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.
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.
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 one, especially for those that weren't able to attend the Expo.
We'll have coffee and treats on hand.
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!
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!
Just a reminder to everyone, there will be NO SCAHMS meeting in May.
Our next meeting will be on JUNE 10th.
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!
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!
Our December meeting will be on the third week this year, instead of the second.
Date is: December 17 (Saturday)
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 presentation, 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!
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!
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, painting skin tones, armor 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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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
Brian Chou MS-06 Zaku II
Tiffany Rogers Lost Treasures
Than Ngo Death Wing Terminators
Ronald Tom Elektra
Kaitlyn Pickett The Crossing
Thor Intararrangson Krom Dragongaze
Mario Suhardi Entire Display
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
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!
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.
Attached is the SCAHMS 2016 show flyer -- Please distribute to friends and family and anyone else who might be interested in attending!
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.
SCAHMS California Show April 8 & 9 2016
General Admission $7.00
Kids & Seniors $5.00
Member (Exhibitors) $20.00
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
Steve Durling was our guest demonstrator at the May 9th meeting, here's the links.
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!
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 !
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!
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!
Here's a 3-part video of our recent show at La Quinta Inn.
A rundown of all the winners from this years show.
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.
Here's the YouTube link to the entries from our recent 2015:
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!
We're happy to present this 4-part painting tutorial by grand master Penny Meyer.
SCAHMS California Show confirmed for April 10&11 2015 at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in La Palma CA. where we have our monthly meetings.
Here's Bill Horan's demo on sculpting at the Feb. 14th SCAHMS meeting.
SCAHMS All-Day Modeling & Painting on Saturday December 13th at La Quinta Inn
After a year hiatus, the California Show put on by SCAHMS is back for 2014. The show is going to be at a new venue this year, but not far from it's old home.
Here's part 2 of Steve Durling's tutorial at our September meeting on tree stumps.
At our September meeting, Steve Durling provided us with a great demo on his techniques on groundwork, creating tall grass, making a tree stump with roots and more.
Report on the SCAHMS Modeling Seminar July 28th
By Penny Meyer
The SCAHMS all-day seminar and modeling day was a great success and we will be doing more of this sort of thing. We are a modeling club and I think it is wonderful that we are making movements to get us all working together and having fun. Please join us and help us make a regular schedule of getting together and glueing and painting things.
Our friend John Rosengrant was called away to work on a film location so he was very sorry to not be able to join us. He has said that he will re-schedule his workshop later in the year so please keep tuned in for the announcements.
When John announced that he could not make it, Bill Horan stepped in and offered to break his day into 2 sections, one of painting and one of sculpting. Thank-you so much for doing this Bill!
Our instructors were David Whitford and Lars Liljeblad in the Airbrush Area, Bill Horan and Penny Meyer for the Painting Area and Bill Horan for the Sculpting Area.
Bill Dunkle, one of our long time friends and supporters, came all the way from Phoenix to spend the morning session with us. He and Aaron Lovejoy from San Diego drove the furthest to come for instruction and we certainly appreciate their efforts to be able to join us. Bill D. and Aaron were joined by Steven Lloyd and Jim Mendoza in the painterís area.
Bill Horan then provided us with a great demonstration of how he paints a 54mm head. Bill then answered a lot of questions and provided a critique of some work each person brought with them, to help them improve the look of their figures.
After lunch, Bill gave a demonstration of how he sculpts a figure with A&B putty.
Across the room we had a great airbrush work area set-up by Lars Liljeblad and David Whitford. Michael Butman, Jim Hill and Victoria Geis played with the equipment and had fun. It was Michaelís first time using an airbrush He really enjoyed himself and it inspired me to look into getting my airbrush set up at home. Aaron joined the airbrush group after Bill Horan retired for the day. It really was great fun to watch.
Stay tuned for updates on another SCAHMS workshop coming soon!
Starting on July 14th we will be changing the meeting day to Saturday in hopes of making it more accessible to potential new members. It will also be a much easier drive!
The hours will now be 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
More announcements and reminders will be posted as we get closer to July.
Our August meeting will feature Greg Mowry!
The 2012 California Show may be over, but for a select few it was their time to bask in the spotlight. There were some truly stunning entries this year from all over the globe, notably the Best in Show winner by Riccardo Ruberti; a 54mm vignette entitled "La carica dello squadrone Keren a Kassala" (The charge of the squadron Keren in Kassala).