The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers meet every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. We meet at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.

Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you bring a project, finished or not, theme or non-theme to share during our Show-N-Tell discussion. Okay, you don't really have to bring a project...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2018 Themes

Below are the voting results of the 2018 Theme ballots. We had 8 themes make the "top 7"; a roll call vote at the 18th May meeting of all members in attendance chose "Out of this World" as our 9th theme for 2018.  We already had "Great War in the Air" as a theme for February.

Some additional statistics:

  • 64 ballots went out
  • 24 total ballots were received with votes
Please note the month for the theme.  

December is the Christmas Party, October is the "Build the Same Kit", August is "Amnesty" and June is always "Anniversary".  June 2018 will mark 17 years for the club.



Theme Month
14
Delta Delta Delta - something with a delta wing; something used by Delta Force; the "D" model of anything January

The Great War in the Air - Revell 1/28 Scale Biplanes February
13
Aces - Any subject associated with a famous (or not so famous) ace March
12
Reel Models — Subjects that have appeared in a film or on television. April
11
Star of David - Any Israeli subject May

Anniversary - 17th Anniversary of the Club!  Pizza and BYOB. June
11
Turning the Tide - Any subject related to key turning points in major theaters of wars; Midway, Stalingrad, Gettysburg, El-Alamein, etc. July

Amnesty - Any project which didn't make the deadline for a previous theme month in any year. August
11
The Great War - Any subject from 1914 - 1918. September
9
Out of this world - real space or science fiction October
9
BTSK - Revell 1/48 Stearman November

No Theme - Christmas Party December
Add the below to the 2019 Theme Ballot
9
Chicks dig weasels - Any wild weasel, iron hand or related subject

8
Hold your horses - Any subject named after a horse (P-51 Mustang, Ford Mustang, Bronco, etc); or any horse themed artwork (Norfolk Southern, nose art, etc).

8
Hooked - Any subject that “got you hooked”; car, motorcycle, aircraft, tank, ship, boat, person…

8
X factor - something experimental; x-plane or equivalent used for research, not a prototype for a production system

7
Old School Demos - Any demo team subject that is pre-Hornets and pre-Fighting Falcons.

6
Junkyard Dogs - Any subject abandoned or in the boneyard; or rebuild a kit that’s from your junk pile.

6
Breaking the barrier - Any subject that was designed to break the sound barrier, or was the FIRST to do so in its class.  

5
League of Nations - The New NATO - Any subject from a country that as joined NATO since the fall of the Soviet Union

4
Gentlemen, start your engines!  - Any racing subject, real or imagined.

4
King Kong — 1/72 Revell Kaydet in black/white markings for 1933 diorama

3
Hail to the Chief - Any subject related to a President (USS Harry S Truman, GHW Bush’s TBM Avenger, JFK’s Lincoln, Air Force One, Navy One, etc)

2
Team Building - Two or more members team up to build a model or diorama

1
Aim High Alongapo - Any Philippine Air Force subject

0
Two Tickets to Paradise - Any subject that takes you to your place of paradise; train, plane, automobile, scooter, skateboard…


For the BTSK voting:

Votes Kit

9
BTSK - Revell 1/48 Stearman

Add the below to the 2019 Theme Ballot
5
BTSK - Airfix 1/72 Hurricane

4
BTSK - Monogram 1/72 P-6E

4
BTSK - Revell 1/72 Sherman

2
BTSK - Eduard 1/72 MiG-15 kit, any boxing.

For both lists...everything below the yellow line will go into the 2019 ballot.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

166: May 2017 Meeting

A friendly reminder, the Southern Maryland Scale Modelers will meet at 7pm, Thursday 18th May at the Pax River Naval Air Museum.

The theme is Out of Office: Any subject from a manufacturer no longer in business (Curtiss, Loening, North American, Kaiser, etc).

Bring a project, or not, and if you do be prepared to talk about it.

Voting for the 2018 Themes is closed.  I'll compile and post the results separately.  If there is a tie, we will flip a coin at the meeting.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

1/28 Scale Revell World War I group build

For those considering a 1/28 SPAD for next year's club build, here's a link you may find interesting:


165: April 2017 Meeting Minutes

Okay, we had 40 models on display!

16 members came in and just about everyone brought in some sort of yellow winged aircraft, or their current project.

We put the VF-1B F11C-2 and SU-3 models on their stands "in formation".  Yes, still two missing, but the builders could not make the meeting.  It's real impressive in person.


Lots of models went into the Museum display cabinet.  John B. agreed to finish another of the cabinets at the museum and that'll be ours for another display (Tophatters or ??)


Saturday, April 22, 2017

2018 Theme Voting has started

Members should receive the 2018 Theme ballot, I also attempted to post it on the Facebook page...it's on a "comment" over on the right.

2018 Theme Ballot

Polls will close on 12 May so I can collate and publish for the May meeting.