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January 14, 2018
SCAHMS meetings at La Quinta Inn are on temporary hiatus until further notice. Unfortunately, SCAHMS will no longer be able to hold meetings at La Quinta Inn due to increased monthly rates. We are also reevaluating the club in general because of a lack of volunteers. It's time to take a break. We will keep this site, as well as FaceBook active in the meantime, and try to stay in touch with everyone. Hopefully the club can work something out.
December 06, 2017
We're having our yearly Christmas potluck & modeling day Saturday December 9th at La Quinta Inn, please come by and join in the fun! We've have plenty of food, drink & camaraderie! Bring in a project to work on, everything is welcome. Also, the Show 'n' Tell tables will be open.
August 11, 2017
Penny Meyer will be our special guest at the October meeting, she will be doing a slide show presentation on the recent World Expo in Chicago! Please come on by, this should be a good, especially for those that weren't able to attend the Expo. We'll have coffee and treats on hand.
July 17, 2017
We're happy to announce the return of the SCAHMS workshop on Saturday August 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come on by, bring your latest project, or something that's been back burned for sometime. You may want to just come by and hang out, we'll have plenty of activities such as airbrushing, painting figures, armor, weathering and more! Coffee and treat will be on hand, not to mention camaraderie!
May 12, 2017
We're happy to announce the return of our very own Randy Myers. Randy will be doing a presentation on making custom name plates. Using a laptop and a separate monitor Randy will go through the process of formatting, printing, and applying the name plate. We haven't had a demo like this in quite some time, so this should be a good one, and useful! Come on by, we'll have coffee, donuts and treats!
May 09, 2017
Just a reminder to everyone, there will be NO SCAHMS meeting in May. Our next meeting will be on JUNE 10th.
February 02, 2017
We're happy to announce the return of Bill Horan at the March 11th meeting, Bill will be doing a presentation (to be announced soon) at the meeting prior to the California show in April. Please come on by, this is a rare opportunity!
February 01, 2017
The Southern California Area Historical Miniature Society is proud to announce "The California Show" is coming on April 7 & 8 2017 to the La Quinta Inn & Suites. Please stay tuned for upcoming news on demos contest rules etc.
We're very happy to announce the return of Thor at our upcoming Feb. 11th meeting. Thor will demonstrate painting and weathering groundwork with acrylics, enamels and pigments with various techniques on different terrain samples. This should be a great presentation!
October 30, 2016
Our December meeting will be on the third week this year, instead of the second. Date is: December 17 (Saturday)
October 14, 2016
We're happy to announce that David Powell will be doing a presentation at the November 12th meeting. David will be demonstrating how to paint designs and patterns freehand! This should be a great demo, for those that have missed David's previous demo's, you don't want to miss this one! Please come on by, we''ll have snacks, coffee & camaraderie!
September 20, 2016
We're happy to announce the return of Bill Salvatore at the October 8th meeting. Bill will be doing a presentation and demo on designing, engraving, and casting metal flats and semi-round figures.This should be a very informative and inspiring demo! Come on by, we'll have coffee, treats and camaraderie!
August 15, 2016
We're happy to announce the return of the SCAHMS modelling - workshop day on Saturday September 10th Hours are: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Come on by, bring your current projects to work on, tell your friends! We'll have lot's going on, including demos, airbrushing, weathering and more. There will be plenty of modelers on hand with tips and techniques and willing to lend a hand. Or you can come by to just hang out, and visit with friends and like minded people, always a fun event, highly recommended!
July 22, 2016
We're very pleased to announce the return of Penny Meyer at our upcoming meeting on Saturday August 13th. Penny with be doing a painting demo. For those that haven't seen one of her demo's in the past, please come on by, they're always inspiring and informative! We'll have coffee and treats and camaraderie!
July 09, 2016
IN CALIFORNIA SHOW | EDITOR: JIM STARKWEATHER
I realized the Chicago Show was going on this weekend and I have been meaning to make this video featuring about 200 odd photos I took at the 2014 show. So this is for you guys and gals who are in Chicago, or the unfortunate ones that couldn't make it (like me). Enjoy.
July 07, 2016
Attached are YouTube links to Randy Myers wonderful demo held at our May 14th meeting. Part 1, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbUXSAu3vg0 Part 2, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3T2DMIdLfg Many thanks to Steve Lloyd for shooting the video!
June 24, 2016
We're happy to announce that a new modeler (to our group anyway) will be joining us for a demo at the July 9th SCAHMS meeting, Rick will be doing a demonstration on his weathering techniques. Come on by, tell your friends, we'll have coffee and treats on hand!
April 20, 2016
2016 Southern California Area Historical Miniature Show Awards Juniors- Certificates of Merit Chloe Butman Age 8 M109 Messerschmitt Hanna Panman Age 6 Kings and Queen Emily Panman Age 4 Firetruck Basic Division- Certificates of Merit Sasa Butman Age 11 Jagdpanzer General Division- Certificates of Merit Bill Murphy Entire Display General Division- Pewter Medals Bill Walls GI Sniper Painterís Ordnance-Certificates of Merit 0 Painterís Ordnance-Bronze Medal Thanh Ngo M61A5 Oscar Garcia Space Cruiser Yamato Michael Apodaca Priest Tank Painterís Ordnance-Silver Medal Bill Murphy Fire Support Trench Randy Ray Puppchen Mike Armstrong SKODA Howitzer Scott and Steve Durling Red Ball Express Richard Nicoletti ME262A1A Marco Ramirez SAM Missile System Brian Chou WESPE Painterís Ordnance-Gold Medal Alex De Leon 2 PDR. Portee Deluxe Open Ordnance-Certificates of Merit 0 Open Ordnance-Bronze Medal Bob Penikas Sikorsky Firehawk Open Ordnance-Silver Medal Mike Armstrong BT-7M Than Ngo Entire Display Thor Intararrangson Hetzer Luck Koonsombat Flame Wagon Open Ordnance-Gold Medal Alex De Leon Ariel Wing British Motorcycle Randy Ray Pickup with Rocket Launcher Painterís -Certificates of Merit Tony Ruiz Semper Fi Painterís -Bronze Medal Mike Saggs Gordon of Fyvie Jim Gardiner SS Panzer Grenadier Matt Hauck Fugitive Slave Jim Abercromby Crusader XIIIth Century Painterís -Silver Medal Jeff Cupernell Cal Rogers Ronald Tom Easy 8 Ed Cepauskas Pirate Captain Nathan Hack French Fusilier Steve Durling Entire Display Painterís -Gold Medal Chuck Smith Entire Display Alex De Leon Iron Horse Cossack Aaron Lovejoy No Hope Thor Intararrangson U.S. BAR Gunner David Powell Entire Display Matt Wellhouser Entire Display Open -Certificates of Merit Bill Salvatore Smoke Break Open -Bronze Medal Luck Koosombat The Runner Oscar Garcia Mummy Mike Saggs 11th Mississippi Open -Silver Medal Thor Intararrangson Casualties of War Alan Lee Entire Display Mike Armstrong SIG 33 Open -Gold Medal Bill Chilstrom Hit the Beach Alex De Leon A Day at the Races Nick Infield He Swims Amongst us Fantasy-Certificates of Merit Tony Ruiz Death Dealer Fantasy-Bronze Medal Brian Chou MS-06 Zaku II Fantasy-Silver Medal Tiffany Rogers Lost Treasures Than Ngo Death Wing Terminators Ronald Tom Elektra Kaitlyn Pickett The Crossing Fantasy-Gold Medal Thor Intararrangson Krom Dragongaze Mario Suhardi Entire Display Sponsored Awards Best WWII Sponsored by Randy Myers Bill Murphy Fire Support Trench Bob Cotrell Memorial Best Civil War Sponsored by Penny Meyer Steve Durling Corporal Indiana Vol. Iron Brigade American Spirit award sponsored by Matt Hauck Matt Wellhouser 100 Yeard Dash Into Hell Carson Van Osten Storyteller Award Sponsored by U.S. Jr. Scale Modeling Team Nick Infield He Swims Amongst Us Best in Show Alex De Leon A Day at the Races
April 17, 2016
We're happy to announce the return on long time SCAHMS member Randy Myers for May the meeting demo! Randy will be demonstrating painting a large scale face in oils, this should be a very informative and inspiring demo, come on by, tell your friends! We'll have coffee and treats and camaraderie!
March 31, 2016
Steve Durling was our special guest demonstrator at the the March 12th meeting, below are links to the videos from that meeting. Steve did a great demo on using metallics on metal figures. Part 1: https://youtu.be/go0fur9uHBs Part 2: https://youtu.be/81TojuOZNL0 Many thanks to Steve Lloyd for taking this video.
March 15, 2016
Hello All: Attached is the SCAHMS 2016 show flyer -- Please distribute to friends and family and anyone else who might be interested in attending! Thanks! Lars
March 07, 2016
We're happy to announce the return of Steve Durling at the upcoming SCAHMS meeting. Steve will be doing a demo on metallic finishes on metal figures, as well as a Q&A on working with metallic's. He'll have a figure he's currently working on for an example. Come on by, this should be an informative and inspiring demo! We'll have coffee, refreshments and camaraderie!
We're happy to announce that this years guest at the California Show will be a presentation on 3D modelling and sculpting, and 3D printing etc. This area of modelling is revolutionizing the hobby. This should be a most inspiring and informative presentation. Vince will be on at 11:00 a.m. Saturday the 9th. General Admission $7.00 Kids & Seniors $5.00 Exhibitors $25.00 Member (Exhibitors) $20.00
February 26, 2016
The SCAHMS California Show is coming Friday and Saturday April 8 & 9 at the La Quinta Inn & Suites! We will have special guests and events, more info coming soon!
February 17, 2016
Check out Penny Meyer's demo's from the SCAHMS Feb. 13th workshop! Part 1: https://youtu.be/q_n6r4Ryozg Part 2: https://youtu.be/q_n6r4Ryozg
February 06, 2016
December 14, 2015
We're happy to announce the return of long time SCAHMS member Randy Meyers at the January 9th 2016 meeting. Randy will be demonstrating his unique style of painting in enamels and oils. Please come on by, this is sure to be a great demo, and a good start to kick in the new year! We'll have coffee and treats and camaraderie!
November 20, 2015
We're happy to announce the return of Aaron Lovejoy at our December 12th meeting. Aaron will be doing a presentation on the art of wet blending. This is sure to be a great demo, please come on by, bring your friends! We'll have coffee and refreshments & camaraderie!
October 24, 2015
We're very happy to announce that Thor Intararangson will be joining us for a demo on diorama composition. Thor is an amazing modeler, and this will be his first with us. Please come on by and join us for an inspiring and informative presentation! We'll have coffee, and refreshments, door prizes and more!
October 05, 2015
We're very happy to announce another all-day workshop coming up on Saturday October 10th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. David Powell will be joining us, and doing a demo on painting 54 mm heads. We'll also have airbrushing, painting flats, weathering techniques & more!
August 09, 2015
July 24, 2015
We'll be having an airbrushing Q&A at the Aug. 8th SCAHMS meeting! Lars Liljeblad & David Whitford will be hosting. We plan to cover the basic, such as cleaning equipment, thinning paint, paint choices and more! We'd like to get everyone involved, there will be plenty of sample models, figures and card stock to practice on. Come on by! We'll have refreshments, door prizes, and camaraderie!
July 20, 2015
We're pleased to announce the return of Mike Butman at the August 8th meeting. Mike will be taking a slight diversion from the usual demo's, and instead will be doing a presentation on collecting Militaria. He'll be covering mostly Turn-of-the-century subject matter. Please come on by, join us for a fun and inspiring meeting. We'll have refreshments, coffee, door prizes and more!
June 17, 2015
Steve Durling was our guest demonstrator at the May 9th meeting, here's the links. Enjoy! Part 1, https://youtu.be/fx_Ots1zZ4k Part 2, http://www.youtube.com/1II4G75v65o Part 3, https://youtu.be/CpO3PLVtPoQ Many thanks to Steve Lloyd for taking the video!
June 16, 2015
We're very happy to announce the return of long time SCAHMS member Randy Myers for our July meeting demo! Randy is a very accomplished sculptor and painter and will be doing a PowerPoint on sculpting a head of Clint Eastwood! This is a demo not to be missed! please come on by, tell your friends, we'll have coffee, treats and best of all comraderie !
June 11, 2015
We're happy to announce another all day SCAHMS workshop coming up this next Saturday June 13th at La Quinta Inn. Hours are: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (with lunch break. Come on by, tell your friends, we'll have door prizes, snacks and camaraderie!
May 27, 2015
We're happy to announce that the California Show will be returning April 8-9 2016 at La Quinta Inn suites! Please stay tuned for updates, we'll have demo, vendors and more!
May 01, 2015
Here's a 3-part video of our recent show at La Quinta Inn: Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdva9kOexrE Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_y-mEB7VjA Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhrKXw6l6JQ Many thanks to Steve Lloyd for taking this video.
SCAHMS 2015 Awards List
April 22, 2015
We're happy to announce Steve Durling as our demonstrator at the May 9th meeting! Steve will be doing a demo on pinning and prepping metal figures prior to painting. Please come by and join us, we'll have coffee and treats!
April 16, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7gkloaEP6k Here's the YouTube link to the entries from our recent 2015 show. Many thanks to Steve Lloyd for taking this video. Enjoy!
Here's the links to the recent 2015 California Show awards ceremony: Part 1, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvRIwkA-Gw0 Part 2, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRzaQxxS8M Many thanks to Steve Lloyd for making these videos available!
April 14, 2015
We're happy to present this 4-part painting tutorial by grand master Penny Meyer, this is an ongoing project Penny is doing at our SCAHMS workshops: Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2vBX2r3d6U Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ4Qe_-jQQ0 Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srbd_-_Y4-g Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdoMvkKwU7o
April 01, 2015
SCAHMS California Show is coming to La Quinta Inn April 10 & 11 (Friday & Saturday) Please come join us, we'll have presentations, raffles & more!
February 21, 2015
Here's Bill Horan's demo on sculpting at the Feb. 14th SCAHMS meeting. I would like to thank Steve Lloyd for making this video possible! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnaXGr4_bA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg0fpNaCgfw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kLmZSXk8U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGACyqPY4rE Enjoy!
January 23, 2015
Here's Carson Van Osten's demo on painting white from the Jan.10th SCAHMS meeting. It's in 5 parts: Part 1 http://youtu.be/UZBhAVejgyQ?list=UUQ-2M-xlfqDaUyw03Tw65Hg Part 2 http://youtu.be/HSI8VmhfBPM?list=UUQ-2M-xlfqDaUyw03Tw65Hg Part 3 http://youtu.be/PeXRhKUXpkk?list=UUQ-2M-xlfqDaUyw03Tw65Hg Part 4 http://youtu.be/XlRdoYvFiNU?list=UUQ-2M-xlfqDaUyw03Tw65Hg Part 5 http://youtu.be/wgwBE-hwsyI?list=UUQ-2M-xlfqDaUyw03Tw65Hg Enjoy!
January 06, 2015
March 14th 2015 SCAHMS Workshop
We're very happy to announce the return of Bill Horan in February!
We're happy to announce the return of Carson Van Osten to our January 10th meeting!
December 29, 2014
Aaron Lovejoy video tutorial at our Dec. 13th workshop. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnQBGksw_Bs&feature=em-upload_owner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjipNee-GoE&feature=em-upload_owner