300 Photos from SCAHMS 2007

An Annual Event
SCAHMS (Southern California Area Historical Miniatures Society) consists of a small but dedicated group of figure and modeling miniaturists. Their interests range from the minute exactness of Bill Horan's usually scratch built Napoleonic figures to Shawn Warcott's fantasy menageries like a giant with ship on his head reminiscent of the scene from Time Bandits (see photos at right).

Each year that put on a show in Anaheim called aptly "The California Show". I have been four years running now, and I don't see me missing one any time soon. I had actually joined the club last year as an attempt to support them better and be better informed about club activities, etc. Being that I live 4 hours away to the north I am unable to make any regular meetings, but I like to think I am doing my part with these reports to help the club keep doing what they do best, and that is create fine miniatures and models.

As usual of late I called up my traveling buddy, Charles Reading, and we made plans to drive down on Friday for the show. Historicus Forma had a table at the show this year and so we had to be there at 5pm to setup. Charles was nice enough to drive over to the Fresno area to pick me up and we had a great drive down. We talked about economics.... errr wait no we actually talked mostly about modeling.... and the drive down went pretty fast.

DML-USA Detour
I had called Dragon USA a few days before and they had invited us to their offices to talk about the sites and future plans for Dragon Expo. Well we tried to get them to tell us anyways.

The guys were great though and even took us out to a very nice Cantonese Restaurant where Charles and I were treated to really authentic Chinese food. I would like to thank them again for their hospitality. Sadly we couldn't get them to give us a tour of the warehouse but we did see many many boxes of kits being loaded up for delivery when we got there. Trust me it's a happening place.
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007

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...


Pat, Yes that was Michael Collins (by Dave Kennedy) and the show was on St. Patrick's Day as well. Cheers, Jim
APR 08, 2007 - 06:28 PM
Nice presentation. I'll have to watch that video a few more times to figure out how to get the copyright and logo added to the photos.
APR 08, 2007 - 07:20 PM
Thank you very much for the photos Really superbe quality ! Cheers Claude
APR 09, 2007 - 01:09 AM
the vendor selling Pegaso & Romeo kits at the show looks to be Ron & Kim Souza of R&K Productions, the North American distributor for both product lines, as well as Vallejo, Masterclass, White Models, Seil Model, etc. They are also the publisher of the quarterly Historical Miniatures magazine. FYI.
APR 09, 2007 - 02:24 AM
Gray, Thanks for the tip. I will try to remember to chat with them longer next time. They were very busy at their stand most of the time so the best I managed was to give Ron a leaflet for HF. I really loved his Marco Polo figure. I am surprised you don't make it over the big hills for this show? I am assuming you have been in the past. Thanks, Jim
APR 09, 2007 - 06:14 AM
Thanks for a great feature, Jim. So many new favourites! Rudi
APR 09, 2007 - 11:18 AM
Hey there, Jim! Thanks for the great show report. Your pictures came out great. Nice to see you can get some good results with that "howitzer" you were lugging around the show It was a real pleasure meeting you and shooting the "you-know-what."
APR 16, 2007 - 09:49 AM
hey, great,.........just great..............where do you get that flash player or whatever that is? I really like the way that looks. I have got alot of pix I need to put up as well........
APR 19, 2007 - 03:55 AM
THANKS for all the photos.. A really Excellent display of Awesome Modeling,
MAR 06, 2008 - 10:21 AM
Thank you for the photos and write-up. It was a good day in LA.
JUL 07, 2016 - 05:20 AM