Monday, October 8, 2018

SVASM Contest Winners by Chapter Members

NEO AMPS members made a good showing at the 34th Annual Shenago Valley Area Scale Modelers contest held in Sharon, PA, on September 15.

SVASM Contest Winners by Chan Jackson

3 Gold: 1/700 German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst , 1/35th "Engine Trouble" Diorama, 1/35th "Aunt Jemima" Sherman  Mine Roller

Special Awards
Best Ship in Show: German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst
Best WWII Theme: "Engine Trouble" Diorama
 Best Diorama in Show : "Engine Trouble" Diorama

SVASM Contest Winners by Dave Blankenship

5 Gold: 1/9th BMW R75, 1/35th Bedford QLR Radio Van, 1/35th Stalingrad Diorama,  1/35th British Scammell Tank Transporter,  1/35th M-4 High Speed Tractor and German 88
1 Silver: 1/35th CMP 15cwt Truck and 6-Pounder Diorama

Special Awards
Best Military Vehicle in Show: British Scammell Tank Transporter
Best Overall British Theme: Bedford QLR Radio Van
Ray Gill Memorial Award Senior Best in Show Judge's Choice: British Scammell Tank Transporter

More information on the builds not already on the blog (below) will be posted in the near future

 Stalingrad Diorama
Chevrolet Field Gun Tractor and 6 Pounder Gun Diorama
Bedford QLR Radio Van

Lend-Lease Sherman M4A2 (76) by Chan Jackson

The Dragon M4A2(76) "Red Army" Sherman with Stalingrad figures.

Sd.Kfz. 222 by Bernie Dietrich

Our newest member, Bernie Dietrich, brought in this Tamiya Sd.Kfz.222 that he built out-of-the-box. He finished the model with Vallejo paints and used Verlinden brass stencils for the first time to paint the national markings.

Russian M3 Lee by Chan Jackson

Chan built the new Takom M3 Lee as a Russian Lend-Lease vehicle. The crew figures are a mixed bag  from various manufacturers. The woman is from the Stalingrad line.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

British Bedford QLR Radio Vehicle by Dave Blankenship

This is the IBG kit with a scratch built interior and added LED lighting.  It was painted with AK acrylics and weathered with oils and pastels. The figure is from Miniart. Stowage is Value Gear, Bronco, and scratch built. Also, the base is totally scratch built.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Ontos by Chan Jackson

Chan built Academy's 1/35th scale M-58 Ontos around a small diorama featuring figures from MB and VLS.  As a departure from his normal weathering technique, instead of oils, he experimented with acrylic paints.