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Nats Warmup with "The Voice of Bob" Bair & Panzermeister36: Episode 119

Mon, 07/15/2024 - 00:00

Prepare for a whirlwind of modeling excitement as we gear up for a major event! Mike and Kentucky Dave discuss the nitty-gritty of packing and hosting house guests, all while enjoying Guinness and Trader Joe's Hefeweizen. We reveal some thrilling behind-the-scenes updates, including a platform change for our podcast, and share listener mail, featuring a hilarious anecdote from Dave Kinsey about living with multiple Daves and a Mike. Plus, we announce the much-anticipated MarauderCon 2024 and highlight Mike MacKowski's latest release in his Space Miniature series.

Long-time listener Bob Bair joins us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane, talking model railroading and music, with a special nod to Rush. We share laughter over food poisoning jokes and Shakespearean references before diving into the frustrations of traveling with fragile models, sparked by an email from Brandon Jacob. From recounting TSA mishandles, including Jake McKee's Battlestar Galactica diorama, to discussing the distinctions and overlaps between model railroaders and scale modelers, this episode is packed with insights and stories.

Our passion for scale modeling shines through as we share both the joys and challenges of the hobby. Evan previews his weathering presentation at the National Convention, and we express our excitement about upcoming releases like the Ornithopters from Dune and Takom's new sdkfz 250 series half-tracks. We also honor Jeff Hearn and his team's dedication to the hobby, setting the stage for our next gathering in Wisconsin. Join us for camaraderie, laughter, and an unwavering love for scale modeling!

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PMM Twelve Minute Modelsphere: July 2024

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 00:00

What could be better than a summer filled with family trips, camaraderie, and the grand spectacle of the IPMS National Convention? Join us  as we share our buzzing excitement for one of the most anticipated events of the year. 

We’re thrilled to welcome some special guests to the show caravan. The Podfather himself, Dave Goldfinch, will be flying in from Canada, while Dr. Dave Geldmacher, one of the Septemberists, will be driving up from Birmingham. Listen in as we recount our travel plans, the joy of reuniting with friends, and a bit of Southern hospitality before heading to the Nats. Our conversation flows with enthusiasm and anticipation, making this episode a perfect prelude to the big event. So, buckle up and get ready for the ride – it's Nats time!


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"The Voice of Bob" Bair

Mike and Kentucky Dave thank each and everyone of you for participating on this journey with us. We are grateful for having you as listeners, and the community that has grown around Plastic Model Mojo makes it all worth while.

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Batch Builds and More with Jeff Groves: Episode 118

Sat, 06/29/2024 - 17:00

Prepare to meet your modeling mojo and join us for an exciting episode filled with captivating stories and practical tips. Highlighting modeler Jeff Groves from the Inch High Guy blog, we explore his fascinating Navy career aboard the USS Missouri and his passion for 1/72 scale models. You'll learn about the efficiencies of batch model building and get the inside scoop on unique bomber conversions—this episode is packed with both entertainment and expertise.

Kentucky Dave and Mike share their recent adventures, from Dave's preparations for hosting modeling house guests to Mike's breathtaking Montana trip, which included stunning scenery and a bout of food poisoning. Reflecting on the joy of reconnecting with the modeling community at the upcoming Nationals, they offer a camaraderie-filled narrative that resonates with hobbyists. Listener feedback takes the spotlight too, with memorable moments from past episodes and valuable modeling tips, like incorporating height variation in dioramas.

Get updates on upcoming modeling shows like the IPMS Gateway to the West Invitational and the Low Country Nationals. Dive into the intriguing tales of theft and memorable incidents at model shows, and enjoy a nostalgic journey through the early days of modeling friendships and club meetings. As always, we wrap up with reflections on recent purchases, including a high-quality hand crank disc sander, and a heartfelt reminder of the endless possibilities and joy that come with this hobby. So many kits, so little time—let’s get started!

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"The Voice of Bob" Bair

Mike and Kentucky Dave thank each and everyone of you for participating on this journey with us. We are grateful for having you as listeners, and the community that has grown around Plastic Model Mojo makes it all worth while.

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A Scale Modeling Life with Bruce MacRae: Episode 117

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 00:00

What's it like to navigate the thrilling world of modeling while juggling summer yard work and pool maintenance? In this episode of Plastic Model Mojo, we bring you a vibrant recap of Wonderfest, one of our favorite events, and share our boundless excitement for the upcoming Nationals. Have you ever wondered how to keep your hobby fresh and exciting? Join us as we reflect on some podcast episodes that exceeded our expectations, emphasizing the significance of trying new things. We cherish our listener interactions, especially those at events, and give a nod to our current modeling fluids – a glass of Buffalo Trace bourbon and a Stone Delicious IPA – as we eagerly anticipate delving into listener mail.

In our Community Updates and Interactions segment, be prepared to hear the latest listener updates and some intriguing direct messages. We'll unveil a secret project collaboration with Christian Gurney from Bases by Bill and share insights from Kevin Hedrich of Kit Masks about his exciting product expansion. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to Jason Sizemore for his work on the Tactical Notes newsletter, offer bourbon recommendations to John Colasante, and express our regret at missing the chance to meet him in Lexington. From supporting local shows to managing Facebook profiles, this segment is packed with valuable information and community connections.

Ever wondered what it's like to transition from building model kits to making movie props? We take you on a nostalgic journey with Bruce MacRae.  Learn of his  early years of model building, starting with his first Revell Destroyer kit at age six, through to working on iconic films like "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Titanic." Discover the behind-the-scenes craftsmanship, the union membership challenges, and the art of creating detailed dioramas. From humorous industry anecdotes to the latest modeling techniques, this episode offers a wealth of insights into the world of model making. Don't miss the excitement as we gear up for the national convention and share our progress on current projects.


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SQUADRON
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Model Paint Solutions
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Model Podcasts
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PMM Merchandise Store
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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Bump Riffs Graciously Provided by Ed Baroth
Ad Reads Generously Provided by Bob
"The Voice of Bob" Bair

Mike and Kentucky Dave thank each and everyone of you for participating on this journey with us. We are grateful for having you as listeners, and the community that has grown around Plastic Model Mojo makes it all worth while.

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PMM Totally Massive Modelsphere: June 2024

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 00:00

Discover the irreplaceable blend of creativity and camaraderie that makes Wonderfest in Louisville, Kentucky, truly unforgettable. Join us on this special edition of the 12-Minute Model Sphere, now temporarily transformed into the "Totally Massive Model Sphere," as we recount our exhilarating experiences at the event. We had the chance to meet Canadian modeling celebrity Anthony Goodman, who dazzled us with his first-ever seminar at Wonderfest. We'll share our reflections on the event's evolution, its significance in the modeling world, and the impressive displays that captured our imaginations.

What happens when sci-fi modelers from across the globe come together for one epic gathering? We explore the unique bond among modelers, recounting heartwarming stories of road trips, friendships, and the thrill of seeing one's work appreciated by peers. We'll spotlight exceptional talents like Jason Eaton and discuss the fascinating techniques used for weathering both traditional aircraft and fictional spacecraft. Plus, we share practical tips on maintaining a dust-free workspace and conquering the dreaded "Shelf of Doom."

Finally, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the magic of model-making. From the pioneering efforts of Millicent Patrick to navigating the complexities of licensing agreements for iconic franchises, this episode is packed with inspiring stories. Hear from industry experts Bruce McRae and Jeff Groves as they offer their unique perspectives and celebrate the growth of our dojo community. We wrap up by encouraging everyone to share their completed models proudly, reminding our listeners of the endless creative possibilities that lie ahead.


Support the Show with any of these options!
Patreon
Buy Me a Beer
Paypal
The Plastic Model Mojo Merchandise Store

Model Paint Solutions
Your source for Harder & Steenbeck Airbrushes and David Union Power Tools

SQUADRON
Adding to the stash since 1968

Model Podcasts
Please check out the other pods in the modelsphere!

PMM Merchandise Store
Support the show with PMM Merchandise!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Bump Riffs Graciously Provided by Ed Baroth
Ad Reads Generously Provided by Bob
"The Voice of Bob" Bair

Mike and Kentucky Dave thank each and everyone of you for participating on this journey with us. We are grateful for having you as listeners, and the community that has grown around Plastic Model Mojo makes it all worth while.

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Scope Creek or Learning New Things, w/ Jake McKee: Episode 116

Fri, 05/31/2024 - 00:00

Support the Show with any of these options!
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Buy Me a Beer
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Bump Riffs Graciously Provided by Ed Baroth
Ad Reads Generously Provided by Bob
"The Voice of Bob" Bair

Mike and Kentucky Dave thank each and everyone of you for participating on this journey with us. We are grateful for having you as listeners, and the community that has grown around Plastic Model Mojo makes it all worth while.

Categories: Podcasts