The SSCC had a great meeting the first Wednesday of this month and here are some of the images from that meeting.
Panzercommander led off with this great looking American Jeep from Dragon and a group of GIs dressed for winter weather. As usual the detail and accuracy is first rate and Panzercommander knocks this one out of the park.
This Sturm Tiger was originally built by club member Gary1930, who passed away last year. It is now in the collection of Eric B. This thing is huge and everyone was blown away by it. Gary did a beautiful job of building and painting it. It is going to be up to Eric to finish detailing it.
This was a great little vignette by Dr. Zorkon. I think we were all just amazed at how great this looked. The bike is nothing short of amazing, but the attention to detail with the kid's outfit, the paperbags with papers and the scenic-ed base really just pulled it all together. It was a great looking scene. I think I even had a bike like that as a kid, mind you it was red.
Dr. Zorkon also showed this rather dramatic motorcycle scene. That appears to be a Princess Leia, in a not so "Star Wars" leather ensemble, firing her firearm while racing along in a high speed turn. She is either being chased by bad guys or doing a drive by hit. You will have to use your imagination on that one.
GI George showed a variety of WWII and modern soldiers. This German Field Marshall standing at a speaker's podium was pretty cool and to the right of him you can see a Vietnam Grunt. Next was a Dragon Kublewagen with a selection of German soldiers. Finally we have some Russian soldiers - modern and WWII.
Blackjack had this trio of modern American soldiers and gear. I was especially impressed with the drone that they are getting ready to launch. It is very detailed and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it could really fly.
Hammer Six brought this trio of German figures. Two SS Officers and a German nurse. He has replaced the Dragon Elsa figure with one of the new articulated Barbies (she's a heck of a lot better looking than Elsa, that's for sure).
All in all, a great meeting. Lot's of eye candy and plenty of trading. Looking forward to February (ed.)
December 2015 Meeting Highlights?
Well, this is fairly embarrassing, I took pictures at the December meeting, but I cannot find them anywhere. I think that I might have deleted them from my camera accidentally. I took a couple of items to the meeting and I snapped a couple of quick pics of them so that I would have something for the update. I apologize to all the club members that did bring stuff to the meeting. I would have liked to have posted those pictures, I do remember that Hammer Six had a couple of great looking German armor pieces, Eric B. brought his scale WACO Glider to the meeting for the first time and Panzercommander had some excellent figures as well... sorry guys! (Ed)
The first item that I brought was this small vignette of a WWII War Correspondent relaxing in the field behind the lines, behind him are his field desk and a variety of details.
Still a work in progress, the White Scout Car made another appearance. There have been a few additional details added and in just the last few days this vehicle was finished and weathered.
November 2015 Meeting Highlights
I didn't get very many pictures at the November meeting; don't remember why. Seems like most of what I have here is my own WIP shots. Anyway, here is what I did get. (Ed)
Four nicely done modern Russian soldiers by J. Kidd
This 8 wheeled armored car is an old piece done by Gary1930, now in the collection of Hammer Six.
The half track truck (I have no idea what these things are called) is another Gary1930 bash from way back, also in the collection of Hammer Six. It is a beautiful piece. Gary was a master builder and loved the hobby as much as anyone I have ever known. He passed away last year and those of us who knew him well miss him very much.
Point Man WIP - WHITE SCOUT CAR. This vehicle has been extensively reworked, including lowering the gun rail, opening the grill, articulating the front wheels and functional tie downs.
Another Point Man WIP - DODGE WEAPONS CARRIER - Point Man chopped apart a Dodge Command Car from 21st Century and created some templates for the bed of the vehicle. These front wheels on this vehicle are articulated as well and there is even a working glove compartment.
Sergeant and LT. Confiring before proceeding down that imaginary road in Point Man's mind.
One of Point Man's two reworked Stuarts (WIP) and Dragon Jeep being photo bombed by Hammer Six.
Back of the WIP Stuart, showing reworked tool stowage with functional tie downs and leather and metal buckle ties.
There were a few SSCC members at the party and quite a few folks from around the country that I didn't know, but there are no strangers in the hobby and we all had a great time. I am not going to try to caption all of these photos. These are just a sampling of Panzerallan's collection - which is so huge it left me speechless (not an easy thing to do). I guess I would just say, enjoy the eye candy.
SEPTEMBER 2015 MEETING (I think) Highlights...
This WWII Pilot was shown by Dr. Zorkon. The good Doctor has a nice collection of 1/6th Pilots and 1/18th Aircraft, which he often displays together at various shows.
Out of the box Kettenkrad from DID and a bashed Waffen SS trooper by Point Man
Two members of a five man team of Normandy Paratroopers expertly bashed by Panzercommander. Here we have the team radio man and officer.
The rest of the team, which appear to be a light machine gun team, sporting a Browning .30 caliber machine gun and tripod. These figures are all beautifully done by Panzercommander.
One of Dr. Zorkon's Aircraft/Pilot collection combos - an F-18 Hornet and modern Pilot. Pretty sharp!
Here Trooper George displays a Classis Collection Hasbro Jeep with some of his WWII figures that he has bashed. Sharp looking setup!
Highlights from August 2015 Meeting:
"Panzercommander" put together this wonderful ARMY WAR CORRESPONDENT in a Dragon Jeep. What struck me about this setup was the relaxed pose of the figure. A really cool "Behind the lines" treatment.
There is a lot of detail here, from the objects of the reporters trade, to a fairly hefty supply of wine... but, then maybe that is trading material
Panzercommander hasn't forgotten anything. This Jeep is just chock full of great detail.
I am ashamed to say that I do not remember who brought the figures in this shot and the picture below; its just been too long. Nice modern figure on left and a group of bashed Dragon Marines on the right.
One again, don't know who put together these Italians (left) and Brit (Right). They look great though guys! (Ed)
These two modern figures would be the work on J. Kidd. A Russian on the left and I think that is a British trooper on the right, but I might be wrong. Someone help me out here.
These two figures have to be the work of Dr. Zorkon. We've got the DUKE on the right and I am not sure about the female figure on the left, though it looks like Princes Leia turned Assassin.
Here are the few pictures I snapped of our summer get together at "Point Man's" Place - our 2nd Annual BBQ.
As always, the SSCC involves as certain amount of chowing down. Here are several club members enjoying a lively session of chowing down and conversation... mostly chowing down though.
Panzercommander photo bombing a business transaction between Drone (left) and Gray Ghost (right).
(left to right) King Tiger, Point Man and Rob R. hanging in Point Man's War Room.
Point Man pointing out what not to do to a Dragon Sherman.
A good time was had by all, looking forward to the 3rd Annual BBQ in July.
JULY MEETING PHOTOGRAPHS
Here are some of the highlights from the JULY 2015 meeting.
A trio of beautifully done modern Russian soldiers by "J.Kidd"
A group of SciFi/Game figures from "Trooper Tim"
A selection of nicely bashed WWII ETO U.S. Figures from "MadDogCorporal"
21st Century Jeep with a trio of bashed U.S. figures from "Halftrack"
Super detailed Vietnam bash by "Amaral" - U.S. Special Forces
Creepy, but Cool - "MadDoctorZorkon" has created a classic Twilight Zone scene with Sideshow figures... or was it the Outer Limits... whatever, it was creepy.
"Point Man" displayed a stock Dragon Jeep with a well outfitted crew, bashed from Dragon and other manufacturers' parts.
"Panzercommander" presented an armored Dragon Jeep with a highly detailed bashed crew.
AND AS ALWAYS...my apologies to anyone who's stuff I didn't get a picture of. (Editor)
As stated on our home page, this blog is going to replace the SSCC Dispatches Online Newsletter. Speaking from personal experience as the only contributor and editor of the piece, I can attest to it being an exhausting bimonthly waste of time. Its central purpose was to be a unique format for presenting our monthly meeting photographs, but it simply took more time than I had for the exercise. Whether anyone was actually looking at it or not wasn't clear to me as I never received any comments (favorable or bad) about the newsletter, but based on the fact that I haven't done one since June of 2015 and the only person that said anything was our club president... well... I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
All that said, the stated purpose of the Newsletter has always been to highlight club meetings and activities as mentioned above and I for one, would like to continue that practice, though in a somewhat easier to maintain format - this BLOG. And as the title of this first post suggests, there is a little catching up to do, so sit back and prepare to be bombarded with a bunch of posts. - (ED)
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