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

This was our yearly Christmas Pizza
party, and the last meeting under Rex
McCoy's presidency.
As for our July BBQ night, attendance was good. Show 'n Tell saw a substantial number of models.
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Rex McCoy opened the meeting for the last time as President.

Treasurer Gary Williams, back and walking
after his knee surgery, made his financial

Show 'n Tell

Rex had asked members to bring a project that
they had done for their significant other at this
pre-Christmas meeting.

Doing his part, Rex brought a knife sheath that
he made out of Evergreen plastic stock and
Testor glue. The sheath is a protective cover for
a high quality kitchen utility knife.
In the same spirit, Dany Galgani brought a photo montage of a garden shed that he's built for his wife's dog grooming business, a 1:1 scale, 15' x 8' kit from Lifetime, with scratch-built sub-floor, electrical and plumbing.

Gary has built a 1/48 scale Hasegawa LTV A-7 E
Corsair II with a Black Box detailed cockpit.

Gary used the kit's decals which represent a
special CAG aircraft from VA 25.

Jerry Brunson brought a 1/48 scale A-7 D Corsair II from Hasegawa, built mostly out-of-the-box
except for an Aires cockpit.

Jerry also brought his 1/32 scale A7-E from Trumpeter to which he added lots of after-market parts
Zactomodels seamless intake and canopy, Aires cockpit, wheel wells and electronics bay.

Jerry's A-7 E was entered in our October Quarterly Contest and won second place, although it didn't
have its ordinance yet.

Richard Abraham brought a previously-built F-4 U Corsair (above), a 1/48 scale Monogram model, that he soaked in Simple Green, cleaned up and repainted in Salvador Air Force colors and markings.

Richard also brought a 1/48 scale Kinetic Alpha Jet (below), built in colors and markings of Ivory Coast Air Force.

Something different from Colin Hodges, a 1/48
scale Hasegawa VF-19 A "SVF-569 Lightnings"
(left), an aircraft from the Macross Plus series.
Colin also showed LED lights that he's connected
to an Arduino chip and blinking rate controlled by
an Arduino Nano.

Ethan Idenmill is currently building a Ki-49 "Helen", a 1/144 model
from Aoshima - a pain in the neck, according to Ethan.

Ethan is also working on a 1/2000 scale Revell Queen Elizabeth II
to which he plans to add railings from Toms Modelworks.

Robert and Zack Curtin have almost completed their father-and-son project, a Dragon 1/144 scale F/A-18 D (above) that they started a few months ago.

The Brig of War, a box scale Pyro model (above right) is another father-and-son project that is almost finished. Only rigging and sails need to be added to the ship.

Stewart Richline brought a 1/35 scale Tamiya
M1A1 Abrams in Western European version with
mine plow.

Stewart also brought a 1/24 scale Fujimi 1966
Ford GT40 MKII, an "old school Ford with
sacrilegious wheels".

Jerry Jackson brought his Sprint car collection, all 1/24 scale Monogram models.

Jerry's gold #6 racer made second place at the 2013 Cruisin' for a Cure,
while the blue one made first place at the 1990 IPMS Nationals in Miami, FL.

Jerry's four Sprint cars were all built in the 1980s.

Jerry also brought a 1/128 scale Revell Type 7B
submarine that took first place at the 1989 IPMS
Nationals in San Diego..

Kayla Walker made this diorama, "Princess Duck in her Habitat". Well done Kayla!

Our thanks to all who participated!

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