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The IPMS San Diego met on October 26 at the Girl Scout Center, located 1231 Upas St. in San Diego.

In the absence of President Rex McCoy, the meeting was conducted by Vice-President David Nielsen.

It was nomination night to select candidates for the club's officer positions. 2013 will see a status quo, except for the role of vice-president with Ethan Idenmill taking over from David Nielsen in an acclamation vote.

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It was also the night of our fourth and last quarterly contest of the year.

Lead judge Jerry Jackson had the pleasure of having models from two junior candidates.

Contest Results

Category Juniors - All Types & Scales

1st place
Luis Gonzalez
Spitfire Mk. 22
1/72 - Frog

2nd place
Nic Lowry
1/72 - Airfix
Category Ships - All Types & Scales

1st place
Mike Potter
USS J. William Ditter Destroyer/Minelayer
1/700 - Scratch built
2nd place
Rich Durham
Russian Navy Alpha Class SSN Submarine
1/350 - HobbyBoss

Category Aircraft - All Types & Scales

1st place
Scott Blue
Grumman F4F-3A Martlet Mk. III
1/72 - Airfix
2nd place
Scott Blue
1/72 - Revell

3rd place
Jose Gonzalez
1/72 Italeri
Best of Show - Popular Vote

Mike Potter
USS J. William Ditter Destroyer/Minelayer
1/700 - Scratch built

Show 'n Tell

Me-109 in 1/72 scale from Jerry Jackson.

Also from Jerry Jackson, the now completed Ark Royal, a 1/700 scale L'Arsenal kit.
Craig Burke has built this 1/72 Monogram SnapTite B-26 A Torpedo Bomber, for which he vacuum formed a custom tail.

Also from Craig, this 1/72 1944 Douglas Decimator "Torpedo 8's Revenge" is a "What-if" creation made from various kits with markings à la Bert Earnest, similar to those of his TBF at Widway.

Ethan Idenmill is working on a 1/32 Aston Martin DB5,
Dany Galgani finished the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum's F-4 J Phantom II,
a 1/32 scale Tamiya model with Eduard's seats and wheels, Bid Ed PE kit, Aires jet exhausts
and Dmold's seamless jet intakes. Finished with custom-mixed
Testor's enamels, Model Master
metallizers and flat clear lacquer, and weathered with oils and Tamiya's "Weathering Master".

Other models brought for Show n' Tell

Show 'n Tell time for young Nic Lowry, with coaching from vice-president David Nielsen.

Our thanks to all who participated!

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