March 2015 Meeting Notes

March 20, 2015 McKinstry Meeting
Theme: Peeping Toms and Queers

Program: Charlie Scardon – Scratchbuilt wooden props

It seems everyone must have understood the theme was to be interpreted in the military vernacular. Not so many theme oriented models appeared this month – not a single Prowler on the table. But there were a few “peeping toms” including a U2, F4G, SR71, Scout car and Russian Viktor class sub…

But first – contest winners!

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Charles Scardon ~ IJN Zuiho 1/700- Hasegawa; Scratchbuilt entire deck – PE railings, AA, linoleum tie downs, antenna. Deck: all paint, no decals. Won 2nd place at Indy

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Also built by Charlie – USS Tuscaloosa 1/700-Trumpeter; Almost everything altered, modified or scratchbuilt. Backdated 1942 San Francisco kit to pre war 1940 fit.

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Filled and redrilled portholes, built new deck using plastic card and laser etched wood, corrected the armor on hull, rebuilt entire bridge to correct it, rebuilt 5″ guns, added multitude of small parts, SOC biplanes are 15 parts each, catapults are 16 each, added utility boats on hangar, opened hangar, rigging is .003 stainless wire and stretched sprue, added Roosevelt’s wheelchair ramp, corrected searchlight tower-it has 23 parts; all total there are about 490 parts on kit.


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And another – Russian coast defense ship Novogorod. 1/700 Modelkrak resin kit. Drilled out funnels,scratched the mast, davits, boats, flags. PE/stretched sprue railings and rigging.

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And now, on to the  theme subjects…

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Steve Kumamoto ~ M8 Scout car 1/32 Monogram. OOB Built over 50 years ago!

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Mark Murray ~ F-4G Phantom 1/48 Hasegawa WIP: Added F-15 centerline and Monogram wing tanks. Resin intakes/cover and covered exhaust cans

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Mark Murray ~ Victor Class Russian Sub 1/350, Hobby Boss

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John Koziol ~ 1/48 Hawk U-2 Built in 1982

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Jim Batchelder ~ 1/72 SR-71 Blackbird OOB

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Mike Hanlon ~ IL-2 Sturmovik 1/48 Tamiya AeroMaster Decals Tamiya paints

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Mike Hanlon ~ Spitfire Mk. Vb Victory Production decals, Tamiya paints

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John Koziol ~ Mosquito 1/24 Airfix-Landing gear/gas tank cast non precious C&B replacement parts

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Frank Ress ~ A-4B Skyhawk 1/72 Airfix W.I.P.

PROGRAM: Wood Props

An interesting and very useful program was presented for the evening. Charlie Scardon brought along all of his various types of wood veneer – some loose scraps of veneer, other pieces laminated, glued and clamped together.  Then he demonstrated show how to make wooden props, starting with a piece of laminated stock, then applying a paper plan view of the prop and carving the piece to make the blades.


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