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300 Photos from SCAHMS 2007

Getting to the Show
After leaving Dragon USA's headquarters we drove on to Anaheim and arrived at the DoubleTree, got checked in, ate our still warm cookies, and then proceeded down to get setup. I would like to thank Dave Kennedy and Lars Liljeblad, and all the SCAHMS crew for making us feel welcome. They are really a top notch group of guys and gals and that is why the show is such fun to attend.

The show officially opens at 6pm on Friday night and goes till 9pm. Friday night was a bit slower than past years but when we arrived early Saturday morning it was obvious that many of the vendors opted to show up that day and many of the entrants as well. By about 10am the display tables were starting to get downright crowded. The only area of the show this year that was not exceptionally strong was dioramas. I joked with Charles that he missed out and should have brought something to the show.

Not only is the show a delight from a historical figure standpoint, it also boasts some great armor and even aircraft models. This year especially the armor content was strong. In addition to that the show has a great social atmosphere. The attendees and entrants are a very friendly bunch. Almost as soon as you step into the main hall you realize that in addition to the many onlookers browsing the entries on display, there are an equal number of people engaged in conversations in small groups here and there. I personally must have spoken to over a hundred people this year and I am not exactly the outgoing type.

I was able to track down and meet several of the regular contributors whose work I have admired over the past few years. Steven Durling and Pete Herrera are two that come to mind. I also met a modeler from Pasadena by the name of Michael Butman and it was his first time at the show. Mike was a bit nervous I think at showing his work to the public, but I remember he walked up the awards area quite a few times on Saturday so I am sure he knows how well his pieces were admired by his piers. What was more amazing was that Mike had only seriously been doing historical figures for a few years.
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007
    Randy Myers photo table was new and improved for this year.
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007
  • SCAHMS California Show 2007

About the Author

About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


Pat, Yes that was Michael Collins (by Dave Kennedy) and the show was on St. Patrick's Day as well. Cheers, Jim
APR 08, 2007 - 06:28 PM
Nice presentation. I'll have to watch that video a few more times to figure out how to get the copyright and logo added to the photos.
APR 08, 2007 - 07:20 PM
Thank you very much for the photos Really superbe quality ! Cheers Claude
APR 09, 2007 - 01:09 AM
the vendor selling Pegaso & Romeo kits at the show looks to be Ron & Kim Souza of R&K Productions, the North American distributor for both product lines, as well as Vallejo, Masterclass, White Models, Seil Model, etc. They are also the publisher of the quarterly Historical Miniatures magazine. FYI.
APR 09, 2007 - 02:24 AM
Gray, Thanks for the tip. I will try to remember to chat with them longer next time. They were very busy at their stand most of the time so the best I managed was to give Ron a leaflet for HF. I really loved his Marco Polo figure. I am surprised you don't make it over the big hills for this show? I am assuming you have been in the past. Thanks, Jim
APR 09, 2007 - 06:14 AM
Thanks for a great feature, Jim. So many new favourites! Rudi
APR 09, 2007 - 11:18 AM
Hey there, Jim! Thanks for the great show report. Your pictures came out great. Nice to see you can get some good results with that "howitzer" you were lugging around the show It was a real pleasure meeting you and shooting the "you-know-what."
APR 16, 2007 - 09:49 AM
hey, great,.........just great..............where do you get that flash player or whatever that is? I really like the way that looks. I have got alot of pix I need to put up as well........
APR 19, 2007 - 03:55 AM
THANKS for all the photos.. A really Excellent display of Awesome Modeling,
MAR 06, 2008 - 10:21 AM
Thank you for the photos and write-up. It was a good day in LA.
JUL 07, 2016 - 05:20 AM