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The IPMS San Diego met on April 27 at the Veterans Memorial Center & Museum in San Diego. Only five models were entered into our second quarterly contest and were split into two categories. However, members brought a good number of models for Show 'n Tell.
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Contest Results

1st place
Jerry Brunson
KA-3B Refueling an F-4 J
1/72 Hasegawa / Clear acrylic base
2nd place
Gary Williams
Douglas TBD-1 Devastator
1/48 Great Wall Hobby

3rd place
Richard Abraham
F-80 Shooting Star
1/48 Monogram

Other Entries

Xiaoyu Wang
88mm Flak 37

1/35 Dragon

Robert James
Martian War Machine
1/144 Pegasus

Show 'n Tell

Ethan Idenmill has added resin ejection seats to his 1/144 Dragon AV-8 B Harriers, which already had scratch built cockpits and intake fans.

This diorama by Rex McCoy features a 1/48 Monogram SDB-5 and Tamiya's figures and carrier deck, representing an operation somewhere in the Coral Sea, circa May 1942.

Gary Williams is busy building an SDB-5 Dauntless and an SB-2 U Vindicator, both 1/48 models from Accurate Miniatures.
Tony Beres is working on a 1/48 Hasegawa P-40 E Warhawk. Tony enlarged the camo pattern from the instruction sheet to match the model size and cut and pasted it as mask for Model Master enamels airbrushing.

This Jagdpanzer IV L/48, a 1/72 Hasegawa model with added zimmerit, sits on a Jerry Jackson signature base.

New member Xiaoyu Wang brought this 1/35 Dragon Tiger 1, in addition to the Flak 37 that he entered in the quarterly contest. Xiaoyu said that the Tiger is built out-of-the-box.

Continuing on his WWII theme, Tim Latham is working on this small diorama featuring a 1/35 German tank and soldier.

Marion Canizaro says that he's building this 1/24 Tamiya Ford Escort WRC out-of-the-box, making it an exercise in sharpening his painting skills.

Our thanks to all who participated!

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