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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!
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Here's the YouTube link to the entries from our recent 2015 show.

Many thanks to Steve Lloyd for taking this video.

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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!
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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
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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.

Please come join us, we'll have presentations, raffles & more!
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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!


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March 14th 2015 SCAHMS Workshop
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We're very happy to announce the return of Bill Horan in February!
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We're happy to announce the return of Carson Van Osten to our January 10th meeting!
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Our new member David Powell kindly consented to do a wonderful tutorial at our Dec. 13th workshop, some great tips.


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SCAHMS All-Day Modeling & Painting on Saturday December 13th at La Quinta Inn
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We're happy to announce new SCAHMS member David Powell will be joining us for a PowerPoint presentation at the Nov. 8th meeting. For those that are not familiar with David's figures, you don't want to miss this one, his work is top notch!

David will be taking us step by step on the key areas of figures skin, metals, cloth and weathering.

Please join us, we'll have refreshments and comraderie!
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Mike Butman demo at May 10th meeting!
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Many thanks to all those that attended, we couldn't do it without you! look forward to seeing you all next year!
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 painter’s 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 Michael’s 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!

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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).
The SCAHMS 2012 California Show is almost here!
SCAHMS 2012 Show is coming Friday and Saturday March 16-17 2012
For a downloadable list of the 2011 California Show Awards, click "READ MORE"
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