
an old kit that will be built out-of-the-box
Ethan Idenmill's 1/72nd 1943 T-34/76 from ESCI
is a work-in-progress - an old kit with some fit
Jerry Jackson brought his finished 1/72nd scale E-100 from Dragon.
Another finished model from Jerry, a 1/72nd Tiger 1 from Hasegawa with Eduard PE Zemmerit kit.
David Weeks showed this 1/32nd Mercury Space Craft from Crows Nest Models, a resin and white metal kit
that offers two versions of the craft. Light kit (left) can be used to illuminate the inside.
Rex McCoy brought his River Flotilla diorama
made from 1/350 Revell and L'Arsenal kits. Rex
offers to show how to build a plexiglass showcase
like this one that protects his work.
The fourth entry to the Quarterly Contest was
Dan Swiersz's 1/32nd scale A4-E from Hasegawa,
which was an experiment in camo paint scheme.
Jerry's Fujimi 1/76 Tiger 1 took third place at
OrangeCon 2011, while his 1/72 Elefant finished
Dany Galgani's Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B took
second place at OrangeCon 2011.
Thank you to all who participated!

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