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The IPMS San Diego met on March 30 at the Veterans Memorial Center &
Museum in San Diego. The evening saw a build demo and a good number
of models for Show 'n Tell
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It was a demo night for Rich Durham who gave some interesting pointers while building a 1/48 P-40 Warhawk.

Joel Hendricks brought "Donna", the Polar Lights Teranodon snap kit that requires more work than anticipated.

Ethan Idenmill's 1/144 Dragon AV-8 B Harriers II have now scratch-built intake fans and instrument panels, and Ozmod seats.
Gary Williams has built this EA-18 G Growler, a 1/48 Hasegawa kit, and placed it on a Skunk Work flight deck to create this launch scene.

Richard Abraham combined a Monogram kit and a Hawk kit to make this 1/48 F-80, in Brazilian Air Force markings.

Tony Beres has built this 1/48 Hasegawa P-40 N as flown in the CBI by Lt. Don Lopez who was Deputy Director of the Air & Space Museum in the '80s and '90s.

Dan King brought these two VH-34J Sea Horses, built from 1/72 Italeri kits with pilot figures from a 1/72 Hasegawa OV-1A. Both were finished in Model Master Field Green paint.

True to his "What-if" theme, Craig Burke used various 1/72 kits to create this Fairchild "Flounder", a customized Mosquito for large US carriers, with "Highball" ordinance, elongated nose, individual canopies, "Griffon" engines, 5 bladed props, and triple "Highball" depth charges.

David Nielsen has placed his 1/350 scale Type VIIC submarine from AFV Club in "water". He showed with a flash light air bubbles that got trapped between the various layers of Envirotex Lite clear resin.

David also brought a 1/35 Tamiya soldier figure from the DAK Kubelwagen, with scribed edges, hollowed shorts, and on a base made of rocks, putty, dirt and feathers.

Jerry Jackson finished his 1/72 Dragon Sturmtiger, complete with photo-etched zimmerit, exhaust covers and crane boom. Jerry also explained how he made the landscape part of the base.

Dany Galgani brought his work-in-progress Ford GT40, a 1/24 Fujimi curb-side kit. Dany cut open the doors, added an engine resin kit from Historic Miniatures, PE details from a Sudio 27 kit, and Detail Master's seat belt and buckles. All plumbing, wiring, oil and gas filters, starter motor were scratch-built, as well as the suspension elements that didn't come with either the Fujimi or the Historic Miniatures kits. The car was painted with MCW lacquer and the Fujimi kit decals were used, but with white decal roundels applied under the race numbers to give the proper opacity. A coat of Future was then applied over the whole body work.

Our thanks to all who participated!

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