April Bay Area Ship Model Meetings

Ship Modeler’s Quarterly (more of less) Meet-Up

April 4th marks the next gathering of the Ship Modeler’s Meet-Up in Vallejo. We’ve gotten RSVPs from most of our members, though sadly one of our favorites, Andy Poulo, won’t be able to attend. Also, one of our newest members, Bart…, heck, I just realized I don’t even know his last name! Well, he indicated that he might not be able to make it either. But, we potentially have at least one more new attendee that I met when I was in Ages of Sail and maybe two.

In any case, the meeting is a the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum on Marin Street at 10am. RSVP is requested and the only request for attendance is that you try to bring something or a piece of something that you’re working on.

IPMS Show, San Jose

While it’s not a ship modeling event, this competition and show of the local chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society should be a fun event to visit. Entries are not restricted by material or subject, so wood ship modelers can enter their models. This year, Ages of Sail, the ship model hobby distributor in San Lorenzo will have a table in the Vendor area, and ship modeling will be represented by the South Bay Model Shipwrights club. Details about the event and how to enter your models can be found on the website of the local IPMS Chapter, the Silicon Valley Scale Modelers.

South Bay Model Shipwrights Meeting

As usual, the South Bay Model Shipwrights will be meeting on the third Friday of the month, that’s Friday, April 17th, at 7:00pm at the Los Altos Library.

Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights Meeting

Finally, the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights will be meeting on the third Saturday of the month, Saturday, April 18th, at 9:30am aboard the Ferryboat Eureka in the San Francisco Maritime National Park. To avoid being charged for ship exhibits admission, just let the rangers know you’re there for the ship model meeting. Note that the gate doesn’t officially open until 9:30am and that most members start to gather a little early, just let yourself through the park entrance and close the gate behind you.


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