The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers meet every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. We currently meet at the NSi, 21513 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland.

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...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

175: February 2018 Meeting

Just a friendly reminder that we will hold our February meeting at 7pm Thursday, 15th February at the NSi Conference Room, 21513 Great Mills Rd.

The theme for February is "The Great War in the Air" -- Revell 1/28 Scale Biplanes

Bring a finished model, or not.  Bring your current project, or not.  If you bring a model, please ensure it aligns with the theme, or not.  We also expect you to talk about your model, or not.  As always, we don't have dues, but we do expect to have fun.

Business:

  • None, really.

Monday, February 12, 2018

174: January 2018 Minutes

We had 19 members attend who brought 21 models.

For business we discussed progress on the displays for the Old Dominion Open, 24th February, 2018, and some of us ordered shirts with the club logo on it to where to Richmond.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

174: January 2018 Meeting

Just a friendly reminder that we will hold our January meeting at 7pm Thursday, 18th January at the NSi conference room.  21513 Great Mills Rd.

The Theme for January is "Delta, Delta, Delta" -- Something with a delta wing; something used by the Delta Forces; the "D" model of anything.  You get the idea...

Bring a finished model, or not.  Bring your current project, or not.  If you bring a model, please ensure it aligns with the theme, or not.  We also expect you to talk about your model, or not.  As always we expect that you'll have fun, and if you don't...nope, got nothing.

Business:
  • Swag -- shirts with our logo on them.

Monday, January 15, 2018

173: December 2017 Minutes

The only real business we had was confirming that we will continue to meet in the NSi conference room until the Museum's conference room is expanded.  We just have so many members!

We have lots to plan for the new year, and confirmed what we want on the display table for the Richmond show -- Old Dominion Open, 24th February, 2018.

  • 1/28 Revell Biplanes -- Our February theme build
  • 1/72 Burma Banshees (P-40Ns)
  • 1/72 F11C-2 Top Hatters VF-1 Squadron
  • "Bring your best" -- if room allows

The dirty Santa gift exchange was one of the best ever.  Lots of fun, lots of stealing, and after Andy's bashing of the Etendard kit, he ends up stealing a second one for himself!  Everyone went away with a kit they like and we decided on a NEW RULE:
"Any kit received in the December gift exchange must be built and brought to the following December show and tell."
How many can or will make that happen?


Friday, December 15, 2017

173: December 2017 Meeting & Club Potluck


Just a friendly reminder to everyone that we will hold our annual Christmas Pot Luck and gift exchange.

The meeting will be at 7pm at the NSi conference room.  21513 Great Mills Rd.

We will have annual pot luck, folks have signed up already and the list sent out separately.

Business:

  • Return to Pax Museum open area -- yes/no?
  • Progress on Club Displays and attendees for Old Dominion Open on 24th February 2018
    • 1/28 Revell Biplanes
    • 1/72 Burma Banshees (P-40Ns)
    • Others?
      • "Bring your best"
      • F11C-2 Top Hatters
      • VF-1 Top Hatters' history
      • Battle of the Atlantic
      • King Kong '33

We will also hold our annual gift exchange.  Bring a wrapped gift if you want to participate.  Usual format:

  • For each kit you bring you'll get a number.  
  • We draw numbers randomly to determine order you choose.
  • When your number is called, you choose a gift to open; OR you can steal an already opened gift.
  • First number drawn gets to steal after all gifts are opened.
  • Anyone whose gift was stolen gets to steal as well; 
    • Even after 1st does his/her steal at the end;
    • So it gets REAL interesting at the end...
  • No more than 3 stolen times per gift - after 3rd steal, it's locked.