Wednesday, 6 July 2016

"Canada Day" July 2016 IPMS Ottawa Contest

These are the entries to the IPMS Ottawa, "Canada Day" theme, July 2016, monthly contest.

1st Place Winner - CS2F-2 Tracker in RCN colours. Hasegawa 1/72 scale kit. The aircraft crashed on takeoff from the aircraft carrier HMSC Bonaventure on 16 February 1969 killing all three crew.

2nd Place Winner - Canadian Army Leopard 2A6M main battle tank with protective screens as deployed in Afghanistan. Hobby Boss 1/35 scale kit #82458.

3rd Place Winner - LCdr Montgomery Scott figure from Star Trek TV series. Ertl 1/6 scale kit. The actor who played Scottie was a decorated Canadian artillery soldier who was on Juno Beach at D-Day.

DH-100 Vampire FB5, in RCAF 421 Sqdn markings, and an experimental use of the new water-based Vallejo metalic paints. Cyber-Hobby 1/72 scale kit #5085.

Canadian in that it is painted red and white? Monogram 1/24 scale sports car.

Canadian Army Provost Corps jeep. S-Models 1/72 scale kit #720046 or 720047.

Bristol Blenheim which is actually another airplane (a Bollingbroke) as Airfix scanned and moulded the wrong airframe when preparing the new kit. Airfix 1/72 scale kit #A04017.

Canadian Army CMP Quad Gun Tractor and motorcycle. Tamiya 1/35 scale kit #35045.

Canadian Army Bren Carrier. Tamiya 1/35 scale kit #35249.

Trans-Canada Airlines, Vickers Viscount. Glencoe Models 1/96 scale, kit #06511, painted with Alclad Aluminium, built by John Clearwater.

Work-in-progress by club president

Husky helicopter and Ford Mustang car.

The ever-growing collection of 1.72 scale military ambulances and 1/35 scale motorcycles..
Examples of scratch built items and methods for a talk given by Mike Belcher of "Belcher Bits" hobbies. Pictured is a USN Trident-3 SLBM and the moulds for the resin castings.