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Wolfgang Karalus’ Percival Proctor VI

PSM member Wolfgang Karalus just sent in these great pictures of his latest project.  A 1:72 Novo kit of a Percival Proctor VI sold to Hudson’s Bay 1946.  The floats, dock, and cockpit details were all scratch built!  Enjoy!

PSM’s February Meet

For those who missed the February meet, you missed not only the great presentation by Tony Bell (see the post below for the video), but you also missed some great work on our display table.  Here’s a collection of images!

Tony Bell’s Presentation on Weathering & Detailing Aircraft Cockpits

If you missed our February meeting, you missed a GREAT presentation by the great Tony Bell.  He spoke to us for over an hour and demonstrated his tried and true techniques that he uses for detailing and weathering aircraft cockpits.

There’s some incredible information in this video.  You don’t want to miss it.

And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a video!

In Memory Of Andy Irving

We are very sad to announce the passing of past PSM member; Andrew Irving

November 7, 1931 – February 4, 2017

In Memory of Andy:

It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew ‘Andy’ Irving announces his passing on Saturday February 4, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Andy will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lois (nee Pollard) and his children David (Diana) and Catherine. He will be fondly remembered by his sister Carol Purvis (Ted) and his brother-in-law Bruce Pollard. Andy will be forever remembered by his grandchildren Ryan and Thomas, his nieces, nephews and friends.

Andy was born to Vi and Edward Irving in East York in 1931. He began his career with Bell Canada and during his time with Bell, he worked in Etobicoke, London, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad, Ottawa and Toronto.

An avid aviation enthusiast, Andy was an officer in the Canadian Air Force reserves. He also assisted in the air cadet training at Downsview and London, ON squadrons. As a hobby, Andy enjoyed the building and flying of R/C model airplanes as well as scale model building and was a member of the Peel Scale Modelers during the 1980’s.

Andy had many skills and talents. His interests included woodworking, photography, automotive restoration, sailing and reading to name but a few.

The family would like to thank the staff at Chartwell in Aurora for their assistance and care during the past few years.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that memorial donations in memory of Andy be made to the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, ON M4G 1R8.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ying Louie’s Presentation on Painting Clothing/Fabric

If you weren’t at our January meeting, you missed a great presentation by local modeler Ying Louie, and how he paints clothing and fabrics.  We are proud to let you view a recording of his presentation however.

Also, please click this link to be taken to our YouTube channel and subscribe, as we’ll be adding more great presentations in the future.


1968 Die Cast Cougar Customization

This project was rather special to PSM member Jeremy Kennedy.  His father has been restoring a 1968 Mercury Cougar for many years, and finally got it on the road last year.  Jeremy wanted to create a nice display piece to give to his Dad for Christmas.  Jeremy used a 1:18 die cast Sunstar 1968 Cougar as a base, but it required heavy customization.  For starters, the “real” car was a hard top, but the die cast was a rag top.  So it was taken down to bare metal, grinded, and wet sanded smooth.  Many imperfections in the casting were fixed and resculpted.  The original car was also HEAVILY customized from stock.  A new dashboard, new shifter, different engine, new door panels, etc.  The list went on.

Jeremy scratchbuilt a new dashboard and centre console.  Resculpted the floor panels.  He used black flocking powder to recreate the interior carpet.   He even tried to lightly customize the engine area to match his father’s car.

The part that really shines is the paint job on the body.  Jeremy had a local Ford dealership match the paint code, and painted it in their paint shop, and even gave it a nice clear coat.

Custom decals were made for license plates and instrument decals.

It was finally given to his father on Christmas.

PSM’s December 2016 Meeting

If you missed our December 2016 meeting, you missed a great night.  The highlight of the night was our annual gift exchange, followed by our yearly group picture.  As well, we had quite a few nice models on display as well.

Don’t forget our January meeting this Tuesday with a special presentation by Ying Louie.

Wolf Karalus’ Messerschmitt

Wolf’s been patiently waiting for us to upload these fine pics of one of his latest creations.

Messerschmitt BF 109 G-6/66/Tropical

4-70 of 23 Gruppo, 3 Stormo, Regia Aeronautica

St. Cerveteri, Aug 1943

Airfix 1/72

New Pictures From James Steel

Here are a few shots of some of PSM’s James Steel’s latest lit police vehicles.

David Fuller

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that long time PSM member, David Fuller passed away last weekend.

Dave was a huge supporter of our club, steadfast volunteer at the local hobby shows and all round solid guy.

He was a kind soul who was always upbeat and positive and found the good in everything and everyone.

Dave introduced his two nephews to the scale modeling hobby and would often bring them with him to our meetings.

He is survived by his Mother and sister in New Brunswick as well, his sister in Wasaga and her 2 boys.

His plaque will read: “Last of the line.  Rest in Peace”

Dave Fuller will be greatly missed by everyone in this club!

Dave Fuller’s visitation info:

St. John’s Dixie,
737 Dundas St. E (Dundas & Cawthra) in Mississauga.
This Fri. Dec. 23, 2016
2:45 – 4:45 pm.

This will be a visitation with family. It will not be a funeral service. Private funeral & internment will be in the spring.

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