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SCAHMS 2008 Show Report

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There were many sponsored awards at this years show. IPMS Orange County, the Los Angeles Miniaturists Society, and the Pasadena Modelers Society all had sponsored awards to hand out. As noted above the Best of Show award went to Mike McFadden's "Titanic" shadowbox. This year was notably different in that there was not only one Masters Award, but two! David Whitford and Randy Myers both received this special recognition from their piers.

For a complete listing of the awards I invite you to visit the SCAHMS site. I have tried to indicate on the photos herein if they one a gold, silver, or bronze award. However in my haste to process several hundred photos I may have erred on many of them. My apologies if your item is not properly credited or it's award noted.
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About the Author

About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


Jim: Thanks a bunch for yet another great SCAHMS report. I know how much time goes into putting that together. I just want you to know how much I appreciate it. Boy, there sure are alot of inspirational pieces in that group. The Titantic was by far one of my favorites. I love the forced perspective, and the shadowbox presentation. Charles, congratulations are in order for your two gold medals. Outstanding. I must admit, I thought the WWI diorama was a figment of your imagination, but I see such a machine did exist. It seems so "out of this world." Mike, the figure in question comes from the Pegaso 90mm collection. You can see more pictures here: SS Sturmbanfhurer John
APR 22, 2008 - 12:58 PM
John, Thank you for your comments concerning my 'Tumbleweed Tank' diorama. Indeed, I believe it was a figment of some "Popular Science" writer's imagination! The magazine cover begged to be 'built' Cheers, Charles
APR 22, 2008 - 02:00 PM
That's a Pegaso kit, I believe.
APR 22, 2008 - 02:06 PM
John and Randy, thanks for the info! Mike
APR 22, 2008 - 02:43 PM
Thanks guys. Glad you liked it. Jim
APR 23, 2008 - 05:54 PM
Day late, a dollar shot as usual, lately. Thanks Jim, enjoyed the photos.
APR 23, 2008 - 11:49 PM
Excellent report.
APR 23, 2008 - 11:55 PM
real nice report mate, and i love the 'tumbleweed tank' dio... its really different. Was there really a tank like that??
APR 27, 2008 - 10:37 AM
The Tumbleweed Tank was based on a concept in Popular Mechanics from the '20s, IIRC. Charles Reading had a copy of the drawing from the magazine next to his display. Great idea to actually build the thing, and nicely executed too!
MAY 02, 2008 - 10:55 AM
Charles, Do you an article for Finescale Modeler? If so, do you remember which one it was? Thanks
APR 06, 2012 - 04:53 PM