SDMB welcomes our fellow modelers!

SDMB is the recipient of the 2015 IPMS/USA Region 10 Chapter of the Year!

We are an International Plastic Modelers' Society U.S.A. chartered club
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  SDMB members at ModelZona 2015   


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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Our latest pictures from our July meeting. This meeting's subject was shelf queens and many models were shown in their current status as well as stories told about the completion process for some of the lucky "shelfed" models that were finished!

We also had a great presentation by Kenneth F. Schanke who detailed his USAF navigator career flying in B-57s (collecting samples of nuclear detonation clouds in the South Pacific and elsewhere!), F-4's, C-130's and other aircraft. With over 5,600 hours flying time, his talk was loaded with detailed information - Thanks Ken for the interesting presentation! Ken's book "Pigeons to Peshawar" detailing his extensive flying career was also available for  purchase and signing and is available on

35 SDMB members were in attendance by my count!! Now, on to the models and pictures of another great meeting...
Derek's "Ear Cam" view of the meeting!
Pictures of Scorpfest / ModelMania swap meet held on January 16, 2016.
Our first Scorpfest model contest was a resounding success! Over 140 models were entered in our contest! The ModelMania swap meet was superb as usual with all tables used! Chinese food by Jane's Rolling Wok did take a little of the modelers money away but renewed their energy to go back in and keep shopping!
Many thanks to all that made this event a success!
On to the pictures:

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.

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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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