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The first IPMS San Diego Monthly Meeting took place on January 29 at the Veterans Memorial Center & Museum in San Diego. Besides the Quarterly Model Contest, Vet Mr. Rex McCoy conducted a presentation of his time aboard the Charles F Adams Class DDG USS Berkeley, DDG-15, while battling along the Vietnam coast. President Tony Bunch discussed the Charles F Adams Class DDG too, in modeling talks this time. Other model ship-related discussions were carried out by Michael Potter and Rich Durham who brought each a ship model.
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The meeting gets under way. Good attendance. Secretary Joel Hendricks calls the first agenda item, financial report by Treasurer Gary Williams.
Rex McCoy recounts battle moments from May 1972 along the coast of North Vietnam aboard the USS Berkeley.
Rex had brought literature supporting his stories.
Showing Tony Buch's version of the ship.
President Tony Bunch brought some samples of Charles F Adams Class DDG ships
in various scales and materials, including his 1/96 scratch-built RC version (right above).
War ships can come in very small scales...
...and so do the related accessories.
While the judges get going with the contest, Michael Potter talks about his model, the USS Flint.
Michael's ship is based on the 1/700 Dragon model of the USS San Diego
with detail parts from Admiralty Model Works.
Pointing to details, a finger gives an idea of
how small the model is.
Rich Durham brought this masterpiece, a 1/350th scale model of the HMS Prince of Wales by Tamiya.
Lots of detail, beautiful camouflage painting.
This 1/48 Saturn IB, complete with SLA (Spacecraft Lunar module Adapter) and payload (Apollo Block II CSM),
is a work-in-progress, scratch-built model by David Weeks .
Mike O'Leary brought his work-in-progress 1/35th scale Italeri Sturmtiger.

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