SDMB welcomes our fellow modelers!

We are an International Plastic Modelers' Society U.S.A. chartered club


  SDMB members at  ModelZona 2013   


Founded in January 2010, Sonoran Desert Model Builders  is a chartered IPMS model club in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to advancing each others skills through tip sharing, encouragement and, most importantly, hands-on building. Our members enjoy a deep camaraderie and level of respect for each other as well as a passion for model building. We want YOU to join our friendly group! Check out our Members page and see what we build and what we are working on. Come to our meeting and see what we are all about, we won't bite. We build it all... cars, airplanes, armor, ships, figures, sci-fi...if it's a plastic kit we build it! (We even build non-plastic kits!)



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A sampling of April's club meeting and, of course, our models!

This month modelers again displayed some of their models that are in work for our May Tucson Library 1914 / 1944 exhibit. The diorama of trench warfare is progressing so well I made a special section with pictures below these! Great work spear headed by Chuck and so many of our club members that I can't name them all!

Enjoy the pics ! See you at the May 1 Library setup and remember
there is a pizza party at meeting afterwards!

WW1 Trench Warfare Diorama Progress
Chuck has been spear-heading the team to make a diorama of trench warfare in World War 1 for our May Tucson Library display. Clara has done a lot of soldier painting-David Diaz has done the plastering and will paint the base - Mike Scotto carved out no-man's land and 1/2 the craters - Chuck has done the base assembly and layout idea, wood parts, transport of display back and forth to Ace and the club and purchasing a lot of the items used. Many other SMDB builders have made tanks and artillery pieces but most of all Chuck's battlefield vision is becoming a reality and soon all of Tucson will behold this incredible piece of art! Great job to all!

Here is the Diorama being conceptualized at Ace a while back

(Note the 1/35 Whippet tank is not for this display, I just set it down while
taking really out of focus cell phone pictures! Scale is 1/72 for the diorama)

SDMB featured on Arizona Illustrated TV show!

Sonoran Desert Model Builders was featured on Arizona Illustrated's July 13, 2011 television show. The informative interview begins at the 20 minute mark.

Click below to watch!



SDMB Flyer now at ACE Hobby Shop on 22nd and Kolb!

Chuck has made flyers to help spread the word of SDMB! Great Job Chuck!

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