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February 2010 Meeting

 

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F-4 Phantom in 1/72scale

Due to the tsunami warning, the February meeting was rescheduled to the following weekend. Hawaii didn’t suffer any damage, so the Kahuna must have been watching over us. It would seem that our members took advantage of the extra week, as a lot of models turned up at the meeting. We also had a number of new faces, including Reverend Izaki from the Jodo Mission, Ohioan Marshall Ariza, and Mike Wenger.

Rev. Izaki used to live in Japan and so naturally built models as a young lad. Brad met him during funeral services for his mother in law, and got him interested in picking up the hobby again. So now we all have to watch our language and manners, lest we get reborn as termites! Marshall decided to check us out to get inspiration to start building his stash of models, but that is like going to a crack house for rehab! We’ll try and help you Marshall, but have you seen the latest releases? Mike Wenger is a Pacific War historian, and authored “Pearl Harbor: The Way It Was.” He was accompanied to the meeting by Danny Martinez, who is one of the curators at the USS Arizona Visitor’s Center. A big welcome to all of you!

Speaking of the Arizona Visitor’s Center, construction of the new facility is underway and we have been invited to return to our old haunt for our meetings, possibly in April. A December 7th event is planned to commemorate the new facility, so we should plan on doing a Pacific War display to join in the festivities. Stay tuned for the possible meeting venue change as well as the display plans.

Burl Burlingame gave us a quick talk on the use of toothpaste gel to mask irregular camouflage lines. He brought a tiny WZ-34 armored car that was painted in a “Japanese scheme”, which looked like a typical pre-WW II three color camouflage with black lines at the color separations. The toothpaste is brushed on like liquid mask, then simply washed off after painting. Not only is it easy to negotiate tight radiuses and raised details, but your model will feel fresh and minty afterwards! Burl used a permanent marker for the black lines after the camouflage was applied.

On Sunday March 14, the NNL (National Nameless Luminaries) will be having a model car show at the Ala Moana Hotel, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. This is the first time the NNL is having a show in Hawaii, so if you are interested, check them out. General admission is only $2.00, and if you want to enter a model it is $5.00. Check out their website for more details:

IPMS Hawaii will be at the “Great Guns 2010” show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on March 20-21. The venue will be in the main hall like the spring 2009 show, not the side room. We do not have a theme planned this time around, so it will be “bring what you brung.” As usual, set up will be on Saturday morning from 8:30 to opening, and knockdown will be around 4:00pm on Sunday. Due to a policy change, we will be provided with only four vendor passes, so we will need to coordinate sitting times. Or you could pay your $6.00 and come and go as you please. We will be sending out an e-mail to the club members to get a sitting schedule set up. For details of the show see the Hawaii Historical Arms Association’s website:

Because we can’t leave well enough alone, we have kicked off a new club group build. In past displays, people have frequently asked if we had a B-52, and the answer was always “no.” Well, we now intend to rectify this shortcoming by building Monogram’s monster B-52D Stratofortress. We are looking for victims, I mean volunteers, to join in the scam! The goal is to produce a finished display quality model in a reasonably short amount of time, like less than a year. Stay tuned for more details.

Finally, the March meeting’s theme will be “1/144 – The New 1/72”, so bring your small scale models.

Gallery

  • IMG 1505 0210meeting
    February 2010 Meeting
  • IMG 1494
    Hasegawa's Luna Diver Sting Ray in 1/35 Scale built by Neal Izumi
  • IMG 1502 Web
  • Hasegawa Douglas KA-3B in 1/72scale built by Jay Nakasone
    Hasegawa Douglas KA-3B in 1/72scale built by Jay Nakasone
  • WZ-34 Armored Car Built by Burl Burlingame
    WZ-34 Armored Car Built by Burl Burlingame
  • IMG 1497 Jay Nakasone F 4 Phantom
    F-4 Phantom Built by Jay Nakasone
  • Water Ski Biker Built by Mark Nagamori
    Water Ski Biker Built by Mark Nagamori
  • NSEA Protextor by Pegasus Models Built by Leighton Kato
    NSEA Protextor by Pegasus Models Built by Leighton Kato
  • Toy Biz X-Men The Beast in 1/12scale built by Mark Nagamori
    Toy Biz X-Men The Beast in 1/12scale built by Mark Nagamori
  • Italeri Tiger 1 in 1/35scale built by Pete Bega
    Italeri Tiger 1 in 1/35scale built by Pete Bega
  • Platz Predator 1-72 Scale by Neal Izumi
    Platz Predator 1-72 Scale by Neal Izumi
  • Italeri Douglas AC-47 “Spooky” in 1/72scale  by Jerry Stanfield
    Italeri Douglas AC-47 “Spooky” in 1/72scale by Jerry Stanfield
  • IMG 1454 Weldon Dunlap
    Built by Weldon Dunlap
  • IMG 1456 Brad Sekigawa Skyhawk 1 72 Esci
    Esci's Douglas A-4 Skyhawk in 1/72scale built by Brad Sekigawa
  • Hasegawa's Vought F4U-A1Corsair in 1/48scale built by Dennis Sienkiewicz
    Hasegawa's Vought F4U-A1Corsair in 1/48scale built by Dennis Sienkiewicz
  • Tamiya's Vought F4U-1 Corsair 1/48scale built by Dennis Sienkiewicz
    Tamiya's Vought F4U-1 Corsair 1/48scale built by Dennis Sienkiewicz
 

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Newsletter

February 2010

  • Kit Build Up: Games Workshop’s Tyranid Trigon/Mawloc In 25mm
  • Kit Review: Zoukei Mura/Volks’ J7W1 Shinden In 1/32 Scale
  • Accessory Review: Vector’s P-61 Black Widow Canopy Set In 1/48 Scale
  • Kit Review: Hasegawa’s Lunadiver Stingray In 1/35 Scale
  • IPMS Hawaii Technique Guide No. 003: The Beading Tool