On Saturday Feb. 6 the L.A. Miniaturists Club held their monthly meeting in Burbank. Many of us from the Pasadena Modelers Society travel to this club as well, there is a different mix of modelers and subjects from our own club. We were not disappointed with the turnout, there were over 50 model builders attending the meeting.
The main activity at the meeting is the show and tell table. Anyone can bring along a subject to display, models in progress or completed, historical pieces related to the subjects we model, and new kits, books or products to share with the audience. The models on display this past Saturday showed a great diversity of interest, aircraft (Russian Migs and a Grumman Albatros), figures, military vehicles, cars, ships, several science fiction subjects and some actual historical articles, some partial military uniforms.
People are encouraged to talk about their pieces. Here is Ed Baroth talking about his technique for replicating the non-skid areas on a Merkava Israeli tank.
Ken Schwartz talked about a couple of his latest projects, a Tamiya Sherman Easy 8 and a Monogram Grumman Albatros. He also shared some great stories about his experiences working with his models on an upcoming episode of “The Last Man Standing” sitcom.
John Brosnan is sharing his latest science fiction projects, a SF3D ‘Krote’ and Nutcracker, as well as his scratchbuilt Uranus Rover (don’t ask).
After the show and tell is complete, there was a demonstration by Emilio Cuesta on winter camo effects, weathering and whitewashing armor models. This was an excellent demo, another great reason to attend this clubs’ meetings.
The meeting wrapped up in the early afternoon with the raffle.